There’s history behind the eateries in Tauranga

  With more than 70 restaurants, bars, and cafés in the Tauranga CBD – 72 to be exact, it can sometimes be hard to find a place to go for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.   On the outside, it still has the signage of the...... Read More

Fire rages in Auckland SkyCity Convention Centre

UPDATE 4.15pm:  Emergency services remain at the scene of a fire on the roof of a building in Auckland’s CBD. Fire and Emergency crews are continuing to work to get the fire under control and Police are assisting with traffic management...... Read More

Marking 10 years of the BOP Home Show

With the doors officially opening today, the Bay of Plenty Home Show has launched its 10th anniversary show. The show opened at 10am this morning running until 5pm tonight. It will then reopen the doors on Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Previously...... Read More

Vehicle retrieved from river following fatal crash

Police have recovered the vehicle that crashed into the Wairoa River along State Highway 29.   Police were called to the single vehicle fatal crash between Omanawa and Ruahihi roads around 7.40pm on Tuesday night.   The police dive squad...... Read More

Lane closure on SH29 for vehicle recovery

Motorists travelling along State Highway 29, in the Lower Kaimai area, can expect delays as the Tauranga-bound lane at Ruahihi is closed. The NZTA says the lane will be closed for several hours. The police dive squad has arrived on scene where...... Read More

Dive squad to help search for missing person

The Police Dive Squad will arrive in Tauranga today as the search continues for a person believed to be missing after a car crashed into the Wairoa River. A single vehicle was reported to have gone off the road on State Highway 29, between Omanawa...... Read More

Wild weather leaves damage in its wake

Trampolines blown over, trees ripped from roots, powerlines down and flooding. These were just some of the things reported as wild weather lashed the North Island on Tuesday. A video sent to SunLive shows what looks like a “raging river”...... Read More

Person missing after car crashes into river

UPDATE 10.19PM: Emergency services continue to work at the scene of a crash on SH 29, Lower Kaimai. A person injured in the crash has been transported to hospital, says a police spokesperson. The second person believed to have been in the...... Read More

Serious injuries following crash in Te Puna

Motorcyclists has been injured in a crash in Te Puna this afternoon. A police spokesperson at the scene of the crash on Te Puna Road who spoke to SunLive, says two people have been seriously injured. The crash involving a truck and motorcycle was...... Read More

Apartment hotel brings new life to Tauranga CBD

  A new apartment hotel is already having a positive impact on the Tauranga CBD and restaurants are reporting an increase in trade. The Quest Tauranga Central opened on August 29 and the franchise directors Craig and Sheree McKenzie are pleased...... Read More

Foggy start to the weekend

Welcome Bay residents woke to early morning fog on Saturday as mist and early cloud covered patches across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. WeatherWatch weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson says that the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Auckland and Northland...... Read More

Welcoming cruise ships a hoot for Mount woman

  A Mount Maunganui woman has taken it on herself to welcome and farewell every cruise ship as it enters Tauranga Harbour.   Lorraine Trivett has created numerous signs emblazoned with ‘Welcome to the Mount’, ‘Farewell...... Read More

Hot Pink Walk a blushing success

It was a sea of pink on Wednesday night as people of all ages turned out for the 2019 HOT Pink Walk. People started to gather at Masonic Park on The Strand around 5pm with the walk officially starting at 6pm. Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga...... Read More

Car over bank on SH29A Matapihi

Update: 5:40pm A nose to tail crash has happened in the traffic on state highway 29A. The traffic has been caused by a vehicle going through a barrier and down a bank near Matapihi. A caller to 0800 SunLive witnessed the crash and say people were...... Read More

Humpback whales unusual sight in Tauranga Harbour

Locals were delighted by a Humpback whale and her calf splashing in the Tauranga Harbour. The pair were spotted Monday morning coming through the harbour entrance towards Pilot Bay. People lined the Mauao base track to watch the spectacle. Department...... Read More

Large fire on Hereford Road in Oropi

Update: 12:49pm Fire and Emergency are attending a shed fire on Hereford Road just off Oropi Road. They arrived at the scene around 12pm. A SunLive photographer at the scene says a water tanker has arrived and an ambulance is in attendance as well. He...... Read More

Health, wellness businesses hidden within the CBD

As cars drive up and down Devonport Road, above where Whitcoulls and AJ’s Lotto once was, is just one of the CBD’s hidden gems. The Pilates Loft requires a staircase to get to, and if you walk past you’ll miss it, the old style but...... Read More

Young growers vie for national title

  Seven of the country’s top young growers are battling it out at Mount Maunganui today in the opening round of the 2019 Young Grower of the Year competition.   This is the first time the Bay of Plenty has hosted  the national...... Read More

SH29 closed after serious truck crash

UPDATE: 3.20PM: State Highway 29 is now completely closed from Te Poi through to Tauriko.  The NZTA have closed the road between SH28 and Cambridge Road. “Please delay your journey or use an alternative route.” Diversions: Eastbound...... Read More