Simon Bridges under the spotlight

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges will once again be put under scrutiny as he hosts a Q and A session for members of the public. The MP Question Time will take place from 7pm to 8.30pm at Tauranga Boys' College on March 28, with all members of his electorate... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for showers, some heavy with a chance of thunder in the evening. Check out this day in history, when the best fish bite times are, and some of the activities on across the Bay. Our morning video was filmed at Mount Main... Read More

Parking system goes paperless

From April 3, Tauranga's pay and display machines will start being upgraded to a paperless system. Customers will need to enter their licence plate number when paying at the new machines. The machine sends this information to Tauranga City Council,... Read More

What’s On? TECT Park Open Day & Bees

It's a bit of a bleak morning today in the Bay, which means the possibility of getting out and about is slim. However, if the weather doesn't get too bad, you could always head down to the TECT All Terrain Park Open Day, which is (at time... Read More

A People’s History of The Bay of Plenty

If you've ever wanted to see your name on the cover of a published book, then Tauranga Writers has a doozy of an opportunity for you. In celebration of the group's 50th anniversary this year, Tauranga Writers is aiming to create a Guinness... Read More

Will's Beach Hop adventure

Will Wilson and his father Jeff Wilson set off from Tauranga this morning to motor up to the Repco Beach Hop event in Whangamata. They didn't make it very far. Driving his prized 1973 Holden Kingswood V8 with a Chevy 454 motor, Will had Jeff's... Read More

Doggy Day Out in Katikati

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties turned out in their droves for the annual Doggy Day Out at Uretara Reserve in Katikati. Now into its third year, the family event aims to give back to the local dog community by offering entertainment, advice,... Read More

The Noordam visiting Tauranga today

One of the final five cruise ships to visit Tauranga this season arrived in port from Napier this morning. Registered with Oceanic Cruises, the Noordam has a gross tonnage of 82,318 tonnes, is 285 metres in length, and is carrying 1924 passengers and... Read More

DHBs in deep ‘financial hole’

Labour Health spokesperson David Clark promises the party will restore health funding and address the $1.7 billion gap in the health budget. The Dunedin North MP says New Zealand's district health boards are in a “financial hole” with... Read More

Nuns, nuptials and nincompoops

When the crowd erupted into raucous laughter early on in the piece, I knew Detour Theatre were onto a winner with their latest show. Indeed, Detour's Wedding of the Century is such a delightful and joyful show I found myself walking out of the... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools change their policy to appease one student?

Yes, students have a right to stand up for what they believe in.
No, the student, and parents, agrees to the policy when they decide to go to that school.

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