SunLive's top news- April 20

SunLive's top news stories: Horror Thames crash: stolen car involved https://sunlive.co.nz/news/177919-horror-thames-crash-stolen-car-involved.html Man injured in quad bike rollover https://sunlive.co.nz/news/177910-man-injured-quad-bike-rollover.html House... Read More

KELLOW, Colin Keith

Passed peacefully 19 April 2018, aged 78 years. Devoted husband to Sandra. Loving father of Caroline (dec'd), Stephen, Clayton (dec'd) and Lavina. Adored Poppy Col Col to 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A celebration of Colin's... Read More

Brown shoots magical 59 at Carrus Open

Mark Brown has shot the magical number of 59 (-11 par) to fly into the lead at the Carrus Open on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour this morning.  The defending champion achieves this feat for the second time at this course and is believed to be only... Read More

DAVIES, Glenys Dawn

On April 20, 2018 surrounded by family.  Dearly loved wife of Mike.  Dearly loved mother of Matt, and the late Lee and Dawn.  Will be sadly missed by all her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to Zespri and the... Read More

Three killed in Thames crash named

Police can now release the names of the three people who died following a two-vehicle head-on crash just west of the Kopu Bridge on State Highway 25. They were 66-year-old Ian James Fielder, 64-year-old Jocelyn Fielder from Turua and 20-year-old Haydn... Read More

Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening to... Read More

Mother’s Day fun run returns to the Bay

New Zealand's biggest Mother's Day event, the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk, is returning to Tauranga on May 13 – with tickets now on sale. Runners and walkers will set off from Kulim Park at 10am, in support of women's... Read More

GANE, Abel George

On April 20th 2018 at Tauranga Hospital, aged 85 years. Dearly loved pal of Greta for 47 years. Long-term Omokoroa identity. A celebration of Abel's life will be held at Elliotts' Rosebank Chapel, 25 Ninth Avenue Tauranga on Tuesday April... Read More

A name on the Tauranga memorial

“Their name liveth for evermore.” A line from Ecclesiasticus, chapter 44, verse 14, which English writer Rudyard Kipling suggested as an epitaph to be carved alongside names on WW1 memorials. Names like Robert Baikie, 22, blacksmith, Scottish... Read More

Farewelling the Kings Arms – again!

On February 28 this year, iconic Auckland pub the Kings Arms finally closed its doors after nearly 120 years in business. The pub has now been bulldozed to make way for a new apartment block. That's what happens to New Zealand's musical history,... Read More

Horror Thames crash: stolen car involved

The survivor of a crash near Thames which killed three others was a passenger in a stolen car driven by his 20-year-old son, police say. Emergency services were called to the two-car crash near Thames. Police say the crash, at Kopu Bridge on State Highway... Read More

Waka stolen in Bay of Plenty

Police are seeking any information in relation to the theft of two waka. The waka were taken from Ngati Manawa Road, Murupara. “The theft occurred between 10am on April 15 and 4.30pm on April 18,” says a post on the Bay of Plenty Police and... Read More

Banter and by-elections

It was a night full of banter, big personalities and everything by-election last night at No.1 The Strand.  The reason for the occasion being Sun Media's live by-election debate, which saw candidates standing for Tauranga City Council's... Read More

Man injured in quad bike rollover

A 28-year-old sustained a possible spinal injury after a quad bike accident. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Poripori at 5pm following the crash. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the 28-year-old had... Read More

Machinery on road causes morning delays

A piece of machinery which has fallen onto the road is the reason behind slow-moving traffic near Te Puke this morning. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened at about 7.30am. “A piece of machinery has fallen off a trailer and onto... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

The weather forecast today is for fine spells with westerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 13 degrees. Humidity is 81 per cent.  High tide is at 9.50am and low tide at 4pm. There's... Read More

Bay of Plenty farmers get behind IHC

Generous Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau farmers have raised $144,923 for IHC through the IHC Calf & Rural Scheme in the past 12 months, with 302 of the region's farmers donating. Galatea farmer Red Garrett, whose sister has Down syndrome, has... Read More

Buying a pig in a poke

Whoever put together the blurb ‘What kind of museum is proposed?' in the Museum Referendum Supporting Information is obviously an accomplished copy writer used to one-sided arguments, labouring under the mistaken premise that a museum would... Read More

Why vote?

Why should we bother to vote? I raise this question as we are being encouraged to vote for a new Tauranga City councillor. I believe all councillors are muzzled by the local body law which states councillors are each personally liable, financially, for... Read More

Information ‘biased and shameful’

Having received my by-election voting and referendum papers, I am disappointed and somewhat alarmed that a four-page blurb on 'Supporting Information' for the museum has been included with the package. The proposed museum has been a bone of... Read More



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