Multicultural Festival returns this weekend

The Tauranga Multicultural Festival is returning to The Historic Village this weekend after it was postponed on advice from both the NZ Police and Tauranga City Council, following the events that unfolded in Christchurch on Friday. Taking to Facebook,...... Read More

Cory Taylor set to impress at surf nationals

The New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships are taking place at Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach this weekend. The event begins with the masters championships on Thursday, followed by the national championships which run on Friday through to Sunday....... Read More

Bonding over a good cuppa

Gary Hamnett and Lin Keo have a unique friendship. It is a connection that doesn’t require words, just a helping hand through the hard times. They first met over a shared love of coffee and chatter, which turned into a friendship of mutual respect....... Read More

Multicultural festival postponement uncertain

Members of the Multicultural Tauranga committee came to the Tauranga Mosque at 18th Ave on Saturday to show their support and share in the grief at the tragic shooting in Christchurch. Multicultural Tauranga President Ann Kerewaro and her team had...... Read More

What’s on - St Pat’s Day, sprints and vigil

Kia ora and morena Sunners, and welcome to your Sunday. It's a day for reflection either alone or with others, reaching out to those around us and catching up with loved ones, family and friends. As it's also Saint Patrick’s Day, we encourage...... Read More

Glass half full for this artist

It was a subtle change of language - a tweak of her words and the online audience she was targeting. It doubled Tauranga glassmaker Jo Tricker’s income in a year. After swapping ideas with a business mentor, Jo’s glassmaking workshops at...... Read More

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

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

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

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

Papamoa sand scuttle an event for all

A Sand Scuttle will be taking place in Papamoa on March 30, as a fundraiser for the new Papamoa Surf Club building. Event director Ellie Reed says it’s family focused fundraiser. “There hasn’t been a running or walking event along...... Read More

2019 BOP Dairy Industry Award winners announced

The major winners in the 2019 Bay of Plenty Dairy Industry Awards, Matt Barr and Genna Maxwell believe one of the strengths of their business lies in being fourth-generation custodians of a family legacy, with opportunities for diversification. The...... Read More

Full muster for National Youth Jazz Competition

Liam Ryan is very happy with the number of schools registered for this year’s National Youth Jazz Competition. “We took the risk of running the National Youth Jazz Competition separate to the National Jazz Festival this year due to the...... Read More

Powerball jackpots to $10 million

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $11.3 million up for grabs on Wednesday. In a statement by Lotto NZ, it says Powerball was not struck and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will...... Read More