Competition ramps up for kayakers

Fresh from a golden haul, New Zealand's top kayakers will get a significant increase in competition at the second round of the ICF World Cup canoe sprint season in Hungary this weekend. The eight-strong women's team won four gold medals at... Read More

Attacked by dog, threatened by owners

A Mount Maunganui man has had salt poured on his wounds after being attacked by a dog and then threatened by its owners. The 64-year-old man, who has asked to remain anonymous, had been riding his bike at Blake Park on Maunganui Road at the time of... Read More

‘Leading light’ John Chadwick dies

The Māori Party is mourning the loss of one of Rotorua's staunchest advocates, John Te Manihera Chadwick, MNZM. John, the husband of Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick, died suddenly in Rotorua Hospital on Friday afternoon. He was 72. John will lie... Read More

Angry response to school bus plans

Angry parents are promising the Bay of Plenty Regional Council a fight over plans to remove the school buses next July and instead place students on the commuter Hopper buses. A mother of Tauranga Intermediate pupils says instead of her children embarking... Read More

Prices and profit up at Sanford

Fishing company Sanford Limited posted a 25 per cent increase in net profit after tax to $19.0m for the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to the same period in the prior year. It's been achieved by raising the prices of higher value, non-commodity... Read More

An S.O.S response for Edgecumbe

If you see hundreds of motorcycle riders cruising towards Edgecumbe this Sunday, make sure to give them a toot or a wave. They'll be part of the S.O.S Edgecumbe Charity Ride, organised by local motorcycle club Tauranga Weekend Riders. Their goal:... Read More

Vox Pop: Budget 2017

With Budget 2017 now unveiled, SunLive took to the streets recently to discover what people thought and how it will affect them. Described by Finance Minister Steven Joyce as a budget that will “deliver for New Zealanders”, the range of... Read More

Homeowner insurance premiums raised

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is concerned that major increases in taxes and levies on people who insure their homes could see low income households not be able to protect themselves from disasters. Chief executive Tim Grafton says by the end... Read More

Step out to get a story

It's about taking a step in someone else's shoes. And in the case of Red Cross' Maree Boyes and Tauranga mayor Greg Brownless, they're taking 10,000 steps a day to understand someone else's story. Maree and Greg have teamed... Read More

Rugby for charity in Greerton

When Greerton Marist's premier side runs out at home against Rangataua this afternoon, it will be in a specially designed one-off sponsored jersey's by the kids at Homes of Hope. The special charity match at Greerton Park on Oropi Road aims... Read More



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