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Residents against transitional housing

Papamoa locals are ‘outraged' at the way the Ministry of Social Development and the Tauranga City Council have...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 16:45

The day Ramona won our hearts

It was like pre-history crashing head-long into the digital age. A dinosaur-looking bearded dragon with its scaly front...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 15:58

Martin Knight ignores squash conflict

There was a moment of potential conflict when Martin Knight's Colombia went against New Zealand in the World Junior...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 14:51

Man shot dead, woman missing

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 48-year-old man in Kinloch, near Taupo. Police believe...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 13:22

Warning lifted, thunderstorms forecast

A severe weather warning issued for the Bay of Plenty has been lifted and thunder and hail is now being forecast for this...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 11:52

Special documentary screening

Two residents took matters into their own hands and have organised a special screening of a new documentary in Tauranga. The...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 11:15
By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

One lane of SH2 open

UPDATED: State Highway 2, near Matata, is now open to one lane. The highway was closed earlier today when a slip came down...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 10:17

Love Mauao? Have your say

Tauranga City Council is calling for submissions on how it manages one of the city's most treasured places, Mauao.  ...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 10:13

Bay police officer bashed in the head

A Bay of Plenty police officer is in Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted while on duty in...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 08:47

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

The weather forecast today is for showers, some heavy with possible hail from afternoon, and northwesterlies. It's...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 08:17
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Suspected fatal shooting in Taupo

A man is dead from what police believe may be a gunshot wound. Police were called to an incident at an address on Whangamata...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 07:39

Hail forecast for the Bay

A total of 36 weather-related calls kept firefighters, mostly in the Bay of Plenty, busy from 6pm on Thursday and early...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 07:06

Funding boost for Whakatane museum

The Whakatane Museum and Research Centre has received a $120,000 funding boost from the Lion Foundation to help continue...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 06:55

A karateka wins his 7th gold

A Tauranga Breeze Breakfast announcer has won gold for the seventh time at the New Zealand National Karate Championship. Mount...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2017 06:44
By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Teens steal coffee grinder

Six teenagers stole a coffee grinder and equipment from Pronto Burgers and Cafe on Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui. Four...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 18:11
By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Mud leaks into the harbour

  Tauranga City Council have stopped work on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing due to mud seeping up through the...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 16:50
By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Police pursuit ends in crash, arrest

A high-speed chase through Tauranga streets has ended in a crash this afternoon. The pursuit began on State Highway 29 at...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 16:30

Opportunity for Maori businesses

The Tauranga Maori Business Association is hosting a Maori business networking event tonight, with Minister for Maori Development...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 16:20

North to South P supply-chain dismantled

Methamphetamine valued at $130,000 and $80,000 cash has been seized following a covert police operation involving the Southern...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 15:11

Teen premieres second short film

A young Tauranga filmmaker has premiered her second short film, and has set her sights on completing a feature-length film...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 14:08
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Power out in Judea

Around 1183 properties are without power in Tauranga this afternoon. Powerco says power is cut to homes in Judea. The outage...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 13:09

Charges laid in Tauranga hit and run

Police have laid charges against a driver who hit a motorcyclist and fled the scene earlier this week. The crash occurred...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 11:42
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Severe weather update

A deep low is developing around New Zealand with gales, intense winds in some pockets and very low air pressure at the centre...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 11:17

Kiwis progress to semi-finals

They didn't have it all their way, but three New Zealand kayakers have made the semifinals at canoe slalom's...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 11:06

Rugby carnival finding the Bay’s best

The Bay of Plenty's top under-14 and under-15 rugby players have been honing their skills this week at Maramatanga...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 10:36
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Good first day at squash champs

New Zealand's enjoyed a strong opening day at the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga, with three of the...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 10:05

Realising one’s own mortality

  Tauranga man Max Christoffersen was forced to come to grips with his own mortality while on his way to a rugby game. He...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 09:10

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

The weather forecast is for an overcast day with rain setting in about midday, and with possible downpours. There'll...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 08:21
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Warning as heavy rain nears the Bay

Storm clouds are brewing as the MetService issues a severe weather warning for the Bay of Plenty. Anywhere between 90 to...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 07:29

Truck and car crash on TEL

Motorists are being warned to drive with care following a truck and car crash on the Tauranga Eastern Link. Emergency services...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 07:19

Iron bar used in armed robbery

Five men are alleged to have burst into a liquor store armed with an iron bar. Police say the men threatened staff with...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 07:01

Corrections teaming up with Horticulture

  News the Department of Corrections and Horticulture NZ will be partnering in the Bay of Plenty to help turn offenders'...

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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 06:43

Serious crash on State Highway 27

A serious crash has occurred between a truck and car on State Highway 27 in Waharoa, Matamata. Three people appear to be...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 18:31

Connecting with the community

Cupcakes, care packages, and clean-ups were on the agenda for Year 9 students at Otumoetai College recently as they sought...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 17:44

NZ women composers recognised

A London-based pianist is coming to Tauranga to showcase her unique programme, which highlights music by New Zealand women...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 16:46

Southern pipeline drilling begins

  Construction progress on the Southern Pipeline harbour crossing has passed some important milestones as drilling under...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 15:46

Another winter storm on the way

Rain, snow and strong winds are being forecast for the country as another winter storm hurtles towards New Zealand. The...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 15:02

Arsonist targets boarded up house

A boarded up house has been completely gutted after being targeted by an arsonist. Police says the fire service was called...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 13:55

Tough start for Kiwi paddlers

Tauranga's Josh Bell was the best of the New Zealand contingent on a tough first day of the canoe slalom under-23...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 13:15

Edgecumbe clean-up continues

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how the recovery...

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Posted on 19 Jul 2017 11:51