Man assaulted in Brookfield

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Brookfield this evening. A police spokesperson says police were called to an assault in Aaron Place just before 6pm. "We are still in attendance and have no further information at this stage." Police... Read More

Midwife shortage in Coromandel

A shortage of Lead Maternity Carers in the Coromandel area has led Waikato DHB to urge pregnant women in the area to contact the Birthing Unit at Thames Hospital if they can't find a midwife. The number of self-employed midwives in the Coromandel... Read More

More Bay swimmers make national squad

A further four Tauranga youngsters have just secured places in a coveted national junior swim squad. Renee Carey, 11, Henry Scholes, 10, and siblings, Grace, 10, and Poppy Richardson, 8, won their age groups at the Legend of the Lake swim held in Rotorua... Read More

Rivals to test Carrington’s supremacy

Forty seconds of kayak racing tomorrow morning could have lingering ramifications for the rest of the year, as the New Zealand canoe sprint championships get underway at Lake Karapiro. The women's K1 200m heats and finals help kick off the three-day... Read More

Armed offenders flee shop with till

Four armed offenders stormed into a Huntly store and stole cigarettes and the shop's till. Detective Mike Kaukau says police are investigating the aggravated robbery that occurred in Huntly on Tuesday 20 February. Around 2.50pm, four armed offenders... Read More

Bethlehem road clear after truck rolls

Roads are now free flowing after a logging truck rolled on the western roundabout in Bethlehem, causing traffic chaos earlier today. Police says a number of logs rolled across the westbound side of the highway, between Moffat Rd and Parau Drive at about... Read More

Aggressive, invasive, but good eating

An invasive pest, the Asian paddle crab (Charybdis Japonica) has been discovered in Tauranga Harbour. Regarded as an invasive pest that is bigger and more aggressive than the native counterpart that already lives in Tauranga harbour, Asian paddle crabs... Read More

Motocross nationals resume at Rotorua

Hamilton's Kayne Lamont, Takaka's Hamish Harwood, Mangakino's Maximus Purvis and Opunake's Taylar Rampton each set benchmarks when they dominated their respective classes at the opening round of the New Zealand Motocross Championships... Read More

Bay referees humbled by Samoa experience

Bay of Plenty Rugby referee Jamie Bell and Referee Manager Pat Rae, along with Michael Winter (Waikato), Tipene Cottrell (Hawkes Bay) and Nick Hogan (Wellington) recently attended the 2018 Vailima Pure Marist Samoa Sevens held in Apia over February 16-17,... Read More

Police apologise for staining beach

Police are apologising after a operation in the Coromandel, allegedly targeting cannabis, went slightly awry when blue liquid was left staining sand at a popular local beach. A helicopter was spraying planted areas of Kennedy Bay on Monday but spilled... 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

Cyclone Kelvin’s leftovers to affect NZ

The leftovers of an ex-tropical cyclone are coming towards New Zealand - but not how you might think. The remnants of what was Cyclone Kelvin, which made landfall the other day in north western Australia, will drift out over southern Australia and the... Read More

Logging truck rolls in Bethlehem

A logging truck has rolled on the western roundabout at Bethlehem at Te Paeroa Road. A media statement released by police says emergency services are on SH2, Bethlehem, where a logging truck trailer has reportedly tipped. "A number of logs are said to... Read More

Pekatahi Bridge to close for final seal

The Pekatahi Bridge on State Highway 2 in Eastern Bay of Plenty is to close for around five days as part of the re-decking project. The permanent seal on the bridge deck is expected to be laid from Friday 23 February and will be finished by the evening... Read More

Greerton chase William Cup outright lead

Eve's Realty Greerton has the opportunity to grab the outright lead in the Williams Cup Baywide competition, albeit with Carrus Mount Maunganui sitting on the sideline, courtesy of the round five bye. The Pemberton Park based premier team will... Read More

Three hour parking limit to be enforced

Vehicles parking in the central shopping in downtown Tauranga from March 18 will have a three hour time limit in any one place. The decision, which goes against the Tauranga Council staff advice, was made at this week's city council meeting. “The... Read More

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Walk around the Mount. Photos: Denis Player. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz         Read More

Stuff to sell or close 28 print papers

Stuff is planning to sell or close some of its smaller community and rural papers. Chief executive Sinead Boucher says 28 mastheads will be affected as part of Stuff's strategy to grow its digital business. She says the company is still working... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

Today is seven years since the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods, and a few showers clearing at night. The northwesterly should tend southwesterly in the afternoon.  It's... Read More

Visiting motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist visiting New Zealand from Australia has been killed in a crash in the Waikato. The 51-year-old, who is originally from New Zealand, died after crashing off the road and into a farm fence on Mahuta Road near SH25, Mangatarata. Emergency... Read More



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Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz