Nuns, nuptials and nincompoops

When the crowd erupted into raucous laughter early on in the piece, I knew Detour Theatre were onto a winner with their latest show. Indeed, Detour's Wedding of the Century is such a delightful and joyful show I found myself walking out of the... Read More

Kidworx line up announced

Entertaining the little groms just got bigger and better as Kidsworx announces its line-up of events for the 2017 Crankworx festival currently taking place at Skyline Rotorua. Kidsworx is a dedicated area just for mini shredders, with free activities... Read More

The altruistic Mitchell boys

He could have asked for a mountain of toys for his birthday, but instead, Oscar Mitchell asked his friends to help him help the Tauranga SPCA. The just turned six-year-old who celebrated his birthday recently was down at the SPCA in Greerton today to... Read More

WaiBOP leagues fire up in fortnight

Waikato Bay of Plenty football region's flagship men's' leagues – the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership and WaiBOP Championship – both kick off in under a fortnight. Opening day will see some tasty early fixtures, with 2015 champions... Read More

MetService issues severe weather watch

A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel, with possible heavy rains to strike both regions on Sunday and Monday. MetService says a slow-moving low in the Tasman Sea will direct a moist northeasterly flow over New Zealand... Read More

Birthday bash yields Starship cash

Men and women in fishnet stockings, short skirts and black and white maid's outfits, a bloodied bride, a pimp in dark glasses and a time traveller were among the guests at Richard O'Brien's birthday bash at Baycourt in Tauranga on Friday... Read More

Shoreline search for missing boatie

The search for a Te Awamutu boatie missing off the Tauranga coast since Tuesday will continue today. Police, Coastguard, Navy, and search and rescue volunteers have been searching for Karl Earwaker, 39, of Te Awamutu after his boat was found capsized... Read More

Taking tips from the big smoke

Tauranga City councillors have spent two days in Auckland on a fact finding trip focusing on quality urban design and how it can transform and revitalise a place. The itinerary included visits to Auckland Central Library, a tour of Hobsonville Point... Read More

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Omokoroa Beach Wharf. Photo: Mike Berry. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. email: photos@thesun.co.nz Read More

High stakes fillies and fashion fever

Ladies and Gentleman – it's time to don your fancy frocks and frills, grab your wallets and gather the kids – because today Racing Tauranga is hosting a horse racing and fashion in the field event for everyone. The Bayleys International... Read More

Expect delays on SH2 at Te Puna

Motorists travelling on State Highway 2 north of Tauranga are being warned to expect delays as work on the Te Puna roundabout continues this weekend. The two-lane roundabout replaces the Te Puna Minden Road intersection, and the New Zealand Transport... Read More

What’s On? Horses & speedway

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, welcome to Saturday and the first day of the weekend. Possible showers are forecast for the afternoon, so pack a brolly if you're heading out to The Bayleys International Raceday at Tauranga Racecourse in Greerton,... Read More

Scott’s tattoo photos going global

A collection of images shot by a Tauranga photographer are set to appear in an internationally produced magazine next month. Earlier this week photographer and trainee teacher Scott White learned several photos he captured during the New Zealand International... Read More

New social housing model launched

Cabinet ministers were on hand to show government support for its new social housing model at a ceremonial function in Tauranga on Friday. From next month Accessible Properties will take over 1138 social houses and tenancies owned by Housing New Zealand. “This... Read More

First escape room game opens in Tauranga

Popular entertainment business Escape Masters officially launched its new Tauranga operation in the heart of Red Square last night with a fun, prison themed VIP event. Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless opened the business by using a key to unlock handcuffs... Read More

Traffic Report - 24 March 2017

Transportation Major road upgrading works are due to commence on Hastings Road between SH29A and Hastings Height. New roundabout installation at the intersection of Dickson Road / Grant Place. Please take care when driving through these areas of ongoing... Read More

WALKER: Phineas Eleaza

Passed away on March 23, 2017. A service for Phineas will be held at Waimapu Pa Marae on Monday 27th March at 11am. Read More

Just in time for Beach Hop

Tauranga car enthusiast Keith Sawyer would have been breathing a sigh of relief on Wednesday morning, after getting his 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Coupe road-certified. The warrant of fitness and registration came through at 8.30am, meaning he could... Read More

Winners of Travel Safe competition to be announced

This year's Travel Safe ‘Design your own helmet' competition received a record number of entries with 1649 entries in six categories. The winners will be announced by Mayor Greg Brownless on Thursday, 30 March at Tauranga City Council... Read More

PURTON: John Edward

Peacefully on March 24, 2017 at Scott Home, Radius Althorp in his 78th year. Dearly loved husband of Pat. Loved father and father in law of twins Michael and Laurence (both deceased), Stephen and Jasmine, Shelley and Philip. Loved grandad of Caroline... Read More



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Omokoroa Beach Wharf. Photo: Mike Berry. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. email: photos@thesun.co.nz