SunLive         

Petrol tanker crash on SH2

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 2, between Waihi and the Athenree Gorge. A caller to the...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Aug 2017 08:25

Fine day in Tauranga

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

Read More...
Posted on 23 Aug 2017 08:12
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Search for missing Tauranga fisherman

The search for a missing fisherman in Tauranga is expected to continue this morning. Police were alerted about 7pm, when...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Aug 2017 07:27

Blaze rips through Papamoa house

Witnesses to a house fire in Papamoa says flames had fully “engulfed” the property. Firefighters were called...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Aug 2017 07:04

Rahui at search site for missing men

It's been ten days since two men went missing in the Tongariro National Park and police say the search for them is...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Aug 2017 06:56

Brookfield crash victim named

Police have released the name of the 14-year-old girl rushed to Starship Hospital following a crash in Tauranga earlier...

Read More...
Posted on 23 Aug 2017 06:43

Tauranga fisherman missing

Tonight at about 7pm, Tauranga police were advised of an overdue fisherman. A 60-year-old local man went out fishing just...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 22:22

Mount wins regional final of band comp

Revolution Radio from Mount Maunganui Intermediate have taken out the Bay of Plenty regional final of Rockshop Bandquest,...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 18:02

Forest search in murder investigation

Search and rescue specialists from Rotorua and Taupo today searched an area of the Pureora forest near ‘The Centre...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 16:50

Council seeks feedback on reserve plans

Western Bay of Plenty District Council wants people to have a say on concept plans, which will help decide what future facilities...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 16:22

Man injured in spit roast explosion

A spit roast explosion has left a man with burns to his head and neck. The man, believed to be in his 50s, was injured when...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 15:31

$150K to look at geothermal energy

The Government will invest $150,000 in stimulating demand for geothermal heat resources in the Bay of Plenty region. “Geothermal...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 15:05

River crash victim dies

A woman pulled from the Waikato River following a crash in the weekend has died. It was initially reported that the woman...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 13:34

Men attempt to lure girls into van

Two people who have been trying to lure young girls into a white van are being sought by police. Yesterday, police received...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 13:16

Paying the highest rates in the country

If you live in the Western Bay of Plenty, chances are you're paying the most expensive rates in the country. A new...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 12:10
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Crowds gather for Mass Meditation

More than 120 people gathered at Mount Drury this morning for Mount Unity Mass Meditation. The mass meditation event allowed...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 11:46
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Zespri scholarships now open

Secondary school students who are heading into tertiary studies and planning to work in the kiwifruit industry are encouraged...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 11:21

Tauranga man busted drink driving

A Tauranga man is one of two people who were caught drink driving in the Whitianga area. Police pulled the 57-year-old over...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 10:55

Public forum for Coromandel roading

The state of the roading network around the Coromandel will be the focus of a public forum being held early next month. The...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 10:14

Wallabies - pests not pets

Waikato Regional Council staff are concerned some residents may be treating dama wallabies as pets instead of pests. Wallabies...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 09:43

10 year jail term for avocado thieves

Avocado thieves could potentially face 10 years in jail if caught stealing the green fruit. This is the latest warning from...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 08:15

This day in history and today's weather

Today the weather forecast is fine at first with a possible afternoon shower and light winds.  It's a three-clothing...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 07:42
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Women’s Squash first win in 36 years

The Bay of Plenty Women's Squash Team have been crowned National Champions for the first time since 1981. The title,...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 07:12

Solutions for overcoming P

Emotions were raw under the surface at the methamphetamine “P- A Solutions Seminar” in Maungatapu recently. Grandparents,...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 06:52
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The Jacinda Effect in Tauranga

The Labour Party's recent announcement of a proposed commuter rail network between Auckland, Hamilton, and Tauranga...

Read More...
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 06:45
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

$20m to bring commuter rail to Tauranga

In her first visit to Tauranga since becoming Labour Party leader, Jacinda Ardern has already had more of an impact than...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 18:16
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Turning complainers into customers

Classic Developments' project sales manager Mark Hooper was rushed off his feet by Omokoroa residents when he opened...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 17:53

Closed for good deeds

Local BNZ staff will turn off their computers for the day and get out into the community to volunteer for the ‘Closed...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 17:37

Mount meditation biggest ever

Mount Maunganui will play host to one of New Zealand's largest public meditation events, tomorrow morning at Mount...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 16:43
By Sam Gardner Author

Uretara group awarded $250k

A group of Katikati environmentalists has been awarded $250,000 to go towards improving the Uretara Stream catchment. The...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 16:22

Search for missing men enters ninth day

The police-coordinated search for two men missing in Tongariro National Park continues, with a police dog trained in search...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 14:45

Hunters rescued from dense bush

Two hunters spent the night in a Bay of Plenty bush after getting lost on Sunday. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 13:49

United Future leader Dunne and dusted

United Future leader and Ohariu MP Peter Dunne has announced he won't be standing for parliament in the September...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 12:52
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

A toddler’s travel lessons

She was only two at the time and didn't understand she had become wonderful advertisement for travel insurance …...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 11:44

Labour to invest in regional roads, rail

  Labour will invest in a rapid rail network connecting Auckland, Hamilton, and Tauranga, and double funding to help...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 10:45

Toddler pulls boiling oil over himself

  A toddler was rushed to hospital after accidentally pulling a pot of boiling oil over himself. The Tauranga-based...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 10:26

Community meeting over Te Puke upgrade

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is holding a meeting for the Te Puke community to share the results of two town centre...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 10:04

Tallest parking building shrinks

Tauranga City councillors have changed their minds about having the tallest parking building in the country, following the...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 09:25
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Daffodils delivered in style

Daffodils were as scarce as hen's teeth in Tauranga last week, but come Tuesday the city will be awash with them as...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 08:28

Fur seal spotted on Papamoa Beach

A man who recently moved to Papamoa from Germany had close encounter with the local marine life when he took his kids for...

Read More...
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 07:54