Parachuting Santas and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day at first. Showers following in the afternoon and evening, possibly heavy with hail and thunderstorms. Also northwest breezes.   It’s a three-clothing layer day today with a high...... Read More

Twitter, Pike River and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a few showers, clearing in the evening. Also a southwesterly developing. It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight low of 7 degrees. Humidity is 81 per cent. Low...... Read More

The Long Lunch wraps up festival

The queen of garden shows herself, the Hon. Maggie Barry, hosted The Long Lunch. Held on the fourth and final day of the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival, at Mills Reef Winery, The Long Lunch has been an enjoyable and relaxed afternoon celebration. On...... Read More

Soaring in style

It’s almost done 50,000 flight hours and was revolutionary for it’s time. And now DC-3 ZK-AWP has made a landing into Tauranga for people wanting a little bit more character to their scenic flight. Built in Oklahoma City in 1945, the...... Read More

Natalie Meredith wins designer of the year

Natalie Meredith has won the prestigious BOP Area Floral Art Designer of the Year competition. The competition, run by the Tauranga Floral Art Society during the Bloom in the Bay Festival at Tauranga Historic Village, was judged by three Waikato floral...... Read More

Checking in with festival guests

One of the Bay of Plenty’s most prestigious events has kicked off with a bang. Crowds in the hundreds have flocked from throughout the region to get a taste of the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival. The festival is comprised of two components...... Read More

Blooming festival at historic village

Thursday’s sun shone full and bright on the first day of the four day ‘Bloom in the Bay’ festival at Tauranga Historic Village. A small white tent city has appeared in the village green, with food stalls, musicians, sculpture, art,...... Read More

Garden, art and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which started yesterday and runs through to Sunday. This morning’s mystery garden is located in Te Puke. In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a...... Read More

Te Puke country garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins today and runs through to Sunday. This morning’s mystery garden is located in Te Puke.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting...... Read More

Te Puke mystery garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins tomorrow on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Te Puke and features a weta house.   In today’s weather forecast we are...... Read More

A secret forest and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Aongatete.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a partly cloudy day with...... Read More

Papamoa Primary mural is all about the history

Papamoa Primary School got a special treat today, as Graham Hoete, aka Mr G, paid the school a visit to start work on a mural. Mr G was approached by Kahurangi Poa, who is the lead teacher of Maori at the primary school, to come and paint the mural...... Read More

A love shack and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Aongatete.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a mostly cloudy day with...... Read More

Heather McLean receives heritage award

The Tauranga City Council Centennial Heritage Award has been presented this year to Tauranga local Heather McLean for her more than 40 years contribution to local history and genealogy. Particular mention was also made of her work in helping clean...... Read More

Thousands attend St Mary’s Fireworks Gala

It was a busy evening yesterday, with thousands of people turning out to watch the fireworks display at St Mary’s Fireworks Gala. SunLive photographer Cameron Avery went along to capture all the fun, and says that there were at least four thousand...... Read More

BOP boys heroics get ND up and running

After a stumbling start Northern Districts are on their way in the Ford Trophy one-day cricket competition thanks to the world record-setting exploits of Bay of Plenty’s Joe Carter and Brett Hampton. They’re looking forward to tomorrow’s...... Read More

A fountain, roses and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Te Puna.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a cloudy day with possible...... Read More

Seaside garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Tauranga. In today’s weather forecast we are expecting an often cloudy day with drizzle...... Read More

Greerton fire under investigation

The cause of a fire which razed a Greerton building is under investigation. Flames and smoke were seen billowing from the building on Cameron Road this morning. When firefighters were called to the blaze at 4.25am, the 10mx10m automotive building...... Read More




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