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Monday, March 30, 2015



Should Trent Boult and Kane Williamson be granted the freedom of the city of Tauranga for their Cricket World Cup efforts?


Incident at Pukehina

Police and emergency services are responding in force to an incident at Pukehina. Details are sketchy at this stage but a caller to 0800SUNLIVE reports... read more

Police appeal after Te Puke man dies

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 47-year-old Te Puke man died in a fatal crash on State Highway 33 near Paengaroa this morning. The head on collision... read more

Easter rain on the horizon

It looks like the Easter Bunny has more than just treats in his basket this week, with sunshine set to turn to rain over the long weekend. The MetService... read more

Clean-up on Takitimu Drive

Around 150 primary school students will swarm down to Takitimu Drive reserves tomorrow for the first stream clean-up of the year. Students from Pillans... read more

Mould answers slow in coming

Answers to the city council's mould-ridden, leaking building problem might take a while to surface into the public domain. That's the message from Project... read more

Beach Hop: see you again in 2016

The exhaust fumes have now cleared over Whangamata as it returns to normal following the 2015 Repco Beach Hop which wrapped up yesterday. A crowd in its... read more



One dead in Paengaroa crash

UPDATED 1.14pm: State Highway 33 at Paengaroa has now reopened after a fatal two-car crash this morning. One person... read more

Car takes out power pole

UPDATED 11am: A power pole has been smashed into "several pieces" after being hit by a car on Borell Road this... read more

High honours in volleyball

With national titles and a number of top 10 finishes to their name, the Bay of Plenty has once again walked away... read more

Free theatre in Katikati

Two free ‘Pint Sized' Plays are being presented by the Katikati Theatre Company at the Talisman Hotel tomorrow.... read more

Colleges prepare for final clash

Two comprehensive wins has Western Heights High School looking like the side to beat heading into finals day at... read more


Locals learning to handle cyclists

Despite some extremely dodgy driving hitting the headlines lately, leading Tauranga cycling advocate Iris Thomas... read more


Summer campaign easy to understand

Independent research into the police's recent summer road safety campaign shows the vast majority of road uses... read more


Bay students’ journey to China

She leaves the country tomorrow and she hasn't thought much about what she's going to pack in her bags. But the... read more

Papamoa storm to IRB victory

Papamoa capped an emphatic IRB campaign at the BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships near Dunedin, with the... read more

Mock site shows sustainable way

Carpentry students from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic have set up a mock site, to showcase managing building sites... read more

Jack wants his scooter back

A message from Jack Cloughley to the reprobate who nicked his flash Blunt Prodigal. “Please give it back... read more


Showing their pug love

They're tiny but when it comes to personality all other dogs pale in comparison to the pintsized pug. Von Strong,... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Your thoughts on the cyberbullying bill

The Government is looking to introduce a cyberbullying bill to curb the growing incidence and its devastating effects. The... read more


Home invasion victim speaks out

Tony Sowry has been left feeling disappointed after the sentencing of four men who burst into his home and attacked... read more


An array of culture and colour

The Historic Village has transformed into a kaleidoscope of cultures at Tauranga's 16th Multicultural Festival. Margarete... read more

Revving up fun in the Mount

A dragster and a burnout in a Harley Davidson are some of the main attractions at the Bay of Plenty Coastal Cruisers... read more


The Weather Dice and The Butterfly

Weather Eye with John Maunder The Weekend Sun newspaper is published every Friday in Tauranga ( New Zealand) and contains a range of local more

Kids Leading Kids

Debbie Garea  GO4it Fundamentals Advisor  Sport Bay of Plenty The sounds of laughter and encouragement can be heard reverberating over the more

Rice is a nice autumn snack

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, more

Proposed 8.5 per cent rate increase – outrageous

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor Feedback from my first editorial was our Bay of Plenty Regional Council was indignant I said more

Planning for the coastal environment

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan is a statutory document which more

Ordinary Kiwis just doing the right thing

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Concerned that many tourists arriving in New Zealand are overweight and a health danger to themselves, more


Papamoa beach sunrise. Photo by Matt Rossiter.
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