Searching for the best builds

Judges have started their journey up and down the country seeking New Zealand's top quality builds in this year's Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition. This year's competition has some exciting new additions, with... Read More

Card spending up on last quarter

Retail spending using electronic cards rose in the March 2017 quarter across most retail industries, according to figures from Stats NZ. When adjusted for seasonal effects, spending in the retail industries rose 1.7 per cent in the March 2017 quarter,... Read More

What’s On? Anzac Day

Good morning Sunners and welcome to Anzac Day - a sombre day where we reflect upon the sacrifices of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts since. In commemoration of Anzac Day a number of events are being staged around the city to... Read More

Anzac Day: ‘We will remember them’

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning - we will remember them. Today people all across the country are gathering in the dawn to honour,... Read More

Phoenix decision made

The Phoenix carpark plan confirmed by the city council this week means the Mount Maunganui north area will actually get all the additions that the project's detractors have been complaining about, says councillor Leanne Brown.  “People... Read More

Tidal stairs prove immensely popular

There were naysayers right from the start – but the completed tidal stairs are a roaring success. Even as winter approaches, kids have been making the most of the redesigned waterfront, braving the chilly waters for a holiday swim (or bomb). Last... Read More

Lost, then found

Charles Foister, from Newcastle upon Tyne, in the UK, has ‘fallen victim' to Tauranga's friendliness and hospitality. Visiting New Zealand for about a month with his wife Jill, he lost his camera while travelling around Tauranga on... Read More

Intergenerational mingling at Easter

Toi Ohomai flight attending students were able to get some hands-on experience this Easter, serving the retirees at Ocean Shores. The institute's relationship with the Mount retirement village is in its fifth year, and gives students a chance to... Read More

What’s On? Golf & Pool Pooches

Ata marie, diligent SunLive readers. Thanks for logging on to see what's happening this Sunday! We've got a couple of great events to highlight today, as well as your Sunday regulars listed below. Since Wednesday, golfers and golf fans have... Read More

Pooches in the pool

Have you ever wanted to take your dog down to the local swimming pool and just let them splash around? Well, today, you can. Tauranga's Memorial Pool is holding a day out for dogs, giving them and any brave owners the opportunity to dive in the... Read More



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