Blooming festival at historic village

Thursday’s sun shone full and bright on the first day of the four day ‘Bloom in the Bay’ festival at Tauranga Historic Village. A small white tent city has appeared in the village green, with food stalls, musicians, sculpture, art,...... Read More

Garden, art and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which started yesterday and runs through to Sunday. This morning’s mystery garden is located in Te Puke. In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a...... Read More

Te Puke country garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins today and runs through to Sunday. This morning’s mystery garden is located in Te Puke.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting...... Read More

Te Puke mystery garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins tomorrow on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Te Puke and features a weta house.   In today’s weather forecast we are...... Read More

A secret forest and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Aongatete.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a partly cloudy day with...... Read More

Papamoa Primary mural is all about the history

Papamoa Primary School got a special treat today, as Graham Hoete, aka Mr G, paid the school a visit to start work on a mural. Mr G was approached by Kahurangi Poa, who is the lead teacher of Maori at the primary school, to come and paint the mural...... Read More

A love shack and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Aongatete.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a mostly cloudy day with...... Read More

Heather McLean receives heritage award

The Tauranga City Council Centennial Heritage Award has been presented this year to Tauranga local Heather McLean for her more than 40 years contribution to local history and genealogy. Particular mention was also made of her work in helping clean...... Read More

Thousands attend St Mary’s Fireworks Gala

It was a busy evening yesterday, with thousands of people turning out to watch the fireworks display at St Mary’s Fireworks Gala. SunLive photographer Cameron Avery went along to capture all the fun, and says that there were at least four thousand...... Read More

BOP boys heroics get ND up and running

After a stumbling start Northern Districts are on their way in the Ford Trophy one-day cricket competition thanks to the world record-setting exploits of Bay of Plenty’s Joe Carter and Brett Hampton. They’re looking forward to tomorrow’s...... Read More

A fountain, roses and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Te Puna.   In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a cloudy day with possible...... Read More

Seaside garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Tauranga. In today’s weather forecast we are expecting an often cloudy day with drizzle...... Read More

Greerton fire under investigation

The cause of a fire which razed a Greerton building is under investigation. Flames and smoke were seen billowing from the building on Cameron Road this morning. When firefighters were called to the blaze at 4.25am, the 10mx10m automotive building...... Read More

Armed police spotted in Bethlehem

Reports are coming in of armed police in Bethlehem this morning. Two people have messaged our SunLive Facebook page to say "a lot of armed police at Wairoa Marae in Bethlehem". "I woke up around 6am to someone on...... Read More

Largest cruise ship to visit Tauranga seven times

Tauranga is one of two cities that will be visiting seven times by Ovation of the Seas this cruise ship seas. Ovation of the seas is New Zealand’s biggest cruise ship and is expected help boost the NZ economy in passenger spend alone during her...... Read More

Te Puna waterfall garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Te Puna. In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine morning, but cloud increasing...... Read More

Mayoral Prayer Breakfast honours locals

The theme for the 2018 Tauranga Mayoral Prayer Breakfast was Caring for one another in a spirit of reconciliation. Held at the ASB Arena, this year’s prayer breakfast introduced an inaugural Mayoral Citation of Community Service award for people...... Read More

Woodland garden and the weather

SunLive weather is brought to you today by the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival which begins on November 15. Today's mystery garden is located in Te Puna and features a shady stream path through natural bush. In today’s weather forecast...... Read More

Fireworks blamed for Papamoa vegetation fire

Fireworks is being put down as the cause of a fire in Papamoa East. The Papamoa Volunteer Fire Brigade were called to the fire at the reserve opposite Gibson Place, at 7.18pm. Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift manager Megan Ruru says...... Read More




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