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Holistic approach redefines aged-care

Sponsored Content Moving into a care home is a significant life change for both the person concerned and their family. Recognising...

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Posted on 12:00am Monday 25 Sep, 2017

Armed police swarm Maungatapu

Part of Maungatapu was cordoned off, Sunday night. Armed police officers were on scene. Callers to SunLive report multiple...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 21:45

Inquiry opened into container ship fire

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the fire on board the Hong Kong-registered cargo...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 15:58

Distinguished, dapper and dashing riders

On Sunday morning, 140 dapper and finely attired riders tweaked moustaches and embarked on the Distinguished Gentlemen's...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 15:50
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Popular tribute bands coming to town

Fans of Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers won't want to miss a gig featuring the best hits of these bands at Totara...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 15:30
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Mount lifeguard honoured at awards

Mount Maunganui's Greg Rieger has been named TSB Bank Surf Official of the Year at last night's Surf Life Saving...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 14:50

Weather turning hot for a couple days

It's been a busy week, both in the polling booths and on the weather front, with two lows crossing the country and...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 14:00

Growers up their game

Whakatane kiwifruit growers Iain and Leanne Blackwood have decided to "sharpen their game" after entering a entering a recent...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 13:05

Container ship fire believed to be out

The fire that broke out on a container ship in the Port of Tauranga early this morning is believed to be out. Fire Northern...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 11:45

Recreational fishing survey starts

A survey about recreational fishing is being carried out across the country to help build a picture of what recreational...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 11:35

Boycott cinema, says disability advocate

A local disability advocate is calling for a boycott of Event Cinemas Tauranga by people with disabilities until it can...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 11:05
By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

Clayton Mitchell ready for government

Tauranga-based New Zealand First MP Clayton Mitchell will be returning to parliament for a second term on his party's...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 10:45
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Young rockers take out band quest

Class Disruption from Chisnallwood Intermediate in Christchurch, has just earned $3000 worth of gear for their school music...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 09:55
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Knocking ‘marathon’ off the bucket list

Everyone has life goals they want to achieve before a certain age, particularly milestones like 30, 40, or 50 – but...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 09:30
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Will Angie make it into parliament?

It will be a nervous couple of weeks for Angie Warren-Clark, as she waits to see whether special votes will secure her a...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 08:50
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Karate exponent excels in Japan

She's just 15 and on the brink of being a world beater. Eden Holley, a Year 11 student at Otumoetai College, has returned...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 08:15

Container ship fire at port

UPDATED 9.30AM: Firefighters are uncertain whether a fire aboard a container ship in Tauranga is out. The fire in the hull...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 07:45

What’s On? Bikes big and small

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to your post-election Sunday. Last night 46 per cent of New Zealand continued...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 07:30
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Three helicopters dispatched to crash

Three different rescue helicopters were dispatched to the scene of a multiple vehicle accident north of Taupo yesterday. At...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2017 07:00

Jan Tinetti heading to parliament

She might not have taken the seat of Tauranga, but Labour's Jan Tinetti will still be representing the electorate...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 23:49
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Simon Bridges retains Tauranga

Incumbent National Party MP Simon Bridges has retained his Tauranga seat, receiving 19,111 votes. His nearest rival was...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 23:12
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Election 2017: Nats 10 points ahead

11.55PM: The National Party has a 10 point lead on Labour, with 46 per cent of the vote to Labour's 35.8 per cent. New...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 19:00

Election 2017: Tauranga Results

10.50PM: Simon Bridges has won Tauranga, with 100 per cent of the vote counted. Labour's Jan Tinetti has come second,...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 19:00

Election 2017: Bay of Plenty Results

11.55PM: Todd Muller has won Bay of Plenty, with 100 per cent of the vote counted. Labour's Angie Warren-Clark has...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 19:00

Tauranga’s purple memory walk

Mount Maunganui was a sea of purple this morning as hundreds of people gathered at Coronation Park for the Alzheimer's...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 16:00
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

UPDATE: 15 people involved in SH1 crash

Eight vehicles were involved in a crash on State Highway One, in Wairakei, between Palmer Mill Rd and Oruanui Rd. Between...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 15:37

Edgecumbe flood clean-up almost complete

  The majority of silt and debris have now been cleared for victims in the Edgecumbe flood. The Earthquake Commission...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 14:45

Pedal power in Papamoa

Bicycles may outnumber cars in central Papamoa on Sunday as up to 500 cyclists come out for the annual Pedal Papamoa event. The...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 13:40

Badges while voting: legal or illegal

While waiting in line on election day, concerns have sparked between residents about what is and what isn't allowed...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 13:10

Multiple vehicle collision on SH1

A crash has occurred on State Highway One, Wairakei, near Taupo. Emergency services are responding to the crash on...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 12:37

The people vs Steamers

Tauranga Mitre 10 Mega are giving locals the chance to catch up with the Bay of Plenty Steamers ahead of their match against...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 11:40

Busting it out for a cause

Underwear will be centre stage at the Waihi Beach Community Centre on September 30 for the annual Arty Bra Show fundraiser. The...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 10:40

Spring forward into daylight savings

It's that time of year again when barbeques and swimming are put back on the cards, with the sun setting later in...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 10:20

Public discuss Easter Sunday trading

Public consultation on whether Tauranga will join its neighbours and introduce Sunday trading at Easter begins today. The...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 09:40

Playwriting boot camp

Have you ever wanted to be the next William Shakespeare or Henrik Ibsen, a two-hour workshop could lead you to the stage. One...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 09:20

Increasing boat theft in the Bay

Boat owners should be wary after several recent thefts of recreational boats in the Western Bay of Plenty.  There have...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 08:40

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

  The weather forecast today is for a mostly sunny day with a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening....

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 08:07
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Tick for New Zealand’s future

If you would like to have your say, now is the time to head to your nearest voting station. Today is Election Day, the last...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 07:47

Tweed for a cause

On Sunday Harley Couper will don his finest attire, tweak his moustache and sit astride his Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle....

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Posted on 23 Sep 2017 06:57
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Colour flowers stars of quarry show

Colourful clivia will be the stars of their own show on Sunday, October 1, at the Te Puna Quarry Park where local growers...

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Posted on 22 Sep 2017 16:51

Bay waterways works celebrated

The work of community groups in upgrading the waterways accessing Tauranga Moana is being celebrated by the BOP Regional...

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Posted on 22 Sep 2017 15:53