Double fatality as van flies through garage

Update 11.45am: Two people have died following a single vehicle crash in Te Puke overnight. Emergency services were called to the car vs garage crash on No 1 Road between Lomay Place and Roderick Lane shortly after 1.30am on Saturday morning. A Sunlive...... Read More

Otumoetai community remember Ed Weston

Current and ex pupils, colleagues, friends and family filled the Otumoetai College Performing Arts Centre to celebrate the life that was Ed Weston. A lot of emotion filled the room on Friday to remember Ed, a former English teacher of the college,...... Read More

Gatland inks four-year deal with Gallagher Chiefs

Warren Gatland is the new Head Coach of the Gallagher Chiefs, the Chiefs Rugby Club and New Zealand Rugby confirmed today. Gatland, currently coaching Wales through to the end of the Rugby World Cup 2019, has inked a four-year deal with the Gallagher...... Read More

Local elections on the way, are you enrolled?

The local elections are on their way and people are being asked to check they’re enrolled and ready to vote. “From this Saturday we’ll be sending out 3.3m enrolment update packs – that’s a personalised pack going to everyone...... Read More

White Island tsunami talk dispelled

GNS scientist Brad Scott is dismissing talks of a tsunami following any eruption at White Island. One thing about White Island, he says, is that whatever activity is triggered, it had no effect on the mainland. “No volcanic ash, no tsunami (tidal...... Read More

BOP occupants evacuated as mud pool erupts

The mud flow on Meade Street in Rotorua continues unabated – and it’s not disappearing any time soon. Today, GNS scientist Brad Scott and geothermal inspector Peter Brownbridge confirmed the fumarole, which was reported on Tuesday, has...... Read More

Opinions voiced on mayoral candidate session

  Three Tauranga Secondary students are unhappy after attending mayoral candidate Tenby Powell’s voices of the future session at Otumoetai College on Friday, June 21.   Louis Donovan and Samuel Taylor of Mount Maunganui College, and...... Read More

Man charged with murder after BOP shooting

UPDATED 2.19PM: A 53-year-old man has been charged with murder in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. The charges are in relation to a death after shooting in Rotorua last night. A police spokesperson says he has been remanded in custody until 19 July. The...... Read More

Selwyn Ridge students help out at tree planting

Playing in the mud was on the agenda at today’s tree planting held in Johnson’s Reserve. More than 100 pupils from Selwyn Ridge School attended the planting helping plant around 600 trees in the reserve. Pam Thorpe, who organised the...... Read More

SH2 open after Bethlehem crash

State Highway 2 is now open after a two-car crash near Bethlehem. The highway was closed between Taniwha Place and Wairoa Pa Road around 8.30pm on Tuesday. "Emergency services were alerted to the crash at around 8pm," says a police spokesperson. "Multiple...... Read More

SH2 closed after serious crash near Bethlehem

Multiple people are reported to have suffered a range of injuries following a serious crash on State Highway 2, near Bethlehem. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area as the road is closed. "Police are at the scene of a two vehicle crash...... Read More

Public voice opinions on TCC street review

The Tauranga City Council has agreed to explore a series of recommended changes to the 2009 naming of streets, reserves and community facilities policy. The review applies to all spaces under council’s jurisdiction, and seeks to better reflect...... Read More

Two plead guilty ahead of $20m cocaine bust trial

Two men have pleaded guilty to playing a part in one of New Zealand's largest cocaine busts. The 2017 bust saw $20 million worth of the class A drug stashed on the hull of a commercial shipping vessel in Tauranga.  Matthew John Scott...... Read More

Woolly winter lit-tree-ature in Greerton Village

What I hear on the grapevine is that the Greerton Village ‘communi-tree’ like to have their woolly and colourful trees socks on, to keep warm through winter. They also love a good read, while raising funds for local charities. These ‘at-tree-butes’...... Read More

Fab time out in Bethlehem

Time Out on Friday night, proved to be a fabulous time out in Bethlehem for over 600 women from around the Bay. Hosted by Bethlehem Baptist, the evening was a fun and relaxed variety of musical performances, insightful speakers and creative ideas. This...... Read More

Investment in GPS technology will help save lives

Funding has been announced for a satellite-based augmentation system – SBAS – which Government says will help save lives and drive innovation. The announcement was made by Minister for Land Information, Eugenie Sage alongside Minister for...... Read More

Historic silver for Tauranga kayaker Luuka Jones

Tauranga kayaker Luuka Jones has created yet more history with her first-ever podium finish at an ICF canoe slalom World Cup in Slovakia overnight. The 30-year-old Tauranga paddler finished second in the women's K1 final on the tricky Bratislava...... Read More

Police raid Welcome Bay property

UPDATED: Loud explosions have been heard at an address in Welcome Bay this morning. Cordons were in place on Panorama Drive, near Kaitemako Road. A reporter at the scene says loud explosions have been heard as police prepared to enter a property. "We...... Read More

Cracking the code for charity at Mount Mellick

A Mount Maunganui pub is cracking codes for charity. Mount Mellick Irish Bar hosts ‘Crack the Code’ every Thursday at 7.30pm, where bar goers purchase tickets to have a chance at cracking a numerical code, and 30 per cent of ticket sales...... Read More