Artworks grace Whakatane Library

Whakatane residents are invited to Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre to hear about artist Kirstin Carlin’s work. Kirstin, who received the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award for painting in drawing in 2017,...... Read More

Andy Belcher - Legendary versatile photographer

I was having a coffee at Grindz with Andy Belcher recently, and we browsed through his book of over 200 photographs. Girls in red cat suits on the back of motorcycles, someone leaping from Auckland’s Sky Tower, the Kaituna Jet, Targa Rally NZ,...... Read More

Imam Ahmed Ghoneim responds to Tauranga community

Ahmed Ghoneim, the Imam at Tauranga Mosque on 18th Ave, opened the doors of the mosque early this afternoon to welcome in all the people congregated outside. “Last night was the first time in the eight years since the mosque has been here that...... Read More

School bus routes set to change

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has taken to Facebook to advise parents and students of changing school bus routes. Routes that will change starting Monday March 18, is route 810 to Bethlehem College and route 701 to Aquinas College. “Please...... Read More

Tauranga street lights to be upgraded

Tauranga City Council has started converting street lights across the city to LED lighting. Over the next 12 months, approximately 7,000 street lights in residential areas will be replaced. Work has commenced in Matua and will be rolled-out over the...... Read More

‘Mowing the Bay since 1988’

Mowing lawns for 30 years and battling cancer for 25 of those years, still with a smile on his face. That was Bernie Sheddan. Bernard, more commonly known as Bernie, spent most of his life mowing lawns. A job that most people dread, but he loved it. Bernie’s...... Read More

Greerton Village fayre a hit

Many people have headed out to Greerton today, to either take part in or attend the 2019 Greerton Village Fayre Vintage, Retro and Steampunk event. The third running of this event, enabled people to show off all things vintage and retro – with...... Read More

Tauranga vigil planned in support of Christchurch

As people around the country, come to terms about what has happened in Christchurch, back here in Tauranga, people are visiting local mosques and are planning vigils. Many people across Tauranga have been arriving at the Tauranga Mosque on 18th Ave...... Read More

Red kiwifruit about to arrive on shelves

A new red kiwifruit being sold in some supermarkets during the next five weeks is the frontrunner in Zespri’s search for a new category of fruit. About 30,000 trays of the Zespri Red variety, grown on New Zealand orchards, will be sold during...... Read More

Kopua confirms retirement at end of 2019 season

Splice Construction Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic legend Casey Kopua will call time on a 17-season career at the end of the 2019 ANZ Premiership season. Celebrating 20 years as a franchise, 2019 was always going to be special for the Waikato Bay of...... Read More

Local trained horses to feature at Tauranga races

Racing Tauranga will host two Saturdays of racing this month, with the St Patricks Day races this Saturday March 16, and the Bayleys International Race Day the following Saturday on March 22. The theme is green of the patrons attending this Saturday,...... Read More

Tauranga to fly New Zealand flag at half-mast

The city’s New Zealand flag will be flown at half-mast as a mark of mourning and respect for the victims of Deans Avenue Mosque and Linwood Avenue Mosque terror attacks. “Friday, March 15 is a day that New Zealanders will never forget,”...... Read More

What’s On: Steampunk and horse races

Good Morning SunLive readers and welcome back to the start of the weekend. I hope everyone is looking after each other out there and is staying safe. Looking at the weather for the Bay of Plenty today, we have some morning cloud with some possible...... Read More

Enquiries continue following Christchurch shooting

New Zealand Police are continuing to make enquiries after yesterday’s tragic events in Christchurch. As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated yesterday, this has been designated a terrorist attack. Forty nine people have lost their lives and...... Read More

Arrest following Tauranga assault

One person has been arrested following a family harm incident in Greerton on Friday night. Emergency services were called to the South City Baptist Church rear carpark at around 7pm. A police spokesperson says one person has been charged with assault...... Read More