Stolen vehicle dumped in Wairoa River

A vehicle submerged in the Wairoa River is being towed out this morning. A police spokesperson says the vehicle was spotted this morning and “arrangements are being made to remove it from the water”. Police say the vehicle was stolen overnight...... Read More

Wairoa Bridge open after truck crash

UPDATED: Wairoa Bridge is now open after a two truck crash earlier this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says traffic is flowing. "There is sawdust on the road and something to soak up what looks like oil. "Traffic is...... Read More

Armed police in Ohauiti

Armed police have been spotted in Ohauiti this afternoon. A SunLive reader has messaged us on Facebook to say they saw armed officers on Honeysuckle Lane. SunLive emailed police to see what was happening in the area. A police spokesperson says police...... Read More

Wanting a fair system for towing in Tauranga

A Tauranga towing company is calling for a fair roster system to tow vehicles from crash scenes. Tauranga Towing is located out in Te Puna and has been wanting to be involved with police contracted tows for the last three and a half years. “Back...... Read More

Happiness the key to a long life

A Tauranga woman can’t ask for more on her 105th birthday, with a piece of decadent chocolate cake and glass of lemonade in front of her, and her best friend by her side. Willa Crews celebrates 105 years earth side today, a phenomenal achievement...... Read More

Tauranga teen‘s race against time as muscles waste

Jessie Russell gave birth to her daughter in 2005, and 14 years later, she says it's still like she is caring for a newborn. Her daughter Maija Fredrichberg, a year 10 student at Mount Maunganui College, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA. At...... Read More

Politicians‘ comments seem promising about SH2

State Highway 2 from Bethlehem to Katikati has always been a vocal talking point in the Bay of Plenty, but recently there are promising comments from members of the Collation Government saying that something must be done about it. But are they just...... Read More

Farm Street open following crash

UPDATE 6.14PM: Farm Street is now open following a crash between a car and motorcycle. A car and motorcycle have crashed near Bayfair this afternoon. A police spokesperson says the crash occurred on Farm Street at 4.47pm. “Initial reports state...... Read More

Funding secured for Tauranga’s new cruise hub

More than 4000 jobs are expected to be created in the tourism industry following the Tauranga City Council securing nearly $1 million in central government funding for Te Tomokanga, Tauranga’s new cruise hub and visitor welcome centre. Regional...... Read More

Tauranga‘s ‘forgotten aviator’ honoured with mural

  Tauranga’s newest mural is honouring a ‘forgotten aviator’. Graham Hoete, or more commonly known as Mr G, unveiled his newest piece at the new Tauranga Airport terminal. Mr G’s work of art is a circular portrait of...... Read More

Mud glorious mud!

It was mud glorious mud today and lots of it. Only 20 minutes’ drive north of Tauranga, at the Pahoia Domain, mud reigned, just waiting to be conquered.   And conquer it they did, the young and the not-so-young, having the best fun day...... Read More

49er FX sailors ready for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test

Rio 2016 silver medallists Molly Meech and Alex Maloney have touched down in Japan and begun training ahead of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event. The 49er FX pairing arrived in Enoshima, where sailing will be contested at Tokyo 2020, three days ago...... Read More

2019 Tauranga Arts Festival launched

Tauranga Arts Festival launched its 2019 programme on Thursday evening in front of an audience of over 500 people in the Addison Theatre at the Baycourt Community & Arts Centre. The launch party began with a moving performance of the biennial festival’s...... Read More

Tall Blacks excited by challenge of ‘tough’ Japan

The Tall Blacks are itching to get on the court for their two match World Cup warm up series against Japan. The team arrived in Atsugi, which is south of Tokyo, on Monday and is being hosted by the Atsugi City Council.  The Tall Blacks have been...... Read More

Crash and dash in Mount Maunganui

Bay Sushi in Mount Maunganui had a close call this afternoon when a truck crashed into the side of the building. SunLive was in the area doing a photo shoot for another story, when the truck crashed in Maunganui Road, near Steeple Lane, about 1.10pm. Zeytin's...... Read More

Meth bust - more than 200kg seized

Police have seized more than 200 kilograms of methamphetamine and arrested two people as part of a major drug operation run by the National Organised Crime Group. A search warrant was carried out at an apartment complex in Auckland central last week...... Read More

One seriously injured in Mount Maunganui crash

  Police report that one person has been injured in a vehicle collision at Mount Maunganui this evening.   The crash occurred about 10.35pm on Thursday between two cars at the intersection of Hull Rd and Totara St.   One...... Read More

Winston Peters agrees SH2 is a traffic danger

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the New Zealand First political party, Winston Peters agrees that State Highway 2 north from Bethlehem to Katikati is a traffic danger. Tauranga residents filled the Tauranga Yacht Club this evening as Winston spoke...... Read More

Frustrated shop owners gather at Red Square

Frustrated shop owners and members of the public fed up with the way the CBD is being treated, took to the streets today to voice their opinions. A group of about 40-50 people gathered in Red Square this morning to express their concerns and frustration...... Read More