SOS Edgecumbe Charity Ride roars through the Bay

Motorists are being to expect some traffic delays as the SOS Edgecumbe Charity Ride roars through town today. Hundreds of motorcycles and cars will be leaving from Mount Club and going along Maunganui Road from 11am. From there, they will head...... Read More

Skateboarding turns passion into purpose

It’s a carpet trod by Prime Ministers and lots of other politicos and power brokers - the red carpet tracking through the corridors of parliament. But not many, perhaps no-one, has ever ridden it. Until now, that is. Until Blair Benefield –...... Read More

Thunderstorms and hail in the forecast

The weather forecast today is for showers with hail and possible thunderstorms. Westerlies should be dying out in the evening. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 15 and an overnight low of 6 degrees. Humidity is 78 per cent. Low...... Read More

Three layers of clothing day

The weather forecast today is for a fine day until the afternoon, then a few showers. Westerlies will be picking up in the morning.  It’s a three-layer clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 10...... Read More

Bifocals, gold rushes and polar blast

The weather forecast today is for showers, some possibly thundery with hail, becoming less frequent from the afternoon. There is an expected strong southwest change late this morning. There is a heavy rain watch in place for the Bay of Plenty ranges...... Read More

Locals fire up at bus interchange plans

Feelings ran hot on Farm Street at Bayfair this morning. It was chaotic as residents waved placards in protest at plans to build a new bus interchange in a neighbourhood street behind the Bayfair shopping mall. There was yelling and tooting, and police...... Read More

A mild autumn day

The weather forecast today is for occasional showers. Also northwesterlies, becoming gusty this afternoon.  It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Humidity is 98 per cent.  High tide...... Read More

Landing gear trouble sparks emergency

A passenger on a flight that circled Tauranga Airport several times during an emergency last night says he had complete faith in the pilot. A Bombardier Dash 8-300, inbound from Wellington, was due to land at Tauranga Airport around 6.30pm but ended...... Read More

Pink candyfloss clouds at dawn

The weather forecast today is for fine spells, but with a few morning or afternoon showers. Also westerlies.  It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Humidity is 92 per cent.  High tide...... Read More

Fine day ahead

The weather forecast today is for some cloud in the morning and night, otherwise fine, with westerlies.  It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Humidity is 92 per cent.  High tide is...... Read More

Showers clearing in the afternoon

  The weather forecast today is for a few showers, possibly heavy in the morning, clearing to fine in the afternoon, with westerlies.  It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 8 degrees. Humidity is...... Read More

The Kollective taking shape

As the largest co-work space in New Zealand nears completion, two aspects concerning the internal structure and operation of the building are being finalised. That’s the internal finish level - the technical specifications through to the colours...... Read More

A thundery afternoon forecast

The weather forecast today is for showers, possibly heavy and thundery from the afternoon, clearing in the evening as northerlies change westerly.  It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 12 degrees. Humidity...... Read More

Tauranga teen premieres third film

If you haven’t read her name at the end of the credits yet, where have you been? Young Tauranga filmmaker, Rose McMahon the creator of Twinkling Bat Films premiered her third short film last night. The 17-year-old writer and director of Twinkling...... Read More

Mount power outage explained

The cause of the power cut that affected more than 4000 properties in Mount Maunganui on Saturday night has been revealed. Powerco network operations manager Phil Marsh says around 4200 Powerco customers in and around the Port Tauranga lost supply for...... Read More

Tornado rips through Pyes Pa

Reports are coming in of surface flooding on State Highway 29 and a tornado ripping through Pyes Pa. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there was a huge downpour and then about 1pm it died down. "The rain stopped and the wind picked up. I...... Read More

The wonderful world of weather

The weather forecast today is for an often cloudy day with a few showers and northerly breezes.  It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 20 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 100 per cent.  Low tide is at 12.30pm...... Read More

Plunket, Star Wars and weather

  The weather forecast today is for rain, with a chance of it being heavy, but becoming fine in the morning. There’s a low northerly breeze, and there may be a few afternoon showers.  It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high...... Read More

Tauranga honours nurses here and afar

The weather has proved no match for those wanting to stand up and give a voice to nurses not only in the Bay of Plenty – but throughout the world. Everyone from nurses themselves, to their families, members of public and those who support them...... Read More




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