Low voltage causes Mount power issues

Low voltage, not paranormal activity, is being blamed for power issues in Mount Maunganui. Many residents have reported experiencing flickering lights overnight. An investigation by maintenance providers for PowerCo this morning, quickly resulted...... Read More

Joel Shadbolt playing it forward

When music students at Papamoa College spent time focusing on performance this week, one of NZ’s leading musicians Joel Shadbolt came along too. As well as being the frontman for L.A.B., Joel also works as an itinerant music teacher, teaching...... Read More

Call for race relation strategy at high schools

Be the change, don’t sit back and wait for the Government to fix race relations in Aotearoa, was the message from Lucia-Tui Bernards, a Year 12 student from Tawa College who has won this year’s Race Unity Speech Awards. In an inspiring...... Read More

Plane evacuated at Tauranga Airport

Fire crews have responded to an incident at Tauranga Airport. Details are limited but SunLive has been told that people have been evacuated from a plane. Fire and Emergency New Zealand confirm they have been on the scene at the airport. “We...... Read More

Tauranga Home Show inspires with huge 22nd show

Crowds are flocking to the Tauranga Home Show at Trustpower Arena Baypark this weekend for its huge 22nd show.   With more than 325 exhibitors spread across two halls, there is plenty of home and lifestyle businesses and services to browse,...... Read More

Car engulfed in flames in Papamoa

A car has caught fire on the Tauranga Eastern Link. Fire crews were called to the blaze at 12.16pm. A caller to the SunLive newsroom says the car is located just before the straight before the toll booth heading towards Whakatane. The eye-witness...... Read More

Tauranga Chamber CEO discusses LTP

Rates increases, housing, transport and community facilities are all topics being address in Tauranga City Council’s Long Term Plan. The LTP is being released for consultation tomorrow. Read here for an understanding of what might be included...... Read More

Car crashes into house in Te Puke

Police are investigating the cause of a crash which left many people without power in Te Puke overnight. Witnesses at the scene say the vehicle crashed into the deck of a house on Moehau Street, just after 8.30pm. Emergency services were called to...... Read More

Waitomo Chiefs Women named for historic match

The Waitomo Chiefs Women have been named to face the nib Blues Women at Eden Park on Saturday, May 1. Kicking off at 4.35pm, the historic match between the two teams will be the first women’s Super Rugby match in New Zealand. Waitomo Chiefs...... Read More

LIVE: Vaccines planned for all over-16s by 2022

UPDATE: Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall says the government has a clear plan to ensure that everyone aged 16 and over will be vaccinated by the end of the year. "We are progressing well against the plan," Dr Verrall says. DHBs...... Read More

Anzac Day services caught on camera

Thousand of people gathered throughout the Bay of Plenty to mark Anzac Day commemorations on Sunday. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served...... Read More

New polo event aims to become Mount tradition

A new polo event is being launched this summer at Mount Maunganui. Local organiser, John Guise and his partners were ready to launch the new ‘Polo in the Bay’ event in 2020 when COVID struck, so it has been a long wait for the kiwi who...... Read More

Anzac Day services in Tauranga and Western Bay

There will be Anzac Day memorial and remembrance services held across the Western Bay next Sunday, with thousands expected to turn out to honour all those who have served New Zealand in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Te Puke, Katikati,...... Read More

LIVE: Covid-19 media update

UPDATE: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is reporting three recovered cases of Covid-19 today. Bloomfield is speaking at a live media update, alongside Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins in Wellington. He says there are no...... Read More

“Treated like crap”: Ex-workers speak out

Rotorua Lakes Council made 12 people redundant in 2020, and one of those staff members says, in his view, the way it was carried out was “laughably unprofessional”. Another person says they believe there is an escalating bullying culture...... Read More

ACC challenging NZers to think before they leap

It’s estimated that 90 per cent of all injuries are preventable. ACC accepts two million injury claims every year, which equates to more than 5,000 injury claims every day in Aotearoa. These claims cost more than $4 billion annually.   These...... Read More

LIVE: No new community cases, 7 in MIQ

Director General of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has confirmed there are no new community cases of Covid-19 and seven new positive cases in managed isolation. With 17 recoveries it takes the total of current active cases in New Zealand to exactly...... Read More

LIVE: Border worker tests positive for Covid

UPDATED 1.04PM: A border worker has tested positive for Covid-19. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied says they were notified of the positve case overnight. "The case is a 24-year-old border worker, working at the Grand Millenium managed...... Read More

LIVE: Covid-19 media update

UPDATE: New Zealand currently has 81 active cases of Covid-19, all in managed isolation. The Ministry of Health is reoprting an additional seven new positive Covid cases in MIQ since the last update on Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of new...... Read More