Larry Baldock appointed deputy mayor

Mayor-elect Tenby Powell has announced the proposed appointment of third-term Councillor Larry Baldock as Deputy Mayor of Tauranga City Council. “Larry... Read More

Council mower stuck in mudflats

A Tauranga City Council mower has ended up in the mudflats in Welcome Bay this afternoon. A nearby resident who saw the commotion taking place says... Read More

Live: SkyCity fire brings Auckland CBD to a halt

The fire at Auckland's SkyCity international convention centre has been raging for more than a day resulting in nearby offices being shut, roads... Read More

Staff allegedly assaulted in Tauranga robbery

  Staff at a store in Papamoa were allegedly assaulted in a robbery today.   A police spokesperson says officers responded to a report of... Read More

Body found in BOP lake identified

Police have released the name of the woman who's body was found by Lake Rotorua on the morning of Friday 18 October. She was Rotorua woman Melissa... Read More

Little blue penguins in trouble

The Mount Maunganui little blue penguin population appears to be in trouble, as chicks and eggs are disappearing. “It’s quite worrisome... Read More

Large police presence in Brookfield

A large police presence has been spotted in Brookfield this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says police were stopping people from... Read More

House of Shem to perform in Mount Maunganui

  New Zealand’s own reggae band, House of Shem, will be making a stop in Mount Maunganui this November, as they tour the country as a tribute... Read More

Tauranga‘s council to be sworn in tomorrow

Tauranga City Council is inviting the public to attend the swearing-in ceremony for the city’s new mayor and councillors. The event will begin... Read More

Information appeal about school arson

  Police are appealing to the public for any information about the Frankton Primary School arson.   At 3.10 am on Sunday, October 20, two... Read More

Tones And I announces Mount headline show

She’s taken the world by storm with her smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’. Now, Aussie pop sensation Tones And I is about to hit Kiwi shores... Read More

Hollis to be banned from council business with iwi

The Mayor of Tauranga will ban councillor Andrew Hollis from participating in any council business involving iwi or hapū, following comments he made... Read More

There’s history behind the eateries in Tauranga

  With more than 70 restaurants, bars, and cafés in the Tauranga CBD – 72 to be exact, it can sometimes be hard to find a place to... Read More

Tauranga to farewell Stuart Pedersen

    Family and friends will gather in Tauranga today to farewell a man who was loved and respected by many. Stuart Pedersen died on October... Read More

Corrections Amendment Bill passes third reading

A Bill to improve prison security and ensure the fair, safe, and humane treatment of people in prison while upholding public safety has passed its third... Read More