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Lake Taupo CC post first win

Baywide Cup newcomers GM Painters Lake Taupo CC rubber-stamped their premier credentials when they won their first Baywide...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 15:45

School in session for diabetes

Zespri employees in Mount Maunganui left their desks this week to serve smoothies and science, cook porridge and play games...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 15:00

A week of broken weather promises

Despite surface high pressure dominating across the country for most of this week, not everyone experienced the fine weather...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 14:00

New ticketing system for bus users

Passenger bus users will soon benefit from the implementation of a Regional Integrated Ticketing System. Horizons, Waikato,...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 13:00

Reflecting on United Future's demise

The disbandment of United Future earlier this week signalled the end of an era for a party that once challenged New Zealand...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 12:00
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Women-only group to help ladies get fit

A new online community for Bay of Plenty women has been created to help local ladies find out about opportunities to get...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 11:20

Controversial Cherry Ripe gets the flick

As stacks of Roses chocolates boxes are raised in supermarkets across the country ahead of Christmas, shoppers may notice...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 10:45

New service has jobseeker health in mind

Helping Western Bay residents find and keep jobs while they work through health concerns is the goal behind a new partnership...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 10:10

Woman injured during horse riding event

The Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was dispatched to Taneatua at 2pm on Saturday, where a woman had been injured...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 09:20

Bayfair Kiwibank drops postal services

The Kiwibank at Bayfair will no longer be providing postal services, as the branch adopts a standalone model similar to...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 09:00
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Astrid receives life membership award

Life Education Trust Western Bay of Plenty Region supporters were acknowledged and thanked at a function on Tuesday at Copper...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 08:20

What’s On? ‘Sing! Sing! Sing!’

Good morning, steadfast SunLive readers, and welcome to what must be the 47th (?) Sunday of the year. That's quite...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 07:50
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Full time ranger wanted for Mauao

The Western Bay Wildlife Trust is calling for a permanent ranger to be stationed near the Mount to protect wildlife in the...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2017 07:00

Night work to begin on Karangahake Gorge

  From this weekend to mid-December 12.5 kilometres of new road surface will be laid on State Highway 2 between the...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 15:56

Arataki gingerbread man on the run

It's the mystery on the lips of every student and teacher at Arataki School, what has happened to the gingerbread...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 15:30
By Sam Gardner Sam@thesun.co.nz

Serious crash on SH27

UPDATE 2.40PM: The road has been closed after a serious two-car crash on SH27 near Matamata. Emergency services are on site...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 14:30

Retro Fayre proves a great success

The public got all dressed up in their best vintage frocks as part of the retro revolution that's taking a hold of...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 14:00
By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Fire and ice heading for The Lakes

After two postponements due to rain, Tauranga Parents Centre is hoping for fine weather on Sunday for its Fire and Ice themed...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 13:00

All-American cars come to town

Identical twin brothers Ray and Rob Sperling share more than just their looks. The Tauranga men are both big Mustang fans...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 12:01

More trout for anglers

Bay of Plenty anglers will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their back doorstep. Fish and Game officers have...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 11:00

Omokoroa welcomes roll-out of high speed

Omokoroa is one of the most recent areas in the country to welcome the start of work to expand the government's Ultra-fast...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 10:02

Comedy delivery on serious message

Move over Air New Zealand, the Big Angry Fish Boys Milan and Nathan have made their own ‘BIG' safety video in...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 09:42

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

  Today's weather forecast is for high cloud increasing, and light rain developing in the evening. Also gusty...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 09:00
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The birth of jazz in Tauranga takes off

It started in the summer of 1963 with a 50-pound overdraft at the Soundshell in Memorial Park and 40 musicians playing for...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 08:35

What's on: Family events

If you're wanting some family or group bonding time, there are plenty of activities for you. The 2017 Morehu Day Multicultural...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 08:11

Local kids, big hearts, and adventure

Cities turned to rubble, people destitute, starving, trapped and scrounging for shelter and safety. And it's not just...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 07:30
By Cayla-Fay Saunders cayla@thesun.co.nz

Police cleared in Mountain Road death

The Coroner has cleared police of blame in the death of Levi Lance Penberthy-Green at Mountain Raod Oropi on April...

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Posted on 18 Nov 2017 06:55
By Andrew andrew@thesun.co.nz

Putting the lid on 10,000m3

Tauranga city's newest reservoir at the Joyce Road treatment plant has been constructed with an aluminium geodesic...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 16:55

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 16:28

Fatal crash marks rising 2017 road toll

A fatal accident on State Highway 29 early this morning has brought 2017's road toll to 326, two short of last year's...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 15:07

Tauranga woman wins renovation award

A local property investor's clever use of a relocatable home has won her the NZPIF/Resene Renovation of the Year award. Donna...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 14:36
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Kaimai crash victim dies

A man critically injured in a crash on SH29 earlier today has died in Tauranga hospital, say Tauranga police. The crash happened...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 13:02

Chasing back to back wins

Eight current secondary school students, selected in the Bay of Plenty Development team, to play Waikato Valley at the Tauranga...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 11:56

Failed piggery directors convicted

Two former directors of a failed piggery operation, which posed a significant risk to the environment, have been convicted...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 11:40

Student wins $10,000 scholarship

A new major prize was awarded for the first time at the Tauranga Boys' College prize giving on Tuesday night, with...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 11:21

No problems, just solutions

It could have been a game breaker. But some small town enterprise, ingenuity, and a complex mix of deals, inside knowledge...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 11:01

Kiwi icons join Bryan Adams line up

Two of New Zealand's most-loved and recognisable fixtures are joining the line-up at what is quickly becoming one of...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 10:36
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Under harbour reamer obstructed

Under harbour obstructions have delayed the last phase of the $99m Southern Pipeline project, and contractor Brian Perry...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 09:41

Ground breaking at Papamoa development

 A long awaited Papamoa retail and residential development is getting underway with a soil turning ceremony on the site...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 09:00

Fine weather returns to the Bay

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It's a three-clothing layer day...

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Posted on 17 Nov 2017 08:34
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz