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VIDEO: $5k joy in Papamoa

The winner of The Weekend Sun's big $5000 Shop ‘n' Win promotion at Papamoa has been announced – and the lucky recipient couldn't be happier.  Instant... read more

Battle exhibition re-opens

The walk-through exhibition of the Battle of Gate Pa is returning to the city due to “very supportive and encouraging” visitors' feedback. The... read more

Shooter jailed for manslaughter

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

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 children immunised in the 1950s and... read more

In-car kitten rescue

Firefighters took about half-an-hour to extract a stray kitten from under the dashboard of a Toyota Vitz outside McDonalds in Greerton last night. “Tiny... read more

Deck quoits and data

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

NEWS

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$6k lost in surf solar theft

Surf Life Saving officials are coming to grips with the theft of $6000 worth of essential surf lifesaving equipment,... read more

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Owl’s Christmas release

Police and wildlife rescue staff say though he's a bit overweight with Christmas cheer, a rare native owl rescued... read more

Battle of the big guns

Cory Taylor and Max Beattie will resume their tantalising ironman rivalry in Mount Maunganui this weekend, although... read more

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Dayne’s fishing wish comes true

What was meant to be a typical day out fishing for 14-year-old Dayne Gear, turned into a meet-and-greet with his... read more

Police warn against speed and fatigue

Speed and fatigue are being found to be common causes of poor driving behaviour in the Bay of Plenty. Bay Police... read more

Elderly warned of friendly fraud

Elderly people in the Bay of Plenty are being warned of suspected fraudsters pretending to be their friends before... read more

‘A Night Before Christmas’

It's only 24-hours until the stage lights up at Mills Reef winery for ‘A Night before Christmas' to unfold... read more

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Rena fault finding call

The investigation into causes behind the Rena striking Astrolabe Reef in 2011 finds fault with the bridge crew,... read more

Putting people first

Jodie Turner is 40, not the least guarded about her “touch of cerebral palsy” and has never held down... read more

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$11K worth of food donated

The Tauranga community is being given a “huge pat on the back” from the emergency services after donating... read more

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Huge bill for athletics track

An independent assessment of The Domain athletics track has revealed accelerating decay to the facility that will... read more

Library bus back on the road

Library books are back on the menu this Christmas with the freshly-fixed Tauranga mobile library bus gracing the... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view 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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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

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

BAY TODAY


Clouds over Tauranga. By Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz