{"latest":[{"article":[{"Battle of Te Ranga commemorated":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182502-battle-of-te-ranga-commemorated.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA gathering at dawn today was held to commemorate the Battle of Te Ranga. \n\nThe Te Ranga Reserve on the corner of Pyes Pa Road and Joyce Road was the site of this significant battle 154 years ago in 1864.\n\nThe Battle of Te Ranga occurred after the battle..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Te-Ranga-Commemoration-005.jpg"]},{"article":[{"SunLive\u2019s top news- June 21":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182496-sunlives-top-news-june-21.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nSunLive's top news stories:\n\nMPs trade blows over four-lane highway\n\nhttps:\/\/sunlive.co.nz\/news\/182442-mps-trade-blows-over-fourlane-highway.html\n\nCountdown to Maungatapu underpass opening\n\nhttps:\/\/sunlive.co.nz\/news\/182421-countdown-to-maungatapu-underpass-opening.html\n\nBaby's..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-sam-SH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Detour delivers ectoplasmic delight":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182499-detour-delivers-ectoplasmic-delight.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nI always find opening night for any play to be somehow more informal than other nights. It could be just me wondering if the actors have first night nerves, so I make myself feel relaxed for their sakes, and ready to forgive any first night faux pas...."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Blithe-Spirit-Detour-Theatre-Review-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Cooking Competition heats up in Tauranga ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182493-cooking-competition-heats-up-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe challenge is on for pairs of year five and year six school pupils to grate, slice, cook, create and plate a vegetable-based meal from ‘root to tip', leaving little or no food waste. \n\nRoot to Tip Competition 2018, run by Garden to Table, with..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-root-to-tip-comp-SH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Working to predict Ruapehu\u2019s next big lahar":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182490-working-to-predict-ruapehus-next-big-lahar.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nScientists say a large lahar from Mount Ruapehu is inevitable, but could it again reach Desert Road, as it did around 450 years ago?\n\nLahars are made up of mud and debris which flow down from an active volcano.\n\nThe last at Mount Ruapehu was in 2007,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-eight_col_Digital_terrain_model_in_color_made_from_aerial_photos_preview.jpg"]},{"article":[{"NZ crews make bright start to Kiel Week":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182487-nz-crews-make-bright-start-to-kiel-week.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nThe New Zealand contingent made a strong start to Kiel Week, with five boats inside the top four after the first day or racing.\n\n \n\nKiel Week is the world's biggest sailing regatta, with more than 4000 sailors competing across 45 classes,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Kiel-Week.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Concerns growing for missing man":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182484-concerns-growing-missing-man.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPeople in the Tauranga area are being asked to keep an eye out for a man who has been missing since Monday.\n\nWarren Quaife, 31, has not been seen since Monday, June 18. \n\nHis family are concerned and are appealing for information on his whereabouts. \n\nQuaife lives..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Missing-Man.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Welcome sunshine for many":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182448-welcome-sunshine-many.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA ridge of high pressure will deliver sunshine for most places as we head into the weekend. \n\nHowever, the fine weather will not last for everyone, as a front pushes onto the country by the end of the weekend.\n\nThis sunshine should be welcome news,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Weather.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Online resource to combat litter and rubbish":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182445-online-resource-to-combat-litter-and-rubbish.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nKeep New Zealand Beautiful has launched an online resource, The National Litter Hub, to provide Kiwis with a central source of litter disposal, waste minimisation and recycling information for every region of New Zealand.\n\nKNZB created the resource..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180619-litter-hub.jpg"]},{"article":[{"MPs trade blows over four-lane highway":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182442-mps-trade-blows-over-fourlane-highway.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n‘Weak' is the word Phil Twyford has used to described a petition delivered to parliament calling on the Government to commit a continuous four-lane highway stretching from Tauranga to Katikati.\n\n“National spent nine years neglecting regional..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Road-Petition.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Operation Ghost: 22 arrested":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182439-operation-ghost-22-arrested.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nGuns, methamphetamine, cash and cannabis have been seized as part of Operation Ghost.\n\nFollowing three days of search warrants across the Northland District, Northland Police - 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Also gusty southeasterlies, easing from the afternoon.\n\nIt's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight low..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Countdown to Maungatapu underpass opening":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182421-countdown-to-maungatapu-underpass-opening.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Maungatapu underpass project will reach a major milestone when the underpass opens to traffic this month.\n\nIts official open date is Friday June 22. \n\nThe 120m-long underpass is a two-lane link underneath the Maungatapu roundabout. A temporary 50km\/h..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180620-maungatapu-underpass-SG.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Strong quake shakes the Bay of Plenty":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182418-strong-quake-shakes-bay-of-plenty.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nA strong quake has hit Te Kaha in the Bay of Plenty, 200km north-east of Rotorua. \n\nIt had a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 and was 4km deep, GeoNet reported. The shallower depth was revised from an earlier report of 18km.\n\nWithin minutes..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Earthquake.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tolaga Bay locals seek solution over slash damage ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182415-tolaga-bay-locals-seek-solution-over-slash-damage.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nMore than 100 Tolaga Bay locals have turned out to a meeting to discuss recent flooding and the damage caused by the leftovers from forestry operations.\n\nSlash - or offcuts from forestry harvesting - washed down from forestry plots and blocked rivers..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Slash-Damage.jpg"]},{"article":[{"$10.3 million up for grabs on Saturday":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182412-103-million-up-grabs-on-saturday.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nPowerball and Strike have both rolled over, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $10.3 million up for grabs on Saturday. \n\nPowerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $9 million. ..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Lotto.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Capital climax calling for Rippa rugby champs":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182409-capital-climax-calling-rippa-rugby-champs.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTe Akau Ki Papamoa School's year five\/six rippa rugby champs are headed to the national tournament in Wellington.\n\nThey defeated Omanu Primary School 6-5 in a tense final in Friday's Baywide Championships in Paengaroa to earn the prestigious capital..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180621-Rippa-Rugby.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Dramatic drop in native bird numbers":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182406-dramatic-drop-native-bird-numbers.html"}],"snippet":["There's good and bad news for stay-at-home bird spotters across the country.\n\nThe latest State of New Zealand Garden Birds report has been released - and shows that while the number of some native species spotted in gardens is on the rise, there has..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_NZ_Silvereye_RNZ.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Majority of recalled heaters still in homes ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182403-majority-of-recalled-heaters-still-homes.html"}],"snippet":["With up to 80 per cent of faulty indoor electric heaters potentially still on the market, is the recall system in need of a major shake-up?\n\nIt probably comes as no surprise that out of New Zealand's 1.5 million homes, approximately half still..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_RNZ_heater_heating_stock.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Environmental Hui to draw conservation enthusiasts":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182400-environmental-hui-to-draw-conservation-enthusiasts.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWellington Environmentalist of the Year 2017, Kelvin Hastie, and Waikato University's Dr Carolyn King are the keynote drawcards at this year's Regional Environment Network Hui.\n\nThe hui, this Saturday at The Orchard in Te Puke, is jointly coordinated..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180620-Enviro-Hub.jpg"]},{"article":[{"SunLive\u2019s top news- June 20":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182388-sunlives-top-news-june-20.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nSunLive's top news stories:\n\nWinter solstice marks shortest day of the year\n\nhttps:\/\/sunlive.co.nz\/news\/182376-winter-solstice-marks-shortest-day-of-year.html\n\nBay councils consider fuel tax\n\nhttps:\/\/sunlive.co.nz\/news\/182367-bay-councils-consider-fuel-tax.html\n\nMuller..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180620-top-stories.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Review of Rotorua flood under way":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182397-review-of-rotorua-flood-under-way.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nJudith Stanway will chair the independent panel that will review what happened and what contributed to flooding in Ngongotaha on April 29 and make recommendations for future mitigations.\n\nThe other panel members are Te Ururoa Flavell, Rob van Voorthuysen..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180619-rotorua-flood1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Lakes seeing record spawning levels":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182391-lakes-seeing-record-spawning-levels.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAnglers are being urged to get into some “terrific” fishing on the Rotorua lakes - after reports of excellent catches and record spawning runs underway.