HART, Eric John Couper

20.12.1937 - 21.11.2016 Beloved husband of Lesley, father to Graeme and Daphne, Sharon and Steve, and Alistair and Sara, grandfather to Michaela, Matthew, Katie, Meg and Sam. Departed peacefully at Tauranga Hospital on November 21 aged 78. The family... Read More

BEILBY, Carrick Anthony

Passed away at home in Tauranga on November 27th 2016. Aged 52 years. Dearly loved son of Len and Gay, loved brother of Felicity and uncle of Oscar.  The service to celebrate Carrick's life will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel... Read More

ROBERTS, Owen John

ROBERTS, Owen John. On Friday November 25, 2016, aged 85. Loving and devoted husband of the late Val. Dearly loved father of Sandra, Mark and Kathy, and Megan. Grandfather of Kedra, Jordan, Alex and Renee, Lisa and Dan, Kris, and Laura. A service for... Read More

RAYNER: Norma Joyce

Surrounded by her family on November 25, 2016 aged 90 years. Loving wife of Trevor. Special mother and mother in law of Jenny and Phil, Maralyn and Des, Garry and Charmaine, Caryl and Ron, Brian and Diane. A very much loved Nan, great Nan, and great... Read More

HEWITT, Sydney Gordon

Peacefully on November 19th 2016, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband for 65 years of Val. A family service for Syd has been held. Read More

HOUGH, Dorothy May (Dodo)

Died at Tauranga Hospital on 24 November 2016. Loved wife of the late Peter, Mother and mother in law of Richard (deceased) and Belle, David and Margaret and Robert and Stephanie. Loved Grandmother of Susan, Christine and Sarah, Talei and Christopher... Read More

JACKWAYS, Kenneth Noel (Ken)

Passed away peacefully at Bernadette Lifecare, on 23 November 2016, aged 79 years. Loving husband of Lyn. Father and father-in-law of Geoff and Liane, Stuart and Michelle, Warren and Prue. Oompa of Kyle, Brad, Cameron, Greer, Ryan, Katie and Sophie.... Read More

SIMS, Clifford Herne (Cliff)

On 23 November 2016, aged 73 years.  Dearly loved Husband of Jean. Adored Father and Father-in-law of Cathy and Gary, John, Graham and Jo, Brian and Lisa. Awesome Grandpop to Philip, Rachel, Jack, Ryan, Tom, Daniel, Alex, Sophie, Luke, Cameron and... Read More

MC INTEE Joscelyn June

Passed away peacefully at Lexham Park on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.  Aged 85 years.  Dearly loved wife of Hugh.  Cherished mother of Gail, Rueben, and Michael.  Sadly missed by her daughters in law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. ... Read More

BURNETT, Peter Gilbert (Paddles)

Founder and inaugural President of Sunnybank Golden Oldies Rugby, QLD, Australia.  Passed away peacefully at Melrose on 23 November 2016.  Aged 63 years.  Much loved husband of Judy.  Loved dad of Romany, Glen and Kristy, and loved... 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