End of July shaping up to be warmer than average

Milder air flows may lock in a warmer than average second half to July according to WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters, with temperatures a few to several degrees above average at times. Daytime highs in a number of centres this week will be in the mid...... Read More

Disappointment after mental health pilot dropped

Police officers are upset a proposal to improve 111 callouts has been dumped and mental health advocates hope it may yet be salvaged. The former National government last year announced an $8 million pilot scheme where mental health workers would attend...... Read More

Star-studded concert returns to Tauranga

One of Tauranga’s premier outdoor concert series is set to make a star-studded return to the city’s event calendar this summer. Organisers of the Stars Under the Stars concert today announce the outdoor concert’s return on Sunday...... Read More

One seriously injured in train crash

UPDATED 9.01AM: One person has been seriously injured after a car and train have crashed in the Bay of Plenty. Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 30, near Otakiri, shortly before 8.30am. A police spokesperson says one person,...... Read More

‘Pure passion’ following France’s World Cup win

Tauranga residents holidaying in France have found themselves in the thick of the celebrations after France beat Croatia in the final of the Football World Cup. Speaking to SunLive from Uzes, a small town in the south of France, Tauranga real estate...... Read More

Road closures in and around Tauranga

Motorists are being warned to expect slight delays around Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Ongoing works around the city means contractors are having to shut down certain roads. See below to see what closures are happening where and how your travels...... Read More

Convicted killer paroled to Tauranga address

The man jailed for the elaborate cover up of the grisly killing of Auckland man Javed Mills has been released from prison on parole to a Tauranga address. James Cooper killed 25-year-old Javed in late July 2009, then smashed his skull and spread the...... Read More

Man rescued after cold, wet night on Mt Ruapehu

A 21-year-old man has been rescued following a cold, wet night on Mount Ruapehu. Police were called at 5pm on Saturday after the man did not return from a day hike up the mountain. A search base was set up at Turangi and four search teams, around...... Read More

Coromandel roads closed following storm

State Highway 25 and State Highway 25A in the Coromandel are closed this morning. The NZTA says SH25 is closed in both Tapu and Ruamahunga, while SH25A in Kopu and Hikuai is closed due to slips in the area. SH25/25A COROMANDEL - ROADS CLOSED - 6:15AM,...... Read More

Women on wheels

They’re three entirely different women with one common thread – a love of what they do. Three Tauranga skaters of all different ages and skill-levels have qualified for the nation’s most prestigious meet, the NZ Artistic Roller Sports...... Read More

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