62 years of being a volunteer

Alan Pine is a stayer. He’s been with St John for 62 years and he is the latest person to be recognised in The Weekend Sun’s series on volunteers. He... Read More

Council and community close Matapihi access

  Matapihi community members are taking extra precautions to protect kaumatua, children and immunocompromised residents during the COVID-19 lockdown... Read More

More police officers on the job in BOP

Three more police officers will hit the streets in the Bay of Plenty from Monday. The three officers are part of 59 new constables who have graduated... Read More

Bellevue bear hunt a successful support for kids

Residents in the Tauranga suburb of Bellevue are getting behind the nationwide teddy bear hunt to keeps kids entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. Chanchal... Read More

A different approach to ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day across New Zealand will be different this year due the widespread of cancellations of ANZAC Day remembrance services. The cancellations come... Read More

Bay of Plenty’s new normal

The streets and highways around Tauranga have been eerily quiet on day one of the COVID-19 lockdown. A SunLive photographer has been capturing the scenes... Read More

Free bus service in BOP, only for essential travel

Bay of Plenty Regional Council are urging people not to travel on public transport unless their journey is absolutely essential. A spokesperson says... Read More

Mauao to close during self-isolation period

People’s often daily walk up or around Mauao will stop during the COVID-19 State of National Emergency. Earlier today Tauranga City Council was... Read More

Tauranga churches head online with live gatherings

Many churches around Tauranga are going online today as they shift their services to continue to cater to the hundreds that attend their normal Sunday... Read More

Nine and climbing Mauao for Child Cancer

On Wednesday, March 18, Demi Coombe turned nine years old and on the Tuesday beforehand she was gearing up to complete her 23rd walk up Mauao. This... Read More

Starlink string of pearls crosses sky tonight

Bay of Plenty residents had an opportunity last night for a very clear viewing of the recently launched Starlink5 satellites as they soared overhead... Read More

Entertainment shut down

The Bay of Plenty events calendar is looking pretty thin as organisers heed advice to shut down public gatherings. The COVID-19 outbreak is now a pandemic... Read More

Take a bow or two Laurel Mehaffey

“One gutsy lady – on and off the tennis court.” A close friend’s frank assessment of 90-year-old Laurel Mahaffey, an institution... Read More

What‘s on - Rhodesian museum, blueberries and art

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Morena koutou! Me koa te ra. Today we are expecting a mainly fine day with southeasterlies, gradually tending northerly,... Read More

Telcos helping people working from home

With an unprecedented number of us working from home, and using videoconferencing technology, telcos are offering to waive data caps, technology commentator... Read More