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Thursday, March 05, 2015



Following the big lottery win in Greerton last weekend, what would be the first thing you did if you won $4.5 million?

Hand your notice in
Donate to charity
Go on holiday
Buy a new car and go on a shopping spree
Give it away to friends and family

Man dies in Whakamarama crash

UPDATE 7.15PM: A man has died after the vehicle he was in collided with a small truck on a Plummers Point Road corner in Whakamarama this evening. The... read more

Fatal crash investigation continues

Police are still investigating the crash which killed a 23-year-old Frenchman last week and say it's too early to say if charges will be laid. Nathan Luc... read more

Leanne sworn in as councillor

Leanne Brown's official welcome to the city council table today makes her the fourth woman on Tauranga City Council, which may be a first. Mayor Stuart... read more

Life sentence for Bay murder

Black Power gang member Hendrix Kahia will spend at least 13 years in prison after being sentenced for murder in the High Court in Rotorua today. Kahia... read more

Calling time on 30 years

For the last 30 years a pair of Eastern Bay of Plenty volunteer harbour wardens have selflessly put in the hard yards – but this will be their last... read more

Rainy days ahead

Showers that greeted Bay of Plenty residents this morning are expected to continue for the next five days. A complex system of fronts and lows is sitting... read more



Trans-Tasman attack on fruit fly

Measures to prevent Queensland fruit fly becoming established in New Zealand are underway on both sides of the... read more

Sevens stars return for US leg

With injuries and rehabilitation behind them, the Bay of Plenty's Morgan Morrow and Alexis Tapsell will be hoping... read more

Lifesavers among Hilary scholarships

Top efforts on the water and on the beach are paying dividends for Mount Maunganui lifesavers in the classroom,... read more

Gang member’s murder sentencing

A Bay of Plenty gang member found guilty of murdering 19-year-old Wiremu Birch in Taupo in 2013 is due to be sentenced... read more

Tauranga eyed for further growth

New Zealand's largest private education provider has just celebrated 20 years – and has pinpointed Tauranga... read more

$355M Defence Force contract awarded

The New Zealand Defence Force have confirmed that Mercer New Zealand has been awarded the investment management... read more


Strategy calls to be made

Public advice is being sought on how the regional council should spend its Port of Tauranga income. The council... read more


Election expenses revealed

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller was backed by the National Party to the tune of $25,000 during his successful 2014... read more

Man's leg crushed by tractor

A Gisborne man whose leg was crushed by a tractor yesterday was airlifted to Waikato Hospital. The incident happened... read more

Communication changes to save $1M

Proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard for telecommunications is expected to save network operators... read more

Bay players push for selection

A pair of Bay of Plenty rugby players will continue their push towards representing New Zealand on the Under-20... read more


Teens kidnapped at gunpoint

Three teenagers who were held at gunpoint in Merivale on Sunday have been left shaken by the incident, with one... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


VIDEO: Four injured in serious crash

UPDATE 8.06pm: Police say a slight lapse in judgement at an intersection has had serious consequences, following... read more


Use of drones debated

The use of a drone seen flying over Papamoa has sparked a lot of debate on social media this week after SunLive... read more

VIDEO: Paddlers learn from the best

A world class paddleboarder has helped ease Subaru enthusiasts into the transition of swapping the comforts of... read more

Darling Devon: the battery baby

The mother of the baby who swallowed a button battery – Amanda Hacche – speaks to SunLive reporter... read more


Surf Lifesaving Championships hone into view

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian With the Cricket World Cup taking a bit of a breather this week after the more

Tauranga: Average Afternoon Temperatures in February - 1915-2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years, including the more

Focusing on outcomes and impacts on Kiwis

Simon Bridges National MP One of National's four key priorities has been to deliver better public services. This is more

Wrapping it up

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There have been many festivals and events during summer more

Weird stuff we’ve seen lately

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits What is wrong with you people? Have you all gone completely stark raving bonkers? more

Ratepayers remain disgruntled

Andrew von Dadelszen Regional Watchdog This is my first editorial since mid-2013, and I feel compelled to resume writing because our local more


Birds’ eye view. Photo by Rob Vile.

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