Young rockers take out band quest

Class Disruption from Chisnallwood Intermediate in Christchurch, has just earned $3000 worth of gear for their school music department. The group was announced as winners of the nationwide primary and intermediate age music contest Rockshop Bandquest.... 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

Pedal power in Papamoa

Bicycles may outnumber cars in central Papamoa on Sunday as up to 500 cyclists come out for the annual Pedal Papamoa event. The free family-friendly ride leaves from the Papamoa Plaza at 10am and will follow the off-road stormwater trail to Evans Rd. There... Read More

The people vs Steamers

Tauranga Mitre 10 Mega are giving locals the chance to catch up with the Bay of Plenty Steamers ahead of their match against Counties Manukau. In support of the Mitre 10 Cup, locals are invited to join a passing skills test at Mitre 10 MEGA Tauranga... Read More

Busting it out for a cause

Underwear will be centre stage at the Waihi Beach Community Centre on September 30 for the annual Arty Bra Show fundraiser. The event has been running for the past eight years and supports a different local charity each year. This year proceeds will... Read More

Spring forward into daylight savings

It's that time of year again when barbeques and swimming are put back on the cards, with the sun setting later in the day. Daylight savings will start this Sunday, September 24, where clocks will go forward by one hour starting at 2am to become... Read More

Playwriting boot camp

Have you ever wanted to be the next William Shakespeare or Henrik Ibsen, a two-hour workshop could lead you to the stage. One of New Zealand's most successful playwrights Roger Hall will be holding an intensive two-hour workshop teaching you almost... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

  The weather forecast today is for a mostly sunny day with a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Also southwesterlies.   It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.    High... Read More

Tweed for a cause

On Sunday Harley Couper will don his finest attire, tweak his moustache and sit astride his Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle. Pressing his tweed is all for a great cause – to raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate... Read More

Colour flowers stars of quarry show

Colourful clivia will be the stars of their own show on Sunday, October 1, at the Te Puna Quarry Park where local growers and breeders will be on hand to talk about the fascinating plants. Among them will be Judy Coenen whose interest in clivias got... Read More



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

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