On the trail of beauty

Papamoa physiotherapist James Mooney is no runner – golf is his thing – but he's pulling on his running shoes for a good cause in September – The Moa Experience trail run. The inaugural event on September 3 will cover a 15km course... Read More

Southern Harbour work resumes

Construction work on the Southern Pipline will now continue after an assessment came back giving the all clear. On Thursday morning mud used for drilling seeped through loose ground and reached the low tide harbour surface on the Memorial Park side. Construction... Read More

Hail forecast for the Bay

A total of 36 weather-related calls kept firefighters, mostly in the Bay of Plenty, busy from 6pm on Thursday and early Friday. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Jaron Phillips says the calls included trees across roads, a couple of roofs lifting... Read More

Mud leaks into the harbour

  Tauranga City Council have stopped work on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing due to mud seeping up through the ground. This morning mud used for drilling seeped through loose ground and reached the low tide harbour surface on the Memorial... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

The weather forecast is for an overcast day with rain setting in about midday, and with possible downpours. There'll be strong northeasterlies, easing and changing  to northwestleries in the evening. Thursday July 20, 2017 from Sun Live... Read More

Warning as heavy rain nears the Bay

Storm clouds are brewing as the MetService issues a severe weather warning for the Bay of Plenty. Anywhere between 90 to 100mm of rain is forecast to accumulate in nine to 12 hour period around midday. “A large complex low pressure system is expected... Read More

Corrections teaming up with Horticulture

  News the Department of Corrections and Horticulture NZ will be partnering in the Bay of Plenty to help turn offenders' lives around is being welcomed. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme in Hawke's Bay that was... Read More

Another winter storm on the way

Rain, snow and strong winds are being forecast for the country as another winter storm hurtles towards New Zealand. The MetService says a broad low with a series of fronts is set to sweep over New Zealand during the next few days bringing some nasty... Read More

Edgecumbe clean-up continues

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how the recovery is progressing. “The Government is committed to ensuring the Edgecumbe community and Bay of Plenty has the support they... Read More

Nasty weather on the way

  While the skies may look reasonably clear around the country today, tomorrow is going to be a different story. Weather forecaster are predicting deluges of rain for most areas, with some regions expected to get around two months' worth of... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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