Learning from the sea

Make a splash during Seaweek with an educational and family-fun harbour event. The Happy Harbour Fun Day features hands-on outdoor activities that relate to Tauranga Harbour's land, water and wildlife. On Saturday, March 3, Bay of Plenty Regional... Read More

Gunman claims investigated

  Police have left BOP Polytechnic Windermere campus after being called to reports of a man with a gun today. SunLive has been called by members of the public saying there are reports of a person with a gun being seen at the campus, but none of them... Read More

Beekeeper dies in truck crash

A Western Bay of Plenty beekeeper has died in a truck crash on farmland. Police say the beekeeper's truck crashed on farmland in Motu, near Gisborne, early on Sunday while the man was tending to beehives around 1.26am. The driver of the truck was... Read More

GRAPHIC: List of shame revealed

The SPCA List of Shame has been released today, highlighting 11 of the most shameful cases of animal cruelty in 2017. The list includes a five year old Lab starved to death, a duck with its beak blown up by a firecracker and a neglected horse left in... Read More

Woman injured in serious Pyes Pa Crash

Police continue to investigate a serious crash on Pyes Pa Road. Two vehicles crashed on the road, also known as State Highway 36, between Williams Road and Taumata Road about 7.45pm. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant... Read More

Speed likely cause to highway crash

Police say a crash that blocked State Highway 2 at Whakamarama for two hours on Sunday afternoon was caused by a driver swerving across the centre line to avoid a car turning right into Parklands Produce. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting... Read More

Stolen ambo stopped with road spikes

Road spikes needed to be used to stop a St Johns ambulance that was stolen overnight. Police say the ambulance was tracked by its GPS transmitter after it was taken and road spikes were laid in its path to stop it in Dunedin. Senior Sergeant Roy Appley... Read More

Surfers claim top field at Grom series

Raglan surfers claimed three of eight series titles at Piha as the third and final event of the Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge reached its finale. Brie Bennett, Kora Cooper and Jayden Willoughby all won their respective divisions... Read More

Pistols at dawn

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine day, but with cloud and light rain at night. Also light winds.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 17 degrees.  Low tide is at... Read More

Cracks in towbars, safety alerts issued

Cracks that could cause crashes have been found in the towbars and connections of some of the largest truck-trailers on New Zealand's roads. One trailer came off entirely and hit a bank, another almost came loose and in a third case, the driver... Read More



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Sunset turning the water pink. Photo: Lee Badham.

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