Man dies after court cell incident

A man who left the Tauranga District Court cells in a ‘serious condition' last Wednesday has since died. Police told SunLive they are currently liaising with the 32-year-old's family. “We extend our sympathies to them during this... Read More

Eviction forces ill man to live in motel

A seriously ill Tauranga man has been thrown out of his home by the city's main social housing provider and is now living in emergency accommodation in a motel. Accessible Properties, a subsidiary of IHC, took over the ownership and management... Read More

Toddler airlifted from Matakana Island

The Truspower TECT rescue helicopter was dispatched to Matakana Island on Saturday morning, after a two-year-old reportedly experienced breathing difficulties. The boy was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital for treatment. At around midday the helicopter... Read More

Maddie, Ziggy and a demon

Maddie Mckenzie didn't wish for anything fanciful – she didn't want to be flown to the moon, or   Disneyland, be a millionaire, or meet Katy Perry. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation offered to create a little hope, a little... Read More

200th anniversary of spiritual leader

They'll gather in the early morning gloom on the slopes of Hopukioe or Mount Drury. About 50 people all told – and adherents of the global faith of Baha'i. And as the sun rises on Saturday, October 21, there will be readings and prayers... Read More

Person injured on vessel in Coromandel

An investigation is underway after a person had to be airlifted off a ship off the tip of the Coromandel this morning. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the area, following reports of a critically injured person at 6.30am. The vessel... Read More

Man leaves court cells in ambulance

An investigation is underway after a man was found in serious condition in the Tauranga District Court cells. A police spokesperson says officers responded to an incident in the Tauranga District Court cells, shortly after midday yesterday. “A... Read More

Thousands descend for Hot Pink Walk

A sea of pink invaded the Tauranga CBD overnight, as thousands of people turned out for the annual Hot Pink Walk. Roughly, 200 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the Bay of Plenty. The 3km Hot Pink Walk is in support of those women,... Read More

Beating down barriers in mental health

The biggest challenge facing those with mental health issues is the stigma surrounding the subject. That's what mental health worker Adrian Maxwell believes. “As soon as they get labelled, it makes it harder for them to engage with the community.” Working... Read More

Army of pink to hit Tauranga streets

Tauranga will be turning pink today. The streets will start to look a little brighter as people from around the region prepare themselves for the Hot Pink Walk tonight. The walk, which has been arranged by the Breast Cancer Support Tauranga, is being... Read More



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