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Thursday, March 05, 2015



Following the big lottery win in Greerton last weekend, what would be the first thing you did if you won $4.5 million?

Hand your notice in
Donate to charity
Go on holiday
Buy a new car and go on a shopping spree
Give it away to friends and family

Seven arrested for alleged kidnap

Seven men have been arrested and thousands of dollars' worth of stolen goods recovered following the culmination of an investigation into a suspected kidnapping. It... read more

Owner reunited with caravan

Persistence has paid off for a Mount Maunganui man who is reunited with his stolen Pixie caravan today. Police last night converged on a storage unit in... read more

Person injured in explosion

A man was injured this morning after a chemical-related explosion in Maungatapu. Firefighters and St John Paramedics were called to the scene on Taipari... read more

Chiefs face southern tussle

Johan Bardoul's no frills grit and determination is fast becoming synonymous with a high flying Chiefs outfit. The Bay of Plenty Steamer is one of two... read more

Steel bar accused named

The man accused of the Katikati steel bar attack on January 17 can now be named. He is 21-year-old former Katikati student Shayne Murray Zonneveld. In... read more

Seeka fire not suspicious

Seeka CEO Michael Franks insists there is nothing to suggest the overnight fire at their Oakside Post-Harvest site is suspicious. “We will let the... read more



Mining fight reaches High Court

Coromandel community group Protect Karangahake is celebrating today after the High Court accepted their case to... read more

Crash investigation underway

The serious crash unit is investigating a crash which claimed the life of a man on Plummers Point Road last night. Emergency... read more

Building goes off the boil

February building consents issued by Tauranga City Council are down across the board, according to figures released... read more

Brainstorming education

Lead teachers from kindergartens, kura and schools from across the Bay of Plenty have brainstormed strategies on... read more

Armed police raid properties

Armed police have been spotted raiding properties in Whakamarama and Poike this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE... read more

Blaze rips through packhouse

The blaze that tore through a packhouse in Rangiuru is under investigation as firefighters work to put the fire... read more

Motocross rider turns columnist

Tauranga freestyle motocross rider Luke Price has plenty of projects to keep him busy in the next few months, from... read more

Iron bar attack accused in court

The three people arrested in relation to an attack which left an iron bar embedded in the head of a 23-year-old... read more


Man dies in Whakamarama crash

UPDATE 7.15PM: A man has died after the vehicle he was in collided with a small truck on a Plummers Point Road... read more


Leanne sworn in as councillor

Leanne Brown's official welcome to the city council table today makes her the fourth woman on Tauranga City Council,... read more


Trans-Tasman attack on fruit fly

Measures to prevent Queensland fruit fly becoming established in New Zealand are underway on both sides of the... read more


Rainy days ahead

Showers that greeted Bay of Plenty residents this morning are expected to continue for the next five days. A complex... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


VIDEO: Four injured in serious crash

UPDATE 8.06pm: Police say a slight lapse in judgement at an intersection has had serious consequences, following... read more


Use of drones debated

The use of a drone seen flying over Papamoa has sparked a lot of debate on social media this week after SunLive... read more

VIDEO: Paddlers learn from the best

A world class paddleboarder has helped ease Subaru enthusiasts into the transition of swapping the comforts of... read more

Darling Devon: the battery baby

The mother of the baby who swallowed a button battery – Amanda Hacche – speaks to SunLive reporter... read more


Surf Lifesaving Championships hone into view

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian With the Cricket World Cup taking a bit of a breather this week after the more

Tauranga: Average Afternoon Temperatures in February - 1915-2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years, including the more

Focusing on outcomes and impacts on Kiwis

Simon Bridges National MP One of National's four key priorities has been to deliver better public services. This is more

Wrapping it up

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There have been many festivals and events during summer more

Weird stuff we’ve seen lately

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits What is wrong with you people? Have you all gone completely stark raving bonkers? more

Ratepayers remain disgruntled

Andrew von Dadelszen Regional Watchdog This is my first editorial since mid-2013, and I feel compelled to resume writing because our local more


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