Car catches alight in Te Puna

Fire services attended the scene of a burning car in Te Puna in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire also took hold along a shelter belt bordering... Read More

Oceandowns Reserve to be converted to sports field

Work has commenced for turning Oceandowns Reserve into an active field with playground facilities, ready for use during the 2020 football season. Oceandowns... Read More

Nature Needs Us - 50 years of Conservation Week

I was first introduced to the idea of conservation when I was an 11-year-old student at Otumoetai Intermediate. Our teacher Betty Bennett took our... Read More

Track lies between a rock and a hard place

“You won’t believe this – better sit down and take some deep breaths,” advises Ken Evans. Because Ken, an Edgecumbe Road resident,... Read More

Plague of wallabies threatens Kaimai forest

The Kaimai Range native forest is under threat due to the explosive growth of wallabies. Forest & Bird says the government urgently needs to fund wallaby... Read More

House fire in Katikati

Emergency services are attending a house fire in Katikati on Sunday morning. A Police spokesperson says they were called to assist FENZ at a house fire... Read More

Conservation Champion to visit Te Puke

Waikato Council’s natural heritage team leader and respected scientist Alan Saunders will be sharing his knowledge in Te Puke on Monday as part... Read More

Saturday‘s national forecast

The MetService has issued a severe weather watch this morning for parts of central New Zealand. WeatherWatch weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson says a... Read More

Family fun on Sunday at Anzac Park

Tauranga City Council are hosting a special family fun event this weekend at Anzac Park, Gate Pa.   The family fun event is taking place tomorrow,... Read More

What’s in a name?

The Weekend Sun took to the streets for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori or Māori Language Week, asking members of the public if they know the meaning behind... Read More

Plans are underway for a more compact city

Tauranga City Council is exploring planning processes to accelerate the delivery of a more compact city. Tauranga is growing fast and we need to use... Read More

Tiny homes an option in BOP housing market

The housing market in the Bay of Plenty makes it difficult to rent a house, let alone buy or build one. But very few know about tiny homes, and how... Read More

Lucky escape from potential firework fire

  A family are grateful their daughter was unharmed after a firework burst through her bedroom window while she was sleeping.   Amanda lives... Read More

Bella Vista report “not helpful”

A former owner of a home in a botched development in Tauranga says a council report into what happened doesn't reveal much about what went wrong. The... Read More

Lightning storm off NZ one of earth‘s largest

Thousands of lightning flashes lit up the Tasman Sea on Saturday night and on a global scale it stood out as one of the largest on earth. WeatherWatch... Read More