{"latest":[{"article":[{"Man seriously injured in shooting":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189185-man-seriously-injured-shooting.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice are looking for the people responsible for a shooting in Hamilton.\n\nAt 10:25pm, police responded to Derby Street, Nawton, Hamilton after receiving reports a man had been shot.\n\nThe man was transported to hospital in a serious condition, says Detective..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180404-Fatal-Shooting.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police demand more protection on front lines":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189182-police-demand-more-protection-on-front-lines.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice officers working on the front lines think more should be done to protect their safety in high risk situations.\n\nThey say they need better access to their weapons and bullet-proof vests made using modern technology. They also want less stigma..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180830-Armed-Police-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga workshop aims to demystify meth":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189179-tauranga-workshop-aims-to-demystify-meth.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAn upcoming workshop in Tauranga is set to demystify current beliefs, present the ‘cold-hard facts” and offer solutions surrounding methamphetamine in Bay of Plenty communities.\n\nThe workshop is being run on October 11 as part of mental..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180913-Meth-Workshop.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Relief teacher shortage forces drastic measures":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189149-relief-teacher-shortage-forces-drastic-measures.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nRural schools have struggled to find enough relief teachers during the winter flu season with at least one sending students home because of a lack of staff.\n\nOfficial figures showed there were fewer cases of flu than usual in the past few months, but..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180517-budget-education.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Young family lose almost everything in house fire":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189176-young-family-lose-almost-everything-house-fire.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA Western Bay of Plenty home has been razed by fire this evening.\n\nFirefighters were called to the blaze on Arawa Road, in Pongakawa, around 6.30pm to find the single storey dwelling completely engulfed in flames.\n\nSu Mars, who lives on Awara Road, is..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-House-fire-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"More than 500 Kiwis living with undiagnosed HIV":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189146-more-than-500-kiwis-living-undiagnosed-hiv.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThere are around 3500 people living with HIV in New Zealand, but estimates show that over 500 don't know it.\n\nA 2018 survey by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation found that 1 in 4 sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) in New Zealand have never..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-HIV.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tarakihi catch reduction supported":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189152-tarakihi-catch-reduction-supported.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFisheries Inshore New Zealand (FINZ) is supportive of the announcement today that tarakihi catch on the East Coast will be reduced by 20 percent while the commercial fishing industry works on a plan to rebuild the stock.\n\nFisheries Minister Stuart Nash..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-Tarakihi.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Cigna supports mental health for Kiwi kids":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189173-cigna-supports-mental-health-kiwi-kids.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nCigna New Zealand has partnered with Life Education Trust to support mental health education in schools. \n\nThe children's mental and physical health charity is conducting a new evaluation project to gain a better understanding of the daily challenges..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-life-education-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Maunganui Road water shutdown":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189170-maunganui-road-water-shutdown.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nResidents living on Maunganui Road will be without water tomorrow night. \n\nProperties from 635 Maunganui Road and 644 Maunganui Road will be affected between 10pm and 2am.\n\nA statement on the Tauranga City Council website says the shutdown times are..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-water-shutdown-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Man released from hospital following BOP stabbing":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189167-man-released-from-hospital-following-bop-stabbing.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA man involved in a stabbing earlier today in the Bay of Plenty, has been discharged from hospital.\n\nThe man was transported to Whakatane Hospital following an incident which happened just after 7am at a property on Waiotahe Valley Road, Waiotahe, near..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_170118-whakatane-hospital_2.jpg"]},{"article":[{"One injured in Welcome Bay crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189164-one-injured-welcome-bay-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUpdate 4.15pm - One person has been injured following a crash in Welcome Bay.\n\nPolice were called to the scene of a two-car crash on Welcome Bay Rd about 3.35pm, says a police media spokesperson. \n\n"It appears one person is injured."\n\nPolice..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180813-Police.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Further arrests made in BOP raids":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189161-further-arrests-made-bop-raids.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nMore people will face drug and firearms charges following the execution of a number of search warrants this morning.\n\nA total of seven people have been arrested as part of Operation Notus II in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.\n\nA police media spokesperson..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-notus3.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Eastern Bay schools get BikeReady ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189158-eastern-bay-schools-get-bikeready.