American university group aids conservation effort

A values-driven tourism group from the University of Delaware got stuck into Bay of Plenty conservation efforts this week. The American university group... Read More

What‘s on - trucks, planes, trains and sprint cars

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. He whakaaturanga rangi i te rangi i tenei ra. Expect a mainly fine day apart from morning cloud and the chance of an... Read More

Avocado growers prepared in case of summer drought

Avocado growers are confident they will be able to cope in the event of a summer drought. Forecasters from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric... Read More

The cool and windy week explained by MetService

The MetService had forecast a cold and windy start to the last week as a cold front crossed over the far south of the South Island. The lingering southerly... Read More

Our protected native estuary gone says resident

Angela was at home in Windermere on Friday when the vegetation fire broke out in the nearby reserve. She was one of the first to call emergency services. “The... Read More

Total watering ban for Whitianga and Hahei

The Thames Coromandel District Council have advised that a total watering ban is now in place for Whitianga, and Hahei also remains on a total watering... Read More

Te Puna celebrates 20th speed shear

The Te Puna Speed Shear competition is back for its 20th year with top NZ shearers battling it out on stage this evening. People can come and watch... Read More

Te Puke show schedule jam-packed

A mechanical bull ride, a fun dog ring contest – and Te Puke’s Strongest Man and Woman Competitions – are all new attractions to Te... Read More

Kiwi, tui and fantail chosen as summer ambassadors

A new summer wildfire prevention campaign featuring three of New Zealand’s most beloved native birds has begun. Last summer, campfires helped... Read More

Man arrested for murder at Waihi Beach

Update, Sunday 7am: A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 22-year-old man at a Waihi Beach property last night. A... Read More

Two reported missing at Kaituna River found safe

Police report that emergency services were working this evening to locate two people who were last seen in the Kaituna River. SunLive readers... Read More

Forecasters warns campers of severe winds

MetService is forecasting a deep low to pass to the south of Aotearoa over the weekend which is pushing a westerly wind flow onto the country from Sunday.... Read More

Fine weather to bring in the new decade

Rounding off the 2010’s and diving into the next decade, hopes are high for a cracker of a finish to the year! A meteorologist with the first... Read More

Fight for Coromandel rescue helicopter begins

The lack of a rescue helicopter based in the Thames-Coromandel district could put patients at risk, Mayor Sandra Goudie says. For the last ten years... Read More

Freedom camping in the Western Bay of Plenty

Western Bay of Plenty Council advise that there are 46 different places where people can freedom camp in the Western Bay. There is also a KiwiCamp... Read More