Bay of Plenty

Tauranga homes 8th most expensive in the world

  If you think owning a home in Tauranga is getting out of reach, here’s why.   According to a new study, Tauranga is the eighth most expensive city to own a home in the world when measured against income. Median household income...... Read More

Tack found in blueberry in Papamoa

An investigation is underway after a tack was found in a blueberry in Papamoa. A local man posted to social media to warn others when he discovered the foreign item. “Just pulled a thumbtack out of my mouth after eating a blueberry brought from...... Read More

Waihi teen livin’ the local government dream

Waihi 17-year-old Joshua Mason never wanted to be a fireman or astronaut when he grew up. Instead, he always dreamed of being a politician. It’s a career choice that is met with bemusement by many. “I definitely get some funny looks when...... Read More

Tauranga kitesurfer’s death a freak accident

  A Tauranga kitesurfer is expressing his condolences to the Gemming family following the tragic death of Logan Gemming.   Logan was killed in a freak accident at Fergusson Park on Sunday afternoon, as he prepared to launch his kitesurfer...... Read More

Man attacked with bat in BOP armed robbery

Bay of Plenty Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in Reporoa in which firearms and other items were stolen. Police received a report early Monday, that around 2.45am a man had been hit across the body with a baseball bat and threatened with...... Read More

Waitomo fires up petrol price competition in BOP

Building on its national expansion plans, Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today opened its first fuel stop in Rotorua. Conveniently located on Marguerita Street, in Fenton Park, the fuel stop will offer retail and commercial customers...... Read More

Missing man’s body found

  Police have recovered the body of missing Carterton man Finn Yeats.   The 20-year-old was reported missing from his home on January 15, says police. “His body was located in the Tongariro area yesterday afternoon.” Concerns...... Read More

Car crashes into house in BOP

A car has crashed into a house after colliding with a truck in the Bay of Plenty. Emergency services were called to the crash on Sala Street in Rotorua just before 7am. Police say one person received minor injuries. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news...... Read More

Katikati teenager makes contact with family

  A Katikati teenager reported missing after not being heard from since Wednesday, has been located.   Sky Taylor-Eynon was found in Dargaville overnight, reports TVNZ. After nationwide reports of her being missing, Sky made contact with...... Read More

Miners discover gold, but few celebrating

A small company wanting to extract gold from a mine on conservation land fears for the future of the industry in the face of red tape, local hostility and official indifference. New Talisman Gold Mines has spent $1.8 million over 18 months to get the...... Read More