Heavy police presence in Bethlehem

Reports are coming in of a heavy police presence in the Bethlehem area. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there are police cars in the carpark of the shopping centre. "There are police officers around the Coffee Club and around...... Read More

Multiple crashes at same location on SH2

Three vehicles have been involved in two seperate crashes this evening on State Highway 2 at Whakamarama. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 5.20pm. A police spokesperson says the road is not blocked by the traffic is bad. "One...... Read More

Beach access mat is back for summer

From today, the bright blue beach access mat will be back at Mount Maunganui Main Beach for everyone to enjoy. The portable, rollout mat creates a sturdy and visible path to the beach for people who generally cannot get onto the beach or move across...... Read More

Woman kicked by horse at Tauranga races

A woman kicked by a horse in the birdcage at Tauranga Racecourse on Friday is in a stable condition in Tauranga Hospital. The incident happened when the jockeys were mounting for race six out of eight for the races afternoon programme. Kendyll Lee...... Read More

Hot start to the week, but colder change coming

It's hotter than normal for mid-December across much of New Zealand today and tomorrow, but some areas will get a significant mid-week cool down. A weak but large area of low pressure will lazily track up the South Island on Wednesday...... Read More

$10m boost for museum rebuild

A commitment of $10 million towards the rebuild of the Rotorua Museum has been approved by the local Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The building has been closed since November, 2016, when it was ruled a earthquake risk. As the museum/Bath House...... Read More

Foreign fishing crew nabbed for paua offending

Foreign merchant vessels are being warned that a zero tolerance approach will be taken to crew members who exploit our fisheries without regard to the rules. The Ministry for Primary Industries is concerned that despite being repeatedly provided with...... Read More

New healthcare guidelines for transgender people

Health professionals and transgender advocates from around the country have created a new set of guidelines. The guidelines, titled Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand...... Read More

Epic parade in Te Puke for Christmas

After a significant electrical storm on Friday night, the skies cleared and the Te Puke Christmas Parade went ahead. The parade ran smoothly with many special vehicles joining the line up, many sports clubs and businesses got into the Christmas spirit,...... Read More




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