Great progress on SH2 roadworks, says NZTA

The New Zealand Transport Agency are advising motorists of the great progress made by contractors on the works that started on Monday, May 20 along SH2 Takitimu Drive northbound. Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell says the NZTA acknowledge that...... Read More

Woman arrested after Tauranga chase

The woman at the centre of a police chase through Tauranga is facing a number of driving charges. The chase was witnessed by a number of people as officers pursued the fleeing vehicle from Fraser Street, through Bethlehem and down to Baypark on Tuesday. A...... Read More

Trailblazers at business women’s conference

The inspiring mix of speakers at the weekend’s 2019 Tauranga Business Women’s conference surpassed expectations for many. Held at the Trinity Wharf last weekend, the 2019 Craigs Investment Partners and Cooney Lees Morgan Regional Business...... Read More

Fleeing driver caught near Baypark

One person has been taken into custody following a vehicle fleeing from police across Tauranga this afternoon. A police spokesperson says the vehicle initially failed to stop for police at the corner of Fraser Street and 18th Ave at 3.17pm. “Police...... Read More

Tauranga City Sunrise Lions present donations

Members of the Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Club gathered this morning to present funds raised from their last season to three valuable community organisations. Parafed Bay of Plenty, Wish4Fish and Riding for the Disabled received donations from the...... Read More

Vehicle fleeing from police through Tauranga

The driver of a vehicle is leading police on a chase through Tauranga this afternoon. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says he saw police pursing a vehicle along the Toll Road, near The Lakes. “They then headed up to 15th Ave. “They...... Read More

Tauranga CBD parking woes turning people off

Parking availability and cost in the Tauranga CBD is causing shoppers to spend their dollars elsewhere. SunLive went into the heart of Tauranga to ask people if they tend to park in the CBD, and if the lack and cost of parks turns them away from shops...... Read More

Major traffic delays on Tauranga highway

Motorists travelling between Bethlehem and Mount Maunganui via State Highway 2, are being warned to expect significant delays. NZTA contractors are carrying out major road works on SH2, between Elizabeth and Chapel streets. A motorist stuck in the...... Read More

Tauranga to host Armageddon for a third time

Returning for its third year in a row, Armageddon Expo is back in Tauranga this June 8 and 9, once again transforming Baypark Arena into pop culture wonderland. Armageddon is New Zealand’s largest entertainment event and one with something for...... Read More

No injuries in Tauranga Harbour Bridge crash

UPDATE 10.40am: No one has been injured after a crash on the Tauranga Harbour Bridge. Emergency services were called the crash just before 10am. A police spokesperson says two vehicles were involved. "There doesn’t appear to be any injuries. "One...... Read More

Warren Kilmister - sixty years of breeding budgies

Champion Tauranga budgie breeder Warren Kilmister is elated that his cobalt blue and green “big boys” won some of the hotly contested sections of the recent Tauranga Bird Show. A budgie breeder since 1958, he joined the Tauranga club in...... Read More

HMNZS Wellington Navy ship visits Tauranga

The Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Wellington is in Tauranga this weekend. SunLive headed out on the water for an exclusive tour of the ship and to talk to crew members about their training and what life is like out at sea. After boarding a rigid-hulled...... Read More

Papamoa Domain pine tree removal sparks debate

Tauranga citizens are expressing their frustrations on social media following the council’s decision to cut down the iconic pine trees in the Papamoa Domain. The Environment Tauranga Facebook page shared a post on Tuesday in regard to the removal...... Read More

Donation for war memorial ‘cream on top of cake‘

Owners of the Papamoa Beach Holiday Park, Bruce and Donna Crosby have made a second donation to the Papamoa War Memorial project, making their donation total $9,000. They originally donated $1,000 to the project and after the ANZAC Day service held...... Read More

Kiwibuild homes available to purchase in WBOP

First home buyers in the Bay of Plenty will be able to purchase Kiwibuild homes from today. The Kiwibuild homes being built by Classic Builders in the Kaimai Views subdivision in Omokoroa are nearing completion with eight houses out of the 27 homes...... Read More

Locals push SH29 safety in council submission

Residents who live in the Kaimai Range have submitted their concerns about traffic congestion to the Tauranga City Council with the hopes of making it into the council’s 2019/20 annual plan. Their main concerns are the traffic congestion with...... Read More

Is food in New Zealand overpriced?

The price of food is a heavily debated topic, and many believe some products on New Zealand supermarket shelves are far too expensive. With the price of avocado’s skyrocketing in the last week, SunLive went down to Mount Maunganui’s Main...... Read More

A weekend with no gas in Tauranga

  A Tauranga local is frustrated after spending the weekend with no gas.   Alana-Marie Freemantle ordered new gas bottles from Trustpower on Tuesday May 7 and was expecting a new delivery of LPG bottles by the end of the week. On Friday...... Read More

Couple fighting for son‘s quality of life

  Regan and Tania Woodmass only have one wish in the world; for Pharmac to fund Spinraza, a drug allowing spinal muscular atrophy patients to regain muscular strength and movement.   The couple learned of the son’s SMA diagnosis...... Read More