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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Electric car visits Tauranga

A beekeeper from Paihia is on what is believed to be the first trip from Cape Reigna to the Bluff and back in a production model 100 per cent electrical... read more

Man killed in motocycle crash

One person is dead after a crash which has sparked a scrub fire in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Police say the crash happened between a motorbike... read more

Beattie wins Mount Monster

Omanu's Max Beattie has beaten out Midway's (Gisborne's) Cory Taylor to win the Mount Monster. Beattie, who along with Taylor is based in Australia, says... read more

Local acts in Battle of Bands final

Two Tauranga acts will be representing the Bay of Plenty at the 2014 Battle of the Bands national finals in Auckland this weekend. Solo act Owen Cox, going... read more

Rhyhan’s ‘a hero’

He's just a typical, chilled-out teenager. He greets his mates with a secret handshake and jolts his head back to say hello – or “sup”... read more

NEWS

A Kiwi sound like no other

From the first strum of the guitar to the last power cord belted out by Jennie Skulander, Devilskin never fail... read more

Convicted paedophile’s appeal dismissed

A man sentenced to prison in the Tauranga District Court for various sexual offences has had his appeal against... read more

Watch issued for rain bursts

A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty for bursts of heavy rain this afternoon. The watch... read more

Bay nippers to get competitive

Junior surf lifesavers will not only be honing their skills for the summer season but ensuring their respective... read more

Monster classic at The Mount

More than 230 competitors are not letting a name like ‘Mount Monster' stop them from conquering the 25km... read more

Toxic shellfish warning extended

The Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning warning issued for the Bay of Plenty is now being extended along the Coromandel... read more

Navy recognises top Bay performers

Te Puna's Kevin Duncan and Katikati's Liam Forsyth have this month brought home two of the top accolades from the... read more

VIDEO: $5k joy in Papamoa

The winner of The Weekend Sun's big $5000 Shop ‘n' Win promotion at Papamoa has been announced – and... read more

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Shooter jailed for manslaughter

A Maketu man's “unforgivable act” of shooting a man point blank in the chest with a shotgun has robbed... read more

Weekend road closures

If you're heading into town for that last minute Christmas gift, or just want to check out the specials, be aware... read more

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VIDEO: One whanau beating the odds

Four generations of one whanau gathered on a Tauranga marae. Merewhiua Bennett is the kui – she had her four... read more

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Deck quoits and data

A Matua woman who utilised a high seas holiday cruise to gather Tauranga tourism data has uncovered what she believes... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Rhyhan’s ‘a hero’

He's just a typical, chilled-out teenager. He greets his mates with a secret handshake and jolts his head back... read more

VIDEO: $5k joy in Papamoa

The winner of The Weekend Sun's big $5000 Shop ‘n' Win promotion at Papamoa has been announced – and... read more

BLOGS & OPINIONS

Crackers and crackpots

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  www.sunlive.co.nz  The Christmas crackers are out there, alright.  On the home straight to Christmas...read more

Local radio? Yeah, right

Ramblings and ruminations with Tony Moon I grew up back in the dark ages, when records were still mono and commercial radio broadcast was AM frequency...read more

Outdoor workout equipment for the Mount?

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder Outdoor exercising areas are becoming a popular trend all around the world, in places like parks, and on coastal...read more

Lawns, wages and housing areas

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor This week two council meetings were scheduled. At Monday's council meeting elected members received...read more

Council’s final week of 2014

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor What a way to finish the year! The final week of council in 2014 contained a few surprises, but overall it shows...read more

Going nutty this Christmas

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef  www.no1thestrand.co.nz As it's called the silly season, we often find ourselves going...read more

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