Cloudy day with southeasterlies

In today's weather we are expecting a cloudy day with occasional rain developing. Southeasterlies should be strengthening this morning. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 15 and an overnight low of 8 degrees. Humidity is 72...... Read More

Road in Waihi caves in

A road near Waihi has caved in, forcing the Hauraki District Council to close the road. Trig Road South is closed near the Mathers Road intersection, says Hauraki District Council on its Facebook page. A large tomo caved in under the road, council...... Read More

Jury delivers guilty verdict in baby death case

The father accused of killing his nine-month-old daughter has been found guilty of her murder. A jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict against Donovan Michael Duff just after 4pm on Tuesday, after around four hours of deliberations.  Duff,...... Read More

New deputy chair appointed to Bay Venues board

Tauranga City Council has appointed Mike Smith, a highly respected lawyer, former partner and now consultant at Holland Beckett as the new deputy chair of Bay Venues Limited (BVL), a Tauranga City Council Controlled Organisation.   Councillor Max...... Read More

New bylaws adopted in Whakatane

  The rules are changing around dogs, alcohol, beaches, cemeteries, and ports and wharves, in Whakatane with new bylaws being adopted from as early as next month.   Five new Bylaws have been adopted by the Whakatane District Council, for...... Read More

$10,000 distributed to Papamoa groups

  Papamoa Rotary Club has distributed $10,000 in the past few weeks to deserving local community groups.   To celebrate 10 years since Chartering in 2008, Papamoa Rotary decided to ask the local community to apply for community grants and...... Read More

Kauri dieback disease spreads

Kauri dieback disease has been found in a forest on a private property at Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula. Waikato District Council said it was the sixth place on the peninsula where the disease has been found. It has already been confirmed at five...... Read More

Matamata boy whipped up in tornado

A Waikato boy has had a lucky escape after he was swept up into the air by a tornado on his way home from school yesterday. George Jeffrey, 13, from Matamata Intermediate was walking back home from school when he was lifted into the air by the twister. "I...... Read More

SunLive’s top news- June 19

SunLive’s top news stories: Father’s ashes found among cottage cheese https://sunlive.co.nz/news/182301-fathers-ashes-found-among-cottage-cheese.html National nursing strike looms: ’People are fed up’ https://sunlive.co.nz/news/182268-national-nursing-strike-looms-people-are-fed-up.html Public...... Read More

Breakdown blocking lane of Takitimu Drive

Police are currently at the scene of a breakdown on Takitimu Drive. A car missing a wheel is believed to be blocking one of the south-bound lanes between Elizabeth Street and the Waihi Road off-ramp. A police spokesperson says traffic is heavy in...... Read More




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