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nEastern Bay Road Safety Programme partners, ACC and NZTA, have invested in a national cycling education system through a programme called BikeReady.\n\n \n\nThe BikeReady programme was established to assist people to develop skills suited to their..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-bike-ready-SG.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Mobile meth lab found in Hauraki":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189143-mobile-meth-lab-found-hauraki.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFour people have been arrested after a mobile P lab was uncovered in a Waikato home. \n\nThe discovery was made when Waikato police undertook a pre-dawn raid at a home in Kerepehi in the Hauraki Plains on Tuesday. \n\nOfficers with the help of..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180717-meth.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189140-refugee-quota-increases-to-1500-2020.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nNew Zealand will lift the refugee quota from 1000 to 1500 within this political term, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. \n\n \n\n“I'm proud that the Coalition Government has today agreed to make such a significant and historic increase..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_170821-Jacinda-Ardern.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Council adopts Beaches Bylaw 2018":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189137-council-adopts-beaches-bylaw-2018.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe mayors and councillors from Tauranga City Council have adopted the Beaches Bylaw 2018, so the community can continue to enjoy Tauranga's beaches safely and free from nuisance.\n\nA statement from the Tauranga City Council says the updated bylaw includes..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_1PM-180919-beach-bylaw-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Making history for women\u2019s pay in New Zealand":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189122-making-history-womens-pay-new-zealand.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOn the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women's suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women's pay.\n\nThe Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_RNZ_bank_cash_dollars_money.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga Court staff walk off the job":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189134-tauranga-court-staff-walk-off-job.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n‘Toot 4 support'. This is the message Tauranga Court staff are holding up during their two-hour long strike today.\n\nA handful of staff members are on the corner of Cameron Road and Mclean Street outside the court house, waving signs and flags..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-court-strike-01-CH.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Trio arrested following BOP raids":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189128-trio-arrested-following-bop-raids.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThree people are facing drug and firearms related charges following a number of search warrants executed in the Bay of Plenty this morning.\n\nOperation Notus II is the second phase of a long running investigation, led by the National Organised Crime..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-notus.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Soldiers tested in live firing exercise in Waiouru":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189125-soldiers-tested-live-firing-exercise-waiouru.html"}],"snippet":[" The New Zealand Army is putting its soldiers through their paces, alongside a handful of international militaries, in its largest exercise at home this year.\n\nMultiple units from the New Zealand Army and personnel from the United States Army, US..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-Army-Exercise-VIDEO.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Man fighting for life after BOP stabbing":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189119-man-fighting-life-after-bop-stabbing.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA man is in critical condition after a stabbing in the Bay of Plenty this morning.\n\nSenior Sergeant Bill Fisher says the man has been transported to Whakatane Hospital in a critical condition following an incident at a property on Waiotahe Valley Road,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180403-Stabbing.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police executing search warrants in EBOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189116-police-executing-search-warrants-ebop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice are today executing a number of search warrants in Eastern Bay of Plenty.\n\nThese warrants are part of an investigation targeting organised crime and the distribution of illicit drugs in the community, says a police spokesperson.\n\n"Further..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180327-Search-Warrants.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga Court staff to take strike action today":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189113-tauranga-court-staff-to-take-strike-action-today.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nCourt staff in Tauranga will join fellow colleagues around the country in taking strike action today.\n\nPSA members at the Ministry of Justice are taking strike action between 10.30am and 12.30pm in a move to highlight “fundamental pay issues”.\n\n“Eleventh..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_171012-District-Court_9.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Otzi the Iceman, Suffrage and the weather":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189110-otzi-iceman-suffrage-and-weather.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIn today's forecast we are expecting a cloudy day, with one or two showers possible. Also southeasterly winds.\n\n \n\nIt's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 19 and an overnight low of 13 degrees. Humidity is 70 per cent.\n\n \n\nHigh..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Cattle deaths following 1080 drop":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189107-cattle-deaths-following-1080-drop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe farmers whose cows might have been killed by 1080 says it's possible the animals escaped into the area where the poison was dropped.\n\nThe Department of Conservation is investigating how eight cattle died following a pest control operation..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_170818-Cows.