Arrests made after assault on The Strand

Two men have been arrested following an assault on The Strand on Sunday morning. The men, aged 20 and 21 were arrested last night in relation to the assault says a police spokesperson. “The men have been charged with wounding with intent to...... Read More

Greerton business target of multiple attacks

A Greerton business has been the target of a number of incidents this month. The Bladed N Faded Barber Shop and Tattoo Studio in Chadwick Road has been gutted by a fire this morning. A SunLive photographer at the scene say the building is completely...... Read More

AOS in Western Bay following Tauranga assault

A large Police presence has been observed in the Western Bay of Plenty this afternoon, involving the Armed Offenders Squad and Police dog units. A SunLive reporter says that over 15 Police vehicles and the Armed Offenders Squad have descended on a...... Read More

Loud screams heard as assault takes place

People were woken to loud screaming as an assault took place on The Strand in the early hours of Sunday morning. Cordons are still in place between the water fountain and railway bridge on The Strand in Tauranga following an assault at around 1.45am...... Read More

Assault on Strand leaves one critically injured

Update: 10.10am Police are continuing to investigate a report of an assault at The Strand in Tauranga at around 1.45am this morning. The victim, a man, received critical injuries and remains in Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition. The area...... Read More

Auschwitz Now exhibition opens tonight

An exhibition honouring the survivors of the holocaust through images of current day Auschwitz will open at Bethlehem College this evening.   The photographic exhibition titled ‘Auschwitz. Now’ tells the stories of holocaust survivors...... Read More

Calling all stall holders and street performers

If you're a stallholder, food truck operator, street performer or musician and want the opportunity to promote yourself or your business at the Coro 200 Illume Festival  - the Thames Coromandel District Council wants to hear from you. Over...... Read More

Robyn Hay wins $5000 Trustpower photographic award

“Completed shocked. Completely surprised,” says Robyn Hays, stunned on learning she has won first prize in the 2020 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition.   From thousands of entries, judges last night announced Robyn Hay and...... Read More

Man charged after fatal police chase

A 28-year-old man has been charged following a fatal police chase early this morning in Rotokawa, near Taupo.  The passenger, a 45-year-old man, died at the scene.  The driver is due to appear in Taupō District Court today on a charge of...... Read More

Tauranga Air Show a soaring success

Crowds by the thousands gathered at the Tauranga Airport on Saturday to watch planes of all different shapes and sizes take over the sky. The Classics of the Sky – Tauranga City Air Show has been gracing our skies for more than a decade now...... Read More

Planes take over Tauranga skies

A line-up of ex-military and aerobatic aircrafts entertained crowds of people ahead of annual Classics of the Sky – Tauranga Air Show. The Black Falcons performed an aerobatic display on Friday night as a lead in to today’s show, which...... Read More

Black Ferns Sevens excited to play on home soil

  The Black Ferns Sevens team trained in Tauranga this morning ahead of the HSBC World Series tournament next weekend. The resounding notion is one of excitement to be playing in Hamilton, with captain Sarah Hirini saying they want to make a...... Read More

BOP mudpool eruption part of a plan

It wasn't just boiling mud and steam that erupted into Susan Gedye's life when a mud pool unexpectedly opened up in her Rotorua garden, there were "beautiful things" too.  Gedye's Meade St home made national headlines...... Read More

Man convicted following 13 hour police standoff

  A 34-year-old man has been charged and convicted following a 13 hour standoff with Tauranga Police.   The standoff started on Wednesday, January 8, and carried on through to the early hours of Thursday morning. The event unfolded when...... Read More

Permanent fix for Oropi Road sinkhole

Work will start on a permanent fix for a sinkhole which formed on Oropi Road, Tauranga, in 2019. The sinkhole, near the Oropi Stream Bridge, was the result of erosion from the stream. Work to fix the hole will start on Monday, January 20. A Tauranga...... Read More

Our glowing orange ‘Wolf’ Moon

On Saturday night, Dave Greig, who is the president of the Tauranga Astronomical Society, headed up to the Minden Lookout at Te Puna to see if he could film the moonrise. The night sky was clear of cloud, and around 9pm the full moon of January, also...... Read More

Our protected native estuary gone says resident

Angela was at home in Windermere on Friday when the vegetation fire broke out in the nearby reserve. She was one of the first to call emergency services. “The fire blew through the Waimapu Estuary like a freight train and was fuelled by the relatively...... Read More

Firefighters dampening down hotspots

Fire crews are coming from as far away as Rotorua to fight a scrub fire in Tauranga this afternoon. The fire in a reserve behind Windermere Drive is around one kilometre by one kilometre in size. Around 40 firefighters are working to put out the blaze...... Read More

Firefighters battling large blaze in Tauranga

UPDATED 3.01PM: Flames of up to 2m high are being reported from a large scrube fire in Tauranga this afternoon Around 40 firefighters are battle a large blaze in the reserve in Windermere. A resident in Lagoon Place says he saw the fire in the reserve. "It's...... Read More