Dynamic duos in Papamoa

Today is the annual Eves Realty Dynamic Duo Parent Child Tournament hosted at the Papamoa Tennis Club. This year - its third - there are 64 entries divided into 32 teams playing on the courts. Tournament convenor Michele Hartley, dressed in a wig and... Read More

Letters from Bruce Mason

Graeme Thompson, a trained theatre archivist, found it very exciting when he discovered that Ken White, a former stalwart of the 16th Ave Theatre had correspondence with New Zealand playwright Bruce Mason and was a friend of his. He found these in the... Read More

Mount garage fire extinguished

UPDATED 10.10AM: Fire crews have now extinguished a fire at an Arataki property this morning. Mount Maunganui station office Paul Van Kol says eight firefighters and two appliances were dispatched to the fire which broke out in a three-bay garage at... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with some morning cloud and light winds.  It's a one-layer of clothing day with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Keep that sun protection going and enjoy the rest of today's... Read More

A beautiful day in Tauranga

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds. It's a warm one-layer of clothing day, and remember to wear sun protection. A shout out today to Welcome Bay who are unveiling their new mural at 1pm at the Welcome Bay Hall. Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for long fine spells and light winds.  This morning's sunrise video update has oystercatchers finding their breakfast, cruiseships arriving in port and kayaking at sunrise against the backdrop of the Mount.  If... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with some morning clouds and light winds.  Remember to wear sun protection.  Today is six years since the February 2011 earthquake. A great way to show care and support to the Cantabrians who moved... Read More

Top Mount attraction barely seen

One of the top tourist attractions at the Mount is unable to be fully enjoyed. Masked by parked cars, the giant pohutukawa tree in Pitau Rd has been spreading itself magnificently for nearly 500 years without even a plaque. A small seedling nudged its... Read More

Lifeguards learn how to be rock stars

Leaping off a 6m rock face into the surging tide may sound like fun but for 30 rising surf lifesavers at Whiritoa, there was a serious intent over the weekend. The lifeguards were taking part in the Zespri Intermediate Lifeguard School at the Coromandel... Read More

Summer returns to Tauranga today

There are a few days of sunshine ahead, with the weather forecast today bringing us a mostly sunny day and a light wind.  It's a one layer of clothing day with reduced humidity and a high of 23 degrees.  The Mount Everest Challenge is... Read More

A wet start to Monday

Today the weather forecast is for a few morning showers with increasing fine spells and light northeasterly breeze.  Check out the rest of the weather update, this day in history, best fishing bite times and a shout out for some birthdays. A special... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

All today's weather information, plus a piece of New Zealand history, brought to you in video form. The weather today is for cloudy periods with occasional showers and a north-easterly breeze. It's a great opportunity to brighten up the day... Read More

Wakeboarding in Papamoa waterways

As they old saying goes, ‘If life gives you lemons, make lemonade'. So what do you do if life gives you buckets and buckets of rain? Well, you bust out your quadbike and wakeboard and have a little fun, of course. Video has surfaced on Facebook... Read More

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

There'll be a lot of happy local anglers when this year's Decoro Blue Water Classic wraps up today. A wide variety of fish have being caught during the 2017 edition of the annual three-day fishing tournament which is run in conjunction with... Read More

Weather with Rosalie and SunLive

Good morning to passengers from the Black Watch and Celebrity Solstice who are visiting our port today. The weather forecast is for showers this morning with the possibility of thunder. In Maketu today you can help NZ Forest and Bird take care of the... Read More

Ride the Runway returns to Rotorua

Families are being encouraged to get amongst the action when the Rotorua Bike Festival's unique Ride the Runway event returns this Saturday. Proudly presented by Air New Zealand, the free family event which is now into its third year is all about... Read More

Heavy rain & thunderstorms on the way

Batten down the hatches as the MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. Further significant heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated this afternoon and Saturday, with the heaviest falls expected... Read More

Tauranga weather with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for heavy rain with thunder possible in the afternoon.  The Baywave and Greerton Aquatic Centres have their family fun nights on tonight, great places to go get wet. Check out the best fishing bite times and the rest... Read More

Surf clubs reaping kiwifruit rewards

Zespri's support of surf life saving in the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne regions has proved a ‘godsend' for smaller clubs and also given larger clubs a significant boost too. The partnership between the kiwifruit marketing... Read More

Rain, rain and ..... more rain

Today the weather forecast is for rain, with plenty more to come over the next day. A high of 22 and low of 20 degrees is forecast.   Thanks to Paul Halford who is out on his jet ski this morning showing us it's still a great day to get out... Read More

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Bay Today

Early morning view from the Mount. By Lynn Johnson. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz