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Saturday, April 19, 2014



Do you support a citywide cap on the number of cats a person can own?

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Basketball first for Tauranga

One of the biggest basketball tournaments in New Zealand is being held in Tauranga for the first time this weekend. The Basketball Pacific Easter tournament... read more

What does Easter mean to you?

Easter is on everyone's minds this weekend as some dig into chocolate and other think more about the meaning of the holiday. SunLive visited Greerton today... read more

Bargain book hunters queue up

Bargain book hunters are scouring through the Mount Action Centre this long weekend to find a good read at the 27th Tauranga Rotary Club Easter Book Sale. Thousands... read more

Gate Pa art exhibition opens

An art competition exhibition opened to the public today is being described as a chance for Tauranga artists – young and old – to express how... read more


Easter fun at Greerton

Children searched high and low and left no stone unturned at Greerton Village today as they hunting for Easter... read more

Bittersweet weekend for Bay drivers

The 2014 VINZ International Rally of Whangarei was a bittersweet event for Bay of Plenty competitors with highs... read more

Photographs to honour veterans

World War II veterans from the Bay of Plenty will be photographed this Anzac Day as part of a national project... read more

Slip crashes through home

A slip at West End in Ohope highlights the need for a precautionary approach to escarpment stability while the... read more


Woman’s life on stolen bracelet

A Tauranga woman is pleading for the return of her $2500 bracelet, which she says was taken from Tauranga Hospital. Carol-Ann... read more

A wet and windy race

Crusader35 took both line and handicap honours in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga. The race had a... read more

Student to speak with Apiata

Tauranga Girls' College student Maraea Ranui will join Willie Apiata as a guest speaker at the 150th Commemoration... read more

Fluid leak in Eastern Bay fatal

Diesel and hydraulic fluid leaked into the stream feeding the Motu River following a fatal tow truck crash in the... read more

More rain in the forecast

Bay of Plenty residents are being warned to prepare for another day of rain with a severe weather watch issued... read more

Beach dig cancelled

Debris, sand movement and poor beach conditions has seen the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club cancel the Beach Dig... read more

Tauranga hosts BMX nationals

The speed and skill of more than 900 BMX riders from across New Zealand will be on show for Tauranga families as... read more


Wild weather: your photos

SunLive readers are sending in their wild weather photos as heavy rain and wind continues to make its way across... read more


What does Easter mean to you?

Easter is on everyone's minds this weekend as some dig into chocolate and other think more about the meaning of... read more

Residents fight flooding together

Residents of Carysfort Street this morning banded together in an effort to keep rising water levels out of their... read more


Autumn pumpkin harvest

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef It has been a welcome sight to see the rain fill the water tank, more

The darker side of the Easter bunny

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Easter wouldn't be the same without some cautionary words from your year-round rabbit.  That' more

Bad hare day

Newshound Ady & Flo This is a good time to remind all you Easter freaks that chocolate is bad for dogs. But chasing more

Celebrations and events flying under the radar

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Many not-for-profit organisations fly under the radar – Village Radio, based more

Targeting family violence

Local Labour By Claire Wilson  During the last week there has been a strong focus on the subject of family violence in the events I've attended. more

What would Uncle Bill think?

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  This week, I'd like to share a popular excerpt from our new book with you. I decided a novel way to look at what' more


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