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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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OPINION POLL

If you died would you donate your organs?

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RESULTS

Matua car surfing 'stupid'

Video footage of a man “car surfing” on a moving vehicle through the streets of Matua is being called “stupid and reckless” by... read more

Fire blackens two hectares

A scrub fire in Pukehina that saw firefighters battling flames of up to 4 metres has left more than two hectares charred. Firefighters from Pukehina, Maketu... read more

Teen shot in home invasion

A 17-year-old was shot in the arm after a home invasion in Thames overnight. Police and St John Paramedics were called a rest home and hospital on Parawai... read more

Family facing tough times

A financially struggling Welcome Bay mother is upset at being denied medical care for her nine-year-old daughter due to an unpaid bill. Solo mother-of-four... read more

NEWS

Jim Bolger at TECT AGM

Former Prime Minister and University of Waikato Chancellor Jim Bolger has been confirmed as the guest speaker for... read more

Video store robbed at gunpoint

UPDATE 12.30PM: Detectives are looking for two men who robbed a Mount Maunganui Video Ezy at gunpoint. Mount Maunganui... read more

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Jet Sprints back at Baypark

Mount Maunganui's ASB Baypark will again host the world-class jet sprints event after a three-year deal was signed... read more

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Kayaker left high and dry

A Tauranga kayaker's place in the New Zealand squad is under threat unless his $2000 kayak that disappeared after... read more

$309k winner ‘over the moon’

For years a Mount Maunganui man believed he could not win Lotto - until he struck a $309,214 win last week. The... read more

Pukehina scrub fire out

Updated: Fire fighters have successfully put out a scrub fire in Pukehina after battling for more than three hours... read more

Wanted: Manu Cashmore

Eastern Bay Police are seeking information as to the whereabouts of Manu Cashmore. A warrant has been issued for... read more

Rena spill on Green’s billboard

Election billboards sporting images of the Rena disaster have spilled onto pastures as the Green Party brings attention... read more

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Apology for Urewera raids

Seven years after armed police raided homes and detained people at gun point in Taneatua and Ruatoki a personal... read more

Woman critical after crash

A 24-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car hit a power pole in Paeroa. Waikato District... read more

Armed robbery at Video Ezy

Police are investigating the armed robbery of Video Ezy in Mount Maunganui. Sunlive understands the robbery took... read more

Distraction in weekend crashes

Drivers need to be “switched on and alert” is the message from police following a spate of crashes... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Matua car surfing 'stupid'

Video footage of a man “car surfing” on a moving vehicle through the streets of Matua is being called... read more

Are you an organ donor?

Figures released from NZ Transport Agency show that more than half of Tauranga City driver's licence holders have... read more

BLOGS & OPINIONS

Bag up those broccoli bargains

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef  www.no1thestrand.co.nz Sometimes your body tells you things – and somehow you...read more

Why the chicken crossed the road

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  www.sunlive.co.nz Finally we have the answer to the most puzzling riddle: Why did the chicken cross the road?  Because...read more

Shocking electricity bills

  Clare Wilson Local Labour It's winter, well and truly. My electricity bill arrived online this week, and I gasped out loud. While the number-crunchers...read more

Tauranga's parking debates

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Parking was the hot topic during Council's meeting on Wednesday, which went longer than anyone expected. The...read more

Save our students

Independent views By Brendan Horan This is yet another SOS from the NZ Independent Coalition – we have a number of initiatives to save our...read more

Supporting our children

Ian McLean Green Scene Spokesperson for the Green Party Some alternative approaches to education policy are emerging in the lead-up to this...read more

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Sunset from Maketu. By Morris Shaxon.
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