LIVE: Covid-19 media update

UPDATE: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is reporting three recovered cases of Covid-19 today. Bloomfield is speaking at a live media update, alongside Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins in Wellington. He says there are no...... Read More

“Treated like crap”: Ex-workers speak out

Rotorua Lakes Council made 12 people redundant in 2020, and one of those staff members says, in his view, the way it was carried out was “laughably unprofessional”. Another person says they believe there is an escalating bullying culture...... Read More

ACC challenging NZers to think before they leap

It’s estimated that 90 per cent of all injuries are preventable. ACC accepts two million injury claims every year, which equates to more than 5,000 injury claims every day in Aotearoa. These claims cost more than $4 billion annually.   These...... Read More

LIVE: No new community cases, 7 in MIQ

Director General of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has confirmed there are no new community cases of Covid-19 and seven new positive cases in managed isolation. With 17 recoveries it takes the total of current active cases in New Zealand to exactly...... Read More

LIVE: Border worker tests positive for Covid

UPDATED 1.04PM: A border worker has tested positive for Covid-19. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied says they were notified of the positve case overnight. "The case is a 24-year-old border worker, working at the Grand Millenium managed...... Read More

LIVE: Covid-19 media update

UPDATE: New Zealand currently has 81 active cases of Covid-19, all in managed isolation. The Ministry of Health is reoprting an additional seven new positive Covid cases in MIQ since the last update on Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of new...... Read More

Lucky escape after car fire in Mount Maunganui

UPDATE: 3.40pm An eyewitness suggests a woman has had a lucky escape after her car caught fire in a crash with a truck and trailer in Mount Maunganui. The collision happened on Hewletts Rd near the AA Auto Centre. A reporter on the scene says two...... Read More

Two day carnival of jazz in downtown Tauranga

The carnival atmosphere in central Tauranga has enveloped more streets than ever before, with the recently upgraded Wharf Street becoming a new and special staged area at this year’s 58th National Jazz Festival. The festive sparkling street,...... Read More

A historic ‘sail past’ for TYPBC's 100th year

It's a perfectly fine afternoon for members of the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club – TYPBC – as they enjoy a historic ‘Sail Past’ along the Tauranga waterfront as part of celebrating 100 years of the club's sailing.   Setting...... Read More

What April means for local business owners

What the star of April means for Tauranga businesses is the hot topic of disccussion in this month;s Matt Chat. The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce CEO is down at Wharf Street ahead of a busy Easter Weekend of events and activities, discussing what this...... Read More

Reality tech taking nursing studies to next level

Toi Ohomai nursing students will have a new way of learning thanks to augmented reality technology. Nursing students at the Institute are now able to examine different parts of the body and see how they interact with each other thanks to HoloLens mixed...... Read More

Shining a light on corporate greenhouse gas

Greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in its first year of a new programme are proving to be promising. The council recently completed its second annual audit as part of the Toitū carbon reduce certification. The...... Read More

KiwiRail to switch ferries to cleaner diesel fuel

KiwiRail is to switch its fleet of three Interislander ferries to a cleaner-burning diesel oil before the end of the year, while it waits on its larger, greener ferries to be built and delivered. The change of fuel, away from marine-grade heavy fuel...... Read More

LIVE: Grand Millennium investigation continues

UPDATE 1.23PM: The investigation into how a cleaner at the Grand Millennium, referred to as Case A, was exposed to Covid-19 is continuing. Case A and a household member whose result is under investigation remain at the Auckland quarantine facility,...... Read More

Orca sighting stuns Mount fisherman

A Mount Maunganui fisherman is stunned after seeing a pod of orca in the harbour. Koos Joubert was heading back to Sulphur Point after a rough morning of fishing, when he spotted the marine animals at around 9am Sunday. As he was preparing to bring...... Read More

LIVE: Covid-19 vaccine for urgent overseas travel

UPDATE 1.09PM: The Government has confirmed strict criteria for early vaccinations for people who need to travel outside of New Zealand on compassionate grounds or for reasons of national significance. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins...... Read More

LIVE: Covid-19 media update

UPDATE 1.09PM: A managed isolation worker has tested positive for Covid-19. The rest of the case's family has been tested - three returned negative results and one returned a weak positive result. Minister for COVID-19 Response, Chris Hipkins....... Read More

One million milestone for Memorial Park Railway

It came as a complete shock to Sheree Davy when she found herself and her grandchildren the centre of attention on Sunday. Unbeknown to her, club members at the Memorial Park Railway ticket office had been excitedly waiting for the one millionth passenger...... Read More

Update: Evacuation at Bayfair ends

Update: The fire alarm at Bayfair shopping centre has now ceased, a SunLive reader reports. "The fire service has now departed," says the reader. "Everyone has gone back inside and business has resumed. "From what I could see,  at...... Read More