Bay of Plenty

Mount lifeguard to lead Kiwi team

Mount Maunganui’s Jessica Miller has been named captain of the New Zealand team competing at next month’s Sanyo Cup in Japan. Now based on the Gold Coast, the 21 year-old represented New Zealand at last year’s Sanyo Cup where she...... Read More

A smile to remember, a sail to treasure

His big grin gleamed from the newspaper. The cheeky face of Hamish Rieger, a young man who sailed with Nic Charrington, the first mate, second in command on the Spirit of Adventure sail training ship for teens. “I thought, ‘Yeah I remember...... Read More

Armageddon comes to Tauranga

Stars from The Flash, Teen Wolf, The 100 and more are expected in Tauranga this weekend for the city’s first ever Armageddon Expo. New Zealand’s biggest geek and entertainment event, Armageddon Expo, is coming to ASB Baypark Arena on May...... Read More

Caravan fire treated as suspicious

Police and fire scene investigators are investigating a suspicious blaze which destroyed a caravan in Rotorua on Thursday. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Megan Ruru says three appliances from the Rotorua Station were dispatch to what was...... Read More

Autumnal murkiness to end the month

Fog shrouded parts of the upper North Island and the lower South Island, causing delayed flights and murky conditions on the roads this week. The chance of fog remains high from the Waikato to Wairarapa, warns the MetService. It’d be a...... Read More

Committed to improving lives of vulnerable

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges says Tauranga families are set to be the big winners from Budget 2017. Simon, who’s also Minister for economic development, transport and communication, told SunLive the budget delivers for all New Zealanders. He says...... Read More

Free lesson on astrophotography

Ever wanted to learn how to take stunning, professional-looking photos of the night sky? A free astrophotography lesson at the Mount this Friday will be a must-attend event for aspiring photographers interested in capturing the heavens. Local photographers...... Read More

Tauranga crash leaves one in hospital

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car near Tauranga this afternoon. A police spokesperson says emergency services were called to the incident at around 4:26pm, around 5km up Wairoa Road from State Highway 2. A caller to...... Read More

Budget a ‘major win’ for the Bay

National MP Todd Muller is hailing today’s budget announcement as a major win for the Bay of Plenty region. Todd believes Budget 2017 finely balances both investment for the future and “the needs of today”, while also sharing the...... Read More

Sanford posts stronger net profit

Sanford Limited (NZX: SAN) has today posted a 25 per cent increase in net profit after tax to $19.0m for the six months ended 31 March, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year. The Group reports improved revenue of $230.4m for the first...... Read More