Saturday, August 29, 2015



Should Tauranga City Council fund floodlights for the Bay Oval to bring more international cricket to the region?


Roundabout forest to go

What is rumoured to be the most over grown, forested and generally treed roundabout in the country's state highway network will be changing its look. The... read more

Five netted in meth sting

Methamphetamine, cannabis and other drug related items, along with $20,000 cash, were seized during a major drug bust in the Bay of Plenty. Police officers... read more

Hori's harbour swim ahead of big game

He may be backing the Beaver but that's as far as Hori BOP's love affair with the Waikato rugby team goes this weekend. The mad-cap Steamers mascot has... read more

Smiles all round as Black Caps return

A delighted Bay Oval Trust general manger Kelvin Jones says he's looking forward to two sold-out cricket matches when the Black Caps return to Mount Maunganui... read more

Scallop festival tickets selling fast

With the Whitianga Scallop Festival just around the corner, if you haven't got your ticket then you best get a wriggle on. Tickets are selling out fast... read more


Police clamp down on thefts

Waihi Police are asking members of the public to keep their eyes peeled for any suspicious activity after a number... read more

Speed factor in latest fatal crash

Speed appears to have been a factor in a fatal crash which saw a car mount a curb and hit a wall and a sign. The... read more

Surrender your saris

The common sari is arguably the world's most fascinating costume. For a start, they date back to 100 BC. They can... read more

Spawning trout hint at solid catch

With well over 1000 trout passing through the Te Wairoa trap on Lake Tarawera so far this spawning season, Fish... read more

Drop it like your boss

He's scared of heights, but Lindsay Chan doesn't mind being dropped off the side of a six-storey city building... read more

Daffodils, goodwill and willing hands

About 1468 bunches of daffodils – complete with 30 daffodils to a bunch – and $35 dollars for a bunch.... read more

Black Caps return to the Bay

The Black Caps will return to Mount Maunganui in the New Year, with two internationals against Sri Lanka scheduled... read more


Repair or rebuild?

Incorporating a city museum into a redeveloped city centre is just one of the options being considered as part... read more

Goodbye sun, hello rain

While most of New Zealand has enjoyed a couple of days of fine weather, thanks to a ridge of high pressure sitting... read more


Custom boat nicked

Bay of Plenty Police are appealing for any information about a custom boat stolen from a Tauranga address. The... read more

Todd Muller gets behind the Steamers

The first shots have been fired as the long running rugby battle between the Bay of Plenty and Waikato gets set... read more

AHoriBuzz – Nation of the State

The mission was simple – to take the music to the people of Aotearoa. The man behind the mission? Aaron Tokona,... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Your thoughts on Falls festival

With January comes sun, fun and festivals. New to this year's summer festival line-up in the Bay of Plenty is the... read more


Kiwi NBA star shares his skills

If you put your heart, body and soul into your passion and work hard to accomplish your goals – anything... read more


One kayak, two people, six dolphins

About a month ago, my partner Karina and I had the pleasure of walking a stunning coastal track near Whangamata... read more


Your say on term-time holidays

SunLive took to the streets of Tauranga on Friday lunchtime to ask what the locals thought about parents taking... read more


Mother Nature in a Bottle

Beautiful You by Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love more

Use common sense and we can share the road

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor One of the latest social media debates is whether or not cyclists should be able to cycle along the more

Springing into action – ’tis the season for absurdity

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits You'll be pleased to hear we are having spring again this year, since it has been such a more

Why the TPPA is a win-win for all New Zealanders

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor The signing of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) has become more critical to New Zealand, more

Tourism business is booming

Simon Bridges National MP More people than ever before are visiting New Zealand, staying for longer and spending more. more

Putting pressure on the conglomerates

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Tauranga Regional Council should exert pressure onto multi-national oil companies, such as Mobil, to more


Fog in Waihi. Photo by Brent Trail. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: