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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 in the evening, with increasing westerlies. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight...

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

The Art of Technology

During the Arts Festival, Tauranga will experience something seldom seen anywhere in New Zealand – an exhibition where all the art depends, in some way, on digital technologies. Art of Technology 2017 promises to be a stunning experience of art...

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

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 a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 12 degrees. Low tide is at 2pm and high...

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Posted on 20 Oct 2017 07:30

This day in history and today's weather

  The weather forecast is fine today with blue skies and some evening cloud. Southerlies dying out this afternoon.  It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 10 degrees.  Low...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 08:23
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Season opens for local lifeguards

Local lifeguards are gearing up for a steady start to the patrolling season this weekend, with settled weather and small swells in the forecast. Labour Weekend marks the traditional start of the season for many clubs in the Eastern Region, with volunteers...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 07:10

Defence Force buying new weapons

The New Zealand Defence Force is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons, the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi Role Adaptive Design sniper rifle.  Forty M107A1 and 42 MRAD weapons will be bought, at a cost of NZ$4 million. This...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 06:57

Early start to Tauranga Arts Festival

The official opening of the Tauranga Arts festival on the Tauranga waterfront this morning proved the early bird gets the worm, and possibly a few song birds too. The 10-day festival kicked off to an early start with an iconic performance by a community...

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Posted on 18 Oct 2017 10:00
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

A beautiful day and a cool night

Today's forecast is fine spells, with a chance of afternoon and evening showers. Also light winds and afternoon sea breezes, and a chilly night. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 6 degrees.  Low...

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Posted on 18 Oct 2017 08:23
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Another beautiful day in Tauranga

Today's forecast is for a fine day with southwesterlies dying out.  It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of nine degrees.  Low tide is at 11.20am and high tide is at 5.40pm....

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Posted on 17 Oct 2017 08:25
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Yacht blows ashore in Pilot Bay

South westerly winds have blown a moored yacht in Pilot Bay onto the beach this morning, as wind gusts continue to pummel the region. The wind gusting to 22 knots today, is expected to die down this evening and resume blowing again tomorrow, says MetService...

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Posted on 16 Oct 2017 13:23
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Classic cars at The Elms

There's nothing quite as beautiful as a classic car in pristine condition. Several were on display this morning when members of the South Pacific Packard Car Club visited The Elms as part of their spring tour. South Pacific Packard Car Club chairman...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2017 16:00
By Ryan Wood & Rosalie Liddle Crawford

Walk to stop human trafficking

  Locals wore black tops and tape around their mouths to raise awareness for one of the great evils- human trafficking. In cities around the world, including Tauranga, thousands of people walked for freedom to raise funds and awareness of the $150...

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Posted on 14 Oct 2017 14:11

NZ's darkest day

Hauraki patriots will gather at the Cenotaph on Marine Parade for one of the last commemoration events for New Zealand's darkest day. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of WW1 Battle of Passchendaele, where Tauranga has held special events...

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Posted on 14 Oct 2017 12:10

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

This morning our weather video is filmed at dawn at the ‘Field of Remembrance' at the Mount Cenotaph where the Battle of Passchendaele commemoration will take place at 2pm.  Today's forecast is for a fine day with westerly...

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Posted on 14 Oct 2017 09:14
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Chance of rain this afternoon

  In today's weather we will see cloud increasing with a chance of late evening rain. Also northwesterly breezes. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 12 degrees.  High tide is at 1.40pm and...

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Posted on 13 Oct 2017 08:20
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Bloomers’ Blog, part one

A kiwi chick with rare white feathers has hatched at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua – the first with white feathers around its leg in almost a decade. Bloomers, aptly named for its white feathers that resemble a pair of knickers...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2017 09:56

Fine day on the cards for Tauranga

Today's weather forecast is for a fine day with southwesterlies, and chilly overnight.  It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 8 degrees.  High tide is at 12.40pm and low tide is at 6.50pm....

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Posted on 12 Oct 2017 08:15
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Thousands descend for Hot Pink Walk

A sea of pink invaded the Tauranga CBD overnight, as thousands of people turned out for the annual Hot Pink Walk. Roughly, 200 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the Bay of Plenty. The 3km Hot Pink Walk is in support of those women,...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2017 07:01

Fine day with fresh westerlies

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting a few morning showers, then fine spells. Also fresh, gusty westerlies.  It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 10 degrees. Humidity is 90 per cent.  High...

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Posted on 11 Oct 2017 07:47
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Seed library swap

A quiet Sunday morning is a nice space in the week for a seed library swap, which I discovered when meeting a group of seedy enthusiasts at Mount Maunganui's The General Cafe. The keen gardeners had come together to exchange seeds and ideas. The...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2017 18:30
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz