Hospital services to remain during rally

Normal hospital services will be available today and tomorrow while nurses and midwives undertake rallies in support of claims about their pay and working conditions. Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief executive Helen Mason says while there will... Read More

Captains to lead city walking groups

A leader, a commander, someone who presides over or governs. There's an air of authority about a Captain – by definition, at least – but get a group of City on its Feet Captains together are there is nothing but laughter and smiles. City... Read More

Caution advised for Mount swimming spot

Pilot Bay is among the popular Western Bay of Plenty swimming spots that swimmers are either advised to visit with caution or avoid. Land, Air, Water Aotearoa has compiled a map of swimming spots across the country, using available data to determine... Read More

Raw chicken warning

Chicken is making New Zealanders sick and spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria, say researchers who are calling for safety labels on raw poultry products. A study out of University of Otago, Wellington, labelled the country as having one of the... Read More

Nurses taking to the streets

Tauranga nurses will be waving banners and placards outside the Tauranga Hospital next week drawing attention to their pay dispute with the District Health Board. The Tauranga rally is Thursday April 19 from 12pm to 1pm followed by a rally in Whakatane,... Read More

Calicivirus to kill rabbits in the Bay

As part of a nationwide initiative to combat wild rabbits, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will start the release of a new strain of the calicivirus disease RHDV1 K5 next week. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity manager Greg Corbett says the... Read More

When coffee’s more important than chemo

“My perfect day is an autumn day, with autumn leaves scrunching under my gumboots.” This was one young woman's deepest wish when The Weekend Sun sought independent response to a patient questionnaire from Tauranga family care physician... Read More

Falling in love with love

“It would have been a long time in the planning; it probably would have cost a lot of money, but it would have been a very happy day.” And on the back of that blissful notion, the senior minister at Tauranga's St Peters in the City... Read More

Diesel spill on Eleventh Ave

Reports are coming in about a diesel spill near Eleventh Ave. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the road is quite slippery. "The spill has made the road surface quite slick." SunLive is working on getting more information. At the scene? Call... Read More

Dealing with the ‘pop up’ beggars

They arrive in Greerton early in the mornings, change into their shabby begging clothes and sit down around town with their hands out. Tommy Wilson called them ‘pop-up beggars' other's call them gangsters and feral beggars. They're... Read More



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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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