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Pair recovering in hospital after serious crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189104-pair-recovering-hospital-after-serious-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA man and a woman seriously injured in a crash on Te Puke Highway are recovering in Tauranga Hospital.\n\nThe pair were injured in a crash which closed the highway for several hours on Monday.\n\nA 50-year-old Te Puke man and a 39-year-old Mount Maunganui..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-update-te-puke-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Man dies after falling down lift shaft":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189101-man-dies-after-falling-down-lift-shaft.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA man has died after falling down a lift shaft in Bay of Plenty.\n\nThe person fell down a shaft in an \u014chope home around 5.10pm on Tuesday, says a police spokesperson.\n\nEmergency services went to the house in Pohutukawa Avenue..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_171204-Ambulance.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Council adopts living wage for direct employees":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189098-council-adopts-living-wage-direct-employees.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga City Council has agreed to implement the living wage as a minimum standard for all directly employed City Council staff. \n\nThe living wage is the hourly wage a worker needs to pay for the necessities of life and participate as an..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-Leanne-Brown.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Silver Ferns outclass South Africa in Tauranga":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189095-silver-ferns-outclass-south-africa-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Silver Ferns ousted South Africa at ASB Arena in Tauranga.\n\nAliyah Dunn made her international debut as a Silver Fern goal shoot, to help the team win 61-37.\n\nSunLive reporter and netball fan Caitlin Houghton says the Silver Ferns were in the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180919-Netball-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"National truck driver appreciation week":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189074-national-truck-driver-appreciation-week.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThis week is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the hard-working men and women of the New Zealand road transport industry, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley.\n\n“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is upon us and is a..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_170818-Truck-Drivers-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Medicinal cannabis trial could be lifesaver":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189065-medicinal-cannabis-trial-could-be-lifesaver.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAfter just three days taking a few tiny drops of a medicinal cannabis oil product, Danny Battershill says his life has changed.\n\nThe 29-year-old Rodney resident has gained medical approval to trial a legally imported Canadian product, after proving..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Cannabis-Danny-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Family affair for NZ-born Samoan at Invictus Games":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189068-family-affair-nzborn-samoan-at-invictus-games.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nKiwi. Samoan. Amputee. Soldier. Son. Brother. Partner.\n\nFaamanu (Nu) Taulafo Filo Leaana will be tapping into all these elements that make him who he is when he represents the New Zealand Defence Force  at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.\n\nThe Invictus..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Family-Affair-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Mass ex-military helicopters arrive in Tauranga":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189077-mass-exmilitary-helicopters-arrive-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOne may be forgiven for thinking a large scale military helicopter exercise is underway at Classic Flyers on Tauranga Airport. \n\nTomorrow, five former Royal Air Force ‘Westland Wessex' helicopters are expected to arrive from Taranaki around lunch..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-classic-flyers-CH.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Rotorua to enjoy benefit of high performance base ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189092-rotorua-to-enjoy-benefit-of-high-performance-base.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPotential top athletes in Rotorua will now find it easier to stay home to develop their abilities as a result of a newly-announced collaboration between the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and Rotorua Lakes Council.\n\nRotorua International Stadium will be..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-new-stadium-CJ.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Are We There Yet? An Evening with Jan Tinetti":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189089-are-we-there-yet-an-evening-jan-tinetti.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFormer principal of Merivale School and current Labour List MP based in Tauranga, Jan Tinetti will be speaking in Tauranga on Wednesday this week as part of the Suffrage 125 celebrations. \n\nJan will take part in a discussion moderated by community advocate..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_4PM-Suffrage-125.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Objections and appeals on council\u2019s representation":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189086-objections-and-appeals-on-councils-representation.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIt's not too late to share your thoughts on how many councillors should represent you for the next two elections. \n\nEvery six years the Hauraki District Council has to look at the number of councillors and wards in the district as well as whether or..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180917-council-representation-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Earthquake felt throughout the Bay":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189071-earthquake-felt-throughout-bay.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWestern Bay of Plenty residents are reporting feeling an earthquake this afternoon.\n\nA post on the Tauranga Area News Online Facebook page says one woman felt the earthquake up on Minden Road.\n\nAccording to GeoNet, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Eathquake.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Car abandoned following Bellevue crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189062-car-abandoned-following-bellevue-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA heavy police presence is in Bellevue this afternoon as officers search for the occupants of a crashed vehicle.