Power cut to 335 Oropi properties due to crash

11.20pm Update: Power has now been restored to 335 properties in Oropi following a power cut on Sunday evening. The power outage was due to a vehicle... Read More

Rain to come in Eastern Bay

Heavy rain is forecast for the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, Taranaki and western Nelson. An active front lying over central New Zealand... Read More

Vintage jazz parade kicks off downtown carnival

The Downtown Tauranga Carnival launched on Easter Saturday with thousands of jazz lovers crowding into the Strand to enjoy an afternoon of sun and music. The... Read More

Fiery motorcycle accident on Te Puke Highway

1.30pm update: The Te Puke Highway has now been reopened following a fiery crash involving two motorcyclists. Police have confirmed that there are... Read More

Twilight train rides at Memorial Park

The Tauranga Model and Marine Engineering Club, also known as Memorial Park Railway celebrates its 40th anniversary with some extra special events this... Read More

Power outage after vehicle crashes into power pole

A vehicle has crashed into a power pole in Welcome Bay. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it happened near the Kairua Road and Welcome... Read More

Minor crash at Barkes Corner

A minor crash has occurred on Barkes Corner this morning. A police spokesperson says it was a minor nose to tail at the roundabout. “A vehicle... Read More

Road closures this weekend for Jazz Festival

Tauranga will be hosting the annual Jazz Festival this weekend, meaning there will be a number of road closures people need to be aware of. The roads... Read More

Easter Egg shape weather on its way

Easter Weekend is on the way and we have a big Easter Egg-shaped high on the way - but will it last through the long weekend? The answer is probably... Read More

What‘s on - Quarry Fest, pooches, dancing

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday! It’s a perfect day for an autumn Quarry Fest! The weather forecast for today is for a fine day with southwest... Read More

Car overturned north of Katikati

NZ Police have reported a vehicle has overturned on Katikati North Rd. The accident occurred about 2.10pm on Saturday afternoon about 500m north of... Read More

Child flown to Starship after train crash

A child has been flown to Starship Hospital in a critical condition, after a train and car collided near Pukehina this morning. Emergency services... Read More

Road closures due to half marathon

Starting from 6am on Sunday April 14, roads in the Tauranga area will be closed due to the Pay What You Want Tauranga Half Marathon. In a statement... Read More

One taken to hospital following SH2 crash

UPDATED 5.58PM: One person has been taken to hospital following a crash on State Highway 2, near Katikati. A police spokesperson says the road has... Read More

Tauranga Police chase ends in arrest

One person has been arrested following a police chase that happened in Tauranga on Tuesday night. Police noticed a vehicle that was acting suspiciously... Read More