VIDEO: Stolen vehicle ditched near Domain Road

UPDATED: A car chase across eastern Tauranga tonight has generated a trail of debris on roads, a police chase around the streets and a lot of buzz on social media. Callers to SunLive say a dark red car, a Nissan Primera or similar, was seen fleeing...... Read More

Vittorio Alfieri, Egypt and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting morning rain, then showers, possibly heavy, along with southwesterlies. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 79 per cent. Low...... Read More

Mexico, Wikipedia and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a few showers, with a chance of them being heavy and thundery. Also light winds. It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 96 per cent. High...... Read More

Kiwi rock legends sell-out show

Kiwi rock legends took to the stage on Sunday night to give a rare performance. Musicians came from far and wide to join Maurice Greer and his band Human Instinct for a special night of music. The sold-out show at The Entertainers Club which meets...... Read More

Fossils, Titan and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting brief rain around midday, then a few showers, with a chance of them being heavy and thundery. Northwesterlies should be dying out by early afternoon. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with...... Read More

Activities for the young and young at heart

Nothing but smoke and wheelies were left on the concrete after Wheels for Cure Kid's event. Wheels for Cure Kids for their fifth year promised to be bigger than ever, and they definitely delivered, with the Fraser Cove carpark packed with people....... Read More

Fire endangering vehicles at Bayfair

UPDATE: A grass embankment at Bayfair Shopping Centre caught fire this afternoon. A Fire and Emergency northern communications spokesperson says firefighters were called to a small grass fire at the shopping centre in Mount Maunganui just before 3.30pm....... Read More

Defence force puppies - known as P litter - named

The puppies born late last year to New Zealand Defence Force Explosives Detector Dog Iris now have names. The six puppies are the “P” litter, which means all their names begin with the letter P. Their names are Paris, Poppy, Pluto, Pacer,...... Read More

Picasso, Honda and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day apart from morning cloud. Also westerly breezes dying out. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 79 per cent. High...... Read More

Pioneer aviators, Rod Stewart and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a cloudy day at times with northerly breezes developing. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 89 per cent. High tide is at 10.40am...... Read More

Mansfield, iPhones and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a cloudy day at times, with a chance of showers from the afternoon. Also northeast breezes. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 25 and an overnight low of 19 degrees. Humidity...... Read More

David Bowie, sunspots and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with southwest breezes. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Humidity is 73 per cent. High tide is at 9.30am and low tide at 3.40pm...... Read More

Galaxies, flying boats and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with westerlies. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 29 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 76 per cent. High tide is at 8.50am and low tide at 3pm (Tay...... Read More

Fireball seen over Tauranga identified

The fireball seen over New Zealand has been identified. Many people observed what they thought at the time to be a meteor streaking across the sky at around 8pm on Saturday. Photos and video sent to SunLive shows the object moving rapidly through...... Read More

Cyclones, lightning storms, flooding & cold snaps

The start of 2018 saw the tail end of cyclones rolling over the county and ended with an unusual El Nino and one lightning storm after another. So what's in store for 2019? It might not have seemed like it during the floods and the spring cold...... Read More

Einstein, Braille and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine day apart from evening cloud. Also light winds. It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 27 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 68 per cent. Low tide is at 12.30pm...... Read More

Delays expected as people return home

People are being warned to expect delays on the major highways leading in and out of the Western Bay of Plenty today. For the last three days there has been high volumes of traffic, particularly on State Highway 2 near Katikati. Video sent to...... Read More

Tutankhamun, Martin Luther and the weather

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a fine and sunny day with westerly breezes.   It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 18 degrees. Humidity is 73 per cent.   Low tide is at...... Read More

Traffic crawling throughout Tauranga

Traffic throughout Tauranga is at a gridlock this afternoon. A number of motorists have reported heavy traffic on either side of the city, with wait times of up to an hour or more in certain areas. One motorist travelling on State Highway 2 says...... Read More




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