{"latest":[{"article":[{"Tauranga Council executive team changes ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198189-tauranga-council-executive-team-changes.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga City Council is abolishing two of its general manager positions.\n\nThe move comes as part of changes to the council's executive structure.\n\nFrom next month there will be six general manager positions, four of those positions will focus on service..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190123Marty_Grenfell_17.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Scrub blaze prompts fire safety warning":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198183-scrub-blaze-prompts-fire-safety-warning.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nTwenty two firefighters and seven fire appliances spent around three hours putting out a blaze that threatened an important wetland in the Bay of Plenty.\n\n \n\nAt 5.30pm on Monday, the Matata Fire Siren called the crew to the station for..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190123-Matata-Fire-LEAD.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Yachting history, Manet and the weather ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198171-yachting-history-manet-and-weather.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIn today's weather forecast we are expecting a fine day but with some morning and evening cloud. Also westerly breezes.\n\nIt's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 19 degrees. Humidity is 70 per cent.\n\nHigh tide is..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190123-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Four swimmers rescued from Hot Water Beach rip":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198168-four-swimmers-rescued-from-hot-water-beach-rip.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOff-duty lifeguards having a natter on the beach saved the lives of four beachgoers stuck in a rip at Hot Water Beach. \n\nA dad who was swept out to sea trying to save his wife and daughter came frighteningly close to becoming a bleak..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190123-Hot-Water-Beach.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga bustling with events this long weekend":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198165-tauranga-bustling-events-this-long-weekend.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nMore than 18,000 plus people are expected to hit the roads in Tauranga this weekend.\n\n \n\nThis means being should be prepared for traffic congestion and road closures around the city.\n\nTauranga Domain is set to host the annual One Love Festival..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-road-closures-cameron-road-CH.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Tack found in blueberry in Papamoa":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198162-tack-found-blueberry-papamoa.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAn investigation is underway after a tack was found in a blueberry in Papamoa.\n\nA local man posted to social media to warn others when he discovered the foreign item.\n\n“Just pulled a thumbtack out of my mouth after eating a blueberry brought from..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190123-Tack-Blueberry.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga homes 8th most expensive in the world":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198159-tauranga-homes-8th-most-expensive-world.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nIf you think owning a home in Tauranga is getting out of reach, here's why.\n\n \n\nAccording to a new study, Tauranga is the eighth most expensive city to own a home in the world when measured against income.\n\nMedian household income for Tauranga..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-Tauranga-homes-8th-expensive-ST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Nido may expand to Tauranga if new store is a hit":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198156-nido-may-expand-to-tauranga-if-new-store-is-hit.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe founder of a giant homeware and furniture store opening in west Auckland hopes to expand the business to other New Zealand cities.\n\nKiwi businessman Vinod Kumar plans to open the world's first Nido store at 158 Central Park Drive, Henderson..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-nido.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Paul Ubana Jones to play Jam Factory":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198153-paul-ubana-jones-to-play-jam-factory.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPaul Ubana Jones has a considerable sized NZ tour planned for 2019, with 25 concerts booked, and audiences looking forward to hearing him perform recent and new songs. \n\nHe's playing at The Jam Factory in Tauranga on February 6. \n\n“In August I..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190120-Paul-Ubana-Jones-RC.jpg"]},{"article":[{"All Blacks Sevens squad named":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198150-all-blacks-sevens-squad-named.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe All Blacks Sevens have confirmed the final places in their 2019 squad just days out from the first HSBC Sevens World Series event of the year to be held in Hamilton.\n\nBay of Plenty players have a strong presence in the squad with Scott Curry, Ngarohi..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-AB-Sevens01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Calls for living wage grow louder":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198147-calls-living-wage-grow-louder.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIncome equality advocates Closing the Gap have called for the introduction of a ‘living wage' to ensure workers across New Zealand can live on what they earn.\n\nClosing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm says the minimum wage model should be scrapped,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190120-Living-Wage-DS.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Driver flees police in Welcome Bay":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198144-driver-flees-police-welcome-bay.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga police abandoned a chase in Welcome Bay this morning.\n\nA police spokesperson says the driver failed to stop.\n\n“A brief pursuit followed along Welcome Bay road around 10.40am.”\n\nPolice are now looking for the driver.\n"],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181109-Police-Chase.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Two car crash on State Highway Two":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198141-two-car-crash-on-state-highway-two.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUPDATE: Vehicles are being towed following a two vehicle crash on State Highway Two this afternoon. \n\nA police spokesperson says two cars crashed at 1.30pm at the intersection of SH2 and Athenree Road.\n\n"One person has moderate injuries.\n\n"Both..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181204-fatal-crash-updates-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Man attacked with bat in BOP armed robbery":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198135-man-attacked-bat-bop-armed-robbery.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBay of Plenty Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in Reporoa in which firearms and other items were stolen.\n\nPolice received a report early Monday, that around 2.45am a man had been hit across the body with a baseball bat and threatened with..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190109-Rotorua-Robbery.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Waihi teen livin\u2019 the local government dream":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198132-waihi-teen-livin-local-government-dream.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWaihi 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. \n\n“I definitely get some funny looks when I mention..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-Waihi-Teen.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Missing man\u2019s body found":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198126-missing-mans-body-found.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nPolice have recovered the body of missing Carterton man Finn Yeats.\n\n \n\nThe 20-year-old was reported missing from his home on January 15, says police.\n\n“His body was located in the Tongariro area yesterday afternoon.”\n\nConcerns..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190117-missing-person.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga kitesurfer\u2019s death a freak accident":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198123-tauranga-kitesurfers-death-freak-accident.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nA Tauranga kitesurfer is expressing his condolences to the Gemming family following the tragic death of Logan Gemming. \n\n \n\nLogan was killed in a freak accident at Fergusson Park on Sunday afternoon, as he prepared to launch his kitesurfer..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-kite-surfer-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"A bit of fun with Tauranga crossings":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198120-a-bit-of-fun-tauranga-crossings.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nIf you are driving in the CBD and think that your eyes are playing tricks on you, don't worry they aren't, it's just the new 3D pedestrian crossings that are being painted.\n\n \n\nTauranga City Council Transportation Manager Martin Parkes..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-pedestrian-crossings-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"$11m boost for low emission transport":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198117-11m-boost-low-emission-transport.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nLow emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today. \n\n“Today I'm announcing the largest round of new funding from the Government's Low Emission Vehicles..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180321-electric-vehicles.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Waitomo fires up petrol price competition in BOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198114-waitomo-fires-up-petrol-price-competition-bop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBuilding on its national expansion plans, Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today opened its first fuel stop in Rotorua.\n\nConveniently located on Marguerita Street, in Fenton Park, the fuel stop will offer retail and commercial customers..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-Waitomo_Rotorua-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Car crashes into house in BOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198108-car-crashes-into-house-bop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA car has crashed into a house after colliding with a truck in the Bay of Plenty.\n\nEmergency services were called to the crash on Sala Street in Rotorua just before 7am.\n\nPolice say one person received minor injuries.\n\nA caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181021-Police.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Not your typical week of summer weather":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198105-not-your-typical-week-of-summer-weather.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThis week will feel like summer in the North Island but may feel more like Spring\/Autumn in the South Island, as two storms in the Southern Ocean churn by disrupting New Zealand's weather pattern.\n\nAt times strong winds will surge in with two significant..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-Weather.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Zulu warriors, Monte Carlo and the weather ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198099-zulu-warriors-monte-carlo-and-weather.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIn today's weather forecast we are expecting a fine day with southwest breezes.\n\nIt's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 27 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 64 per cent.\n\nHigh tide is at 8.20am and low tide at 2.40pm (Tay St)...."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Mission to find grandmother\u2019s dog before she wakes":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198096-mission-to-find-grandmothers-dog-before-she-wakes.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFaye Emery has been in a coma since a car crash last Friday, when her pet chihuahua Bubbles was thrown from the vehicle and went missing.\n\nHer grandson, Aaron Price, is on a mission to find Bubbles, who he says means "the world" to his grandmother.\n\nCat..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190122-Bubbles.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Katikati teenager makes contact with family":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198093-katikati-teenager-makes-contact-family.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nA Katikati teenager reported missing after not being heard from since Wednesday, has been located.\n\n \n\nSky Taylor-Eynon was found in Dargaville overnight, reports TVNZ.\n\nAfter nationwide reports of her being missing, Sky made contact with..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Sky.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Power out in Katikati":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198090-power-out-katikati.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPower is reported to be out to a handful of properties in Katikati this morning.\n\nAccording to Powerco, 28 properties are affected by the outage.\n\nThe supply went down around 4am and is expected to be back on around 9am, possibly sooner.\n\nMeanwhile,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180903-Power-Out-Sh.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Toxic sea slug warning for Tauranga beaches":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198087-toxic-sea-slug-warning-tauranga-beaches.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA warning for dog owners to control their pets on the beach and parents to keep an eye on what their children touch on the beach.\n\nIt's that time of the year again when toxic sea slugs wash up onto the beach.\n\nGrey side-gilled sea slugs are deadly.\n\nThere..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190118-Seaslugs.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Contraceptive pill rationed as supply runs low":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198078-contraceptive-pill-rationed-as-supply-runs-low.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPopular contraceptive pill Levlen ED is being rationed amidst fears of a shortage. \n\nThe government's drug-buying agency Pharmac confirmed it was "working ... to manage a supply issue" of the birth control pill. \n\n"The supplier has..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_1900121-pill.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tree down and power out in Western Bay":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198084-tree-down-and-power-out-western-bay.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nStrong winds are causing some issues around the Western Bay of Plenty this evening.\n\nA SunLive reader contacted us on Facebook to report a tree has come down, blocking a road in Te Puna.\n\n"A tree has fallen due to the heavy wind on Paparoa Road..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121Tree1CROPPED.jpg"]},{"article":[{"More than 1200 unsafe lifejackets traded in":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198075-more-than-1200-unsafe-lifejackets-traded.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nMore than 1200 old lifejackets, some up to 50 years old, have been traded in for replacements under a Coastguard NZ safety initiative.\n\n"Old4New" campaign manager Aoife Healy says the nationwide programme had been running for five years and..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181203-summer-lifejackets-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Greerton\u2019s year takes off":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198072-greertons-year-takes-off.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nGreerton Village has a vibrant year planned. \n\nFrom the popular community yarn bombing to steampunk, vintage cars, markets, festivals and spring blossoms, the village is fast becoming one of Tauranga's most enjoyed event destinations. \n\nLast year was..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190119-Greerton-RC.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Blessed with a second start ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198069-blessed-second-start.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nHe's little more than eight weeks old, but Salem, the little black tom with the white bib and socks, has already used up two or three of his nine lives. \n\nSalem hung with a colony of “true strays” or “wilds”. \n\nWhen rescued,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190120-Wild-Whiskers-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Concrete spill in Tauranga CBD":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198081-concrete-spill-tauranga-cbd.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA concrete spill is causing delays in the Tauranga CBD as concrete has been spilt on the road. \n\nA caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it is on 1st Ave heading on to Cameron Road towards Elizabeth Street. \n\n"The area is being coned off."\n\nAt..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-concrete-spill-SH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Council review into Bella Vista nearing completion":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198054-council-review-into-bella-vista-nearing-completion.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAn independent review into how Tauranga City Council inspectors handled Bella Vista Homes is nearing completion but it is unclear if the full report will be made public.\n\nCouncil chief executive Marty Grenfell confirmed the internal investigation,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180820-Bella-Vista.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Miners discover gold, but few celebrating":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198063-miners-discover-gold-but-few-celebrating.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA 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.\n\nNew Talisman Gold Mines has spent $1.8 million over 18 months to get the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Mine-Protestors.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga teacher will be sorely missed":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198057-tauranga-teacher-will-be-sorely-missed.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe sudden death of Tauranga Boys' College teacher Logan Gemming is devastating news for the school and wider community.\n\nThe father of three was killed in a freak accident at Fergusson Park on Sunday afternoon, as he prepared to launch his kitesurfer..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Logan-Gemming-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Keeping kids safe around the road":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198048-keeping-kids-safe-around-road.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nAs parents and children prepare for the new school year, Police wants to encourage parents to talk to their children about road safety.\n\n“The school summer holidays are long, and that means children are out of practice at getting to and from..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Road-Safety.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Ensuring best practice for BOP\u2019s best growers":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198027-ensuring-best-practice-bops-best-growers.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA Tauranga woman is helping the local horticulture industry lift its game.