Serious crash - Coromandel

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on Kopu-Hikuai Rd, Coromandel.   Police were called at 3.16pm to reports of a two-vehicle crash between Kirikiri Valley Rd and Puketui Rd.   Initial reports suggest three people are... Read More

Reports of serious crash near Kopu

Reports are coming in about a serious crash on SH25a near Kopu. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says traffic is slow moving and emergency services are at the scene. SunLive is working on getting more information and will update this story as... Read More

Driver uninjured in train crash

UPDATE 1.30PM - A driver has escaped without injuries following a crash between her vehicle and a train. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened around 12pm. "Emergency services were called to a collision between a train and a car on Ohinepanea... Read More

Traffic lights out at Brookfield

Traffic lights at Brookfield are out this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE newsroom says they passed the lights around 8am and they weren't working. "They're orange and flashing, again," she says. The fault is one of many to occur at... Read More

One seriously injured in Te Puke crash

One person has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a crash near Te Puke overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash was one of many which happened on Bay of Plenty and Coromandel roads. “Emergency services were called... Read More

A royal affair

There might be the tinkling of a wine glass coming from Nonie Teddy's villa at the Mt Maunganui RSA Village tonight. It wouldn't normally happen, not at that hour. “I might have a little red to toast their happiness. They are obviously... Read More

Three car crash on 15th Ave

Reports are coming in of a three car crash on 15th Ave. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says three cars have crash on the road, Alexander Street. "The crash is blocking the road and an ambulance has taken some people to hospital." Motorists... Read More

Pursuit ends in empty tanks and arrests

Two drivers have been arrested and charged after running out of fuel during a series of police pursuits throughout Tauranga. A police spokesperson says the first of the two pursuits happened just after 1am.   “Police attempted to stop a vehicle... Read More

School solutions guide bus service

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has released details around bus services for school students from 2019, ahead of the Public Transport Blueprint roll out slated for December. Forty per cent of feedback received during last year's Drive Change... Read More

Police patrol rammed by stolen vehicle

A police vehicle has been rammed head on by a stolen SUV. The police car was deliberately hit at about midnight on Wednesday in Taupo, when the patrol was responding to a report of an unlawfully taken Isuzu. Once the SUV was spotted, the police car activated... Read More



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View from Tauranga Harbour - Katikati, the Kaimais, and Tutaetaka Island. Photos: Ben Haarmann.

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