{"latest":[{"article":[{"Planting trees won\u2019t fix climate change - report":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203803-planting-trees-wont-fix-climate-change-report.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nNew Zealand must focus on reducing carbon dioxide emissions rather than relying on forestry to absorb an increasing amount of greenhouse gases, a new report says.\n\nThe report by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton, Farms, Forests..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190326-trees-climate-change-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Lifesaving technology could become compulsory":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203799-lifesaving-technology-could-become-compulsory.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nABS for motorcycles would become compulsory in a proposed law that could reduce motorcycle crashes by more than a third. \n\nConsultation on the proposed Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019 began on Thursday March 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court":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203755-bop-triple-fatal-crash-accused-court.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA man facing a careless driving charge in relation to the fatal crash which killed three people in the Bay of Plenty has been remanded on bail.\n\nDavid Michael Cox, 46, appeared in the Whakat\u0101ne District Court today.\n\nCox was arrested following an investigating..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190326-SH2-road-deaths-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Parvovirus incidents \u2018remind owners to vaccinate\u2019":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203751-parvovirus-incidents-remind-owners-to-vaccinate.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nDog owners are being asked to check their pets are up-to-date with vaccinations as cases of canine parvovirus have been identified on the Coromandel.\n\nParvovirus (or ‘parvo') is a contagious viral illness that affects dogs, causing severe 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continues.\n\nWith the third stage of the process rolling out over..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181128-Inland-Revenue.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Community feedback sought on draft Gambling Policy":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203739-community-feedback-sought-on-draft-gambling-policy.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA draft Gambling Policy for the Whakat\u0101ne District is recommending that the number of gaming machines, commonly known as ‘pokies', remains capped at a target of 141. \n\nThe Gambling Policy must be reviewed every three years and public consultation..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181106-gambling-venues.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tyre-recycling company face charges":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203735-tyrerecycling-company-face-charges.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe directors of a tyre-recycling company convicted of breaching an abatement notice now face charges for contravening an enforcement 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people to join them this Friday at Trustpower Baypark Arena to watch the simulcast of the national memorial service.\n\nPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there will be..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190326chch.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga\u2019s women\u2019s shelter due to open":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203723-taurangas-womens-shelter-due-to-open.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nTauranga's newest women's shelter will be opening its doors in two weeks.\n\n \n\n“We're thrilled!” says Angela Wallace, general manager of Awhina House. “We're opening in two weeks, just in time for winter.”\n\nAwhina..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190325-Awhina-House-Update-CROPPED.jpg"]},{"article":[{"New police fleet to be replaced":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203719-new-police-fleet-to-be-replaced.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nNew Zealand Police's new Holden Commodore ZB liftbacks will be removed from frontline duties because of potential health and safety issues caused by a lack of headroom in the back seats.\n\nThe new fleet of Commodores were introduced in April 2018..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_8PM-190325-police-cars-dangerous-KW-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"The political atmosphere":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203715-the-political-atmosphere.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nEveryone knows that politicians aren't afraid to use tactics to ensure they're a cut above the rest, but using negativity as a campaign tool appears to be growing in popularity.\n\nNegative campaigning, or mudslinging, is the process of deliberately spreading..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190325-Political-science-SH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Preparing the next generation of drivers":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203711-preparing-next-generation-of-drivers.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga students attended the second Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) programme on Monday, organised by Road Safety Education.\n\nYear 12 students were taken through a series of workshops involving road safety, as 16 and 17 year olds approach the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_6PM-190325-ryda-event-KW-play-button.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Pahoia waterfront properties on the market":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203707-pahoia-waterfront-properties-on-market.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBayleys Real Estate have listed four waterfront properties for sale located in Pahoia's lifestyle block enclave, a short distance north of Tauranga. \n\nOut of the four properties, two are being marketed for sale by auction on different dates, the third..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190322-bayleys-properties-for-sale-KW-2.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Te Puke welcomes Pacific Island kiwifruit 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compete in boxing. \n\nNow, thanks to a generous grant from NZCT, the club is providing health and fitness programmes in two local primary..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190325-Kawerau-Boxing-Club-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Humid and wet forecast for Tauranga":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203659-humid-and-wet-forecast-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nTauranga residents should expect a cloudy and drizzly week ahead.\n\n \n\nA MetService spokesperson says despite the rain, temperatures will remain high, creating humid weather.\n\n“It's still warm with 22 degrees expected as the high today..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190325-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police investigating Papamoa smash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203655-police-investigating-papamoa-smash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n“Sheer recklessness.” This is how witnesses described a crash in Papamoa.\n\nOn Saturday, about 11.15pm, 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Mangapouri should expect delays over the next few days. \n\nThe NZTA says re-sealing is taking place on the Tauranga Direct Road between Roy Road and Steward Road.\n\n“Stop\/go traffic..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190325-Road-works.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Second crash reported near Maungatapu":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203639-second-crash-reported-near-maungatapu.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAnother crash is blocking one lane near Maungatapu, this time near the bridge.\n\nTwo vehicle have crashed on the Maungatapu Bridge, in the Welcome Bay bound lane.\n\nA caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says one lane is blocked.\n\nMotorists are warned..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190313-Greerton-Crash.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Zespri Kiwifruit sets sail for China and Japan":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203635-zespri-kiwifruit-sets-sail-china-and-japan.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe first charter vessel carrying Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is heading to China and Japan following this season's early start to harvest.\n\nThe Southampton Star departed from Tauranga Harbour yesterday evening carrying approximately 3,000 pallets of Bay..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190325-Zespri-Kiwifruit-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"No injuries in Maungatapu crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203631-no-injuries-maungatapu-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUPDATED 8.11AM: No injuries have been reported following a crash near Maungatapu this morning.\n\nPolice were called to a crash at the roundabout on State Highway 29 and Maungatapu Road.\n\nA police spokesperson says they received the call at 7.30am.\n\n“The..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190325-Crash-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Rheeder returns to top in season\u2018s first 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Langley thinks Georgia is ‘pure gold'.\n\nFor her part, Georgia, known as ‘Fish' to some college mates, is just happy to be helping someone. \n\n“Like at school,” she says, “if you can show someone how to do an equation..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190324-Georgia-Jones-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Rain caused havoc in Williams Cup Semi-finals":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/203571-rain-caused-havoc-williams-cup-semifinals.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Cadets and Central Indians have both advanced to the WiIliams Cup Finals without a ball being bowled.\n\nThe Western Bay of Plenty micro weather, played havoc with the Williams Cup semi-finals on Saturday March 23, with the major semi-final at Blake..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_bopcricket.jpg"]},{"article":[{"2019 Bay of Plenty club rugby season kicks 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If you're out and about today, make sure to say ‘hello' to at least five people you haven't met before. You never know what friendships can spring from this one word!\n\nWe're expecting a high of 23 and overnight..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_historicvillage.jpg"]}]}