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Murder and mystique op shop style

It's a classic whodunit. An unpopular billionaire is murdered on the Orient Express and everyone on-board the train...

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Posted on 21 Oct 2017 10:05

Early detection helps stop marine pest

A harbour surveillance programme on the Coromandel Peninsula has led to the quick identification of the marine pest fanworm,...

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Posted on 21 Oct 2017 09:40

Fists full of success at disabled Games

It had all the trappings of an Olympic Games – albeit on a much smaller scale. There was an authentic games village...

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Posted on 21 Oct 2017 09:00

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

In today's weather, we should be seeing early rain, then becoming fine during the morning. Cloud will be returning...

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Posted on 21 Oct 2017 08:30
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Labour Day festivities

The Strand will be closed, the streets will be cleared, and markets will pop unlike candles on a cake at a celebratory community...

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Posted on 21 Oct 2017 08:08

Drivers urge to take care on roads

Police are urging motorists to drive safely this holiday weekend and avoid another tragic death on our roads. National Policing...

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Posted on 21 Oct 2017 07:30

The stories behind the crosses

There are 11 rows of 10 crosses. ‘59922 Pte. H.W.Kirk' read the inscription just below the image of a poppy...

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Posted on 21 Oct 2017 07:00

Meteor shower tonight

The Orionid meteor show peaks tonight, for anyone looking for free outdoor entertainment in the early hours of Saturday...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 16:58

Time to pop this practice

It was an emotionally charged moment. Mourners massing to release helium-filled balloons as a loved one is committed to the...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 16:14

Steamers locked and loaded

“It was always going to be alright, we always had it under control.” The unshakeable confidence of Mike Delaney...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 15:35

New police pup for Bay

Little Floki might only be three months old, but he's already preparing for a career in the New Zealand Police.  That's...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 15:03
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Robbery suspects sought

  Investigations into the aggravated robbery of the Bethlehem TAB earlier this month are continuing with higher resolution...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 14:40

New western towns loop service

Customers of all ages have hopped on board the new Town Connector since the new service began operation on October 5. The...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 14:16

The Art of Technology

During the Arts Festival, Tauranga will experience something seldom seen anywhere in New Zealand – an exhibition where...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 12:52
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford & Ryan Wood Author

Todd supports Bill’s leadership

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller today dismissed speculation about the National Party's future leadership when contacted...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 11:57
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Simon’s challenge to new government

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges put out a challenge today to the NZ First and Labour MPs Clayton Mitchell and Jan Tenetti, reminding...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 11:54
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Labour committed to Tauranga

Labour MPs Jan Tinetti and Angie Warren-Clark say they feel ‘surreal' after last night's announcement of...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 11:49

Bay kura kaupapa principal to step down

Te Wharekura o Mauao has today confirmed Matua Koa Douglas will step down as principal of the Te Reo Maori immersion school...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 10:38

Port cargo volumes still climbing

Cargo volumes through the port of Tauranga continue to grow, with shareholders at Thursday's annual meeting hearing...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 10:10

Council seeking info on tyre dumpers

Roadside tyre dumpers are active in rural Western Bay of Plenty, and they are upsetting residents who find the unwelcome...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 09:30

Belly dancing for a cause

An upcoming event being run by a Tauranga dance instructor is giving locals the chance to dance for a cause. The New Zealand...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 09:11
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Pursuit for pesky pests

The search is on to track down a bandit of pesky pests terrorising Eastern Bay of Plenty farms. Bay of Plenty Regional Council...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 08:44
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Teen wanted for arrest

Bay of Plenty Police are seeking the location of 18-year-old Maaki Emery who has a warrant to arrest for escaping police...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 08:00

Today's weather report with Rosalie

The weather forecast today - partly cloudy, with a chance of showers from the afternoon. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes. It's...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 07:30

The $30 million conversation starter

  Suggestions about the future development of Tauranga sport and leisure facilities are meant as ‘conversations...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 07:05

Crash likely human manufacturing error

A helicopter crash in Rotorua last year was caused by an event so rare it has no implications for aircraft safety,...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 19:34
By Eric Frykberg RNZ

Fatal crash in the Bay

UPDATE: One person is dead following a crash in the Bay of Plenty tonight. Police have confirmed that a woman in her 40s...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 19:28

NZ has a Labour-led government

UPDATED 7.58PM: Labour is pleased to have successfully concluded negotiations with New Zealand First as a critical...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 18:57

Rotoehu health warning

Algal blooms have resulted in a health warning has been issued for Otautu Bay of Lake Rotoehu today. The bloom is likely...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 18:11

Crash victim flown to Tauranga

A 69-year-old man, suffering a fractured hip and chest injuries, was flown to Tauranga hospital following a vehicle crash...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 17:33

Kiwis coping in light winds

A handful of Kiwis across the classes are coping well in the light winds at World Cup regatta in Gamagori, Japan, with all...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 17:08

Safety net for huffers called for

A Rotorua poly-drug abuser who died after being found unconsious in the Sudima Hotel carpark last year, may have survived...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 16:45

Family farewell ‘top bloke’

Family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant Wayne Taylor bid him farewell today in a private service held at Papakura Military...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 15:31

Two seriously injured in Waihi crash

  Two people have been airlifted from the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 2, near Athenree Road. A police...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 14:41
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Crashes reported in Tauranga and Waihi

Reports are coming in of two seperate crashes in the Waihi and Tauranga areas. A two car crash is being reported on Fraser...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 13:47

Who will Winston choose?

Bill English says he's satisfied with the agreement National has reached with New Zealand First but "we'll have...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 13:09

Locals getting pink and personal

A Tauranga Zumba event is helping to raise crucial funds for Tauranga breast cancer support services. The Pink Zumbathon...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 12:48
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Thousands of dollars of makeup stolen

An owner of a small makeup business in Matapihi has lost up to $3000 in makeup in a recent burglary on her property. Lillybeth...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 11:42
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Witnesses sought to Cambridge crash

Police investigating a serious accident on State Highway 1 are appealing for witnesses. Emergency services were called to...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 11:14

Warning over city finances

Tourism Bay of Plenty's bid for a larger slice of the city council pie from the next Long Term Plan may not survive...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 10:47
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz