Shakeup begins for Mount carpark

Mount Maunganui's new urban green space development at 123-141 Maunganui Road is set to begin soon, providing a new space for people to enjoy by December 2018. It will feature grass areas to play and relax, native trees to provide shade and a flexible... Read More

Bringing news to your fingertips

SunLive is making it even easier for you to keep-up-to-date with the latest news from around the Bay of Plenty, with the addition of an evening news bulletin. The newsletter, which users can subscribe to receive through email, compiles a selection of... Read More

Bay refs upskill through livestreaming

Bay of Plenty Rugby referees broke new territory on Tuesday night when they used Google's Hangout platform to connect their education meetings in Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo together into one shared session.  With the demand being... Read More

Tree branch cuts power to thousands

More than 1000 people in the Papamoa area were left in the dark after a tree branch fell on power lines overnight. Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh says the power cut occurred just before 5pm with supply fully restored by 6.45pm. “Powerco's... Read More

An inside view of a bronze whaler

Sharks are a unique species which inspire both fascination and fear. That's why University of Waikato scientists will give people an ‘inside view' of a shark dissection this afternoon, to dispell some of the myths surrounding the top... Read More

‘She’ll be right’ pet adopting attitude

It's a no-brainer that cute pets on social media are reeling in views, but if you're thinking about buying a pet to shake up your Instagram feed, two Tauranga vets say maybe you should re-think your decision.  With the rise of social... Read More

See, think and build

Dave Shand never got to meet Frank Hornby. Shame, because they would have had a lot to talk about and a lot in common – strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles, nuts, bolts and grub screws. Frank was a Pom, a Scouser, and a businessman and... Read More

Maori youth initiative gets more funding

A robotics initiative by Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi has been awarded increased funding to support the growth of computational thinking among Maori students in Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions. Professor John Clayton... Read More

Rumour mill triggers police reminder

Bay of Plenty residents are being reminded about the potentially misleading nature of information available on social media, after a rumour triggered widespread panic online earlier this week. SunLive received a number of messages from concerned social... Read More

Joint forces map BOP seafloor

The New Zealand Defence Force and GNS Science are joining forces to map the seafloor off the Bay of Plenty coast to better define volcanic structures on and under the seafloor. The survey, which will use the Royal New Zealand Navy's inshore patrol... 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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