Police pursuit near Oropi

UPDATE 10.30am: A police dog was used to track down a driver who abandoned a Ute after a police pursuit in Tauranga last night. Police pursued the Ute along SH29 between Maungatapu and Oropi. A police spokesperson says the vehicle went on to Oropi...... Read More

Fireworks fingered in Gate Pa blaze

Children with fireworks are suspected of starting a scrub fire in Gate Pa overnight. The blaze in Humber Crescent was reported just after 9pm and was under control by around 10pm. A resident claims youngsters with fireworks started the fire, officials...... Read More

Car flips onto its roof in Te Puke

A car rolled on its roof in Te Puke this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Raymond Ave at 2.35pm. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a car is on its roof and is blocking the southbound lane of the road. "The...... Read More

Zoos, the maple leaf and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting morning and evening cloud, otherwise a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 30 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 94 per...... Read More

Valentine’s Day, Qwerty and the weather

  In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day apart from morning and evening cloud. There’ll also be light winds, with afternoon northerlies.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 27 and an overnight...... Read More

Residents not backing down over Mount urban space

Disgruntled retailers and resident are coming together in an effort to ‘Green Up The Phoenix Carpark’. About 60 residents and retailers from Mount Maunganui met next to the Phoenix carpark, which is to be named Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka,...... Read More

Belly dancing, unleaded fuel and the weather

  In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with light winds and sea breezes.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 30 and an overnight low of 19 degrees. Humidity is 74 per cent.   Low tide...... Read More

Abraham Lincoln, Robinson Crusoe and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with light winds and afternoon northwesterlies. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 29 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 67 per cent. High tide is at...... Read More

Danger signs as large swells batter BOP coast

People are being warned not to swim at Mount Main Beach as large swells continue to batter the east coast of New Zealand. The large swells are being caused by a tropical cyclone out in the North Eastern Pacific. NLSNZ National Lifesaving manager Allan...... Read More

Lifeguards urging public to avoid Leisure Island

Reports are emerging that Leisure Island has been closed to the public due to large swells at Mount Main Beach. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says people are being told to leave the island immediately. "People are being evacuated...... Read More

Two cruise ships bring influx of people

There’s plenty of sunshine to share around today for the nearly 7000 passengers and crew members pouring off two cruise ships this morning at the Mount. With a high of 29 expected and a mild sea breeze, the visitors from the Celebrity Solstice...... Read More

Peter Pan, Mandela and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 29 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 73 per cent. High tide is at 12.10pm and low...... Read More

Young BOP growers testing their skills

Eight of the Bay of Plenty’s top young growers are being tested to the limit today as they take part in a series of skills events at the Te Puke A&P Show. In the specially designed ‘Horticultural Village’ site at the show, they are...... Read More

Boy Scouts, cricket and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day apart from evening cloud. Also there will be northeasterlies. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 57 per cent. High...... Read More

Mona Lisa, the Beatles and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a partly cloudy day with one or two morning and late evening showers. Also southeasterly breezes. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 14 degrees. Humidity...... Read More

Waitangi, Wanganella and the weather

  In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine morning, then brief showers in the late afternoon or evening. Southeasterlies developing in the evening.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 29 and...... Read More

Tauranga air hose theft caught on camera

A Tauranga petrol station has released CCTV footage in the hopes of identifying the person who helped themselves to an air hose. BP Summit on Waihi Road is asking for who recognise the man in the video to come forward. In the video footage supplied...... Read More

Hip-hop, neurophysiology and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting some morning cloud, and a fine day. Also light winds and sea breezes. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 27 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 90 per cent. High...... Read More

Two exhibitions celebrating Māori art

There are two exciting exhibitions running concurrently at Tauranga’s Historic Village. Both will be features of the festival of He Iwi Kotahi “Sea and Village” on Waitangi Day on Wednesday February 6. Both exhibitions celebrate Māori...... Read More




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