Tuesday, June 28, 2016



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Man charged with Tauranga baby's murder

Police have charged a 22-year-old man in relation to the death of a Tauranga baby. A homicide investigation was launched following the death of Richard... read more

Body found in bale of cardboard

Waikato Police investigating the discovery of a body contained within a bale of cardboard at a Hamilton recycling business. The body was discovered this... read more

Tarawera 100 gets ready to fly

Bay of Plenty's Cody Cooper will be looking to get down and dirty this weekend as he hits the tracks for this weekend's Honda Tarawera 100 cross-country... read more

One arrested following armed callout

UPDATED 4.30PM: Police have arrested one man following an armed incident at a rural property in the Lower Kaimai this morning. In a media statement, police... read more

Second car in fatal crash found

Police are talking to the occupants of a white car alleged to have been linked to the fatal crash near Hamilton Airport last week. Hamilton CIB Detective... read more



Fined for undersized lobster

A Coromandel man was fined $8150 and has lost his boat and equipment for taking undersized lobsters. Peter... read more

NZ forces at Bastille march

The New Zealand Defence Force will march in the French Bastille Day military parade in Paris next month.   Regimental... read more

Severe weather warning for Bay

The Bay of Plenty is set for another battering of bad weather with the MetService issuing a severe weather warning... read more

Distinctive design inspired by Matariki

In celebration of the Māori New Year, ANZ's ATM on Grey Street now features a distinctive and beautiful Matariki-themed... read more


Armed police in Lower Kaimai

Police are swarming a property in the Lower Kaimai area. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says whole a... read more

Tackling burglary offending

Police are taking further steps to address the recent increase in burglary offending. “While burglary rates... read more


Lower rates increase adopted

Tauranga City Council has adopted the annual plan setting an average rates increase of 2.2 per cent for the 2016/17... read more

Three-times a charm for Powerco

He's visited thousands of school children in the Tauranga and wider Bay of Plenty region. Now he's impressed the... read more


Ashes burn hole through deck

People are being warned to dispose of hot ashes in an appropriate manner after ashes in a plastic container burnt... read more


Vehicles crash on 11th Ave

No serious injuries were reported when two vehicles crashed on 11th Ave this morning. Emergency services were called... read more

Car crashes into tree

A person has been seriously injured after the car they were driving crashed into a tree in the Bay of plenty. Police... read more

Maketu community hub a step closer

Plans for a future multi-purpose community and recreational facility in Maketu are one step closer for the beach-side... read more

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Moko’s abusers to be sentenced

The two people who pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter following the death of a Taupo toddler will be sentenced... read more

Six compete for young grower title

Bay of Plenty's top young growers are being put through their paces physically and mentally as they compete for... read more

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Pyes Pa Memorial Park marked its 30,000th cremations last Friday - a number that's been accruing since the crematorium... read more


$448M of meth seized in record bust

Police have seized a record-breaking amount of methamphetamine in Kaitaia – 448kg, thought to have an approximate... read more


Tauranga racing in winter

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian  www.sunlive.co.nz Last Saturday's race meeting at the Gate Pa course in Tauranga was a testament...read more

Global Average Temperatures of the Troposphere: January 1969 - May 2016

Weather Eye with John Maunder The latest global average temperatures of the troposphere – those observed from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric...read more

Life’s daily habits

Dr Anna Rolleston  The Cardiac Clinic We're so engrained in the habits of our usual lives we're unable to see how anything can be changed. Life becomes...read more

Luckily for you, we are vigilant

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  www.sunlive.co.nz Greetings Sunners and congratulations to all you readers, we have 100 per cent attendance from...read more

Balancing cholesterol with a natural method

John Arts Abundant Living  www.johnarts.co.nz In 2009, a University of California study analysed the data of more than 130,000 people hospitalised...read more

Preparing the prawns

Culinary Conversations with Peter Blakeway Food writer, caterer and private chef Have you ever wondered where the frozen prawns in the supermarket...read more


A calm Bay day. By Daniel Hines. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz