Electric vehicles on show at Bayfair

Bayfair Shopping Centre had more electric vehicles than usual on site today when the #LeadingTheCharge road trip came to town. The visit was part of a national tour of electric vehicles organised by the Better NZ Trust, which seeks to promote uptake... Read More

Making electric vehicles more affordable

A business start-up in Rotorua wants to make second hand electric vehicles more affordable to encourage the use of sustainable transport in New Zealand. Founder Jason Diprose from Energy One Limited says he is launching his business as the continued... Read More

BOP looks at how to feed the world

How New Zealand can meet the challenge of feeding some of the predicted global population of 10 billion by 2050, will be a major focus at a Techweek event in Tauranga in May. World-leading meat, dairy and horticultural industries have established New... Read More

Costumes spark social media debate

Photos shared to social media depicting costumes worn at the conclusion of a fishing competition in Whakatane over the weekend, have received widespread flack after they were posted earlier this week. The images in question, show one group dressed in... Read More

Cut cable in Sydney affects NZ internet

One of the main internet cables into New Zealand that was damaged, and left many users with slow connections, has now been fixed. International telecommunications company Vocus, which owns Slingshot, Orcon, and Flip, says a major fibre cut in Sydney... Read More

Shakeup begins for Mount carpark

Mount Maunganui's new urban green space development at 123-141 Maunganui Road is set to begin soon, providing a new space for people to enjoy by December 2018. It will feature grass areas to play and relax, native trees to provide shade and a flexible... Read More

Bringing news to your fingertips

SunLive is making it even easier for you to keep-up-to-date with the latest news from around the Bay of Plenty, with the addition of an evening news bulletin. The newsletter, which users can subscribe to receive through email, compiles a selection of... Read More

Bay refs upskill through livestreaming

Bay of Plenty Rugby referees broke new territory on Tuesday night when they used Google's Hangout platform to connect their education meetings in Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo together into one shared session.  With the demand being... Read More

Tree branch cuts power to thousands

More than 1000 people in the Papamoa area were left in the dark after a tree branch fell on power lines overnight. Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh says the power cut occurred just before 5pm with supply fully restored by 6.45pm. “Powerco's... Read More

An inside view of a bronze whaler

Sharks are a unique species which inspire both fascination and fear. That's why University of Waikato scientists will give people an ‘inside view' of a shark dissection this afternoon, to dispell some of the myths surrounding the top... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

Bay Today

Waterworld. Photo: Ron Webber.

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