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Today's weather with Rosalie

In today's weather we are expecting a mostly cloudy day. A few showers will be becoming frequent in the evening with a northeasterly strengthening during the afternoon.  It's a one-clothing later day today with a predicted high of 23...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 08:38
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Cloudy with a chance of showers

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mostly cloudy day, with a few showers. There should be afternoon fine breaks and a north easterly breeze picking up. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and overnight...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 08:20
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Texans take to Tauranga sky

Tauranga residents are promised an action teaser for this weekend's Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow, with the early arrival of the RNZAF Black Falcons aerobatic team. Flying the Beech Texan T6C's, the team is expected to arrive...

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Posted on 15 Jan 2018 08:51
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Plenty of summer activities in the Bay

Today was jam packed with activities to do for all ages, with many people getting involved in all of the action. First off at 12pm there was the Colour Splash where the public let loose spraying coloured dye all around Coronation Park. Grace Choi says...

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Posted on 13 Jan 2018 15:50

Snow falls in the Mount

A huge truckload of snow transformed part of Marine Parade, along Mount Maunganui's beachfront, into a white winter wonderland today. The edge of Mount Drury Reserve along the beachfront was covered in snow thanks to the Mt Ruapehu team and Whakapapa...

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Posted on 13 Jan 2018 14:30

Showering Saturday

Welcome to passengers from the Sea Princess, in the Port of Tauranga today until departing at 6.30pm. In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly in the morning and at night. Also northeasterlies developing. It's...

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Posted on 13 Jan 2018 08:43

A perfect day for fishing

Welcome to passengers from the Sun Princess, which is due to sail out at 5.30pm. Today is a perfect day to go fishing off a local wharf. In today's weather forecast we are expecting morning and evening cloud with the chance of a shower, otherwise...

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Posted on 12 Jan 2018 08:34

Two arrested in police pursuit

UPDATED 4.30PM: Two people have been arrested following a lengthy police pursuit. A stolen vehicle was seen passing through Katikati heading south on State Highway 2 towards Tauranga at around 2.48pm, says a police spokesperson. "The driver failed to...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2018 15:38
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

One layer clothing day today

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 18 degrees. Humidity has dropped down to 77 per cent. In today's weather forecast we are expecting sunny spells and westerlies. Low tide is at 9am, high tide is...

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Posted on 11 Jan 2018 08:54
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford Author

Orcas delight Papamoa community

Hundreds of people poured out of houses in Papamoa this evening to watch as a group of orca cruised past along the beach. Some ran in their pyjamas not wanting to miss seeing the three orca close up. About an hour before sunset Nikki Antonsen spotted...

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Posted on 10 Jan 2018 21:31
By Rosalie Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Another scorcher predicted for Tauranga

In today's weather forecast we are expecting cloudy periods with southwesterlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 18 degrees. Humidity is 84 per cent.  Low tide is at 8am, high tide...

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Posted on 10 Jan 2018 08:27
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

High of 28 expected today

In today's weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with light winds and sea breezes.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and overnight low of 18 degrees.  High tide is at 1.30pm, low tide is at 7.50pm. Sea...

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Posted on 9 Jan 2018 08:20
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Shark spends holiday at Pukehina Beach

Spotting a shark at Pukehina Beach turned into an opportunity to capture some moments by drone for Gareth Tipene and his friends. The shark stayed for a few days, providing adults and children with an unforgettable holiday experience. The shark spent...

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Posted on 8 Jan 2018 10:52
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Woman killed in Matamata crash

One person is dead and three others have been injured following a single vehicle crash near Matamata. Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 27 around 2pm. Two children who were travelling in the car are critically injured, reports...

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Posted on 8 Jan 2018 07:19

One-flipper penguin survives storm

A little blue penguin has been found with only one flipper. The young adult was brought into Tauranga's ARRC Trust by the Western Bay Wildlife Trust after being found injured. “His flipper is broken off at the humerus,” says ARRC Trust...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2018 12:00
By Rosalie Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Car burns in Mount Maunganui

People off the street joined the fire service yesterday helping to put out a car that caught fire in Mount Maunganui. The stationary vehicle began burning at around 4pm on the corner of Tawa Street and Maunganui Road. Two members of the public attempted...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2018 10:25
By Ryan Wood & Rosalie Liddle Crawford

Storm creates flood of baby chicks

It's been a busy time for the ARRC Trust during the storm this week with chicks from many species being brought in to the holistic vet practice after falling from a tree or being blown out of their nests. As well as tired little blue penguins being...

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Posted on 6 Jan 2018 16:03
By Rosalie Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The aftermath of the storm

Although there might not be severe slippages and flooding after the storm, many Tauranga beaches are looking a bit bare of sand. Quite a lot of the 500 cubic metres of sand that Tauranga City Council replenished on Pilot Bay beach before Christmas seems...

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Posted on 6 Jan 2018 12:40

Weather and this day in history

Welcome today to passengers from the Maasdam, which will be sailing out at 5.30pm and the Seabourn Encore which leaves port at 6pm.   In today's weather forecast we are expecting a cloudy day with a few morning showers, then fine. There's...

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Posted on 6 Jan 2018 09:55
By Rosalie Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Car plunges over Bay bank

A driver has escaped without injuries after her car went down the bank at Ohope hill in Whakatane. A police media spokesperson says ambulance staff and police were at the scene for a time yesterday afternoon. “A car went down the bank on Ohope...

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Posted on 5 Jan 2018 07:54
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz