Strong second half sees All Black Ferns home

The Black Ferns have opened their Pacific Four series campaign with a 23-10 victory over the Australian Wallaroos at a slippery, muddy Tauranga Domain. It was a classic game of two halves, the Wallaroos dominant in the first stanza off the back of...... Read More

Southern Ocean storm to impact NZ

A major storm system is developing south of NZ this week and will take until the middle of next week to finally clear away, says WeatherWatch.co.nz. The low pressure zone this weekend is forecast to deepen into the 940hPa range and the size of the...... Read More

Snapped! Tag reveals fish’s 20-year history

A fish has been caught in the same location that it was tagged, nearly 20 years ago to the day. Mr Chilt, an amateur jetski fisher, reeled in the 5kg snapper off the coast of Patea in South Taranaki on February 27 this year. The snapper contained...... Read More

Person found safe following Mount house fire

6.30pm update: Fire emergency services are still at the scene of a house fire in Mount Maunganui this evening, where the fire has been extinguished with fire fighters monitoring for any hot spots. Concerns were initially raised for the safety of a...... Read More

Black Ferns Kendra Reynolds goes back to school

Black Ferns flanker Kendra Reynolds has paid a visit to her old school, Te Puke Intermediate, as part of a team community event ahead of their Pacific Four Series Test match against Australia in Tauranga Domain on Monday. The Black Ferns are in Tauranga...... Read More

Hikoi up Mauao welcomes Māori New year

Master navigator Jack Thatcher has continued his near 30-year tradition of walking to the top of Mauao for the first observations of the Matariki star cluster and the Māori New Year in Tauranga Moana. The skies cleared in time for the early morning...... Read More

Watch: Links Ave trial hotly debated by locals

  Four locals affected by the Links Avenue trial have spoken to SunLive about their concerns, in a podcast hosted by Brendan Horan. The Links Avenue trial continues to anger Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa residents because of increased congestion...... Read More

Second storm moving towards NZ

The weather is extra busy today and the days ahead with the second storm heading towards New Zealand this week. WeatherWatch.co.nz has nicknamed the two storms with storm one yesterday named 'May' and storm two developing...... Read More

Power box “exploded” in Pāpāmoa say residents

There are still 59 properties in Pāpāmoa without power following equipment being damaged on Monday morning. PowerCo advise that power to properties in Pāpāmoa was cut at 7.05am. A resident living near to a power box on Pāpāmoa Beach Road says...... Read More

Regional Council‘s $300K environmental fund opens

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has $300,000 available to community groups, organisations and schools through the Environmental Enhancement Fund, which opens on July 1. In a statement released on Monday, the council says $25,000 is the maximum amount...... Read More

Windy, colder, southerly for NZ this Fri/Sat

A new deepening area of low pressure and a growing high will work together to dredge up a cold and very windy south to south west change in NZ this Friday and Saturday. "Thursday will be warmer than average before it arrives - then Friday becomes...... Read More

Safety concerns raised following hit and run

Residents of No. 1 Road in Te Puke are calling for safer road conditions following a car hitting a bus on Sunday evening. Police say they received a report of a crash involving a car and the bus about 6.35pm on Sunday. “There were no injuries,”...... Read More

Stormy blast on the way for parts of NZ

A storm near Tasmania tonight will fall apart in the NZ area but will help usher in NZ’s first big wintry southerly of 2022 this Friday and Saturday, says WeatherWatch.co.nz "Temperatures will drop nationwide, but especially in the South...... Read More

Tauranga university student wows commissioners

It’s not often council meetings can be described as poetry in motion, but that sums up how two days of hearings on the future of Tauranga’s city centre ended last week. Keen to share her thoughts with commissioners in a different way, local...... Read More

First big wintry blast of 2022 on the way for NZ

Mild sub-tropical winds for some parts of NZ today will give way to a much colder southerly from Antarctica later this week. WeatherWatch.co.nz says temperatures are about to tumble with daytime maximum temperatures on Friday and Saturday in the lower...... Read More

LIVE: Omicron response update

The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is expected to provide a live update on the Omicron outbreak response in New Zealand. He is expected to be live from 1pm today. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced 9392 additional Covid-19...... Read More

Tauranga Council offices set for demolition

Hard hats and hoardings will soon become a familiar sight at Tauranga City Council’s Willow Street location, with the demolition of its old civic building set to start next month. The site is being cleared to make way for a new civic precinct,...... Read More

Fire razes car in Arataki

A car erupting into flames in Arataki has been captured on camera. A video sent to SunLive by Sam, who has asked for their last name not to be published, show flames engulfing a vehicle on Eversham Road. Emergency services quickly arrive at the scene...... Read More

Cool kids with their new lids

Five Tauranga and Western Bay students and one teacher will be looking extra sharp on their bikes, scooters, and skateboards after being presented with their new professionally painted helmets. They are all category winners in Travel Safe’s annual...... Read More