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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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NH90 takes over key helicopter

A change of command will now see the NH90 become responsible for search and rescue missions. The Royal New Zealand Air Force's NH90 will also be in charge... read more

PHOTOS: BOP Junior Championships

Just under 400 junior lifesavers between the ages of eight and 14 are competing at the Bay of Plenty Junior Championships today. The juniors are competing... read more

Summer vibes, roots reggae styles

A first world problem suffered by musicians is having an hour-and-a-half long set and too many great songs to choose from. It's a tricky position Black... read more

Drowning: a preventable killer

The latest World Health Organisation statistics show that children aged between five and 14-years-old in the Western Pacific Region are more likely to... read more

Beach water quality data now online

Information on the water quality of 350 beaches around New Zealand is now accessible on-line, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. It comes... read more

Blackcaps squad announced

Blackcaps captain Brendon McCullum will revert to his customary middle-order batting position for the ANZ Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval,... read more

NEWS

Brooke Fraser cancels NZ tour

Local fans of Brooke Fraser have been left disappointed following news the songstress' New Zealand tour has been... read more

Hunter airlifted from Lake Tarawera

A 67-year-old hunter was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital after becoming ill in remote bush on the shore of Lake Tarawera... read more

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Helping the children at Christmas

Tauranga families are being encouraged to spare a few dollars for local children who've experienced abuse and neglect... read more

What's on Today? Surf Lifesaving

Junior surf lifesavers will be honing their skills and competing for club bragging rights at this weekend's Bay... read more

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Family’s plight for brave boy

He's cheeky, mischievous, strong-willed and sometimes stubborn. He's also a very special young man. Like any other... read more

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Electric car visits Tauranga

A beekeeper from Paihia is on what is believed to be the first trip from Cape Reigna to the Bluff and back in a... read more

Man killed in motocycle crash

One person is dead after a crash which has sparked a scrub fire in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Police say... read more

Beattie wins Mount Monster

Omanu's Max Beattie has beaten out Midway's (Gisborne's) Cory Taylor to win the Mount Monster. Beattie, who along... read more

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Rhyhan’s ‘a hero’

He's just a typical, chilled-out teenager. He greets his mates with a secret handshake and jolts his head back... read more

Local acts in Battle of Bands final

Two Tauranga acts will be representing the Bay of Plenty at the 2014 Battle of the Bands national finals in Auckland... read more

A Kiwi sound like no other

From the first strum of the guitar to the last power cord belted out by Jennie Skulander, Devilskin never fail... read more

Convicted paedophile’s appeal dismissed

A man sentenced to prison in the Tauranga District Court for various sexual offences has had his appeal against... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

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Family’s plight for brave boy

He's cheeky, mischievous, strong-willed and sometimes stubborn. He's also a very special young man. Like any other... read more

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Rhyhan’s ‘a hero’

He's just a typical, chilled-out teenager. He greets his mates with a secret handshake and jolts his head back... read more

BLOGS & OPINIONS

Crackers and crackpots

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  www.sunlive.co.nz  The Christmas crackers are out there, alright.  On the home straight to Christmas...read more

Local radio? Yeah, right

Ramblings and ruminations with Tony Moon I grew up back in the dark ages, when records were still mono and commercial radio broadcast was AM frequency...read more

Outdoor workout equipment for the Mount?

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder Outdoor exercising areas are becoming a popular trend all around the world, in places like parks, and on coastal...read more

Lawns, wages and housing areas

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor This week two council meetings were scheduled. At Monday's council meeting elected members received...read more

Council’s final week of 2014

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor What a way to finish the year! The final week of council in 2014 contained a few surprises, but overall it shows...read more

Going nutty this Christmas

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef  www.no1thestrand.co.nz As it's called the silly season, we often find ourselves going...read more

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Summer in Pilot Bay. Photo by Rosalie Crawford. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz