Reducing traffic congestion in the workplace

As a way of doing their part to minimise traffic woes in the Tauranga CBD, The Kollective has purchased electric scooters, electric bikes, and an electric cars for members to use during their working day. General manager Gordy Lockhart says when members...... Read More

Tradies the “unsung heroes” in medical outcomes

The winner of New Zealand’s most deserving tradie will be announced by Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on National Tradies Day tomorrow. International Charity Mercy Ships created the New Zealand-based competition to recognise hard working Kiwi...... Read More

Lending a hand and giving back to the community

Give the Bay of Plenty Steamers an hour to clean up your backyard and they can do just that. Alongside Good Neighbour, members of the rugby team helped tidy up a family in needs backyard, filling up three skip bins of rubbish, a skip full of metal...... Read More

The attractions in Downtown Tauranga

Downtown Tauranga is a vibrant place filled with culture, art, and plenty of things to see and do. It’s one of those places where the more you look, the more you will find. SunLive tagged along with Downtown Tauranga visiting the Tauranga...... Read More

Celestial navigators arrive safely in Tauranga

The double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite has arrived safe and sound in Tauranga Harbour on Friday, after leaving Tahiti on August 20 and crossing the Pacific using traditional navigation. “The journey has been a tremendous effort by the...... Read More

What’s in a name?

The Weekend Sun took to the streets for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori or Māori Language Week, asking members of the public if they know the meaning behind the name Tauranga. They were also asked if they think it’s important people should know the...... Read More

Tiny homes an option in BOP housing market

The housing market in the Bay of Plenty makes it difficult to rent a house, let alone buy or build one. But very few know about tiny homes, and how affordable they actually are. NZ Tiny Homes was established in New Plymouth two years ago by Kylie...... Read More

New development growing Papamoa Plaza

The next stage of the Papamoa Plaza development is underway. Construction of a new childcare centre is set to be complete by December this year, while a new office block will be operational in February next year. Papamoa Plaza centre manager David...... Read More

Saving lives and getting to fly while doing it

For a job where you never know what you are going to get each morning when you wake up, Line Pilot and Intensive Care Paramedic for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter Todd Dunham and Dave Harrison are pretty proud about their line of work. At the...... Read More

Palm kernel fire in Mount Maunganui

Firefighters are in attendance at a fire involving an excavator and palm kernel inside a large shed in Hull Road in Mount Maunganui. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, says officer in charge SSO Dave Whislter. "Crews are working...... Read More

Afternoon walk leads to heroic act

A last minute decision to go for a walk on Moturiki Island, led to Adrian Hopcroft saving a girl from falling off the blowhole. “It was pretty scary stuff we went for a walk on Leisure Island and a guy spotted a girl down by the blowhole on this...... Read More

Virtual Reality a hit at AIMS games

It’s not just sports keeping kids entertained at this year’s Anchor AIMS Games - they can immerse themselves in Virtual Reality. The VR experience set up by ACC aims to raise awareness about concussion and teach children how to recognise...... Read More

Tauranga assault survivor speaks out

  WARNING: Some people might find the topics discussed in the video disturbing and viewer’s discretion is advised.    It will be a year in October since a Tauranga woman experienced a serious assault in her own home. Now, she...... Read More

Stunning ceremony launches Anchor AIMS Games

The 16th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships launched today with a stunning opening ceremony at the Trustpower Arena. With 11,500 students from 368 schools competing from throughout NZ, Asia and the Pacific, the venues are bursting....... Read More

Walking for hope

Many people wearing yellow turned out in the chilly breeze and sunshine today to come together in a public walk of hope and remembrance and to help raise awareness about suicide prevention. “It’s a beautiful day to take a walk in remembrance...... Read More

Hunt for man involved in armed carjacking

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious incident that occurred in Rotorua on Sunday September 1. A vehicle was stolen in Hamilton and driven to Rotorua, where it was involved in a fleeing driver incident which was abandoned by police. About...... Read More

Car crashes into barrier on Takitimu Drive

One person has sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle crash on Takitimu Drive, near State Highway 29. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it is a "one hell of a mess". "One car is involved and there is debris all over...... Read More

Tauranga woman aims to lower truck speed limits

“Ten Kms less, saves mess.” This is the slogan of Steffi August’s petition to lower the speed limit of heavy vehicles to 80 km/h. The current limit on New Zealand’s road is 90km/h. She's pushing for change after her husband...... Read More

Four adults and one child killed in bus crash

  The investigation into the circumstances surrounding yesterday’s fatal bus crash near Rotorua continues.   “At this stage we can confirm that those who died were four adults and a young child,” says Bay of Plenty road...... Read More