Second for Bay surf life savers

Less than ten points separated second-place getters Bay of Plenty from the top spot in the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Representative Challenge at Waimarama Beach in Hawke's Bay. With a series of demanding races on land and in the water, the team... Read More

Father and son thrilled with results

NCEA results are out today, and at the Graham household, both father and son logged on in anticipation of seeing how many credits they got. ‘They', because father Fraser also teaches Maths at Aquinas College. It's often forgotten that... Read More

Logging in to get NCEA results

Bay of Plenty students are among thousands across the country logging in to see if their exam efforts have paid dividends. New Zealand Qualifications Authority released NCEA results this morning for more than 170,000 students nationwide following exams... Read More

Tirau crash victim named

Police have named the woman killed after a crash on State Highway 1, on Sunday. Esther Grace Lynn Chavel Bhana, 33, died following a two-car crash on the highway near Tirau yesterday afternoon. Police say Esther's vehicle was heading south on SH1... Read More

The difficulty of leaving town

They're about four months old, all fluffed up and cocksure and ready to confront the world head-on. But with nature, if things can go wrong they probably will. Add youthful bravado, distractions and confusion to the mix and they'll certainly... Read More

Tauranga takes a close fifth

Fifth place, it's not ‘in the money' nor does it have the cachet the Flight of the Conchords gave to Hamilton's fourth place, but it's Tauranga. Population estimates by Statistics New Zealand reveal Tauranga has overtaken... Read More

Rare turtles cause a stir

A sighting of three leatherback turtles from the wildlife cruise boat Bay Explorer is causing a re-think about the species says skipper Brandon Stone. “It's extremely rare and it changes a lot of theories about the species in the area as... Read More

Find out more about Toi Ohomai

If you're wondering what's next in 2017, local tertiary providers Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and the University of Waikato have the perfect opportunity for you. They're holding an Information Day on Wednesday, January 25, providing... Read More

Bird 'senselessly' killed in Tauranga

It was a mindless act of violence and cruelty. A fluffy little white-fronted tern chick in a specially constructed nest on an old abutment on the Hairini Bridge in Tauranga has been killed by a rock deliberately thrown from the bridge. The nesting terns... Read More

Retiring after 28 years

After almost 30 years of service, Toi Ohomai groundsman Graham Lee is finally hanging up his tools. The 71-year-old is looking forward to enjoying his retirement, after witnessing three decades of change at the local tertiary institute. Originally from... Read More



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The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz