Relocatable house park plans

Te Puna company Modcom Portable Buildings Limited is going to be supplying 10 relocatable homes for use by Edgecumbe people displaced by flooding. The units will form a ‘relocatable house park' at the Whakatane Holiday Park and will meet... Read More

Kiwi crew claim silver at Kiel Week

Alex Maloney and Tauranga sailor Molly Meech had to settle for second at the Kiel Week regatta after finishing fourth in the double points medal race. The Olympic 49erFX silver medalists needed to finish four places ahead of Charlotte Dobson and Saskia... Read More

Smokefree Rockquest top 12

The 2017 Smokefree Rockquest regional finals is expected to hit all the right notes once again for young bands in the Bay of Plenty this week. The event will be held at the Totara St performing arts centre and will have performances from 12 Bay of Plenty... Read More

Winter colours get kids exploring

An educational and interactive explorer challenge will encourage families to take in the unique surroundings of Bay of Plenty these school holidays. Sport Bay of Plenty has designed a photo challenge called the Colour Quest Koru to help showcase the... Read More

HODGSON, Graeme John

Loved brother, brother in law and uncle of Robert and Glenys; Bradley, Emma and Theo; Cameron, Larissa, Elsie and Jude; Aaron and Jessica (Aus). Thinking of him as he has made his final lap on earth to go to the big race track in heaven. May he race... Read More

Pockets of rough weather on the way

New Zealand's second large low in a week is approaching and this one may affect more of the country with it tracking directly across central areas, unlike the sub-tropical low last week that only brushed the north. Like last week, this big system... Read More

Bay schools cut out fizz

Bay of Plenty schools are cracking down on fizzy and caffeine-based drinks to help lower obesity, diabetes and tooth decay risks. All Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools have banned sugary drinks, but many secondary schools have far to go. “Having... Read More

GARDNER: Manda Grace

Peacefully on June 26, 2017. Loved wife of the late Robin. Loved mother and mother in law of Dominique, Natasha and Robert. Loved grandma of Christian, Maya, and Nika. A service for Manda will be held at Hillsdene Chapel, 143 Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga... Read More

Paula returns to Tauranga Council

Former Tauranga City Council chief executive officer Paula Thompson is expected to return to the council today as a “non-voting standing member from Bay of Plenty Regional Council”. The appointment is expected to be endorsed by today's... Read More

SWORN, Roy Keith

On Friday 23 June 2017 in Tauranga. Loved husband of Jackie; father and father-in-law of Jenny and Chris Meban, Nicki and Ant Harland, Ian and Justine Sworn, and grandfather of Alex and Laurie, Olivia and Chris, Josh and Harry. A service for Roy will... Read More

Amazing year for America’s Cup sailors

Innovation and excellence were key factors in Emirates Team New Zealand's dominance in claiming the America's Cup this morning, including an immensely talented bunch of Kiwi sailors. Team New Zealand won back the Auld Mug after completing... Read More

Lifeguards’ hard work recognised

Surf lifeguards across Gisborne, the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are set to make a splash into the spotlight for the Zespri awards of excellence next month. The annual award ceremony will recognise surf lifeguard club members for their hard work and... Read More

Tomahawk wielding offenders sought

A shopkeeper is nursing a cut to his hand after two men armed with tomahawks burst into a dairy and attempted to rob it. Hamilton Police are seeking the community's assistance to identify two offenders who have entered a superette armed with tomahawks. The... Read More

Connecting Waihi Beach to Katikati

The opening of a new walkway bridge is the turning point to the Bay of Plenty District Council's future plan to connect Waihi Beach to Katikati and Omokoroa. The walkway bridge, which completes the Waihi Beach Dam Circuit track at the north end... Read More

BEATTIE, Hunter Zion

Passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, June 24, 2017. Aged 3 years. We will miss you our brave battler. Grateful to have had your sunshine smile in our lives. Treasured son of Dave and Jeni. Loved big brother of Travis. Cherished grandson and nephew... Read More

Cyclist injured in Tauranga crash

UPDATED 10.18AM: A cyclist is believed to have sustained moderate injuries in a crash in Tauranga. Police were called to the collision on 15th Ave, near Grace Road, just after 9am. “The victims involved appear to have sustained moderate injuries... Read More

A crisp start in Tauranga today

Today we're off with a crisp start to a fine day with light winds.   Our location for this morning's weather wrap video is outside the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at Sulphur Point overlooking the Tauranga harbour, where Peter... Read More

Bay Today

Early morning lift-off for Humpty Dumpty at Memorial Park. Photo: Lynly Whitaker. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

Police name man who died at Kaituna Cut

The man who died while fishing at the Kaituna Cut has been named. Chao-Ching Lee of Te Puke was pulled from the water at the river mouth on Sunday. CPR was performed on the 35-year-old, but he died at the scene, says police. Chao-Ching's cause... Read More

The America’s Cup is coming home

  Hundreds, if not thousands, of people crawled out of the warmth of their beds to show their support for Tauranga's own Peter Burling, as he headed into the final race of the 35th America's Cup. A big screen along The Strand saw crowds... Read More



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Early morning lift-off for Humpty Dumpty at Memorial Park. Photo: Lynly Whitaker.

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