Voting to close on by-election, museum

There is just one week left to vote in the council by-election and the museum referendum with voting closing Tuesday May 1, at 12pm. Voters are recommended to drop off voting papers at the council's customer service centre or at their local library... Read More

Three hour parking limits arrive

Car parking in some areas of the city centre will be restricted to three hours per day, starting on Monday, April 30. The new P180 time zones will be in parts of Elizabeth Street, Durham Street, Grey Street, Devonport Road, Spring Street and Willow Street. The... Read More

Dawn service at the Mount Cenotaph

Hundreds gathered before sunrise at the Mount Cenotaph this morning to commemorate Anzac Day. Members of the public, cadets, and RSA members began gathering from 5am, with the parade beginning at 5.50am. Mount Maunganui RSA chaplain Reverend Marie Gilpin... Read More

What’s On? Anzac Day

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to Anzac Day 2018. As you would expect, this morning is all about remembering the many wars and conflicts New Zealanders have served in, and the lives lost. For those of you who couldn't make it to a dawn... Read More

SunLive's top news- April 24

SunLive's top news stories: Eight nabbed in Bay raids https://sunlive.co.nz/news/178153-eight-nabbed-bay-raids.html ‘He just wasn't there' https://sunlive.co.nz/news/178132-he-just-wasnt-there.html Tauranga's Mr Whippy... Read More

Former Judge to probe Bella Vista case

Tauranga City Council has today announced that former High Court Judge, Paul Heath will undertake a thorough investigation into Council's role in the Bella Vista buildings on Lakes Boulevard and Aneta Way. Paul Heath was appointed as a Judge of... Read More

Omanawa death highlights water dangers

The preventable drowning of an international student at Tauranga's Omanawa Falls has highlighted how New Zealand's natural beauty can mask the danger that exists in our great outdoors, says Water Safety New Zealand. The death of 27-year-old... Read More

Eight nabbed in Bay raids

A police operation targeting the manufacturing and distribution of synthetic cannabis and money laundering has resulted in nine arrests this morning – eight in Tauranga and one in West Auckland.   Police this morning conducted search... Read More

House fire reveals drug paraphernalia

Police have been called in after drug paraphernalia was discovered at a Taupo proeprty following a house fire. Fire crews were called to the blaze on Hinemoa Ave around 9.15pm. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says firefighters... Read More

Perfect conditions cause wave clouds

Atmospheric conditions which seamlessly fell together are the reason behind why a number of wave clouds have been spotted across Tauranga skies. MetService meteorologist Tom Adams says the clouds were spotted from as far as south of Tauranga and all... Read More



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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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