SunLive's top news- April 20

SunLive's top news stories: Horror Thames crash: stolen car involved Man injured in quad bike rollover House... 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

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

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

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

Married couple killed in Thames crash

The sole survivor of a two-vehicle head-on crash near Thames remains in hospital in critical condition. A married couple, both in their 60s, and a 20-year-old man died at the scene of the crash on State Highway 25, west of the Kopu Bridge just after... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
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