\n\nPhillippa Wright has 15 years' experience in the industry and says breaches to workers' rights and confusion about compliance have the potential to affect horticulture's reputation..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Pick-BOPs-Phillippa-Wright.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Proposed changes to freedom camping bylaw":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198024-proposed-changes-to-freedom-camping-bylaw.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nConsultation is now open for people who want to have their say on Tauranga City Council's draft Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019. \n\nThe bylaw allows council to control freedom camping in Tauranga by setting rules and defining areas of council land where freedom..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180816-Freedom-Camping.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Welcome Bay free school bus trial begins ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198018-welcome-bay-free-school-bus-trial-begins.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA school bus trial to establish whether free fares for students can assist in Tauranga's traffic congestion begins at the start of Term One for Welcome Bay students.\n\nThe trial which will run for the 2019 school year is being led by Bay of Plenty Regional..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181208-new-bus-network.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Missing teen: \u2019We just want her home\u2019 ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198009-missing-teen-we-just-want-her-home.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA 16-year-old girl from Katikati has been missing since Wednesday, with her family just wanting her home safe.\n\nSky Taylor-Eynon's aunt Joanne Dover says Sky has not been seen since 10.30pm on Wednesday, January 16 at her Western Bay of Plenty..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Sky.jpg"]},{"article":[{"BOP golfers in top form":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/198006-bop-golfers-top-form.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBay of Plenty professional golfers have enjoyed success in the last three PGA of New Zealand Pro-am events.\n\nTe Puke's Jared Pender shot a fine 68 on Sunday at Taupo's Centennial Course to finish one stroke behind co-winners Tae Koh, the defending champion,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-kieran-muir-2.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Ice, balloons and the weather ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197997-ice-balloons-and-weather.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIn today's weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine day with some gusty southwesterlies.\n\nIt's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 66 per cent.\n\nLow tide is at 1.40pm and high tide..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Landslide dislodges human remains\t":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197994-landslide-dislodges-human-remains.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA rahui is in place in the Maketu area after human remains were dislodged near Okurei Point.\n\nA post on the Te Puke Community Noticeboard Facebook page says the remains, possibly pre-Eruopean, were dislodged following a landslide and have washed into..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Newdicks_beach-132-small.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Kayakers rescued after drifting out to sea":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197991-kayakers-rescued-after-drifting-out-to-sea.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTwo kayakers who got into trouble in the Hauraki Gulf have been rescued\n\nThey were unable to get the vessel back to shore and it drifted out to sea off Orere Point in the Firth of Thames.\n\nOne of the kayakers called 111 at about 8:30pm when it started..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190121-Rescued-Kayakers.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Turn off water, turn on smarts ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197988-turn-off-water-turn-on-smarts.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nWrong, wrong and wrong. But happy to explain why. \n\n \n\nThe man who manages Tauranga city's domestic water supply has responded to some myths and misunderstandings about water meters, water infrastructure and the need to conserve a precious..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190118-Water-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"One critically injured in BOP crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197985-one-critically-injured-bop-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOne person is in critical condition following a crash on State Highway 33.\n\nEmergency services were called to the scene of a crash between and a car and a motorcycle near Paengaroa around 9pm.\n\nOne person is in a critical condition, says a police spokesperson.\n\nThe..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_171016-Night-Crash.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Kite surfer dies in Tauranga":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197982-kite-surfer-dies-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["A man has died following a kitesurfing incident in Tauranga this afternoon.\n\nThe incident occurred at Fergusson Park at about 4:20pm.\n\nA witness at the scene told a reporter "It was a young guy probably in his 30's. He was launching and got picked..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190120-kite-surfer.jpg"]},{"article":[{"New Mount urban space launches running event":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197979-new-mount-urban-space-launches-running-event.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe first event to take place in the new urban green space Te Papa o Ng\u0101 Manu Porotakataka was held on Saturday night in superb summer weather conditions.  \n\nOver 1200 runners and walkers from around New Zealand took on the Hopt Soda We Run the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190120-We-Run-The-Night-007-urbanspaceplay.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Furry friends turn to mud":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/197976-furry-friends-turn-to-mud.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUsually when it is a hot day, most people will turn to water to cool down. \n\nToday, dogs and their owners turned to mud, in a fun run held in TECT Park. \n\nHeld in conjunction with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Tauranga District..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190120-mud-run-CH01.jpg"]}]}