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Opotiki Harbour numbers ‘stack up’

In light of recent media coverage of a proposed new harbour entrance, Opotiki District Council has clarified the numbers...

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Posted on 18 Dec 2017 08:04

Car park rage warning

Insurer Youi is waring Christmas shoppers of carpark rage as the Christmas shopping frenzy heats up. “Car parks are...

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Posted on 18 Dec 2017 07:15

Mount becomes Climbing NZ’s base

Sport Climbing has become a new Olympic sport and Tauranga has claimed a big chunk of the New Zealand action, thanks to...

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Posted on 18 Dec 2017 06:52

Cream spillage on SH29

Motorists are being warned to drive with care following a cream spillage on State Highway 29. Up to 200 litres of cream...

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Posted on 18 Dec 2017 06:32

A beach party with a message

A safety event, targeting young drivers in the Eastern Bay, is set to take place in Te Kaha next month. Summer Glaze, which...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 15:45

Licensing committee reappointed

Whakatane District Council has approved the reappointment of the Eastern Bay District Licensing Committee for a further...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 15:15

Tauranga man dies at Lake Wanaka

A man whose body was recovered from Lake Wanaka yesterday was from Tauranga. He was 26-year-old David Barry Fisher, police...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 14:35

Cadets win third Baywide Cup

Element IMF Cadets have won the Baywide Cup for the third time since the competition was introduced a decade ago, in an...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 14:30

Fire permits suspended for Western Bay

December's dry weather has forced Fire and emergency New Zealand Rural Fire Authority to place an immediate suspension...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 14:00

Fronts and fine weather in the mix

A ridge of high pressure has held sway over New Zealand since early November, and has set the tone for hot and dry weather.  In...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 13:30

Making transport ‘healthy’ in Tauranga

City councillors were given a healthy reminder of the impact of transport systems have on city populations before they began...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 12:10
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

The importance of proper trout handling

Proper handling of trout is a good way to ensure a trout is fit for the table and for anglers to ‘play their part'...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 11:30

Learning English, Kiwi-style

Sweet as, flash, stink, knackered and wicked. We all know what those words mean, right? Wrong. If you're learning...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 11:10
By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

Ho, ho, ouch - Santa’s debt burden

Another Christmas, another splurge of unbudgeted spending, and more families stretched beyond their financial limits. “November...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 10:20

Labour sets up shop in Greerton

The Labour Party is establishing a permanent and very visible presence in their Tauranga heartland. The party, which now...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 09:45

Miller finally tames Mount Monster

He's competed in every Mount Monster so far, but Hamish Miller finally broke through for victory in New Zealand's...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 09:00

From student to mentor

At 18-years-old, Phoebe Robinson, better known as Jeremiah, was one of many who took part in a youth mentor programme for...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 08:30
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

What’s On? Street Prints & Carols

It's the penultimate Sunday before Christmas. That's right: one more Sunday (which is in fact Christmas Eve),...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 07:45
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Expanding the NZ avocado market overseas

A new member has joined AVOCO's senior management team to expand on market development in Asia and oversee grower...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2017 07:00

Boat capsizes in Tauranga Harbour

UPDATED: Three people were tossed into the water when a boat capsized in the Tauranga Harbour. Police were called to reports...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 17:49

The best Christmas lights on the street

Two houses – one in Katikati and one in Papamoa – have been chosen as the winners of The Weekend Sun Christmas...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 15:50

Elizabeth’s push to the summit

Elizabeth White has lived in the shadow of Mauao for more than 30 years. But she's never felt the urge to climb it....

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 15:00

Financial assistance creates more jobs

Recent financial assistance provided by New Zealand Community Trust is set to help create more jobs in the Bay of Plenty. A...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 13:56

‘English only’ sign causes outrage

A post on social media has sparked outrage after it said “only English language is to be spoken” by staff in...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 12:49

Statistics mistake corrected

Statistics NZ's has re-released its household income and housing-cost statistics because of an error which increases...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 12:10

Iwi settle Tauranga rights disputes

Three iwi joined together in Tauranga to sign a declaration resetting their relationship, following turbulent times earlier...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 10:50

Summer shellfish hazards

It doesn't bode well for shellfish gatherers this summer. Biotoxin alerts warn of paralytic shellfish poisoning in...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 10:00

Perfect beach weather

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine day, with cloud in the morning and at night and light winds. It's...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 09:33
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Omanawa Falls one step closer to opening

Omanawa Falls Power Station Reserve is one step closer to a proposed upgrade that would enable public access.   The...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 09:20

Basketballer wins big in Tauranga

The emerging ‘Godfather of New Zealand 3x3' has won the first 3x3 Quest Tour event in Tauranga, and now looks...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 08:45

Mount Monster Challenge

Many elite athletes will be making their way to the Mount to participate in a bucket-list worthy competition. The Mount...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 08:14

Meeting your furry-friend soulmate

Are you considering adding four paws to your family this Christmas? Tauranga SPCA's Christmas adopt-a-thon is on today...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 07:30

Homelessness created by systems

A givealittle page has been opened by the Tauranga Moana Nightshelter to help raise $100,000 to build ten studio apartments...

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Posted on 16 Dec 2017 07:00

Truck crash takes out power pole

Power is reported to be out in the Bay of Plenty following a truck crash. A truck has crashed into a power pole, causing...

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Posted on 15 Dec 2017 21:10

44 dolphins caught in Bay nets

There were 44 dolphins caught in fishing nets in the Bay of Plenty alone in the past year, with more than half of them dying,...

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Posted on 15 Dec 2017 19:36

Waka signal iwi agreement

Waka on Tauranga Moana on Saturday signals the signing of an agreement between Waikato and Western Bay of Plenty iwi, following...

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Posted on 15 Dec 2017 16:54

Something in the water

Tauranga Yacht Club hosted an unusual request recently, with a crew from BBC television series Coast visiting to see what...

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Posted on 15 Dec 2017 16:10

Mega-liner to return to Tauranga

The 168,666 GT engineering and technological marvel, Ovation of the Seas, will arrive in Tauranga on December 22 for the...

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Posted on 15 Dec 2017 15:11

Gas main rupture in The Lakes

People are being warned to stay away from a section of The Lakes this afternoon as emergency deal with a gas main rupture. Firefighters...

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Posted on 15 Dec 2017 14:51

Health warning lifted for Lake Taupō

  The health warning issued last week for parts of Lake Taupō has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.  Observation...

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Posted on 15 Dec 2017 14:15