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

‘Mammoth’ kiwifruit orchard for sale

One of New Zealand's biggest privately-owned kiwifruit orchard portfolios has been placed on the market for sale. The portfolio consists of three separate mid to large-sized productive blocks at Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty – the centre of... Read More

Traffic delays after Cameron Road crash

Traffic is buidling up on Cameron Road following a crash near 5th Ave. Police are at the scene. A reporter at the scene says it appears two vehicles have had a minor crash in a nose-to-tail incident. Traffic is moving past slowly, as the lefthand lane... Read More

Tourist caught in Mount beach rip

A Brazilian tourist rescue from the sea off the blowhole last night was ‘straightforward', says Kent Jarman at the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service. Police called the lifeguard service about 6pm to say there was somebody in the water off... Read More

Historic Kopu Bridge to be repaired

The historic one-lane Kopu Bridge near Thames has been saved. The future of the class one heritage-listed structure has been uncertain since the new Kopu Bridge was opened in December, 2011, with many calling for it to be pulled down. After more than... Read More

Essay competition on Tauranga Museum

An essay competition has been launched in Tauranga's secondary schools to raise youth interest in the city's proposed new museum on Cliff Road. Students are being asked to define their idea of a modern museum, and justify why Tauranga and... Read More

Rare footage of whales in Antarctica

“I'm such an excited scientist right now!” Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury, still can't believe the underwater footage her team captured on a recent Antarctic expedition to study killer whales. “The... 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

Tauranga engineer takes out top award

Tauranga engineer Hamish Denize, who works at Beca, was voted the most client-focused consulting engineer in Australia and New Zealand at an awards ceremony held in Melbourne on Wednesday.  The AFR Client Choice award finalists are selected from... Read More

Truck stops, blocking SH29 lane

A truck was forced to stop on State Highway 29, near Tauriko, following fears pipes could have fallen off the back of his trailer A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a member of the public is directing traffic. "It's blocking the right-hand... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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