Recent Videos

Danger signs as large swells batter BOP coast

People are being warned not to swim at Mount Main Beach as large swells continue to batter the east coast of New Zealand. The large swells are being caused by a tropical cyclone out in the North Eastern Pacific. NLSNZ National Lifesaving manager Allan...... Read More

Pigeon Valley residents asked to leave their homes

  Residents of Pigeon Valley are being asked to leave their homes due to the weather conditions and heavy smoke.   Pigeon Valley residents were given an early warning to prepare for evacuation and are now being asked to leave, says police. People...... Read More

Blaze erupts at Mount Maunganui restaurant

An investigation is underway into a fire which razed the back of a Mount Maunganui restaurant. Firefighters were called out to a fire at A Taste of Asia at 2.38am. Photos sent to SunLive show flames and smoke billowing into the night’s sky. Fire...... Read More

One Love done and dusted for 2019

Reggae music festival One Love, took over the Tauranga Domain with music lovers coming from all over the country. The festival was held over two days on Saturday January 26 and Sunday January 27. Musical acts for the festival included Aaradhna, Stan...... Read More

One Love 2019 kicks off long weekend

The One Love Festival for 2019 has kicked off with a bang. Festival goers from all over the country have travelled to Tauranga to watch and enjoy the two day reggae festival. Now in its fifth year, One Love has well and truly established itself...... Read More

Shihad frontman to play nine shows across NZ

Rock ‘n’ roll raconteur Jon Toogood unplugs the Marshall stacks and dusts off his acoustic guitar for nine shows across Aotearoa this January and February.  Last year was a loud one for Toogood, between recording, releasing and touring...... Read More

Teenagers charged following police pursuit

Two teenagers have appeared in Tauranga District Court today and have been charged with offences relating to a theft of a car, resulting in a police chase last night. Police attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle on Fifteenth Ave in Tauranga at around...... Read More

VIDEO: Fleeing vehicle ditched in Police chase

A car chase across eastern Tauranga tonight has generated a trail of debris on roads, a police chase around the streets and a lot of buzz on social media. Callers to SunLive say a dark red car, a Nissan Primera or similar, was seen fleeing police in...... Read More

VIDEO: Kiwi rock legends sell-out show

Kiwi rock legends took to the stage on Sunday night to give a rare performance. Musicians came from far and wide to join Maurice Greer and his band Human Instinct for a special night of music. The sold-out show at The Entertainers Club which meets...... Read More

Defence force puppies - known as P litter - named

The puppies born late last year to New Zealand Defence Force Explosives Detector Dog Iris now have names. The six puppies are the “P” litter, which means all their names begin with the letter P. Their names are Paris, Poppy, Pluto, Pacer,...... Read More

Fireball seen over North Island identified

The fireball seen over New Zealand has been identified. Many people observed what they thought at the time to be a meteor streaking across the sky at around 8pm on Saturday. Photos and video sent to SunLive shows the object moving rapidly through...... Read More

Todd Muller starts SH2 billboard campaign

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has erected a billboard sequence on State Highway 2.  He completed installing the trio of billboards on Christmas Eve, in an attempt to remind everyone driving past that a National Government would have started construction...... Read More

More rain expected as heavy rain warning in place

Heavy rain is expected for the Bay of Plenty, as well as Northland, Coromandel Peninsula and Gisborne from Tolaga Bay northwards as a heavy rain warning has been put in place. A complex low pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea is forecast...... Read More

Bridges reflects on big year

From highs to lows, Tauranga MP and National Party Leader Simon Bridges says he’s been through it all this year. But most importantly, he’s risen above it. Amongst a packed schedule of fitting in quality time, children’s birthday...... Read More

Three arrested after Tauranga police chase

Three people have been arrested following a police chase in Papamoa, near Tauranga. Footage sent to SunLive this morning, shows police chasing a vehicle on Eversham Road at 12.12am. A police spokesperson says the pursuit was initiated when police...... Read More

Vehicle dumped after police chase in Papamoa

Police are making enquiries to locate the driving of a vehicle involved in a pursuit in Papamoa. Several police units were seen chasing a vehicle along Sandhurst Drive around 8pm. A police spokesperson says a vehicle failed to stop for police, which...... Read More

Reckless driving caught on camera

Dash cam footage of a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road in the Waikato has left people on social media astounded. Kaysi Fredericks posted a video on the Bay of Plenty Accidents Facebook page she captured while driving back from Waikato...... Read More

First stage of Bayfair $115m development now open

Bayfair Shopping Centre has officially opened the first stage of its $115 million development with an expanded footprint and new retail offering. Thirty new retail stores will be joining Bayfair, representing some of the best and most exciting...... Read More

Dolphins captured on camera at Pukehina

A Te Puke school on camp has been treated to one of nature’s beautiful sights. Tori Mouat sent a video to SunLive of dolphins frolicking just off Pukehina Beach. “Rangiuru School are on their school camp. “We went swimming and as...... Read More