Rough sleeper belongings removed without warning

  A homeless man says he is angry after his personal belongings were taken and dumped near a skip bin by council cleaners.   The man, who... Read More

Therapy dog provides lifeline for Tara

  A jovial girl leads a caramel labradoodle around the park, they run up the hill carefree like any other child and their pet.   But there... Read More

Acorn achieves financial self-sufficiency

By harnessing the generosity of people in our region, the Acorn Foundation is building a pool of funds that will allow current and future generations... Read More

Teen voices during troubled times in Tauranga

‘Black Lives Matter’ protests have been the centre of most Tauranga students' lives, yet the importance of teachers' roles in the... Read More

Dan Carter kicking-off The Tauranga Gala Dinner

The world’s leading points-scorer and three-time World Player of the Year, Dan Carter, is lining up for a very special appearance at this year’s... Read More

Tentative plans for Fergusson Park improvements

  Tauranga City Council says they have a number of improvements tentatively planned for Fergusson Park.   SunLive approached the council... Read More

Transport report a critical step to support growth

Western Bay of Plenty leaders are welcoming the release of the Urban Form and Transport Initiative Final Report. The report outlines an optimal land... Read More

Petition to improve Fergusson Park pathway

An online petition is being launched for improvements to shared pathway facilities at Fergusson Park. Petition organiser Kit Marshall says from the... Read More

Western Bay distributes $300k to community groups

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has distributed $300,000 to local groups financially hit by COVID-19 through its Community Resilience Fund. The... Read More

Trust helps feed those in need in Te Puke

The Search Party Charitable Trust may not be a name familiar to most. But the organisation has been at the heart of Te Puke for seven years, keeping... Read More

Tauranga social service demand doubles

Tommy Kapai Wilson is on a mission to connect community members with homeless families through the ‘Awhi Up’ programme. The new initiative... Read More

Person dies after being struck by train

A person has died after being struck by a train in Hamilton overnight. Emergency services were called the incident near Peachgrove Road just before... Read More

Pulling together, connected and strong

The unveiling of a beautifully painted seven-metre long waka at the Historic Village on Saturday marked the beginning of a creative response designed... Read More

Injection of $2.5 million into Whakatane

An immediate cash injection of $2.5 million from the Government will go towards a suite of projects aimed at transforming the Whakatane riverfront and... Read More

Smiles prevail in anxious times

  Charlize Krause is a Year 13 student from Papamoa College, who works part-time at Pak’nSave in Papamoa.   She continued to work... Read More