Lions circle the stage coach

  Lions & the Stagecoach from Sun Live on Vimeo. It sits forlornly in all weathers at the front of the Historic Village on 17th Ave – a fading red monument to travel in another age. It's the village stage coach. “The paintwork's... Read More

The day Ramona won our hearts

It was like pre-history crashing head-long into the digital age. A dinosaur-looking bearded dragon with its scaly front legs draped, femme fatale-like, across a computer keyboard in The Weekend Sun's IT support office. A lizard from one age hanging... Read More

Suspected fatal shooting in Taupo

A man is dead from what police believe may be a gunshot wound. Police were called to an incident at an address on Whangamata Road in Kinloch, Taupo, at 8.45pm. Officers were called to assist ambulance following reports of an injured male at the address. “A... Read More

Funding boost for Whakatane museum

The Whakatane Museum and Research Centre has received a $120,000 funding boost from the Lion Foundation to help continue with the redevelopment on site.  The funding for the redevelopment is expected to cost $4.5 million, and the Whakatane District... Read More

A karateka wins his 7th gold

A Tauranga Breeze Breakfast announcer has won gold for the seventh time at the New Zealand National Karate Championship. Mount Maunganui resident, Mark Eagle, 43, has been involved in Karate for more than 30 years and has won six gold medals in a row... Read More

Teens steal coffee grinder

Six teenagers stole a coffee grinder and equipment from Pronto Burgers and Cafe on Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui. Four males and two females around the ages of 16 and 17 stole a coffee grinder and other items that have not yet been identified from Pronto... Read More

Mud leaks into the harbour

  Tauranga City Council have stopped work on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing due to mud seeping up through the ground. This morning mud used for drilling seeped through loose ground and reached the low tide harbour surface on the Memorial... Read More

North to South P supply-chain dismantled

Methamphetamine valued at $130,000 and $80,000 cash has been seized following a covert police operation involving the Southern and Waikato Police districts. The investigation targeted an alleged drug distribution network that supplied methamphetamine... Read More

Teen premieres second short film

A young Tauranga filmmaker has premiered her second short film, and has set her sights on completing a feature-length film in the near future. Rose McMahon's short film ‘Bleach' had its first screening at Village Cinema on Tuesday night. “Without... Read More

Good first day at squash champs

New Zealand's enjoyed a strong opening day at the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga, with three of the women and three of the men winning in straight sets. Women's coach Joanne Williams was thrilled at the positive start.   “I'm... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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