Thunderstorms possible today

In today's weather we are expecting cloudy periods. Also showers with possible thunderstorms, clearing at night, and light winds. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 25 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. Humidity... Read More

Toxic slugs suspected in dog deaths

  Karla Reeves' Chihuahua Miley started panting after a walk on a Thames Coast beach. Thirty minutes later, her treasured pet died in her arms. Karla tells a Fairfax reporter, her vet suspected Miley had come in contact with a poisonous sea... Read More

Paraglider slam-dunks into Mauao

  A paraglider has had a gut wrenching experience on top of Mauao recently, when windy conditions caused his kite to slam-dunk him into the mountain face. Instagram user @draggonslayer was on the mountain, also known as Mount Maunganui, when he... Read More

Pohutakawa poisoned on The Strand

Disappointment is the word being used to describe the actions of someone who poisoned a tree on The Strand. A SunLive reader emailed this morning to say she noticed a large amount of salt had been poured over the roots of a Pohutakawa tree by the railway... Read More

Kerbside collection days to change

For the first time in 24 years, some suburbs in Tauranga will have a new kerbside rubbish and recycling collection day. Starting on Monday February 5, collection days in Maungatapu, Tauranga Central (north of 11th Ave) and Sandhurst Road (including streets... Read More

Manic magpie mauls man

  A magpie is terrorising the streets of Te Puke. Willie Jarvis, a resident at Boucher St, says he has been attacked by a magpie twice on his daily walks. He says he was first attacked on Wednesday. “There's a house near Cameron Road... Read More

Bay on heavy rain watch

A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty today. A very humid northerly flow brings periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Tuesday morning, says the MetService. “The heaviest falls are expected to be in the north... Read More

Concern about chemical weed killer

A Katikati resident has expressed concern about the use of the chemical glyphosate to rid the Yeoman Walkway of weeds, given its close proximity to the Uretara Stream. Anton van Rotterdam, a regular user of the walkway, was dismayed last month to see... Read More

Tauranga plagued by bugs

Tauranga is one of many locations around the nation currently facing a plague of insects. Pest control companies around the country have reported a big increase in demand for their services this month. Pestworks Tauranga owner Patrick Allen says while... Read More

Sounds of silence for the big swim

The 14-year-old had hardly climbed from the water after conquering the stretch between Motiti and Papamoa, and she was already toying with the idea of an assault on Cook Strait and the English Channel. “Yes, I'm definitely interested in those... Read More



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’Summer Pohutukawa Blossom’, part of an iPhoneOgraphy photo-series. Photo: Bill Gibson-Patmore.

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