Person suffers burns in Bay house fire

A fire that started in a Rotorua kitchen has left one person with burns. Fire and Emergency got multiple calls about the burning single-storey home in Puriri Crescent, Hillcrest. It was already in flames when crews arrived, around 5.40pm...... Read More

Logging truck rolls, blocking state highway

A state highway which runs through the Bay of Plenty Police district is blocked after a logging truck rolled. A police spokesperson says State Highway 1 is blocked in Wairakei, north of Taupo. "A logging truck rolled near Palmer Mill Road around...... Read More

Kiwi kayakers chase fast Slovakian start

Luuka Jones will lead a seven-strong New Zealand canoe slalom team into the first ICF World Cup event of the season in the mountains of Slovakia this weekend, with valuable ranking points on the line. Olympic silver medalist Jones is on the verge of...... Read More

Twins defy the odds at Te Puke

It wasn’t mean to be. The odds were stacked against. Then it did happen and it was a minor miracle. Twin foals have been born to a mare at Wake Field Equestrian Centre in Te Puke. It’s very rare - about one in a hundred chances of being born...... Read More

Battle of Te Ranga commemorated

A gathering at dawn today was held to commemorate the Battle of Te Ranga. The Te Ranga Reserve on the corner of Pyes Pa Road and Joyce Road was the site of this significant battle 154 years ago in 1864. The Battle of Te Ranga occurred after the battle...... Read More

SunLive’s top news- June 21

SunLive’s top news stories: MPs trade blows over four-lane highway Countdown to Maungatapu underpass opening Baby’s...... Read More

Detour delivers ectoplasmic delight

I always find opening night for any play to be somehow more informal than other nights. It could be just me wondering if the actors have first night nerves, so I make myself feel relaxed for their sakes, and ready to forgive any first night faux pas....... Read More

Working to predict Ruapehu’s next big lahar

Scientists say a large lahar from Mount Ruapehu is inevitable, but could it again reach Desert Road, as it did around 450 years ago? Lahars are made up of mud and debris which flow down from an active volcano. The last at Mount Ruapehu was in 2007,...... Read More

NZ crews make bright start to Kiel Week

  The New Zealand contingent made a strong start to Kiel Week, with five boats inside the top four after the first day or racing.   Kiel Week is the world's biggest sailing regatta, with more than 4000 sailors competing across 45 classes,...... Read More

Concerns growing for missing man

People in the Tauranga area are being asked to keep an eye out for a man who has been missing since Monday. Warren Quaife, 31, has not been seen since Monday, June 18.  His family are concerned and are appealing for information on his whereabouts.  Quaife lives...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.