Will Angie make it into parliament?

It will be a nervous couple of weeks for Angie Warren-Clark, as she waits to see whether special votes will secure her a place in parliament on the Labour Party's list. The Bay of Plenty candidate failed to unseat National's Todd Muller on... Read More

Karate exponent excels in Japan

She's just 15 and on the brink of being a world beater. Eden Holley, a Year 11 student at Otumoetai College, has returned from the World Shotokan Karate Federation 13th world championship in Tokyo where she won a bronze in the girls' 15 years... Read More

Container ship fire at port

A ship fire has broken out in the hull of the Kokopo Chief, moored in Tauranga, with high temperatures setting off an alarm on Sunday morning. Seventy firefighters are attending the fire, which is not affecting two of the ship's holds. The... Read More

What’s On? Bikes big and small

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to your post-election Sunday. Last night 46 per cent of New Zealand continued to back the incumbent National Party, while Labour improved on their 2014 result by gaining almost 36 per cent of the vote. In Tauranga,... Read More

Three helicopters dispatched to crash

Three different rescue helicopters were dispatched to the scene of a multiple vehicle accident north of Taupo yesterday. At around 1pm on Saturday the Rotorua-based BayTrust rescue helicopter, Taupo's Greenlea rescue helicopter, and the Waikato-based... Read More

Jan Tinetti heading to parliament

She might not have taken the seat of Tauranga, but Labour's Jan Tinetti will still be representing the electorate as a list MP in parliament. Jan improved on previous Tauranga Labour candidate Rachel Jones' 2014 vote count, securing 8841... Read More

Simon Bridges retains Tauranga

Incumbent National Party MP Simon Bridges has retained his Tauranga seat, receiving 19,111 votes. His nearest rival was Labour's Jan Tinetti, who received 8841 votes. It was a slight decrease on 2014, when Simon won 20,711 votes. However, the National... Read More

Election 2017: Nats 10 points ahead

11.55PM: The National Party has a 10 point lead on Labour, with 46 per cent of the vote to Labour's 35.8 per cent. New Zealand First will be the kingmaker, with both the right and left blocs requiring New Zealand First's 7.5 per cent share... Read More

Election 2017: Tauranga Results

10.50PM: Simon Bridges has won Tauranga, with 100 per cent of the vote counted. Labour's Jan Tinetti has come second, with New Zealand First's Clayton Mitchell in third place. Candidate Votes BORELL, Joseph James: 213 BRIDGES, Simon: 19,111 HODGE,... Read More

Election 2017: Bay of Plenty Results

11.55PM: Todd Muller has won Bay of Plenty, with 100 per cent of the vote counted. Labour's Angie Warren-Clark has come second, while New Zealand First's Lester Gray has come in third place. Candidate Votes BENNETT, Raewyn: 431 CARLEY, Bruce:... Read More



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