High rates hikes proposed for Hawke’s Bay farmers

Today Federated Farmers will speak to their submission on yet another council proposed rate hike, as Hawke’s Bay Regional Council proposes an average rate increase of 19%. Federated Farmers Hawke’s Bay president Jim Galloway calls this...... Read More

Lawson, Nowell a top pair

In contrasting circumstances, Michael Lawson and Jeff Nowell both achieved something quite special at the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Stadium on Sunday. Playing in the Championship Pairs, the duo emerged on top of a strong field of 21 entries after an enthralling...... Read More

Pouto farmers win top title

Pouto farmers Dan and Gina Duncan have won the prestigious 2018 New Zealand Share Farmers of the Year competition, bringing the cup back to Kaipara and Northland for the first time in 22 years. As well as the top New Zealand title they also collected...... Read More

Tauranga teams face off in football

Tauranga City AFC’s two women’s sides met for the first time as part of an official match on Sunday, and the home game was the perfect opportunity for an aspiring young journalist to practice her craft with SunLive. Isla Ganley, 12, is...... Read More

It’s in the blood

In the largely male dominated field of harness racing, one young Mid Canterbury lady is helping the girls knock the mantra. Sarah O’Reilly is still very much in the infancy of her career sitting in the sulky, but she’s making big strides...... Read More

’Green’ warriors grow for the future

Jizzy Green of Katikati is living proof that you can live a sustainable lifestyle while living in the middle of town. Jizzy and husband Mike‘s 1228 square metre backyard is a veritable supermarket – it’s bursting at the seams with...... Read More

Duathlon’s future assured

The opening Ashburton Duathlon race of 2018 attracted a smaller field than usual on Sunday and organisers are hoping for better when race two rolls around next month. Around 70 people lined up at the starting line at the Ashburton Showgrounds, which...... Read More

Magic in the moonlight

A bright new community art project has hit the walls of the Mangawhai Artists Gallery and aims to connect people with their environment. The materials used in the exhibition were created and crafted during a two week ‘drop in’ community...... Read More

Papamoa stay top after Matamata win

Papamoa continued their impressive start to the 2018 WaiBOP Premiership campaign with a 1-0 win over Matamata Swifts on Saturday.  It was an emotional day and a homecoming of sorts for Papamoa boss Duncan Lowry and coaches Andy Birchenough and...... Read More

WDHB supports World Hand Hygiene Day

To mark World Hand Hygiene Day on Saturday 5 May, the Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is encouraging the public to think again about how they wash their hands. While washing our hands might seem like second nature, it’s really only effective...... Read More