'He just wasn't there'

Friends and classmates of a missing swimmer embraced each other for support as police informed the group they had located a body at Omanawa Falls.  While a formal identification is still pending, the discovery confirmed the news the group of Waikato... Read More

Police raid Papamoa and Mount properties

Police are storming a number of properties in the Bay of Plenty as they execute pre-planned search warrants. A police spokesperson says police are currently executing a number of pre-planned search warrants in Papamoa and Mt Maunganui, as well as one... Read More

Bay skaters’ bring bout home

Picture a group of more than 20 women of all shapes and sizes on a race against time, throwing their bodies on the line, with blood, sweat, and tears. Now, add in the fact that it's all happening on skates. This is what Whakatane Roller Derby... Read More

Pilot Bay one way: yes or no?

A proposal to trial a one-way traffic system along Pilot Bay is being put to the community for feedback. Tauranga City Council is proposing that The Mall would be converted to a single one-way lane heading towards Mauao. The one-way lane would start... Read More

Royal tour, soda fountains and weather

The weather forecast today is for a few showers. Fine spells increasing in the afternoon, with westerly breezes.  It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 80 per cent.  Low tide... Read More

Public meeting on river re-diversion

Plans to partially re-divert freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi (Maketu Estuary) are moving ahead, with work expected to start in July. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is holding public information sessions on Wednesday... Read More

Poverty levels 'critical' - Sallies

The cost of living in New Zealand is the cause of a new wave of poverty, say senior officers from The Salvation Army. Last year, The Salvation Army saw 336 new families every week, raising alarm and putting strain on the ability to keep up with demand. Rents,... Read More

Tauranga’s Mr Whippy faces health battle

He's a friendly face on a hot summer's day, but now Tauranga's Mr Whippy has been forced to step down from his role due to a health battle. Ross Killoh, who has operated the travelling ice cream van in Tauranga for six years, has recently... Read More

SunLive's top news- April 23

  SunLive's top news stories:   Body found at Omanawa Falls https://sunlive.co.nz/news/178099-body-found-at-omanawa-falls.html   Father and children injured in crash https://sunlive.co.nz/news/178078-father-and-children-injured-crash.html   Operator... Read More

Where to commemorate Anzac Day

Thousands of people are expected to gather for Tauranga's Anzac Day services in the city this Wednesday. This year's events continue honouring the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. 2018... 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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