Another hot Tauranga day predicted

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with high clouds increasing and northerlies.  There's a predicted high of 27 and an overnight low of 17 degrees.  Check out which NZ artist made back-to-back No.1 singles in our today in NZ... Read More

Another fine and hot day in Tauranga

Today the weather forecast is for a sunny day, with fresh south westerlies. A high of 28 degrees is being forecast for today in Tauranga. The MetService is forecasting a low will bring damaging winds to exposed parts of the South Island and lower North... Read More

Fine day with a high of 25

Today the forecast is for a sunny day with westerlies.  It's a 1-2 layer of clothing day with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 13.  Remember to wear sun protection all day. Check out what's happening, when the best fishing... Read More

Colour up your life in Mount Maunganui

Plumes of coloured powder, the sound of laughter and big bright beautiful smiles are lighting up Mount Maunganui this afternoon. There's still time to get in on the action that is the 2017 Colour Splash which is delighting the crowd at Coronation... Read More

High in the skies

The skies above Tauranga City Airport will reverberate with the sounds of fast jets and some of the fastest land-based vehicles in New Zealand at the second annual picnic-type Tauranga City Airshow this month. The 2016 afternoon and evening family fun... Read More

Big crowd bids goodbye to cruise ships

A massive crowd was on hand in Mount Maunganui to bid bon voyage to cruise ships Noordam and Ovation of the Seas on Friday night. Both cruise ships were in town for the day, with the Noordam and Ovation docking in the Port of Tauranga within half an... Read More

NZ Beach Hockey Champs kicks off

Sixteen teams from around the country will vie for the title of New Zealand Beach Hockey champions in Mount Maunganui today. About 100 hockey players are competing in the fifth annual championships which kicked off outside the Mount Surf Club on the... Read More

Weather with SunLive and 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 SunLive and Rosalie time again! Today the weather... Read More

Tea bags turned into art

Deborah Forkert's tea bag art at Cottleston Gallery in Greerton looks a little like stained glass with a multicultural Pacific flavour. On looking more closely though, it becomes clear each piece is made from used tea bags. She noticed the similarity... Read More

Two cruise ships in port today

Today is a two cruise ship day, with the Noordam due at 9am and the Ovation of the Sea at 9.30am. Both ships depart this evening. Today we may have brief morning rain followed by fine weather in the afternoon with a southwesterly change.  Check... Read More

Bird 'senselessly' killed in Tauranga

It was a mindless act of violence and cruelty. A fluffy little white-fronted tern chick in a specially constructed nest on an old abutment on the Hairini Bridge in Tauranga has been killed by a rock deliberately thrown from the bridge. The nesting terns... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

It might not be as scorching hot as Wednesday, but it's still looking like it'll be a great day in the Bay today. Thursday's forecast is for morning cloud at first followed by a sunny day and northwesterlies, with a predicted high... Read More

Waterfront construction on show

The Tauranga waterfront construction work is on schedule, with the build of the new pier, pontoon and tidal stairs which form part of the Access to Water project. “At the moment work is focused on finishing the ground foundations and the reinforced... Read More

Oystercatchers back at main nest site

This morning the oystercatcher family on Mount Main beach were back at their main nesting site where the two eggs hatched out a few days ago. The young chicks are doing well, despite negotiating their way around holiday makers during the day and the... Read More

Bin rolls off truck, blocks highway

A bin off the back of an EnviroWaste truck is blocking one lane of State Highway 29. Police were called to the incident, near Redwood Lane, around 10.20am. A police spokesperson says they received a report that a rubbish truck's back trailer had... Read More

Summer temperatures kicking in

It's shaping up to be another scorcher of a day, with a high of 28 degrees being forecast. Today we're showing scenes from Papamoa including one of the tsunami bridges. The forecast is for fine weather apart from some morning cloud and westerlies.  Check... Read More

Harry the Shitzu spotted on video

Harry, the missing Shitzu dog, has been filmed on the Bethlehem Town Centre security cameras after going missing in September last year. He was running along the path on Bethlehem Road from the Moffat Road direction towards Bethlehem Primary School just... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today we have a chance of morning showers, then becoming fine with westerlies. A high of 26 is forecast by the Metservice Check out today in history and what's o. Read More

What’s up with Simon Bridges?

It seems to me that once an MP becomes a cabinet minister, he's adroitly balancing two full-time jobs. Plus attempting to give prime time to his home “constituency”, where wife and children no doubt keep him grounded as husband and... Read More



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The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz