Yoda wakes from winter slumber

All winter Frodo the dog has been waiting for his playmate Yoda the tortoise to wake up. Hibernating in his tortoise house at Olive Love's donkey farm in Windermere, Yoda has been asleep for nearly six months. This morning, he peeked out from under... Read More

Armed police spotted in Maungatapu

One person is in police custody after an armed callout in Maungatapu. Part of Maungatapu Road was cordoned off last night as police reported to an incident just before 10pm. Callers to SunLive reported multiple Armed Offenders Squad officers in the area... Read More

Accidental stabbing while skinning pig

A man is in hospital after accidentally stabbing himself while skinning a pig. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to Te Kaha Medical Centre at about 1pm yesterday, after a 24-year-old man reported with a potentially life-threatening injury. The... Read More

Injured woman found in rugged bush

A Bay of Plenty woman has been airlifted to hospital with a suspected spinal injury. The woman was located in rugged bush on Sunday after a personal locator beacon had been activitaed near the Pakiki Hutt area. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called... Read More

Truck fire to cause traffic delays

Motorists are being warned to expect delays in the Greerton area this morning, following a truck fire on State Highway 29A. A truck was reported on fire at about 6.40am on the highway between Poike Road and Oropi Road roundabouts. A caller to the 0800... Read More

Strong year for Western Bay

A strong balance sheet, reduced debt and positive signs for continuing District-wide growth, are features of the Western Bay of Plenty District Council's annual report, which is approved by the council. “We are in a good position financially... Read More

Armed police swarm Maungatapu

Part of Maungatapu was cordoned off, Sunday night. Armed police officers were on scene. Callers to SunLive report multiple Armed Offenders Squad officers are in the area around Wikitoria Street, at the north end of the peninsula off Maungatapu Road. Police... Read More

Inquiry opened into container ship fire

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the fire on board the Hong Kong-registered cargo ship Kokopo Chief, berthed at the Port of Tauranga.  TAIC is deploying two investigators to the scene who are expected to... Read More

Distinguished, dapper and dashing riders

On Sunday morning, 140 dapper and finely attired riders tweaked moustaches and embarked on the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride. Parking their vintage and classic motorcycles at Club Mount Maunganui, the riders were given a health and safety briefing... Read More

Popular tribute bands coming to town

Fans of Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers won't want to miss a gig featuring the best hits of these bands at Totara Street. Lounge Apes and Funkadelic Monks are two Auckland-based tribute bands, playing the songs of Nirvana and Red Hot Chili... Read More



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The Sun going down over the water @ Sulphur Point. Photo: Casey Fredericks.

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