Bay of Plenty

One dead in Rotorua crash

One person has died following a crash involving a car and a logging truck near Rotorua this evening. The emergency services were alerted to the incident on Ash Pit Road, Rerewhakaaitu in the Bay of Plenty at 6:53pm. A police spokesperson...... Read More

Concern over chemical weed killer

A Bay of Plenty resident has expressed concern about the use of the chemical glyphosate to rid Katikati's Yeoman Walkway of weeds, given its close proximity to the Uretara Stream. Anton van Rotterdam, a regular user of the walkway, was...... Read More

Carter is the new king of Mount Taranaki

Bay of Plenty's Rhys Carter is the newly-crowned king of Taranaki. The 28-year-old 3Twenty3 Kawasaki Racing Team rider was in dazzling form as he completely dominated the annual King of the Mountain Motocross near New Plymouth on Sunday. Mount...... Read More

Manic magpie mauls man

A magpie is terrorising the streets of Te Puke. Willie Jarvis, a resident at Poucher St, says he has been attacked by a magpie twice on his daily walks. He says he was first attacked on Wednesday. “There’s a house near Cameron Road I...... Read More

Pohutakawa poisoned on Tauranga’s The Strand

Disappointment is the word being used to describe the actions of someone who poisoned a tree on The Strand in Tauranga A SunLive reader emailed this morning to say she noticed a large amount of salt had been poured over the roots of a Pohutakawa tree...... Read More

SH2 to close after truck rolls in gorge

Police are advising motorists to expect delays after a truck rolled earlier this morning in the Karangahake Gorge. There are delays on State Highway 2, and police say it’s likely the road will be closed for a number of hours when a crane arrives...... Read More

Power outage affected thousands

Around 22,000 homes were left without power in the Western Bay of Plenty early this morning. The widespread power outage affected properties in Brookfield, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Matua, Bethlehem, Te Puna and Katikati. Network Operations Manager Phil...... Read More

Black Sticks finish third in Tauranga

The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished third at Tauranga leg of the University of Waikato Four Nations, after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Japan. New Zealand controlled much of the first half and led 2-0 at halftime before an incredible surge saw...... Read More

Bugs continue to plague New Zealanders

Tauranga is one of many locations around the nation currently facing a plague of insects. Pest control companies around the country have reported a big increase in demand for their services this month. Pestworks Tauranga owner Patrick Allen says while...... Read More

Charity golf tournament for men’s health

A charity golf tournament has been held in Tauranga, all to assist the Movember Foundation in their quest to improve men’s health in New Zealand. Tauranga Golf Club hosted the ninth of 16 events being held around the country as part of ‘The...... Read More