Armed robberies, how do we stop them?

A spate of aggravated dairy and petrol station robberies in Tauranga in the last couple of months has left one question in people's minds – how do we stop this sort of crime? SunLive asked a number of people in the community the question. While... Read More

An artist with a 'savage' heritage

“When Captain Cook visited Niue in 1774,” says Iata Peautolu, “he tried to land three times, and three times he failed. It's recorded that these ‘fierce brutal savages' didn't allow him access so he carried on... Read More

Hitting the highway for Edgecumbe

Tauranga Weekend Riders gathered this morning to lead hundreds of motorcyclists on the S.O.S Edgecumbe Charity Ride. Their goal: to raise money for those still dealing with the fallout from last month's flood, including those still cleaning... Read More

Vox Pop: Budget 2017

With Budget 2017 now unveiled, SunLive took to the streets recently to discover what people thought and how it will affect them. Described by Finance Minister Steven Joyce as a budget that will “deliver for New Zealanders”, the range of... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

The weather and tides, how many layers of clothing to wear today, an interesting factoid about New Zealand history plus a snippet of some exciting events taking place in Tauranga? It must be Weather with Rosalie time again! Today we have rain, and... Read More

Caravan fire treated as suspicious

Police and fire scene investigators are investigating a suspicious blaze which destroyed a caravan in Rotorua on Thursday. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Megan Ruru says three appliances from the Rotorua Station were dispatch to what was... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for cloud with showers increasing from the afternoon.  It's a three-clothing-layer day with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 13 degrees.  This day in NZ history Anna Pavlova arrived to dance in NZ for... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

This morning we watch sunrise with Harry and Sophie, the pair of oyster catchers living on the Mount Main beach. The weather forecast today is for a perfectly fine autumn day.  Although fine it's also a three-clothing and one-windproof layer... Read More

Viva la Arthouse Revolution!

A revolution is happening right here in the Bay of Plenty and it needs your help to take its message to the rest of New Zealand. The Arthouse Revolution is a free community-based art project that will showcase the Bay's top amateur artists in... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

The weather and tides, how many layers of clothing to wear today, an interesting factoid about New Zealand history plus a snippet of some exciting events taking place in Tauranga? It must be Weather with Rosalie time again! This morning the weather... Read More

A chilly start in Tauranga

  Today the forecast is for fine weather at first with some cloud from the afternoon, and light winds. It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer today with a high of 15 and an overnight low of 10 degrees. Check out our weather wrap... Read More

Edgecumbe review panel revealed

Details of an independent review into Edgecumbe's stopbank failure during ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie last month have been revelaed by the the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The review of the Rangitaiki River Scheme will be led by Sir... Read More

Online application for Acorn funding

This year's Acorn Foundation funding round has opened with preliminary applications now being accepted. Acorn Foundation Operations Manager Margot McCool says charities and community organisations have until May 29 to complete their applications. “For... Read More

Support for museum gains momentum

There was a strong sense of momentum about the development of a museum for Tauranga when an enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered at Tauranga Art Gallery on Thursday to celebrate International Museum Day. “We've been here 16 years and... Read More

A cinematic journey through the Bay

Serendipitous or good timing – both are fitting ways to describe the launch of Bay of Plenty Film's new website. The new website, which has been in development for several months now and was launched this week, aims to attract both national... Read More

Burping their way to victory

Forty hearty competitors pushed their bodies to the limit during SPEE Training's One kilometre Burpee Challenge in Mount Maunganui. Starting from the Mount Maunganui Surf Club the competitors, some in teams and others as individuals, burpee'd... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

The weather and tides, how many layers of clothing to wear today, an interesting factoid about New Zealand history plus a snippet of some exciting events taking place in Tauranga? It must be Weather with Rosalie time again! Today is a three clothing... Read More

A flash-as haka flash mob in Rotorua

Visitors to the Rotorua Night Market were surprised and treated to an impassioned flash mob haka on Thursday evening. Students from Rotorua Boys' High School's winning Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition team Raukura appeared from all... Read More

Mainly fine, chance of showers

Today is a three clothing layer and a one windproof layer day. Keep warm and watch out for westerly winds increasing later. The weather will be mainly fine with a chance of morning showers.  A high of 16 and an overnight low of 12 degrees is expected. Check... Read More

Police chase in Welcome Bay

UPDATED 9AM: A motorcyclist has been arrested after leading police officers on a chase through Welcome Bay in Tauranga overnight. A police spokesperson says the chase kicked off after the motorcyclist failed to stop for officers for a routine check... Read More



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