\n\nTrout spawning runs are continuing apace. 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Southeasterlies should be strengthening this morning.\n\nIt's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 15 and an overnight low of 8 degrees. Humidity is 72..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180620-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Road in Waihi caves in":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182346-road-waihi-caves.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA road near Waihi has caved in, forcing the Hauraki District Council to close the road.\n\nTrig Road South is closed near the Mathers Road intersection, says Hauraki District Council on its Facebook page.\n\nA large tomo caved in under the road, council..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_170724-Road-Closed.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Jury delivers guilty verdict in baby death case":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182343-jury-delivers-guilty-verdict-baby-death-case.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe father accused of killing his nine-month-old daughter has been found guilty of her murder.\n\nA jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict against Donovan Michael Duff just after 4pm on Tuesday, after around four hours of deliberations. \n\nDuff,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180109-Rotorua-Court.jpg"]},{"article":[{" New deputy chair appointed to Bay Venues board":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182340-new-deputy-chair-appointed-to-bay-venues-board.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga City Council has appointed Mike Smith, a highly respected lawyer, former partner and now consultant at Holland Beckett as the new deputy chair of Bay Venues Limited (BVL), a Tauranga City Council Controlled Organisation.\n \nCouncillor Max..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180523-Max-Mason.jpg"]},{"article":[{"New bylaws adopted in Whakatane":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182337-new-bylaws-adopted-whakatane.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nThe rules are changing around dogs, alcohol, beaches, cemeteries, and ports and wharves, in Whakatane with new bylaws being adopted from as early as next month.\n\n \n\nFive new Bylaws have been 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disease has been found.\n\nIt has already been confirmed at five..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Kauri_stock_sized_RNZ.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Matamata boy whipped up in tornado":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182328-matamata-boy-whipped-up-tornado.html"}],"snippet":["A Waikato boy has had a lucky escape after he was swept up into the air by a tornado on his way home from school yesterday.\n\nGeorge Jeffrey, 13, from Matamata Intermediate was walking back home from school when he was lifted into the air by the twister.\n\n\n\n"I..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_171219-Storm-5.jpg"]},{"article":[{"SunLive\u2019s top news- June 19":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182319-sunlives-top-news-june-19.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nSunLive's top news stories:\n\nFather's ashes found among cottage cheese\n\nhttps:\/\/sunlive.co.nz\/news\/182301-fathers-ashes-found-among-cottage-cheese.html\n\nNational nursing strike looms: 'People are fed up'\n\nhttps:\/\/sunlive.co.nz\/news\/182268-national-nursing-strike-looms-people-are-fed-up.html\n\nPublic..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180619-Sam.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Breakdown blocking lane of Takitimu Drive":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182325-breakdown-blocking-lane-of-takitimu-drive.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice are currently at the scene of a breakdown on Takitimu Drive.\n\nA car missing a wheel is believed to be blocking one of the south-bound lanes between Elizabeth Street and the Waihi Road off-ramp.\n\nA police spokesperson says traffic is heavy in..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180329-Night-Police.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Community concerns help shape BOP roads":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182322-community-concerns-help-shape-bop-roads.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nCommunity concerns about the priority given to a number of significant roading projects in the Bay of Plenty are being heard across regional and national levels.\n\nThe roads at the centre of debate include State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180619-sh2-regional-ltp-update.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Person dies at Rotorua spa":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182310-person-dies-at-rotorua-spa.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice and ambulance services were called to the Polynesian Spa, Rotorua at around 1.20pm this afternoon.\n\nA 68-year-old man was pulled from the water unresponsive and despite CPR efforts has unfortunately died.\n\nPolice are making initial enquiries..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_171231-Police-2jpg_3.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Callout to seriously ill man in Te Kaha":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/182304-callout-to-seriously-ill-man-te-kaha.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAn elderly Te Kaha man has been airlifted to Whakatane Hospital for treatment after suffering from a serious medical condition.\n\nA Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter spokesperson says the crew assisted the man on Sunday.\n\n“The Trustpower TECT Rescue..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180619-te-kaha-rescue.jpg"]}]}