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

Kitchen fire blocks Papamoa road

A fire which blocked a section of Dickson Road in Papamoa on Tuesday night is said to be the result of a kitchen fire. Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift manager Paul Radden says the incident happened just before 6pm. “We received reports of... Read More

Cloud clearing to make way for sun

In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning cloud clearing to a fine day and some westerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  High tide... Read More

Green carpet premiere in Tauranga

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson are thinking about having a green carpet instead of a red one at the premiere of their film. “We weren't going to have a red carpet,” says Antoinette. “But we could have a green one!” “Maybe... Read More

VIDEO: Firefighters block off Dickson Rd

A section of Dickson Road is closed in Papamoa as firefighters deal with a situation. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the road is closed between Douglas and Alexander Ave. "I'm not sure what the fire guys are doing but Powerco is... Read More

A humid, rainy day today

Welcome today to the passengers from the Sea Princess.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting periods of rain, becoming more persistent in the evening. Also northerlies becoming strong in the afternoon, and easing overnight.  It's... Read More

Te Wharekura o Mauao appoints principal

Te Wharekura o Mauao has confirmed Matua Heywood Kuka has been appointed as the Maori immersion school's new Tumuaki (principal), succeeding Matua Koa Douglas. Located in Bethlehem, Te Wharekura o Mauao provides tikanga Maori education for Year... Read More

Danni is the Bay’s top young grower

Danni van der Heijden is only the second woman to be named as Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower for 2018. The 24-year-old avocado services manager at Trevelyan's Pack & Coolhouse in Te Puke won the trophy, after competing against five other contestants... Read More

Fine weather for Tauranga today

Good morning and happy Chinese New Year!  Today we are expecting a fine day but becoming cloudy tonight with light winds.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 27 and an overnight low of 19 degrees. Humidity is 97 per cent. High... Read More

Happy Chinese New Year

  In 2018, Chinese New Year falls on Friday February 16. The celebrations usually last for over two weeks.  A group of Chinese visiting from a province near Shanghai came to the piano in Pilot Bay on Thursday evening to sing a happy New Year... Read More

Ian Taylor joins museum debate

A Dunedin technological entrepreneur has joined the debate on discussions about Tauranga bringing a new museum to life. At a special breakfast ceremony at Tauranga Club this morning, Animation Research CEO Ian Taylor shared his thoughts on the benefits... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

  Today we are expecting a fine day with some morning cloud, light winds and sea breezes.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 99 per cent.  High tide is at 7.30am,... Read More

NZ aid arrives in Tonga

The New Zealand Defence Force has delivered 12 tonnes of aid and disaster relief supplies to communities in Tonga affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita.  Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy, the Acting Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said a Royal New Zealand... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting occasional rain, heavy at times, but easing overnight; and northerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 98 per... Read More

Hot, humid and wet weather

In today's weather forecast we are expecting occasional rain, with a chance of it being heavy, but easing in the afternoon. Also northerly breezes.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 21 degrees.... Read More

New Hindu idols installed in Tauranga

Statues of the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses have been installed during a three day ceremony at Tauranga's first Hindu temple. The painted marble statues' installation marked the culmination of a project undertaken by the Sanatan... Read More

A garden party for the National Party

Over 200 people attended a garden party hosted by Simon and Natalie Bridges on Saturday afternoon.  This year the annual event was held at one of Tauranga's hidden gems, the historic and privately owned Maungawhare homestead in Otumoetai. The... Read More

Future leaders at young growers comp

Six of the region's top young horticulturalists went head-to-head today in a series of events at this year's Te Puke A&P Show, as part of the 2018 Young Grower of the Year competition. The day-long event was the first round in the contest... Read More

Buckets of rain

In today's weather forecast we are expecting rain at times with easterlies. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 22 degrees. Humidity is 98 per cent. Low tide is at 9.30am and high tide at 3.30pm.... Read More

Rain settles in over Tauranga

Welcome to passengers from Ovation of the Seas. The cruise ship is due to arrive in port at 9am and leave at 8.45pm this evening.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting periods of rain with easterlies.  It's a one-clothing... Read More



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