SunLive's top news- March 20

Medical event possible cause of crash Truck stops, blocking SH29 lane Tauranga families in limbo White... Read More

Rare footage of whales in Antarctica

“I'm such an excited scientist right now!” Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury, still can't believe the underwater footage her team captured on a recent Antarctic expedition to study killer whales. “The... Read More

White Island crater lake refills

Rain from recent cyclones passing through the Bay of Plenty is believed responsible for White Island's crater lake refilling. Scientists from a GeoNet monitoring team visiting the island last week noticed the change. Volcanologist Brad Scott says... Read More

Edgecumbe residents contest repair work

Members of the Rangatāiki Community board are contesting work which is currently planned to repair the stopbank in Edgecumbe. The stopbanks of the Rangatāiki River burst at Easter in 2017, causing massive flooding and widespread, severe damage to the... Read More

Tribes plan ecological sanctuary

Three Ruapehu tribes have shared plans on Friday for a major ecological and cultural restoration and tourism project with the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Crown officials and local dignitaries. Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki are developing... Read More

Council acts on flood review

Bay of Plenty Regional Council shows steady progress addressing the recommendations of the Rangitaiki River Scheme Review. On April 6, 2017, a breach of the Rangitaiki River stopbank at College Road in Edgecumbe resulted in widespread flooding of properties... Read More

Tourism BOP seeks funding increase

  Tourism Bay of Plenty is seeking an increase in funding of $621,000 in order to manage the region's exponential tourism growth, so that it doesn't impact negatively on the environment and local communities. The funding is being sought... Read More

Caring for the environment starts young

They may be just three or four years old, but the children of Katikati Kindergarten are helping to feed their local community and learning to protect and enhance their environment. The kindergarten's environmental philosophy, developed over the... Read More

SunLive's top news- March 16

SunLive's top news: Day starts with fire and crash Bottle bins create wrong impression Teens... Read More

Saturday okay, Sunday better

It's looking like an alrightish sort of weekend, not too hot, not too cold, a chance of a shower on Saturday. “It's not looking too bad,” says Lisa Murray at MetService. “Generally there's a ridge of high pressure... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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Bottle rebellion in Bethlehem on the weekend.  Photo: Richard Turner.

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