SunLive's top news- April 24

SunLive's top news stories: Eight nabbed in Bay raids ‘He just wasn't there' Tauranga's Mr Whippy... Read More

Former Judge to probe Bella Vista case

Tauranga City Council has today announced that former High Court Judge, Paul Heath will undertake a thorough investigation into Council's role in the Bella Vista buildings on Lakes Boulevard and Aneta Way. Paul Heath was appointed as a Judge of... Read More

Omanawa death highlights water dangers

The preventable drowning of an international student at Tauranga's Omanawa Falls has highlighted how New Zealand's natural beauty can mask the danger that exists in our great outdoors, says Water Safety New Zealand. The death of 27-year-old... Read More

A 2622 Milestone

Under the old imperial system, one marathon is 26 miles 385 yards. If you run a hundred of them, you've covered 2622 miles or 4220 km! That's the distance Phillip Donnell of Tauranga will attain when he completes his 100th marathon at Rotorua... Read More

Bay needs certainty on TNL – Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the current Minister of Transport is “washing his hand hands of responsibility when it comes to the fate of key roading projects in NZ”. Todd, along with National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross,... Read More

Eight nabbed in Bay raids

A police operation targeting the manufacturing and distribution of synthetic cannabis and money laundering has resulted in nine arrests this morning – eight in Tauranga and one in West Auckland.   Police this morning conducted search... Read More

GARLAND, Iris Rose (nee Hill)

Peacefully on April 23, 2018 aged 89 years.  Wife of the late Graham Garland.  Dearly loved mother of Graham, Gary, Sheryl and the late Wayne Fuller.  Loved step mother of Stewart, Michael, and Linda (Australia).  Loved and respected... Read More

House fire reveals drug paraphernalia

Police have been called in after drug paraphernalia was discovered at a Taupo proeprty following a house fire. Fire crews were called to the blaze on Hinemoa Ave around 9.15pm. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says firefighters... Read More

Perfect conditions cause wave clouds

Atmospheric conditions which seamlessly fell together are the reason behind why a number of wave clouds have been spotted across Tauranga skies. MetService meteorologist Tom Adams says the clouds were spotted from as far as south of Tauranga and all... Read More

Bid to keep rescue choppers considered

Central North Island mayors say they are thrilled that their bid to keep rescue helicopters based in the region will now be considered. Under a proposed re-design of the national air ambulance service, the Central North Island would be left without helicopter... Read More

Conservation link brings MPs to forest

A link to New Zealand's most famous conservationist brought two Members of Parliament to Aongatete Forest. Don Merton, who is credited with saving the black robin, kakapo and many other New Zealand species, is the father-in-law of Labour list MP... Read More

'He just wasn't there'

Friends and classmates of a missing swimmer embraced each other for support as police informed the group they had located a body at Omanawa Falls.  While a formal identification is still pending, the discovery confirmed the news the group of Waikato... Read More

Police raid Papamoa and Mount properties

Police are storming a number of properties in the Bay of Plenty as they execute pre-planned search warrants. A police spokesperson says police are currently executing a number of pre-planned search warrants in Papamoa and Mt Maunganui, as well as one... Read More

Bay skaters’ bring bout home

Picture a group of more than 20 women of all shapes and sizes on a race against time, throwing their bodies on the line, with blood, sweat, and tears. Now, add in the fact that it's all happening on skates. This is what Whakatane Roller Derby... Read More

Pilot Bay one way: yes or no?

A proposal to trial a one-way traffic system along Pilot Bay is being put to the community for feedback. Tauranga City Council is proposing that The Mall would be converted to a single one-way lane heading towards Mauao. The one-way lane would start... Read More

Royal tour, soda fountains and weather

The weather forecast today is for a few showers. Fine spells increasing in the afternoon, with westerly breezes.  It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 80 per cent.  Low tide... Read More

Public meeting on river re-diversion

Plans to partially re-divert freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi (Maketu Estuary) are moving ahead, with work expected to start in July. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is holding public information sessions on Wednesday... Read More

Poverty levels 'critical' - Sallies

The cost of living in New Zealand is the cause of a new wave of poverty, say senior officers from The Salvation Army. Last year, The Salvation Army saw 336 new families every week, raising alarm and putting strain on the ability to keep up with demand. Rents,... Read More

Tauranga’s Mr Whippy faces health battle

He's a friendly face on a hot summer's day, but now Tauranga's Mr Whippy has been forced to step down from his role due to a health battle. Ross Killoh, who has operated the travelling ice cream van in Tauranga for six years, has recently... Read More

SunLive's top news- April 23

  SunLive's top news stories:   Body found at Omanawa Falls   Father and children injured in crash   Operator... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should Tauranga City Council make The Mall along Pilot Bay one lane?


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