Records broken at SLSNZ pool rescue champs

An impressive number of pool records have been broken at the annual Surf Life Saving New Zealand Pool Rescue Championships 2019, held last weekend in... Read More

Boaties urged to be safe this summer

With the boating season starting, people are being advised to check their boats and equipment before heading out on the water. Bay of Plenty harbourmaster... Read More

Tauranga mourning Stuart Pedersen

The Tauranga community is in mourning following the very sad news of the death of one of its own. On Monday, Stuart Pedersen died after his 47-foot... Read More

Tauranga sailor dies in yachting incident

The Tauranga community is in mourning tonight following the news of the death of a local sailor. In a statement released tonight, the Tauranga Yacht... Read More

One dead after yacht sinks

One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a yacht sank off the coast of Northland. Emergency services were notified following reports... Read More

Rain and strong winds to affect the North Island

An intensifying low-pressure system approaching from the northwest is expected to deliver heavy rain and strong winds to large parts of the North Island... Read More

Water safety fun community day

“It is vitally important all generations in Tauranga know to swim.” This is a strong message from Tauranga Swim School owner Andrea Sinden. Tauranga... Read More

Maritime industry investing in women

The maritime industry in New Zealand is committed to empowering women. The Maritime NZ Board hosted an event in Tauranga to commemorate this year’s... Read More

Humpback whales unusual sight in Tauranga Harbour

Locals were delighted by a Humpback whale and her calf splashing in the Tauranga Harbour. The pair were spotted Monday morning coming through the harbour... Read More

Whales spotted in Pilot Bay

Whales have been spotted in Pilot Bay. A SunLive reader has messaged us on Facebook to say that “whales have been reported to be spotted hanging... Read More

Tauranga cleans up at synchronised swimming champs

It was touch and go whether Tauranga Synchro’s athletes would fit all their medals and trophies into their luggage on their way back from Dunedin... Read More

What‘s on - surf courses, dachshunds and a ramble

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting cloudy periods and a few showers in the early morning and again in the evening. Also... Read More

Tauranga rebels sail to national protest

Wellington ahoy! Tauranga activists from Extinction Rebellion Tauranga have sailed down the coast this week aboard the yacht ‘Wake Up’ to... Read More

What‘s on - boobs, rugby, country music awards

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting fine spells with rain developing at night. Also northwesterlies. It’s a two-clothing... Read More

One deceased after boat aground at base of Mauao

9am update: Police report that they are in attendance at Mount Maunganui following the discovery of a body in a small motor boat this morning. The body... Read More