Power cut to 335 Oropi properties due to crash

11.20pm Update: Power has now been restored to 335 properties in Oropi following a power cut on Sunday evening. The power outage was due to a vehicle... Read More

Enjoying more of the Easter moonlight

On Easter Friday night, the moon above the Bay of Plenty provided a stunning display of golden luminescence. Kerri-Anne Fraser made use of the opportunity... Read More

“Council should leave well alone”

“It is not a damned horse paddock. It should not be up for sale to private enterprise.” That’s the no-nonsense view of retired accountant,... Read More

Bringing in the good wood

Who ‘wood’ have thought? Around a decade ago, members of the Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Club were brainstorming fundraising ideas, and thought... Read More

Helicopters and fire trucks fight Reporoa blaze

Multiple fire appliances and helicopters are fighting a bush fire in Reporoa this afternoon. It's understood that nearly five square km of bush... Read More

Building peace down Te Puna Road

Horses will be honoured and welcomed on Te Puna’s Anzac Day Hikoi. And deservedly, because horses paid dreadfully in WW1 – 10,000 were... Read More

Report warns environment in serious trouble

A bleak picture of the state of New Zealand's environment has been painted by the government's official report, Environment Aotearoa 2019. The... Read More

BOP farmers compete for national awards

The 33 finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are preparing for the final round of judging.  The winners will be announced at... Read More

New workers help kiwifruit industry in BOP

Around 250 people have successfully applied to vary the conditions of their visitor visas to work in the labour shortage declaration in the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Te Puna Anzac hikoi marks special year

Anzac Day in Te Puna marks 2019 as a special year for the local community and will be celebrated with a hikoi and a commemorative rugby match at the... Read More

Explosion in Whakamarama

Social media lit up on Saturday night after a loud explosive sound was heard in the Omokoroa and Whakamarama area. SunLive readers also reported hearing... Read More

Thames-Coromandel getting bike wise

The Thames-Coromandel District Council has gained ACC cycle funding to provide a great opportunity to deliver free cycle skills. Thames-Coromandel... Read More

Person found deceased in Puarenga Stream

Update 2pm: NZ Police report that the person found deceased in a Rotorua stream this morning has been identified as a 62-year-old Rotorua man. The... Read More

The neighbours are bats

Long-tailed bats have been found close to Rotorua city environs. They have been discovered in two sites in Rotorua’s Sanatorium Reserve, an area... Read More

Omokoroa man still missing

NZ Police report that Omokoroa man Kevin Lipinsky is still missing.  He has not been seen since 6.30pm on Saturday. On Saturday night Bay of Plenty... Read More