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‘Pure passion’ following Frances World Cup win

Tauranga residents holidaying in France describe the atmosphere are pure passion following France’s win over Croatia. France beat Croatia 4-2, in a thrilling World Cup Football final which featured a series of firsts, including an own goal and...... Read More

King tides and swells hit the Bay

King tides and swells are breaking over the Bay of Plenty and may cause flooding in low-lying areas. MetService says waves were 3.5 metres high on the east coast early this morning and causing sea levels to rise. Between 70 to 100mm of rain is expected...... Read More

SH2 truck fire caught on camera

People driving to work along State Highway 2, between Katikati and Tauranga, this morning will notice the burnt out remains of a truck. A Main Freight truck caught fire on the highway, outside Aongatete Road. "A Main Freight truck had caught...... Read More

Highway truck explosion caught on camera

The moment a truck caught fire and exploded on Tauranga Eastern Link has been captured on camera. The video was shared to SunLive on Tuesday night, moments after the truck had been seen engulfed in flames. In the video the truck is seen to be well-ablaze...... Read More

IR employees walk off the job

It's been 22 years since Inland Revenue employees undertook industrial action, but that all changed today when workers walked off the job. Rallies are being held in towns and cities across New Zealand, including Tauranga, while other groups of...... Read More

More silver for slalom paddler Dawson

Mike Dawson secured his second World Cup canoe slalom silver in as many weeks overnight, surviving a tough final to finish runner-up in the extreme slalom event. The Kiwi Olympian emerged battered and bruised, nursing a cut hand, after colliding with...... Read More

Epsom MP visits hi-tech Tauranga

List MP for Epsom Paul Goldsmith spent his time in Tauranga visiting some of the hi-tech businesses in the Bay of Plenty. Hosted by BOP MP Todd Muller on Monday, the Opposition Spokesperson for Economic and Regional Development was very impressed with...... Read More

One robot’s trip in space on video

Want to see a robot in space? It may sound like a SunLive is promoting a science fiction movie, but no. We’re wanting to share with our readers a two minute highlight video of EOL’s mascot Bleep’s time in space. Dr Tony Phillips...... Read More

Silver for kayaker Dawson

Mike Dawson added a silver sheen to an otherwise disappointing weekend for New Zealand kayakers, picking up just the third-ever World Cup medal in Slovakia overnight. The Kiwi paddler finished second in the extreme slalom final behind Russia's...... Read More

Caved in road to remain closed for several days

A road in Waihi will remain closed for several days after a large tomo, which caved in underneath the road last night, leaving a hole about 1.8m wide at the surface and extending 4m - 5m deep under the road. The tomo was discovered by a local contractor...... Read More

Where will the EOL weather balloons land?

In a New Zealand first, three sub-orbital helium space weather balloons are being launched from near Tauranga from this weekend. As the balloons prepare to take flight, there’s a chance for the public to track them and guess where they land to...... Read More

A chance to advertise from the edge of space

The Bay of Plenty will soon join the 'space race' and achieve a New Zealand first. In June three sub-orbital helium space weather balloons will be launched from near Tauranga and ascend to the edge of space to gather critical scientific data...... Read More

Car trapped in Papamoa flood waters

Flood waters in Papamoa forced a couple to abandon their car. Marie Mckay and her husband Brent went to the 4Square at 6.40pm with no troubles, but encountered knee deep flooding upon their return. “On the way back it was a ‘no go’....... Read More

State Highway 2 flooding photos and video

Motorists are being warned of flooding on State Highway 2, near Katikati. A reporter who drove out to the area says there is significant flooding across SH2, opposite the Apata Coolstore and Packhouse facility. Flooding has also forced the NZTA to...... Read More

VIDEO: Power outages and road closures

UPDATE 6.08PM: State Highway 2, near Katikati, is still closed due to flooding. The road is closed between Highfields Dr and Beach Rd. "Expect delays or avoid the area," warns the NZTA. EARLIER: Power is out in parts of Tauranga and...... Read More

A family passion for canoe slalom

Damian Torwick developed his passion for the sport of canoe slalom by initially following his older brother Cody’s footprints. “Cody started kayaking before me,” says Damian. “He’s not the most athletic lad and he started...... Read More

Landing gear trouble sparks emergency

A passenger on a flight that circled Tauranga Airport several times during an emergency last night says he had complete faith in the pilots. A Bombardier Dash 8-300, inbound from Wellington, was due to land at Tauranga Airport around 6.30pm but...... Read More

The Kollective taking shape

As the largest co-work space in New Zealand nears completion, two aspects concerning the internal structure and operation of the building are being finalised. That’s the internal finish level - the technical specifications through to the colours...... Read More

Tornado rips through Tauranga

Reports are coming in of surface flooding on State Highway 29 and a tornado ripping through Pyes Pa, in Tauranga. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there was a huge downpour and then about 1pm it died down. "The rain stopped and...... Read More