Dive squad to assist at Omanawa Falls

The Police National Dive Squad will arrive in the Western Bay of Plenty tomorrow, to assist in the search for a man missing at Omanawa Falls. Police Search and Rescue responded just before 3pm to reports that someone swimming in the falls was missing. Police... Read More

Person missing at Omanawa Falls

Reports are coming in of a person missing at Omanawa Falls. Police and ambulance are responding, after receiving reports that someone has gone missing in the water. A caller to the 0800SunLive News Hotline says a helicopter has flown in to Omanawa Falls. Omanawa... Read More

People’s history of the Bay published

About 100 local writers have had their names immortalised forever on the cover of a published book following the publication of ‘A People's History of The Bay of Plenty'. The book was launched at the Greerton Library last Sunday by... Read More

From isolation to inspiration

Kiwi women who have decided not to be victims anymore are showing off their new-found empowerment in a personalised and heartfelt book. Beautifully Scarred by photographer Charmaine Marinkovich will be filled with photographs and stories of women throughout... Read More

Marae helps residents without homes

Edgecumbe residents who lost their homes in a major flood a year ago will have secure housing again, in new homes built on a local marae. About 1600 people were evacuated when a stop bank on the Rangitāiki River at Edgecumbe breached during ex-Cyclone... Read More

Morning Melodies

My phone rang. “Oh Rooosalieeee,” purred Alys Ingrid Wicksteed's velvet voice, “you simply must hear about what we have planned - it's going to be fabulous!” She mentioned Bob Addison, the city's Steinway grand... Read More

Helping tamariki on the go

Building better, stronger relationships – that's the goal of whanau ora co-ordinator for Ngati Ruahine Charitable Trust Alice Harihona Scott. And the Ngati Ruahine Charitable Trust will be helping to nurture these relationships in an upcoming... Read More

Tauranga once a ‘second California’

Tauranga specialist information librarian Stephanie Smith has been “longing” to share the little-known story of famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's dip in the sea at Mount Maunganui in 1934. A new exhibition at Tauranga Central... Read More

Ernie, Hitler, communists and gongs

“I have been bombed by Hitler, I have been shot at by the Chinese. And you Kiwis have been bloody rude to me ever since I landed here. I have had the whole lot.” Ernie Dix, the cheeky, Croyden cockney, career soldier who, after half a century... Read More

Veteran Mike 'Dad' Delany gears-up

There wouldn't be much elbow room around the table if Mike Delany invited present or past first five-eighths to join him for chow after a Crusaders training. Richie Mo'unga, Mitch Hunt, Ronan O'Gara, Brad Mooar and... Read More

Whitebait at risk of quick extinction

All five species of whitebait may be extinct in 16 years, according to an open letter published online. The letter -  from the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board - urges three ministers to take action on whitebait preservation. The letter addresses Minister... Read More

Are you our local Lotto winner?

Have you checked your Lotto ticket this morning? If you bought your ticket at Bayfair you might be waking up a wee bit richer. One lucky winner from Mount Maunganui,and another from Alexandra will be popping the champagne after each winning... Read More

What's On? Art, plays and playgrounds

Goodmorning SunLive readers, and welcome to the start of another short week!  WeatherWatch is predicting a particularly lovely Sunday for you today, with temperatures reaching around 20degC, and slight nor'easterly winds to keep things cool. There's... Read More

Brown bookies favourite for Carrus Open

Mark Brown has recorded two back nine eagles to stay in control at the Carrus Open and lead by one-shot over Kerry Mountcastle on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour. Entering the final round of the season, Brown is the bookies favourite and will be... Read More

It’s a jungle gym out there

Are the kids driving you crazy yet? One of the easiest, and cheapest, ways to keep them entertained in the school holidays is to head to the nearest playground. The Weekend Sun asked Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council... Read More

Truck and car crash near Ngatea

A truck and car have collided on SH2 near Ngatea about 4pm this afternoon. Motorists are warned there may be delays as the road is cleared after an accident involving a small truck and red car. The accident happened at Mangatarata, south of the Coromandel... Read More

Parkrun coming to Tauranga

A free, volunteer-driven community run that has taken the country by storm since reaching New Zealand shores in 2012 is coming to Tauranga this month. The first parkrun will be held in the Kopurererua Valley Reserve at the bottom of 17th Avenue by the... Read More

Young artist secures $10k scholarship

A Rotorua high school student has defeated more than 80 competing entrants to win a $10,000 scholarship as Supreme Winner of Rotorua Museum's The Art of Remembering - Te Pū o Mahara competition. The winners were announced at a special opening... Read More

Those Lethals at it again

A gig which is coming to Tauranga soon, is set to bring a night full of music with an edge. The Jam Factory at the Incubator Creative Hub is bringing you Those Lethals. Director Simone Anderson says the show is one you can't miss. "Drawing inspiration... Read More

The golden kumara

Tauranga's Graham Burns is stumped as to why his orange kumara has grown to the size of a rugby ball, but he is happy to show off his prized possession with the “big boy” weighing in at 2.27kg. The self-proclaimed ‘Kumara Man'... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

Bay Today

Waterworld. Photo: Ron Webber.

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