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Traffic delays at Baypark roundabout

A crash on State Highway 29a at the Baypark roundabout is causing traffic delays. A witness at the scene says traffic is...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 21:06

Serious crash at Kopu Bridge

A serious crash just south of the Kopu Bridge, Coromandel, has blocked the road in both directions. Emergency services were...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 20:52

Student finds passion for ocean life

From an early age, Fenna Beets was determined to be a scientist – although exactly what type of scientist has evolved...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 18:00

SunLive's top news- April 19

SunLive's top news stories: Logging truck and car collide https://sunlive.co.nz/news/177805-logging-truck-and-car-collide.html Tauranga...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 17:00

Call for councils to embrace elders

A former aged care worker is probing local body councils to consider a role with aged care and retirement villages. Gillian...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 16:09

Periodic traffic delays in Ohope

The replacement of the Millers Stream culvert under Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope, has recommenced, following a break over the...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 15:06

Back to back medical emergencies

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew two back to back missions on Wednesday between Auckland and the Eastern Bay of...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 14:08

Tauranga nurses rally at lunchtime

New Zealand Nurses Organisation members in Tauranga have gathered outside the Tauranga Hospital today at lunchtime to add...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 13:10

Logging truck and car collide

UPDATED 12.35PM: One lane of Takitimu Drive is blocked after a collision between a car and a logging truck. Police and the...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 12:06

Candidates to debate live on SunLive

Tauranga's by-election candidates will debate live tonight in an event livestreamed on SunLive. Sixteen of the 20...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 11:48

Eight intensive days of club rugby

The Baywide Club Rugby competition enters a grueling schedule of three games in eight days. Week five of the competition...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 11:44

Govt changes bad for tenants, landlords

A Tauranga landlord has lashed out at the government's proposed changes to rental rules, saying the extra costs are...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 10:56
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Trophy on the line at Carrus Open

All roads lead to this moment as golfers enter the final event of the Jennian Homes Charles Tour season at the Carrus Open...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 10:13

Vehicle smashes into power pole

People in the Mount Maunganui area may have woken to no power this morning after a vehicle crashed into a power pole. Emergency...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 09:23

This day in history and today's weather

  The weather forecast today is for a fine morning, then a few cloudy periods from the afternoon and southwesterlies.  It's...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 08:16
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Highway lane closure to cause delays

One lane of State Highway 2 is closed this morning. The NZ Transport Agecny reports that the left lane of the highway, also...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 07:55

Maketu woman knitting for Starship

Peggy Beech may be 92 but she proves you are never too old to help others. Her exhibition of 130 hand knitted dolls dresses...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 07:42

Differing opinions on roadside drug test

The government has told police to catch more drunk drivers and stop pushing to saliva test drivers for drugs. Documents...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 07:03
By Benedict Collins benedict.collins@radionz.co.nz

Hospital services to remain during rally

Normal hospital services will be available today and tomorrow while nurses and midwives undertake rallies in support of...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 06:52

Three Lotto players win $333,333

Three Lotto players from Tauranga, Porirua and Picton will be celebrating a midweek windfall after winning $333,333 each...

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Posted on 19 Apr 2018 06:38

Power restored in Te Puke

Electricity supply has been restored to the majority of customers in Te Puke. A fault on Powerco's electricity network...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 18:26

Woman jumps from vehicle in Te Puke

Police are on the hunt for a vehicle a woman jumped from in Te Puke. On Thursday April 12 at around 2pm, a woman jumped...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 18:14

Housing minister visits Tauranga

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford hosted a housing forum in Tauranga this afternoon to discuss the future...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 18:00
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

SunLive's top news- April 18

  SunLive's top news stories:   Fake gun triggers armed police stop https://sunlive.co.nz/news/177721-fake-gun-triggers-armed-police-stop.html   Bold...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 17:55

Hannaford’s Wharf upgrade gets underway

Work starts this week to upgrade Hannaford's Wharf - a popular tourist gateway to the Coromandel as the connector...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 17:10

Bella Vista residents left in limbo

The owners of 21 properties at a Tauranga development who will not be able to return to their homes because they have been...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 15:43

Classic metal descends on the Mount

Seven, five, four. No this is not a dyslexic countdown, rather the number of members involved in three tribute bands who...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 15:09
By Letitia Atkinson letitia@thesun.co.nz

Thousands powerless in Pyes Pa

Thousands of people are without power in the Pyes Pa area. Powerco reports that 2387 properties are affected by this afternoon's...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 14:26

Learning with apps: help or hindrance?

  Research involving the use of apps to help with Tauranga students' learning will be presented in an international...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 13:25

Multiple crashes in Western Bay

UPDATED 1.49PM: Police are investigating two crashes involving trucks in the Western Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Both...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 12:31

Youth offending rates fall

Youth offending rates are steadily falling, according to new information obtained in the first Youth Justice Indicators...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 11:56

Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout

Trout poached from Fish & Game's Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager,...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 11:25

Rotorua to join rugby holiday programme

The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Holiday Programme is set to return for the upcoming school holidays in Tauranga, Whakatane,...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 11:16

International motocross fame at stake

There is perhaps no better launch-pad for young Kiwi racers hoping to achieve international motocross fame and fortune than...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 10:37

Bold rescue in challenging conditions

Saving nine people from a cold night stranded on an island off the coast of Whangamata is being described as a bold rescue. A...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 10:02

Fake gun triggers armed police stop

A man carrying an imitation firearm prompted an armed police stop in Tauranga. A 36-year-old man has been arrested following...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 09:14
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

A polar dip tonight

The weather forecast today is for a few morning showers, then sunny spells. Gusty westerlies easing towards the evening.  It's...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 08:33
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

BayTrust sports scholarships announced

Nearly 30 Bay of Plenty sports people, from a variety of different sporting codes, are the recipients of the first round...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 08:02

Bright future for Hauraki District

The future looks brighter than ever for Hauraki District thanks to a funding boost from the New Zealand Transport Agency. Over...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 07:17

Cloudy water nothing to worry about

Have you noticed your water's been looking a little cloudy lately? Tauranga City Council says it's nothing...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2018 06:42