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Woman missing near Kaimai Range

  Police are searching for a woman missing near the foot of the Kaimai Range. Ola Shahin, aged 24 of Mount Maunganui...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 18:11
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Highway reopens after crash

A section of State Highway 33 closed for most of today due to a crash has reopened. Both lanes of the Three Mile Hill section...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 17:47

Changes to Hewletts Road layout

The New Zealand Transport Agency is advising road users of a minor change to the road layout on Hewletts Road while an extension...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 17:02

$38 million up for grabs tonight

The Powerball jackpot is $38 million for tonight's live Lotto draw and one lucky player could walk away with the whole...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 15:56

Gas leak forces rest home evacuation

A Tauranga rest home has been commended by Fire services for their quick response to an emergency earlier this morning. A...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 15:29
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Navy aids in missing boatie search

It's all hands on deck as the search for a missing Bay of Plenty man off the Waihi Beach coast continues. The Royal...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 14:32

Suspicious man asking for money in CBD

Police are asking people and retailers in the CBD to keep an eye out for a man asking for large amounts of money in the...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 14:00
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Charities to benefit from $20k donation

Nearly $20,000 has been raised for charities following the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club successful Melbourne Cup Charity...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 13:07
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Driver cut from Bay truck wreckage

The driver of a milk delivery truck was left pinned after his vehicle rolled between Rotorua and Tauranga. Some of his cargo...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 11:44

Storm yields flooding and funnel cloud

As most of you know a large belt of high pressure is crossing New Zealand and will take the rest of November to do so. It's...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 11:23

Temporary liquor free zones extended

Three temporary alcohol-free areas for this year's summer and New Year's Eve period are approved this week by...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 10:47

Hewletts Rd open after motorbike crash

UPDATED: Hewletts Road is open following a motorbike crash earlier this morning. While the road is open, Tauranga City Council...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 09:38

Serious truck crash on Bay highway

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious truck crash on State Highway 33, south of Paengaroa. A caller to the 0800...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 09:15

This day in history and today's weather

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day apart from some evening cloud and light winds. It's a one-clothing...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 08:23
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Man injured in mountain bike crash

A 70-year-old mountain bike rider suffered a puncture wound to his torso after he crashed with another rider. The BayTrust...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 08:15

Boatie missing off Waihi coast

The search for a man missing off the Waihi coast is expected to continue this morning. The 24-year-old man went missing...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 07:30

Search for missing Bay man continuing

Police are continuing to search for Rotorua missing man Nigel Peterson who has not been seen since around 3pm on Friday. Police,...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 07:09

Surf rescue rivalries go head to head

Some of the world's top lifesavers will gather at Mount Maunganui at the end of the month as multiple nations come...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 07:00

Call for Tauranga passenger trains

Using existing rail corridors for commuter transport is being suggested by Tauranga architect Mark Wassung, as a way of...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2017 06:44
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Councillors discuss begging bylaw

A collaborative approach to addressing homelessness, which has successfully removed most rough sleepers from Hamilton streets...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 18:15
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Crackdown on freedom camping

Daily monitoring of freedom camping spots across Western Bay will begin in mid-December and extend until early February...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 17:00

Maori wards for Western Bay?

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has today voted to establish one or more Maori wards – but the decision was...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 15:46
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Mount band win at NZ Music Awards

Curate Music, previously Mosaic, are celebrating after winning a Tui Award for Best Worship Artist in the 2017 Vodafone NZ...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 14:58
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

America’s Cup design released

Ongoing politicking about whether Tauranga will ever be the America's Cup venue, takes a back seat today with the release...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 13:43

Locals to protest beggar ban bylaw

A protest against a recent motion to ban begging and rough sleeping in the city CBD is being led by a group of locals outside...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 12:34
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Bay of Plenty Men's Sevens Squad named

Bay of Plenty Rugby Men's Sevens head coach Paul Tietjens has named his Bay of Plenty Men's Sevens...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 11:44

Sister’s plea: help find my brother

The sister of an autistic man who's been missing since Friday is imploring the public to keep an eye out for him. Michelle...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 11:10
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Whakatane road to be researched

Ngai Taiwhakaea and the Whakatane District Council have agreed to jointly research the history of the road between Taiwhakaea...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 10:35

The $64 million transport plan

Councillors are recommending Tauranga City Council embark on a $64 million transport plan over the next three years in three...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 10:07

Boat found in Bowentown search

Updated 10.15am: A missing Rotorua fisherman was last seen clinging to an upturned aluminium dinghy as the boat was washed...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 09:31

Lighting up Opotiki for Christmas

It goes without saying ex-Cyclone Cook caused a lot of damage when it hit the Eastern Bay of Plenty in April this year. One...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 09:18

Tauranga connection in crayfish case

Two Gisborne men, one a Tongan Methodist church minister, have been fined a total of more than $10,000 between them for a...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 08:47

Warm spring day for the Bay

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 08:10
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Search for Rotorua man continues

The search for missing Rotorua man Nigel Peterson continues today. Nigel was last seen at around 3pm on Friday November 17...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 07:38

Search for fisherman near Waihi Beach

A search is under way for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in Western Bay of Plenty. The 24-year-old man from Rotorua...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 07:15

Challenge to CBD parking regime

City councillor Terry Molloy is trying to bring pedestrians back into the central city by driving up long term parking prices. In...

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017 07:07
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

More than $1000 raised by singers

Around 250 people of all ages united their voices at Baycourt on Sunday afternoon as part of the city's inaugural...

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Posted on 20 Nov 2017 18:10
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Todd Muller checks in from Germany

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says has experienced a ‘huge learning curve' after attending the COP23 conference...

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Posted on 20 Nov 2017 17:00

Kaimai crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on SH29 on the Kaimai Ranges early on Friday. He was Ahmed...

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Posted on 20 Nov 2017 16:07

Marine biotoxin warning extended

The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty...

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Posted on 20 Nov 2017 15:56