Children’s learning centre gets a revamp

Located in Gate Pa a renovated property is home to the early childhood learning centre, Kids on Nineteen. Open since September 2011, the centre changed owners in early 2018 and has recently had Rob from ‘Hire a Hubby’ come into the centre...... Read More

Organisation guru cutting a deal with Santa

Born a ‘Taffy’, raised a ‘Jafa’, a temporary ‘cockney’ and now a converted ‘Papamoan’, she is firmly and permanently embedded in Tauranga’s seaside suburb. “Love the feeling,” says Sarah...... Read More

Blue brightest colour of the rainbow for Kawerau

An excited group of 60 Kawerau youth were let loose at Rainbow’s End theme park last Sunday, courtesy of New Zealand Blue Light. The youth were one group among 2000 plus to attend, with each group organised and supported by their local Blue...... Read More

Classic Flyers makes room for exciting fleet

Tauranga Classic Flyers Museum has made room for an exciting fleet of new aircrafts. The museum officially welcomed three former Royal Air Force Westland Wessex helicopters to its grounds on Wednesday afternoon, with a further two welcomed later in the...... Read More

What’s on? Home shows, road closures and marathons

Good morning SunLive readers and welcome back to Saturday. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I should feel for those of you who will be out there taking on the Tauranga International Marathon today, as the sky is looking pretty grim. As a...... Read More

Intrepid adventurer to speak at local business

To survive the adventure of being in business, you have to be made of tough stuff. That’s why intrepid kiwi adventurer Kevin Biggar is the perfect keynote speaker for this year’s Hauraki-Coromandel Business Awards Gala Evening. Kevin...... Read More

Clivia show coming to town

After 12 years, Judy Coenen’s interest in clivias has grown into somewhat of an obsession – she now has thousands of plants. “It starts as a hobby, then it’s a passion and before you know it, it’s an obsession,”...... Read More

Three Little Whimzee’s window voted best-dressed

Winner of the Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Window Dressing competition is Three Little Whimzee, a shop located on Chadwick Road. Twenty-three shops in Greerton Village entered the competition with Zest, Ataxz Accountants and the SPCA Op Shop close...... Read More

Mount school band cleans up at Bandquest

Revolution Radio, from Mount Maunganui Intermediate in the Bay of Plenty have just earned $3000 worth of gear for their school music department, as winners of the nationwide primary and intermediate music contest Rockshop Bandquest. Music teacher...... Read More

Bay of Plenty bands get rock-ready

Primary and intermediate school bands from the Bay of Plenty are ready to rock. The bands will be taking to the stage this evening at Selwyn Ridge Primary School to participate in KidzRock 2018 Over a Decade of Rock. The event brings together a number...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who or what is to blame for all the crashes on the roads of late?

Drivers in general
The roads
A combination of the roads and drivers