Otumoetai College students gather to remember

Otumoetai College students came together this afternoon in bright attire as part of their Colours Day celebrations. The students gathered to have a minutes silence and to form a daisy chain filled with messages in memory of those affected in the Christchurch...... Read More

Logging truck crash on Pyes Pa Road

A logging truck has crashed into a river on Pyes Pa Road this afternoon. A police spokesperson says emergency services are currently attending the crash, on the Tauranga side of the Oropi Gorge. “A logging truck has crashed into the river. “It...... Read More

Multicultural festival postponement uncertain

Members of the Multicultural Tauranga committee came to the Tauranga Mosque at 18th Ave on Saturday to show their support and share in the grief at the tragic shooting in Christchurch. Multicultural Tauranga President Ann Kerewaro and her team had...... Read More

Hundreds gather on Mount beach to mourn loss

Hundreds of people gathered around dusk at Mount Main beach on Saturday night to show support for the people of Christchurch after Friday’s terrorist attack. The candlelight vigil began about half an hour before the sun set, with people from...... Read More

No one injured in Kaimai car fire

Police received reports of a car on fire on SH29 close to Soldiers Road and Valley View Road, Lower Kaimai, around 7pm on Saturday. The occupant was out of the vehicle and uninjured. FENZ were also notified. A motorist at the scene reported that...... Read More

Car on fire on Kaimai Range

A car is on fire on SH29 in the Kaimai Range. A motorist reported to SunLive that the incident happened about 7.15pm on Saturday night, near the Old Kaimai Rd. "The car was heading towards Hamilton, and had caught on fire. Police and a fire...... Read More

Imam Ahmed Ghoneim responds to Tauranga community

Ahmed Ghoneim, the Imam at Tauranga Mosque on 18th Ave, opened the doors of the mosque early this afternoon to welcome in all the people congregated outside. “Last night was the first time in the eight years since the mosque has been here that...... Read More

Greerton Village fayre a hit

Many people have headed out to Greerton today, to either take part in or attend the 2019 Greerton Village Fayre Vintage, Retro and Steampunk event. The third running of this event, enabled people to show off all things vintage and retro – with...... Read More

Tauranga vigil planned in support of Christchurch

As people around the country, come to terms about what has happened in Christchurch, back here in Tauranga, people are visiting local mosques and are planning vigils. Many people across Tauranga have been arriving at the Tauranga Mosque on 18th Ave...... Read More

Tauranga students protest for climate change

Children and young adults gathered in Mount Maunganui’s new urban space Te Papa O Nga Manu Porotakataka on Friday to protest and raise awareness for climate change. The protest, which is known as the ‘global climate strike’ was organised...... Read More

Tauranga shows support for Muslim community

Tauranga residents have been showing their support and sharing in the nation’s grief this evening, by laying flowers along the front wall of the Tauranga Mosque in 18th Ave. Armed Police are standing guard outside the mosque following the shootings...... Read More

Trio of talkers make the cut

You need to choose your words carefully when you are the best debaters in the Bay. Mount Maunganui College’s senior debating team took out top honours at the recent Bay of Plenty Regional Debating Competition, and The Weekend Sun caught up with...... Read More

Sailability providing opportunities for all

Sailability Tauranga blessed their new pontoon and boat at the Tauranga Yacht Club on Wednesday afternoon. Club Captain Rhonda Ritchie says it has taken two years to build and install the pontoons into the arena and she is very grateful for the donations...... Read More

Black Ferns help run Kiwi Can

Black Ferns players Toka Natua, Sarah Hirini and Stacey Waaka have been participating recently in the Kiwi Can programme at Mount Maunganui Intermediate, delighting students there. Led by Lena Pfitzner and Manny Werahiko, the school, which has 713...... Read More

Power cut across Tauranga as sparks light up night

11.30pm Update: Power has now been restored to more than 3200 homes across Tauranga after an unexpected power cut this evening. There are still 52 properties in Hairini without power. PowerCo have updated their information about the power cut, which...... Read More

Motorcyclist seriously injured in bridge crash

UPDATED 2.14PM: Police are currently on the scene of a one vehicle crash on Takitimu Drive,Tauranga Harbour Bridge. At about 1.30pm a motorcyle hit a barrier and the rider is now in a serious condition, says a police spokesperson. "The crash...... Read More

Tauranga breakfast for uni students

Students, staff and sponsors gathered at the Tauranga Waterfront for breakfast this morning to welcome University of Waikato students to the city and to celebrate the year ahead. Priority One and Downtown Tauranga partnered to sponsor the event, where...... Read More

Peace runs through Tauranga School

Pillans Point School students were running with a flaming torch this morning as part of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run. School house leaders ran with the Peace Run group for two laps around their school field, followed by a mihi and interactions...... Read More

First Bella Vista homes being salvaged and removed

The salvage and removal of Bella Vista homes has begun. A large portion of the first home at the site is today being lifted from its foundations in preparation for transportation by a contractor. All 16 Lakes Boulevard homes are earmarked for removal,...... Read More