’Folding washing’: Coded messages in meth case

A boat that washed up on a beach in Northland with 500kg of methamphetamine onboard led police to two siblings who, it argues, used coded and encrypted messages to hide a lucrative meth dealing operation. Riki Wellington and his sister Chevon Wellington...... Read More

College to live stream first XV rugby

Fans and supporters of Tauranga Boys’ College’s First XV can now get their fix of the team’s action live online. The school along with its partners in the central North Island Super 8 competition has signed up with live streaming...... Read More

Establishment of marine research centre progresses

Tauranga City Council's Economic Development & Investment Committee councillors have agreed to support in principle the proposed long-term lease of the previously identified open space at northern Sulphur Point to the University of Waikato. The...... Read More

One killed in highway crash

One person has died following a collision between a car and a truck in Otorohanga. The crash occurred on State Highway 2, near Awatane Road, shortly after 11pm. A woman — the car's front seat passenger — died at the scene, says a police...... Read More

NZ urged to add calorie counts to menus

A UK move to force restaurants to add calorie counts to their menus is being watched closely here in New Zealand. The UK has announced their new Childhood Obesity Plan, which aims to halve obesity rates within 12 years with tough new measures including...... Read More

Govt signals interest in prefab housing

Prefab manufacturing of housing will be a "game changer" in New Zealand, Housing Minister Phil Twyford says. Mr Twyford announced today the government will formally invite expressions of interest in off-site construction for KiwiBuild houses...... Read More

SunLive’s top news- June 25

SunLive’s top news stories: Attempted armed robbery information plea  https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/182742-attempted-armed-robbery-information-plea.html Thieves pull toy gun to steal man’s hat and wallet  https://sunlive.co.nz/news/182721-thieves-pull-toy-gun-to-steal-mans-hat-and-wallet.html Bat’s...... Read More

Waioeka Gorge SH2 to remain closed

State Highway Two through Waioeka Gorge will remain closed until further notice following a significant slip located between Waiata Rd and Wairata Rd. This means road users travelling between Gisborne and Opotiki will need to use an alternative route. “Contractors...... Read More

Petfood manufacturer wins BOP Award

Mount Maunganui based premium petfood manufacturer, Ziwi, has taken top honours at the 2018 Zespri BOP ExportNZ Awards. The company scooped the title of Best Medium to Large Business Exporter at the awards on Friday night, which, in their 28th year,...... Read More

SHUTE, Barbara Mary

(formerly Durham, nee Mattson) Died peacefully after a short illness 25.06.2018. Loved wife of the late George Shute. Loved daughter of Ted and Dorothy Mattson (Deceased). Sister of Joyce Harris (deceased) and Nyrie Hannigan (p.nth). Mother to Stuart,...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.