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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

Natalie Meredith wins designer of the year

Natalie Meredith has won the prestigious BOP Area Floral Art Designer of the Year competition. The competition, run by the Tauranga Floral Art Society during the Bloom in the Bay Festival at Tauranga Historic Village, was judged by three Waikato floral...... Read More

From plastic to posts

Anchor™ Light Proof™ milk bottles will soon be appearing on farms across New Zealand, but you won’t find them in the fridge. Fonterra has teamed up with Kiwi-owned start up, Future Post™, to turn milk bottles and other soft...... Read More

RNZAF test capability with bomb drops in Kaipara

For the past week a Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft has been dropping bombs on the remote Kaipara Air Weapons Range, in an exercise designed to ensure RNZAF personnel remain proficient in anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.  During the...... Read More

Tauranga fire under investigation

The cause of a fire which razed a Tauranga building is under investigation. Flames and smoke were seen billowing from the building on Cameron Road this morning. When firefighters were called to the blaze at 4.25am, the 10mx10m automotive...... Read More

Tauranga building razed by fire

The cause of a fire which razed a Tauranga building is under investigation. Flames and smoke were seen billowing from a building on Cameron Road this morning. When firefighters were called to the blaze at 4.25am, the 10mx10m automotive building was...... Read More

Armed police raid Tauranga property

Reports are coming in of armed police in Bethlehem this morning. Two people have messaged our SunLive Facebook page to say they say "a lot of armed police at Wairoa Marae in Bethlehem". "I woke up around 6am to someone on...... Read More

Fireworks blamed for Papamoa vegetation fire

Fireworks is being put down as the cause of a fire in Papamoa East. The Papamoa Volunteer Fire Brigade were called to the fire at the reserve opposite Gibson Place, at 7.18pm. Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift manager Megan Ruru says...... Read More

Tauranga Farmers’ building demolished

The last section of the old Farmers' building in Tauranga has come down today. The photos taken at 6.30am, show the last section of the building still standing. Demolition on the building started back in August and is set it make way for the...... Read More

Thunderstorm risk for Central North Island

The MetService is forecasting an afternoon of thunderstorm around New Zealand. A front crosses the North Island from the west this morning, followed by a trough this afternoon, bringing periods of rain or showers to most places. “There is some...... Read More

Tornados, heavy rain and hail all in one day

Reports are coming in of a funnel cloud being spotted in Tauranga this afternoon. Horton Stewart sent in a video to SunLive show the formation of a funnel cloud over Cameron Road. He described it as a mini tornado seen from Pak'n'Save carpark...... Read More

Firefighters form motorcade to bid farewell

Firefighters from throughout the Western Bay of Plenty have bid farewell to one of their own, forming a motorcade of fire engines as part of a funeral procession for an ex-firefighter. The occasion caught the attention of Tauranga residents on Friday...... Read More

Cars torched at BOP pack house

Arson is the suspected cause of two cars being set alight near an Eastern Bay of Plenty pack house. EastPack Edgecumbe workers arrived to the site one morning to discover work vehicles completely burnt out. Manager Calum Spankie says believes the...... Read More

Petrol pushes annual inflation to 1.9 per cent

The consumers price index increased 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 year, driven by higher petrol prices, Stats NZ says. This follows a 1.5 per cent annual inflation rate for the June 2018 year. For the September 2018 quarter, the inflation rate...... Read More

Tauranga residents wake to find alpaca mauled

A Tauranga animal owner is mourning the loss of his last alpaca, after he found it mauled to death this morning in his paddock. This is the second time is the space of a month that Wayne Clayton has been the victim of a dog attack. After the...... Read More

Stolen vehicle in Tauranga police chase

The driver of an alleged stolen vehicle led police on a chase through Tauranga this afternoon. Police swarmed the corner of Devonport Road and Elizabeth Street as a fleeing vehicle drove into the dead-end section of Elizabeth Street, just before 3.30pm. Cameron...... Read More

Dapper gentlemen ride for men’s health

More than 170 dapper and finely attired riders tweaked moustaches and embarked on the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Rolling up at Club Mount Maunganui on their vintage and classic motorcycles, the riders were given a health and safety briefing...... Read More