Mount app helps ‘drop’ brand new car for charity

Mount Maunganui tech company DROPIT will embark on a New Zealand first this weekend when it drops the retail price of a brand new Suzuki Vitara Turbo to zero at a Vodafone Warriors match. As part of this Sunday’s ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors...... Read More

Commissioner reassured after Facebook meeting

The Privacy Commissioner is more confident Facebook will abide by New Zealand law after meeting with its executives. Commissioner John Edwards had a closed-door meeting with Facebook's vice president and general counsel in San Francisco, at the social...... Read More

BayTrust behind Coastguard’s safer boating app

  Ingenuity and funding from Tauranga’s BayTrust is behind a new smartphone app which Coastguard says will save Kiwi boaties’ lives.   The app is described as a game changer for boaties and Coastguard alike – giving users...... Read More

TradeMe rejects one in four police info requests

New Zealand's fifth biggest website - TradeMe - says it has turned down a quarter of police requests for information in the last year. The site received 1348 inquiries in the year to the end of June - mainly related to stolen goods, drugs and non-delivery...... Read More

Recycling mobiles for cleaner beaches

  Lyon O’Neale Arnold is helping to save the planet, one mobile phone at a time.   The Tauranga law firm’s Willow Street office is a collection point for RE:MOBILE - New Zealand’s only accredited mobile phone recycling scheme, and they’re...... Read More

Scientists investigate submarine volcano

An international team of scientists with several New Zealand participants has returned from a two-month voyage in the Kermadec Arc bristling with new knowledge about the inside workings of submarine volcanoes. Using the scientific research ship JOIDES...... Read More

A mixed bag of economic confidence in the Bay

If you’re not feeling financially well-off at the moment you’re not alone. A survey of household economic confidence in the Bay of Plenty shows that while we are optimistic about our regional economy, we’re not so confident about...... Read More

Epsom List MP visits hi-tech Tauranga

List MP for Epsom Paul Goldsmith spent his time in Tauranga visiting some of the hi-tech businesses in the Bay of Plenty. Hosted by BOP MP Todd Muller on Monday, the Opposition Spokesperson for Economic and Regional Development was very impressed with...... Read More

One robot’s trip in space on video

Want to see a robot in space? It may sound like a SunLive is promoting a science fiction movie, but no. We’re wanting to share with our readers a two minute highlight video of EOL’s mascot Bleep’s time in space. Dr Tony Phillips...... Read More

NZ to take part in largest military exercise

The New Zealand Defence Force is sending a warship, two aircraft, a helicopter and more than 300 personnel to take part in the world’s largest international maritime military exercise. Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18...... Read More




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