Iconic kapahaka festival opens

A unique kapahaka festival held especially for primary school children is celebrating its 25th year in the Bay this week. Young talent from around the region continues on stage today for day two of Ra Whakangahau, an annual festival where school children... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

Today's weather forecast is for a morning and evening cloud, and fine in the afternoon. Light winds and sea breezes.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 16 degrees.  High tide is at 11.40am... Read More

Lights switched on at the Bay Oval

The brand new light towers at the Bay Oval have been switched on for the first time – and the effect is impressive. Footage supplied to SunLive shows the six towers being turned on in various combinations and intensities. The drone footage was... Read More

A fine day with light breezes

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent. High tide is at 11am and low tide is at 5.10pm.... Read More

Golden Princess arrives in port

Waka ama paddlers came to a gliding stop at the sight of a cruise ship sailing in to Tauranga Harbour this morning.  About 20 students from Te Kura Kokiri in Welcome Bay were boisterously racing each other at dawn today in Pilot Bay, when the sight... Read More

Police chase captured on camera

A police chase from Te Puke through to Papamoa overnight has been caught on camera. A police spokesperson says officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Te Puke Highway at about 9pm. The vehicle failed to stop and a chase ensued. On Facebook, people reported... Read More

Charities to benefit from $20k donation

Nearly $20,000 has been raised for charities following the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club successful Melbourne Cup Charity Carnival event. Cure Kids and Alzheimers New Zealand Tauranga/WBOP will split the amount raised by the fundraiser. About 300 people... Read More

Serious truck crash on Bay highway

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious truck crash on State Highway 33, south of Paengaroa. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a ute and truck have crashed on the highway near the stretch of road known as Three Mile Hill. The caller... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day apart from some evening cloud and light winds. It's a one-clothing layer day today, with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 13 degrees. High tide is at 10.20am and low tide is at 4.30pm. Sea temperature... Read More

Locals to protest beggar ban bylaw

A protest against a recent motion to ban begging and rough sleeping in the city CBD is being led by a group of locals outside the Tauranga City Council this afternoon. The protest is in response to the motion by Councillors Terry Molloy and Bill Grainger... Read More

Warm spring day for the Bay

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 12 degrees. High tide is at 9.40am and low tide is at 3.50pm. Sea temperature is 17... Read More

Todd Muller checks in from Germany

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says has experienced a ‘huge learning curve' after attending the COP23 conference in Germany last week. In a Facebook video blog, Todd reports back on his involvement at the conference. He is one of more than... Read More

Retro Fayre proves a great success

The public got all dressed up in their best vintage frocks as part of the retro revolution that's taking a hold of Tauranga. A new Vintage and Retro Fayre, a brand new event to Tauranga, went off without a hitch, with many people saying it could... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

  Today's weather forecast is for high cloud increasing, and light rain developing in the evening. Also gusty southeasterlies.   It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 13 degrees.   Low... Read More

Fine weather returns to the Bay

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 13 degrees.  Low tide is at 12.50pm and high tide is at 7pm. Sea temperature... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

Today's weather forecast is partly cloudy, with the odd shower. Light winds and sea breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Low tide is at 12noon and high tide is at 6.10pm. Sea... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

Today's weather forecast is for a cloudy day with a few showers, but fine spells in the afternoon and sea breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 12 degrees. Low tide is at 11am and high tide... Read More

Todd ‘ready to get stuck in’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says he's ‘ready to get stuck in' and hold the new Labour government to account. Last week he made the first of what are expected to be regular Facebook video blogs, updating constituents on what's... Read More

Today's weather and a little history

Today's weather forecast is for cloudy periods with a change of showers, and sea breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Low tide is at 10am and high tide is at 4.20pm. Sea... Read More

Grey day expected for the Bay

Today's weather forecast is for periods of rain developing in the late morning, and clearing in the evening. Gusty southeasterlies, which should ease in the evening. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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