Sons of Zion return to Bay in winter tour

One of New Zealand’s most exciting and renowned live acts, Sons of Zion, are returning to the Bay of Plenty as part of a seven-date nationwide tour. The announcement comes as the band’s latest hit ‘Drift Away’ continues to dominate...... Read More

Spotlight on local theatre – Part One

Theatre. It’s one of humanity’s oldest forms of artistic expression, likely on par with cave paintings and sharing stories around a flickering fire. And despite the prevalence of superhero films and ‘binge-worthy’ Netflix series...... Read More

New children’s book tells the legend of Mauao

Matariki Tauranga Moana heralds the release of a new bilingual children’s book retelling the legend of Mauao to commemorate the return of Mauao to Tauranga iwi in 2008, the creation of joint management under Ngā Poutiriao ō Mauao in 2013, the...... Read More

Trash fash on the catwalk this weekend

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – or a clever student’s fashion design. Envirohub’s Sustainable Art Challenge attracted 70 entries this year, including 11 short films and 59 ‘Trash to Fash’ entries. The...... Read More

What’s On? Planting & Roller Disco

Salutations, SunLive readers, and thanks for tuning in on a Saturday morning. We’re more than halfway through June now, with another ten weeks or so of winter to go. But that’s not depressing at all! The forecast today is for a high of...... Read More

Recognising creative sustainability

  Envirohub Bay of Plenty’s Sustainable Art Challenge has returned for another year, with sustainable fashion and short films at the forefront of celebrations this weekend.   On Sunday, an awards ceremony will be held at Baycourt...... Read More

Kolohe Kai making comeback at One Love

  They’re the act that has come to be known as a staple to the island music industry and now, after a short break away, Kolohe Kai is making a comeback.   One Love fans will be the first to experience it. “Life has changed...... Read More

Nightmare at the Museum returns in a new venue

If you like giving yourself chills, if spooks are something you are after, and if scary and history sounds like a good combination, then you’ll be pleased to hear about new horror walks coming to the Bay. Following sell-out horror walks in 2016,...... Read More

SunLive’s top news- June 12

SunLive's top news stories: Sub-tropic low brings chaos to the Bay A chance to advertise from the edge of space Making...... Read More

Getting glitzy for a local grateful gala

Glitz and glamour - the roaring 20s are in town and, in a nutshell, it’s all about letting loose and having fun. The Grateful Gatsby Gala event at Mills Reef Winery will see hordes of people dressed up in their best flappers and tux in support...... 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.