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Charities to benefit from $20k donation

Nearly $20,000 has been raised for charities following the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club successful Melbourne Cup Charity Carnival event. Cure Kids and Alzheimers New Zealand Tauranga/WBOP will split the amount raised by the fundraiser. About 300 people...... Read More

Police chase captured on camera

A police chase from Te Puke through to Papamoa overnight has been caught on camera. A police spokesperson says officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Te Puke Highway at about 9pm. The vehicle failed to stop and a chase ensued. On Facebook, people...... Read More

Serious truck crash on BOP highway

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious truck crash on State Highway 33, south of Paengaroa. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a ute and truck have crashed on the highway near the stretch of road known as Three Mile Hill. The...... Read More

Oystercatchers lay egg on Mount beach

Beachgoers are being warned to steer clear from a section of Mount Main Beach where a pair of oystercatchers have laid their egg. The eggs were laid in a nest in a scrape in the sand on Sunday morning and it was a scramble by the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard...... Read More

Towed by two orca

Leigh Pettigrew was enjoying a boat outing with some family and friends when two orca popped up out of the ocean to greet them. The friendly aquatic duo spent time towing the boats and pushing their noses up to be patted. “We were about six...... Read More

Scrapping National Standards concerns MP

New Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has indicated his government will scrap the controversial National Standards policy introduced under John Key’s prime ministership. National Standards were introduced in 2010, and were designed to show...... Read More

Dead Cow found on Papamoa Beach

A man stumbled upon a dead cow not far from the waters edge on Papamoa Beach. Local resident Chris Taylor was out walking along Papamoa beach this morning and came across the dead cow lying on the beach, just to the west of Harrison’s Cut. Sam...... Read More

Admin building removal begins

A 50-tonne excavator is “munching” its way through Tauranga City Council’s old administration building on Willow Street, as part of the mechanical demolition stage of the project. The concrete will be transported by truck to a concrete...... Read More

Good Neighbour green lights kitchen

Tauranga’s Good Neighbour Charitable Trust has given the green light to develop a Commercial Kitchen on its premises. Goodneighbour Kitchen, GNK, could be underway in the New Year if building consent is approved. The Charitable Trust was formed...... Read More

Car smashes into fence in Tauranga

  Two children playing in their front yard got the fright of their life when a car crashed into a neighbouring fence. Police and St John Paramedics were called to the single vehicle crash at the intersection of Bellevue and Windsor roads around...... Read More

Season opens for local lifeguards

Local lifeguards are gearing up for a steady start to the patrolling season this weekend, with settled weather and small swells in the forecast. Labour Weekend marks the traditional start of the season for many clubs in the Eastern Region, with volunteers...... Read More

Defence Force buying new weapons

The New Zealand Defence Force is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons, the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi Role Adaptive Design sniper rifle.  Forty M107A1 and 42 MRAD weapons will be bought, at a cost of NZ$4...... Read More

Yacht blows ashore in Mount Maunganui

South westerly winds have blown a moored yacht in Pilot Bay onto the beach this morning, as wind gusts continue to pummel the region. The wind gusting to 22 knots today, is expected to die down this evening and resume blowing again tomorrow, says MetService...... Read More

Rare kiwi hatches at Rainbow Springs

A kiwi chick with rare white feathers has hatched at Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua – the first with white feathers around its leg in almost a decade. Bloomers, aptly named for its white feathers that resemble a pair of knickers...... Read More

First cruise ship of the season arrives

The first cruise ship of the 2017/18 season has arrived at Salisbury Wharf this morning. The Golden Princess, capable of carrying 2600 passengers and 1100 crew members, docked at around 6am, and is expected to depart at 6pm. The cruise ship is 290...... Read More

Solider hopes to return WWI German wallet

It’s just an empty wallet, but for Private Hayden Cullen, of Cambridge, no price could be put on reuniting it with the family of the German officer who saved his great grandfather’s life in the First World War. It would also bring a sense...... Read More

Angie makes the cut

Bay of Plenty Labour candidate Angie Warren-Clark might not have won her electorate on the night, but she’ll be entering parliament nonetheless, thanks to special votes released on Saturday. The former Tauranga Women’s Refuge manager will...... Read More

Fisherman missing for two days in rough seas

The New Zealand Defence Force is helping search for a Tongan fisherman who has been missing for two days in rough seas off the island of Mo’unga’one in the central part of the country. Group Captain Nick Olney, the Acting Air Component...... Read More

Jandal trademarked 60 years ago today

The weather forecast today is for a fine day, with some evening cloudy periods and westerlies.  It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 11 degrees.  Low tide is at 12.20pm and high tide is at 6.40pm....... Read More