LIVE: Govt announces Smokefree 2025 action plan

Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall is announcing the government's Smokefree 2025 Action Plan after public consultation this year. The government... Read More

Much-loved Tauranga icon vandalised

The much-loved icon of Tauranga’s Memorial Park, Humpty Dumpty, has had a great fall.  The statue, which has been at the park's playground... Read More

Whakaari eruption: Finger pointed back at WorkSafe

Two years on from the disastrous Whakaari/White Island eruption, a lawyer representing Australian victims says the regulatory shortcomings are "terrifying". Horrific... Read More

Charges filed in 1970s psychiatric hospital claims

  Charges have been filed against a former staff member following a police investigation into allegations of ill-treatment involving children and... Read More

Tauranga Strike player celebrates $200,000 win

A lucky Strike player will be feeling festive after winning $200,000 with Strike Four in Lotto's Wednesday draw. The winning ticket was sold at... Read More

NZFS to investigate sugar recalls

New Zealand Food Safety is investigating following a further recall of about 8000 packets of Woolworths raw sugar from Countdown supermarkets nationwide... Read More

Mount restaurant high risk location of interest

  Chinese restaurant Kwang Chow in Mount Maunganui has been listed as a high risk location of interest. People who were there at the times of... Read More

BOP fire early at NZ Women’s Interprovincials

Bay of Plenty and Waikato have got through the opening day of the New Zealand Women’s Interprovincials at Timaru Golf Club unscathed and atop the... Read More

Person dead after car enters water at Chapel St

A person has died after a vehicle went into the water at Chapel Street earlier this evening. A police spokesperson says emergency services were called... Read More

Positive Covid-19 case in Eastern Bay of Plenty

Ōpōtiki District Council and Toi Te Ora Public Health are confirming that an Ōpōtiki resident has tested positive for Covid-19. The individual... Read More

Road clear after truck overturns at Tauriko

UPDATED 9pm: The truck that overturned at the Tauriko roundabout has been righted and the road is now clear. Waka Kotahi Transport Agency is advising... Read More

Vehicle overturns at Brookfield

A vehicle has overturned in Otumoetai. A SunLive reader at the scene says the van overturned near the corner of Otumoetai Road and Bellevue Road near... Read More

Vehicle in water at Chapel Street

UPDATED 5.40pm:  Police are responding to an incident on Chapel Street, involving a vehicle in the water. The street is closed to allow emergency... Read More

Quick thinking by businesses puts out tree blaze

A mechanic by trade, Auto Craft Service Centre owner Andy Erith quickly became an amateur fire fighter when a tree caught fire next to his workshop in... Read More

Burling “excited” for SailGP New Zealand events

Tauranga’s Peter Burling will be co-CEO of the New Zealand SailGP team as the event heads to New Zealand throughout 2023-2026. SailGP and New... Read More