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Man accused of baby murder in court

The man accused of murdering a three-month-old baby boy in Tauranga has been granted interim name suppression. The trial...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 14:45

Bone-chilling night as temps plummet

It has been an up-and-down weekend with narrow ridges and troughs passing over the country. Weather systems have now slowed...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 14:01

International innovators coming to town

A week-long festival of innovation in August is set to showcase the diverse range of innovative and entrepreneurial activity...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 13:04

Banksy’s legacy to Tauranga

The paradox was taking street art into what's often considered to be the exclusive and rarified environment of a traditional...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 11:50

New trustees for Tourism BOP

Gwendoline Keel, Jussara Bierman and Colleen Te Arihi are the three new trustees on the Tourism Bay of Plenty board, appointed...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 11:22

Talking about workplace bullying, pt 2

Workplace bullying. You have either been affected by it or know someone who has. Tauranga man Max Christoffersen is sharing...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 11:02
By Max Christoffersen

New options for starting school

The ability to have children start school in a group rather than in dribs and drabs as they blow out the candle on their...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 10:18
By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

Two more wins for Team NZ

It's match point for Emirates Team New Zealand at the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda after a stunning performance...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 09:25

Call for change at city hall

Tauranga City Council's economic development and investment committee chairman Max Mason is calling for councillors...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 09:03
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Greerton Village shows its heart

Greerton Village's popular annual Yarn Bombing event is back.  Mainstreet Manager Sally Benning says a record...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 07:43
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Jones fourth in World Cup canoe slalom

A week after New Zealand's first World Cup canoe slalom medal, Luuka Jones has come agonisingly close to a second...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 07:02
By Jamie Troughton Dscribe Media

Apping the rugby fans

A camping app is helping visiting rugby fans following the Lions tour to find campsites, farms, lifestyle blocks and parking...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 06:53
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Six wins for Team NZ in Cup race

UPDATED 6.17AM: Team New Zealand has just crossed the finish line in race eight of the America's Cup. The American's...

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Posted on 26 Jun 2017 06:10

Lack of coaches affecting school sport

“If you know of any rowing coaches out there, please let me know.” It's a constant with Phil Holland....

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 15:50

Man dies while fishing near Maketu

UPDATED 3.20PM: Police say the man who died at the Kaituna Cut was fishing at the time. A police spokesperson says members...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 14:44

New opportunities for BOP disabled youth

An organisation that provides life-changing experiences for young people with disabilities is about to arrive in the Bay...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 14:05

Green MP condemns Karangahake mining

Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty swapped her Beehive-friendly formal shoes for a pair of red-bands when she hiked up Mount...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 13:40

Crash knocks out power near Te Puke

Power was cut to some homes until 1am last night in Te Ranga, near Te Puke, after a vehicle collided with a power pole. Police...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 13:00

Sweet sounds for seafarers

He was born in Paeroa, educated there and in Rotorua, took his music skills to Australia 23 years ago and now he's...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 12:20

Winners announced for export awards

On Friday night, local exporters from across the Bay of Plenty came together to celebrate those ‘raising the bar'...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 12:00

Why Kevin’s quitting Tauranga

Kevin Steedman's had a gutsful – he's quitting his job, packing up his nine metre motor home and leaving...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 11:30

New wheels for Homes of Hope

Local charity Homes of Hope are feeling ‘blessed' after receiving the keys to a brand new Hyundai iMax. They...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 11:00
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Taking the government to court over Psa

Seven years after the Psa outbreak that affected the kiwifruit industry in New Zealand, 212 kiwifruit claimants will finally...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 10:15

‘Even day’ for Team New Zealand

It's game on at the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda, with Emirates Team New Zealand out to a 4-1 lead over...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 09:30

Jones fourth in World Cup canoe slalom

A week after New Zealand's first World Cup canoe slalom medal, Luuka Jones has come agonisingly close to a second...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 08:45

America’s Cup from a sailor’s view

The court room battles resulting in the latest iteration of the America's Cup has had the unexpected effect of changing...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 08:00

What’s On? Markets & Model Yachts

It will be a great Sunday for many Kiwis this morning, after the All Blacks won a convincing victory over the Lions last...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 07:40
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Team New Zealand maintain lead in Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand have maintained their lead over Oracle Team USA in this morning's America's Cup races. However,...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2017 07:00

TV exposure for sailing academy

A snap back at a reporter's remark along the lines of sailing being only a sport for rich people has brought about...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 15:50

Racing in the blood

"It's just business out there and that's it." That's what Trudy Thornton said after winning a race against...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 14:23
By Letitia Atkinson letitia@thesun.co.nz

More people eating less red meat

More than half of Waikato/Bay of Plenty residents say they are eating less meat, and a third expect to be mostly meat-free...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 13:32

Canoe breakthrough for Kiwi paddler

Luuka Jones showed her pursuit of a Tokyo Olympic double is no folly after a storming opening to the second ICF World Cup...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 12:50
By Jamie Troughton Dscribe Media

Emergency steps to help lake residents

Good news for Lake Okareka residents: Bay of Plenty Regional Council has invoked emergency measures to ease problems caused...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 11:50

Partnership with Chinese rugby proposed

Chinese rugby players were in Tauranga yesterday eyeing up potential training facilities. The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 11:22
By Letitia Atkinson letitia@thesun.co.nz

Fatal plane crash scenario at airport

A training exercise at Tauranga Airport tested the skills of EMT trainees today as they dealt with a plane crash scenario. The...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 10:19
By Letitia Atkinson letitia@thesun.co.nz

Move to address truck driver shortage

A new initiative to address a shortage of truck drivers by attracting more to the industry has been welcomed by a freight...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 09:36

Burling an asset on and off the water

D-day to the finals of the America's Cup is looming as many New Zealands gear up to watch Team New Zealand take in...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 08:45

Warning lifted as rain eases

Heavy rain about the Bay of Plenty has eased today. The MetService is still forecasting some showers for today. This is...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 08:15
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Man falls through roof

A man who fell through a roof and landed head first on the deck below has been flown to Tauranga Hospital. The Tauranga-based...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 07:41

What's on Today? A day at the races

Racing Tauranga's premier winter race meeting will be held at Tauranga Racecourse today, with more than $260,000 in...

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Posted on 24 Jun 2017 07:05