\n\nA police spokesperson says a vehicle - which is believed to have been stolen - crashed on Margaret Road.\n\n“It appears a car crashed..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Crashed-Stolen-Vehicle.jpg"]},{"article":[{"GRAPHIC: Cow pieces found near Tauranga estuary":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189059-graphic-cow-pieces-found-near-tauranga-estuary.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPieces of a cow are the last thing some people would expect to find when walking along an estuary.\n\nBut that's exactly what Vicky Wheelton discovered when she was walking her small border collie along the estuary at the end of 13th Ave on Saturday...."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-cow-01-CH-BLURRED.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Coroner recommends police fully record information":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189056-coroner-recommends-police-fully-record-information.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA coroner is recommending better recording of information provided by any family member or anyone else about a person suspected of being suicidal, following the death of a a Bay of lenty woman.\n\nCoroner Michael Robb has made recommendations that..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180807-Police.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Countdown on to Tauranga kerbside glass collection":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189053-countdown-on-to-tauranga-kerbside-glass-collection.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nTauranga City Council's new rates-funded kerbside glass collection service will start on October 1.\n\nAll residential properties in Tauranga will receive a blue crate by the end of this month, along with an information brochure - which is taped securely..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-glass-collection-01-CH.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Minor injuries in Mount Maunganui crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189050-minor-injuries-mount-maunganui-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUPDATED 11.08AM: One person has sustained minor injuries after being hit by a car in Mount Maunganui.\n\n"Emergency services were called at 10.37am to reports of a car versus a pedestrian crash," says a police spokesperson.\n\n"Police..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180801-Police-Callout.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Temporary closure on BOP highway":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189047-temporary-closure-on-bop-highway.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nState Highway 2 through the Waioeka Gorge is expected to be closed for around 45 minutes on Wednesday, while rock removal work takes place.\n\nThe closure will take place near Oponae and is expected to be carried out between 11am and 11.45am.\n\nTransport..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_160808-SH2-Slip-2.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Witnesses sought to expressway fatal":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189044-witnesses-sought-to-expressway-fatal.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice investigating the death of a pedestrian on the Waikato Expressway are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.\n\nThe crash happened at around 7.30pm southbound on the Waikato Expressway north of the Horotiu turnoff.\n\n"Police..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180901-Crash.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Japanese Typhoon swell makes for mixed performance":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189041-japanese-typhoon-swell-makes-mixed-performance.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe typhoon swell hitting Japan for the early stages of the 2018 UR ISA World Surfing Games has provided mixed results for the Kiwi surfers with the Kiwi girls remaining in the main rounds while the Kiwi boys have been relegated into the repechage rounds.\n\nBig..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Surfing.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Papamoa prevail in five-goal thriller":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189038-papamoa-prevail-fivegoal-thriller.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIt was derby-day delight for Papamoa on Saturday as they kept their title tilt intact with a thrilling 3-2 win over Tauranga Boys' College.\n\nIn a feisty encounter that was switched to Southey Field to accommodate the AIMS Games at Gordon Spratt Reserve,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Papamoa-Football-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police to close road after fatal motorbike crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189035-police-to-close-road-after-fatal-motorbike-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nSettlers Road in Reporoa will be closed today as the investigation into Saturday's fatal motorcycle crash continues.\n\nThe road will be closed from 8am for around 2-3 hours, says a police spokesperson.\n\nThis is to allow the scene to be mapped as..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Settlers-Road.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Teenager shot in the face in the Waikato ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189032-teenager-shot-face-waikato.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice are seeking information after a teenager was shot in the face on Friday.\n\nThe incident happened about 11.30pm on Sullivan Road, Horsham Downs, Waikato.\n\nA 17-year-old man, who was a passenger in a vehicle at the time, received a gunshot wound..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180402-Hunter-Shooting.jpg"]},{"article":[{"The odd shower or two":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189029-the-odd-shower-or-two.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIn today's forecast we are expecting the weather to be often cloudy, with the odd shower turning to rain in the evening. Also easterly breezes.\n\nIt's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 13 degrees. Humidity..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Fighting back against the avocado crime wave":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/189026-fighting-back-against-avocado-crime-wave.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAvocado growers are sleeping in their orchards, patrolling the streets at night and using CCTV to protect their 'green gold' from organised crime groups and a fruit blackmarket.\n\nEarlier this year, Robin Hanvey - an extremely tall man in his..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180918-Avocado-Theft-1.jpg"]}]}