Second for Bay surf life savers

Less than ten points separated second-place getters Bay of Plenty from the top spot in the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Representative Challenge at Waimarama Beach in Hawke's Bay. With a series of demanding races on land and in the water, the team... Read More

A city of two councils

Tauranga ratepayers face the prospect of forever paying for two separate council buildings in the same city, unless some way is found to get the two talking. Tauranga City Councillor Larry Baldock is currently preparing for the first city transformation... Read More

Triple Threat take home the Giant Jandal

Auckland team ‘Triple Threat' took out the final of the New Zealand Beach Hockey Championship at the Mount on Saturday. They beat New Plymouth's ‘Sandy Cracks' to claim the coveted Giant Jandal for 2017. Event organiser... Read More

Rare turtles cause a stir

A sighting of three leatherback turtles from the wildlife cruise boat Bay Explorer is causing a re-think about the species says skipper Brandon Stone. “It's extremely rare and it changes a lot of theories about the species in the area as... Read More

Sandcastle spectacular

A sandcastle doesn't have to be two buckets of sand plonked on top of each other and adored with sea lettuce and a shell or two. And during summer Brett Muir definitely proved that a sandcastle can be an architectural marvel on Mount's coastline. But... Read More

Ella's second national title

Whangamata surfer Ella Williams successfully defended her Open Women's title at the National Surfing Championships at Piha on Saturday She's the first woman to defend her title in 16 years, and is preparing to head off to Australia this week... Read More

What's on: The A&P Show

A nice overcast takes the heat off for the outdoor events today, like the A&P Show on its second day at the Tauranga racecourse, and the Lions Markets at the Historic Village in 17th Avenue. Tauranga A&P Lifestyle Show president David Harricks says the... Read More

See what’s fuelling your food

You can observe first-hand what's nourishing your favourite salads, fresh vegetables and barbeque meats by signing up for a Port of Tauranga summer tour this month. From next Monday fertiliser manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients will open its... Read More

A&P show 'not just for farming folk'

Kent Eynon had a little lamb, its fleece has never been shorn. But on Sunday it will be shorn, after avoiding the shears since it was born. A top-class shearer is expected to give the now two-year-old hirsute sheep the long overdue haircut at the Tauranga... Read More

Colour up your life in Mount Maunganui

Plumes of coloured powder, the sound of laughter and big bright beautiful smiles are lighting up Mount Maunganui this afternoon. There's still time to get in on the action that is the 2017 Colour Splash which is delighting the crowd at Coronation... Read More



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The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz