Nelson Mandela and the weather

In today's forecast we are expecting a partly cloudy day with light winds. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 7 degrees. Humidity is 97 per cent. High tide is at 10.40am and low tide is at 4.50pm....... Read More

A week of serious film making

Serious film making has been underway today with about 25 youth participating in a three-day workshop at Baycourt. Facilitated by Jannine Bishop, the International Youth Silent Film Festival workshop will cover script writing, acting, directing, filming...... Read More

Becoming finer in the Bay

In today's forecast we are expecting the weather to be fine, however there is still a chance of evening showers, and also westerlies. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 7 degrees. Humidity is 94 per...... Read More

Fine spells with a chance of showers

In today's weather we are expecting fine spells but with a chance of showers. Northerlies turning westerly in the afternoon. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 8 degrees. Humidity is 100 per cent. High...... Read More

‘Pure passion’ following France’s World Cup win

Tauranga residents holidaying in France have found themselves in the thick of the celebrations after France beat Croatia in the final of the Football World Cup. Speaking to SunLive from Uzes, a small town in the south of France, Tauranga real estate...... Read More

Women on wheels

They’re three entirely different women with one common thread – a love of what they do. Three Tauranga skaters of all different ages and skill-levels have qualified for the nation’s most prestigious meet, the NZ Artistic Roller Sports...... Read More

King tides and swells hit the Bay

King tides and swells are breaking over the Bay of Plenty and may cause flooding in low-lying areas. MetService says waves were 3.5 metres high on the east coast early this morning and causing sea levels to rise. Between 70 to 100mm of rain is expected...... Read More

Tauranga comes alight

Downtown Tauranga came alight on Friday night with the midwinter celebration Winter Nights Winter Lights. The free, all-ages event, presented by Tauranga City Council, showcases a spectrum of interactive light installations, live entertainment, food...... Read More

Cloudy and showery this Friday the 13th

In today's weather we are expecting a mostly cloudy day with showers. A northeasterly will be developing in the morning. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 99 per cent Low...... Read More

Fine, then cloud, and possible showers

In today's weather we are expecting fine weather at first, then cloudy periods and a chance of showers from the afternoon. Also southwesterlies dying out in the afternoon. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight...... Read More

SH2 truck fire caught on camera

People driving to work along State Highway 2, between Katikati and Tauranga, this morning will notice the burnt out remains of a truck. A Mainfreight truck caught fire on the highway, outside Aongatete Road. "A Mainfreight truck had caught on...... Read More

Truck explosion on TEL caught on camera

The moment a truck caught fire and exploded on Tauranga Eastern Link has been captured on camera. The video was shared to SunLive on Tuesday night, moments after the truck had been seen engulfed in flames. In the video the truck is seen to be well-ablaze...... Read More

Miss Universe and the weather

In today's weather we are expecting sunny spells with westerlies. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 15 and an overnight low of 5 degrees. Humidity is 99 per cent. Low tide is at 10.50am and high tide is at 5.10pm. There's...... Read More

Time-lapse of Tauranga Crossing build

  A time-lapse video has been released, showing the construction for what is set to be one of the country’s largest retail complexes.  Tauranga Crossing is currently in its second phase of development and is set to open in April 2019....... Read More

Fine day for a teddy bears’ picnic

Welcome to Teddy Bears' Picnic Day. In today's weather we are expecting a morning shower or two then increasing fine breaks throughout the rest of the day and westerlies dying out in the evening. It's a two-clothing layer day today with...... Read More

Truck breakdown stalls traffic

Traffic is backed up as over the Habour Bridge following a truck breakdown this afternoon. A truck has broken down on State Highway 2/Takitimu Drive at the Elizabeth Street roundabout. NZTA says due to the incident "all lanes are currently blocked". A...... Read More

IRD Tauranga employees walk off the job

It's been 22 years since Inland Revenue employees undertook industrial action, but that all changed today when Tauranga workers walked off the job. Rallies are being held in towns and cities across New Zealand, including Tauranga, while other groups...... Read More

Mini tornado reports in Greerton

A mini tornado is reported to have blown through Greerton this morning. A SunLive reader emailed in to say a mini tornado just went through Greerton main street, "Not much damage but sent the big orange roadwork hoardings flying and road workers...... Read More

Expect a few showers today

In today's weather we are expecting a few showers, with some heavy in the afternoon. The strong westerlies should be easing by the evening. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 7 degrees. Humidity is...... Read More




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