Person missing at Omanawa Falls

Reports are coming in of a person missing at Omanawa Falls. Police and ambulance are responding, after receiving reports that someone has gone missing in the water. A caller to the 0800SunLive News Hotline says a helicopter has flown in to Omanawa Falls. Omanawa... Read More

People’s history of the Bay published

About 100 local writers have had their names immortalised forever on the cover of a published book following the publication of ‘A People's History of The Bay of Plenty'. The book was launched at the Greerton Library last Sunday by... Read More

From isolation to inspiration

Kiwi women who have decided not to be victims anymore are showing off their new-found empowerment in a personalised and heartfelt book. Beautifully Scarred by photographer Charmaine Marinkovich will be filled with photographs and stories of women throughout... Read More

Marae helps residents without homes

Edgecumbe residents who lost their homes in a major flood a year ago will have secure housing again, in new homes built on a local marae. About 1600 people were evacuated when a stop bank on the Rangitāiki River at Edgecumbe breached during ex-Cyclone... Read More

Morning Melodies

My phone rang. “Oh Rooosalieeee,” purred Alys Ingrid Wicksteed's velvet voice, “you simply must hear about what we have planned - it's going to be fabulous!” She mentioned Bob Addison, the city's Steinway grand... Read More

Helping tamariki on the go

Building better, stronger relationships – that's the goal of whanau ora co-ordinator for Ngati Ruahine Charitable Trust Alice Harihona Scott. And the Ngati Ruahine Charitable Trust will be helping to nurture these relationships in an upcoming... Read More

Tauranga once a ‘second California’

Tauranga specialist information librarian Stephanie Smith has been “longing” to share the little-known story of famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's dip in the sea at Mount Maunganui in 1934. A new exhibition at Tauranga Central... Read More

Ernie, Hitler, communists and gongs

“I have been bombed by Hitler, I have been shot at by the Chinese. And you Kiwis have been bloody rude to me ever since I landed here. I have had the whole lot.” Ernie Dix, the cheeky, Croyden cockney, career soldier who, after half a century... Read More

Veteran Mike 'Dad' Delany gears-up

There wouldn't be much elbow room around the table if Mike Delany invited present or past first five-eighths to join him for chow after a Crusaders training. Richie Mo'unga, Mitch Hunt, Ronan O'Gara, Brad Mooar and... Read More

Whitebait at risk of quick extinction

All five species of whitebait may be extinct in 16 years, according to an open letter published online. The letter -  from the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board - urges three ministers to take action on whitebait preservation. The letter addresses Minister... Read More



Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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