A grey day in the Bay today

The weather forecast is for an overcast day, with a few showers and light winds.  It's a two-layer of clothing day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.   Today our sunrise weather video was filmed opposite... Read More

Stamps first on sale in 1855

Today the weather forecast is for a mostly cloudy day with a few showers. Northerlies tending easterly. Its a two clothing layer day with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 10 degrees. This day in NZ history in 1855 New Zealand's first... Read More

Hundreds turn out for protest march

Hundreds of local iwi members and supporters gathered at the bend of Te Puna Station Road today, from where they began their protest hikoi against Hauraki interests in Tauranga Moana.  Banners and flags ready, they stood in the morning sun, singing... Read More

Lights display an enchanting scene

The Strand turned into a scene out of a fairy tale with hundreds of people braving the cold to see the Winter Nights | Winter Lights display last night. The free, all-ages event features an interactive light installations by Angus Muir, a magical projection... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today's forecast is for a fine day with southerlies dying out at night.  Its a three clothing and one windproof layer day with a high of 14 and an overnight low of three degrees. This evening will see the second night of Winter Nights Winter... Read More

Tauranga armed robbery features on TV

The armed robbery of United Video in Tauranga feature as crime of the week on Police Ten-7. The show aired on TV2 last night in the hopes of generating fresh information that will help police locate those responsible for the crime. Two men armed with... Read More

Showers clearing in the afternoon

Today there are a few showers forecast, clearing this afternoon to fine spells.  Fresh southerlies are also expected today. Its a three clothing and one windproof layer day, with a high of 12 and an overnight low of four degrees. This day in NZ... Read More

Snow hits the Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty has not escaped the storm with snow being dumped in Mamaku this morning. Residents have taken to Facebook in the last hour reporting the snow fall. Temperatures are reported to be around one degree in Mamaku, four degrees in Rotorua... Read More

Southwest breeze and afternoon showers

The weather forecast today is for a few showers, frequent for a time in the afternoon and evening.   The southwest breeze should turn to a southeast in the late afternoon. It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with... Read More

Income inequality in Tauranga

An organisation is encouraging Tauranga to discuss what income inequality may look like to the community. SociaLink, with the support of Priority One, will be holding a Closing the Gap event where speakers will discuss their opinion on income inequality... Read More

Southerly change to hit Tauranga

Today we may have a few showers until mid-afternoon but then becoming mainly fine with a southerly change.  It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 12 and an overnight low of two degrees forecast.   Check... Read More

Dylz and Dyls doing odd jobs

Block NZ contestants Dylz and Dyls will be motoring around Tauranga to complete the odd jobs on your list that you never seem to have time for. Consumer electronics and home appliance company Haier are teaming up with the Bay boys to provide practical... Read More

Narrow escape for car on Kaimai Ranges

UPDATED: Video footage of a car running out of room while overtaking a truck on the Kaimai Ranges has sparked an official complaint. A regular user of the road contacted SunLive and says he has laid a complaint with NZTA and police about the current... Read More

Fine spells with westerly winds

Today is a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day. Tauranga is expected to see a high of 15 and an overnight low of 6 degrees tonight. There should be long fine spells during the day with some westerly breeze. Check out our What's On page and... Read More

Injured tourist winched from rocks

A tourist who sustained fractures to her lower leg had to be winched from rocks near Mount Main Beach this evening. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to Mount Maunganui's Leisure Island around 6pm. Pilot and base manager... Read More

Chaos at college gates

Parents of Papamoa College students are raising safety concerns about the traffic chaos they are experiencing when picking their children up from school. The front school gates are usually open, allowing parents to access a pick-up lane at the end of... Read More

Where in the world did I come from?

The ‘United Nations of Plants' is how Ned Nicely describes the Tropical Display House in Cliff Rd, Tauranga. On Friday, July 14, Ned, a parks coordinator for Tauranga City Council until 2013, will be giving a 42-minute talk on the origin... Read More

Mostly fine day in Tauranga today

Today's forecast is for cloudy periods and the odd evening shower, with light winds.   It's a three-clothing-layer day with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 8 degrees.  A car boot sale in Papamoa, indoor radio control cars... Read More

Rain to ease this afternoon

  Today the weather forecast is for rain but should be easing to a few showers by the afternoon.   Easterlies should be dying out by the evening.  This day in NZ history in 1924, Arthur Porritt won bronze at the Olympics, with the... Read More

A cloudy start in Tauranga

Mauao is in cloud this morning. Today is another three-clothing-layer day with a forecasted high of 13 and an overnight low of 8 degrees.  On this day in world history in 1957 John met Paul for the first time.   For more "this day in... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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