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

NZ soldiers leave for Iraq mission

The seventh rotation of about 100 New Zealand Defence Force troops left for Iraq to support the continuing international effort to train Iraqi forces.  The number of Iraqi soldiers and Federal Police trained by Task Group Taji, as the combined New... Read More

Hillier sets the pace at Carrus Open

New Zealand's leading amateur Daniel Hillier showed red-hot form in the opening round of the Carrus Open to finish at six-under par and lead by one stroke on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour.  Hillier recorded eight birdies at the Tauranga Golf... Read More

House market remains strong in Bay

The median house price in the Bay of Plenty rose seven per cent in the year to March 2018, according to statistics released by REINZ. The median price across the region is now $580,000, up from $541,660 at the same time last year. The biggest increases... Read More

SunLive's top news- April 19

SunLive's top news stories: Logging truck and car collide https://sunlive.co.nz/news/177805-logging-truck-and-car-collide.html Tauranga nurses rally at lunchtime https://sunlive.co.nz/news/177808-tauranga-nurses-rally-at-lunchtime.html Govt changes... Read More



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