Skippers responsibility vital in COVID-19 fight

Skippers of recreational vessels are urged to play their part in the fight against COVID-19 by staying home as the nation unites to beat the spread of... Read More

Great Barrier Isl residents irritated by boaties

Police have become involved in a stand-off between irate residents on Great Barrier Island/Aotea and boaties anchored up in their waters for the lockdown. The... Read More

Calls for anglers and hunters to stay home

Fish & Game New Zealand are calling for anglers and hunters to stay at home during the four-week lockdown. While they are calling for people stay home,... Read More

Fish & Game gives anglers the thumbs up

Eastern Region Fish & Game staff have given anglers the big ‘thumbs up’ for following the rules. So far for the 2019/20 fishing season,... Read More

Golden Princess passengers in quarantine

A passenger aboard the Golden Princess cruise ship which arrived in Canterbury today is being tested for COVID-19. Passengers on board the Golden Princess... Read More

Cruise ship passengers heading home

Tauranga’s port is busy this morning following the new border restrictions announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday, as a result... Read More

One person believed dead following water incident

  NZ Police report that emergency services are attending a water incident near Taupo this afternoon.   The incident has occurred on the... Read More

Mock whale stranding exercise causing confusion

A mock whale stranding exercise on a beach in the Tauranga harbour this afternoon has confused some residents. SunLive has received calls and messages... Read More

Jet ski accident and vehicle crashes today

Three separate vehicle collisions and a jetski accident have occurred today. Police received a report of a crash between a car and a motorcycle at... Read More

1,800+ schoolchildren explore marine science

This last week, schoolchildren from across New Zealand travelled with LEARNZ and the Sustainable Seas Challenge to discover what's threatening mussels/kuku... Read More

Keeping our beaches sandy

Sand is something we lie on, walk the dogs on, play cricket on – so many things come to mind when someone says sand, but how do our beaches and... Read More

A pitter patter of rain possible early in the week

There's minimal risk of severe weather ahead, says the MetService. The MetService advise that a weakening front is moving slowly east across the... Read More

Can you help find this stolen boat?

Police have received a report of a Mac 4.2 Cuddy boat and boat trailer stolen from Papamoa. The boat is a 1996 MNac 4.2 Cuddy with the name ‘Snappa... Read More

Some crayfish quota deferred due to coronavirus

Further relief will be provided to the crayfish industry due to severe market disruptions caused by the impact of the coronavirus on the Chinese market. Fisheries... Read More

Whale shark sighting a “rare experience”

An encounter with one of the giants of the deep left passengers and crew of the Bay Explorer "emotionally overwhelmed". That's according... Read More