Council: Brookfield lights fault fixed

A blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it, the ongoing fault with the Brookfield lights this week is being praised by some local residents, who say traffic through the roundabout/traffic lights system is much smoother when the lights are... Read More

Orcas delight Papamoa community

Hundreds of people poured out of houses in Papamoa this evening to watch as a group of orca cruised past along the beach. Some ran in their pyjamas not wanting to miss seeing the three orca close up. About an hour before sunset Nikki Antonsen spotted... Read More

SunLive viewers skyrocket

SunLive readers, thanks a million!  Your loyal support means SunLive News is celebrating a record-breaking start to 2018, after surpassing the million hits a week milestone.  According to Nielsen statistics for most read online newspapers and... Read More

Last chance to enter photo competition

With $10,000 in prizes up for grabs, including a trip to London, Paris, New York or Rome for the Supreme winner, organisers are expecting a last-minute rush of final entries in the Trustpower Photographic Exhibition this week. Entries to the competition... Read More

Life’s one long adventure

Kevin Jeffares has been robbed in Rio, robbed in Buenos Aires, robbed in La Paz and stranded in Caracus.  The 80-year-old has certainly had his share of scrapes and high excitement. He's jumped out of aeroplanes - “an adrenaline rush,... Read More

A cultural trails app

When Junji Kumano and Takayuki Ban visited Tauranga on their recent travel research trip, they tried out the newly-launched Arataki Cultural Walking Trail app developed by local entrepreneurs. Takayuki, a freelance journalist for Japanese travel and outdoor... Read More

Power warning for Avocado pickers

Avocado pickers are being warned to look up before they work to ensure they are well clear of power lines, as the avocado picking season gets underway in the Bay of Plenty. Electricity lines company Powerco is emphasising the “four-metre danger... Read More

New carvings for wananga precinct

Three significant pou whakairo (carved panels) weighing more than 2300kg each and standing up to seven metres tall, have been installed at the entrance of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute's new Wananga Precinct. The national schools... Read More

Fallen trees cause power outage

  Power was cut to 981 customers in Welcome Bay after trees fell on power lines. Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh says power went out at 8.46pm. Contractors worked to restore the supply, with electricity progressively restored by 2am. Powerco's... Read More

A photo competition with a twist

These school holidays, Sport Bay of Plenty's Virtually on Track is holding a summer photo competition – with a twist. Using the free smartphone app Magisto, users are encouraged to create a short clip of their summer adventures using photos... Read More



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