New Mount urban space launches running event

The first event to take place in the new urban green space Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka was held on Saturday night in superb summer weather conditions.   Over 1200 runners and walkers from around New Zealand took on the Hopt Soda We Run the...... Read More

Furry friends turn to mud

Usually when it is a hot day, most people will turn to water to cool down. Today, dogs and their owners turned to mud, in a fun run held in TECT Park. Held in conjunction with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Tauranga District...... Read More

TMT Youth theatre turns ten

For the last decade, a youth show at Tauranga Musical Theatre – TMT – has been staged, involving actors aged 10-18 years. This summer, the youth theatre reaches their ten-year milestone with The Little Mermaid Junior opening on January...... Read More

Festival vibes at this year’s Food Challenge

If you’re more the spectator type and enjoy a good brew and some chilled live music, then this year’s Local Wild Food Challenge will be sure to please. The festival returns to Mahy Reserve in Ohope on Saturday February 2 2019, with a fresh...... Read More

What’s On: Mud Dog Run and the weather

Good Morning SunLive readers and welcome back to another fine summer’s day. Looking at the weather for today, it is going to be mainly fine, with a chance of a morning shower. There will also be some westerlies about. Your high for today will...... Read More

Tauranga school boy wins Australian nationals

Tauranga school boy Austin Taylor has danced his way to the top of Australia’s Follow Your Dreams competition, held in the first week of January. Representing New Zealand, the 13-year-old was crowned the Australian National Champion for his...... Read More

A beautiful day for cruise ships

Sun hats, wheel chairs, old and young - there are hundreds of people enjoying a perfect kiwi summer’s day at the Mount. The boardwalk in Pilot Bay is being enjoyed by many loving the hot day and water.   The Pilot Bay ice cream shop is...... Read More

Repairs and extensions for Hauraki Rail Trail

Now summer is here, work on the Hauraki Rail Trail is heating up. Hauraki Rail Trail Trust General Manager Diane Drummond says two major extensions to the trail, as well as repairs following storm damage on January 5 last year, will be kicked into...... Read More

Matatā to celebrate new mural

An opening celebration will be held in Matatā this Tuesday, January 22 at 6pm to officially launch a new mural celebrating mana wāhine and the kuia of the area. The mural’s creation has come through a collaboration between Whakatāne Ki Mua,...... Read More

Mt Maunganui road closures for We Run The Night

Maunganui Road from Pacific Avenue to Prince Avenue will be closed from 1pm this afternoon until 1am tomorrow morning as participants for We Run The Night take over Mount Maunganui. Prince Avenue, Adams Avenue and Maunganui Road from Grace Avenue to...... Read More

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