A sunrise minute with SunLive

Looking out the window, it looks like it is going to be another stunning day in Tauranga. Just a taste of what's to come when summer officially starts on Thursday. If you want to hear what today's weather is expected to bring, and a little... Read More

Weather settles down for summer

Wild weather at the weekend saw strong winds up and down the country, downing powerlines and cutting electricity to homes in Dunedin and Central Otago. A gust of 198km/h was recorded in the Foveaux Strait on Saturday night. Heavy rain lashed western... Read More

Whitianga earthquake felt throughout

An earthquake north of Whitianga this morning was felt by some people in Papamoa. Members of a Papamoa Facebook group mentioned they felt the earthquake, which happened at 11.40am. GeoNet locates the 3.1 magnitude earthquake 55km north east of Whitianga... Read More

Reliving the earthquake fear

Anita Trappitt and her family were one of the first families to arrive in Papamoa after the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake. When the 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake struck, Anita was asleep at home in Papamoa when she got a phone call at about 2.30am from... Read More

Pistachio's release attracts hundreds

The bird was unfazed. The 400 humans – a little more emotional, ranging from thrilled, to excited, to a little bit choked up. The Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust organising team put out 140 chairs, thinking that would be more than enough to seat those... Read More

Low brings gusts and late Spring chill

A breezy start to the week is predicted for Tauranga as isobars bunch up across the country because of a low to the south of New Zealand. Severe gusts that have plagued southern parts of the country are expected to ease this afternoon says MetService... Read More

Burling and Tuke, sailors of the year

For the fourth year in a row Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and Kerikeri sailor Blair Tuke received Yachting's top award. The acclaimed 49er skiff team are winners of the 2016 HRG Sailor of the Year at the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards last night,... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Need the low-down on what the weather is going to do in and around Tauranga today? This morning SunLive reporter Rosalie Crawford was up with the dawn to video the sunrise at Mount Maunganui and to bring you today's weather forecast for Tauranga... Read More

Wet weather causing slippery conditions

Bay of Plenty drivers are being warned to drive to the conditions with rain causing some slippery conditions. There have been three reports of vehicles crashing in different locations around Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty. Police are dealing with... Read More

Opinion Poll

What did you do when quake hit the Kaikoura area early last Monday morning and a tsunami warning was sent out?

Heeded the warning and quickly made our way to higher ground.
Didn't receive a tsunami warning at all.
Received a tsunami warning from Civil Defence but was too late - when we woke that morning.
Ignored the warning.

Bay Today

Sunrise from Matua by Janet Hetherington. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz