Tuesday, September 01, 2015



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


UPDATED: Flooding closes roads

UPDATED – 12.20pm: The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge will be closed today at 1pm. The closure... read more

House of Science scoops award

House of Science Tauranga scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards last night. The accolades were announced and presented... read more

Coastal plan changes made

Changes made to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan are being publicly notified today. The changes are in response to feedback... read more

Final four flag designs revealed

The four alternative flag designs for inclusion in the New Zealand flag referendum later this year have been revealed. The designs were unveiled at a media... read more

Baseball continues to grow in Tauranga

Baseball – it's the great American pastime, and it could soon be one here in Tauranga if Richard Gilligan has anything to do with it. The Tauranga... read more

Eat Street lights collapse

A string of large outdoor lights fell across Wharf Street over the weekend, with council officials suggesting the masonry they were attached to was to... read more


New bank notes finalised

New Zealand's new banknotes have been finalised and will be ready for circulation next month. Reserve Bank deputy... read more

Man beaten in morning assault

A Matamata man is in Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries after a home invasion early this morning. Police... read more

Wild weather lashes the Bay

Severe gales and heavy rain continue to hammer the Bay of Plenty today with weather warnings still in place for... read more

Suspicious package rice starch

Police have identified the ‘suspicious' white powder which caused an area around the Greerton Post Office... read more

Rakete composes Te Puke anthem

It wasn't about who you are, where you are from or how you performed. “It came down to whether you had a... read more

Tackling family violence

The difficult subject of family violence will be the main topic of discussion at a public meeting called by Bay... read more

Western Bay reclaim Ellis Shield

Western Bay of Plenty have reclaimed the Ellis Shield after a clean sweep both the under-11, under-12 and under-13... read more

Arrest made after Bethlehem robbery

Tauranga Police have arrested a 27-year-old man in relation to an armed robbery at Bethlehem's Liquorland store... read more


Bridges hopeful despite Jetstar snub

Tauranga may have missed out on hosting Jetstar flights in and out of the city, but Transport Minister Simon Bridges... read more


Milestone for Maungatapu underpass

A major milestone for the new, $55 million Maungatapu underpass will take place tomorrow, with the first sod of... read more

World Cup joy for Bay pair

Bay of Plenty Steamers coach Clayton McMillan says there weren't too many surprises in the All Blacks' World Cup... read more


AIMS Games set to break record

This year's NZCT AIMS Games has cracked another milestone, breaking through the 8000-athlete barrier for the first... read more

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Your thoughts on online GST

Consumers are being warned that they could soon start paying GST when they purchase goods online. Even things such... read 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


Football Kicks Into Summer

Peter Smith Football Development Officer WaiBOP Football  With the regular season coming to a close shortly we look back with satisfaction...read more

Active Options for Older Adults

Jen Riley WBOP Recreation Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty An active lifestyle is more important than ever as we grow older. Regular exercise can...read more

Global Monthly Temperatures: January 1979 to June/July 2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder A graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to June/July 2015 is shown below. As the base period for the...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 the...read 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 Pilot...read more

Springing into action – ’tis the season for absurdity

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  www.sunlive.co.nz You'll be pleased to hear we are having spring again this year, since it has been such a success...read more


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