{"latest":[{"article":[{"Food, Wine and Music Festival a Tauranga first":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215868-food-wine-and-music-festival-tauranga-first.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga's inaugural Tauranga Food, Wine and Music Festival in November will showcase some of NZ's best cuisine, wine and beverages.\n\nCombining three things Kiwis love - good food, wine and music - the Festival will take place on  November 23 2019..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722---Tauranga-welcomes-first-ever-Food-Wine-and-Music-Festival.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Measles alert for basketball U15 nationals ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215876-measles-alert-basketball-u15-nationals.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nToi Te Ora Public Health is urging those who attended the Basketball New Zealand Under 15 Nationals tournament held at Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui, between July 17 - 20, to be vigilant for the symptoms of measles, after a participant took part..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190513-travelling-overseas-measles-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Initiate Tauranga auction for suicide prevention":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215864-initiate-tauranga-auction-suicide-prevention.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIn conjunction with their Winter Wonderland charity ball, Initiate Tauranga are running charity auctions to raise money for suicide prevention charity Voices of Hope.\n\nNo doubt there will be some competitive bidders, with a round of golf with Blackcaps..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190719-initiate-voices-of-hope-KW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"We\u2019re all invited to Mrs Krishnan\u2019s party":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215860-were-all-invited-to-mrs-krishnans-party.html"}],"snippet":[" \n\n\n\n \n\nI've been told that Indians throw crazy parties. And I've been invited!\n\n“What do they mean - crazy parties?” I wondered as I glanced through a flyer for Mrs Krishnan's Party.\n\n“Heard of Diwali? 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0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there are currently six Air New Zealand planes grounded at the airport. \n\n“That's..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190724-flight-delays-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Changes to decades-old RMA in the works":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215832-changes-to-decadesold-rma-works.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe government has set in motion a plan for a major overhaul of the law that's supposed to sustainably manage New Zealand's natural and physical resources.\n\nEnvironment Minister David Parker says the 30-year-old Resource Management Act (RMA)..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_eight_col_190416-David-Parker-overseas-investment_03.jpg?1555374866"]},{"article":[{"Council remove \u2018hazard\u2019 from roundabout":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215828-council-remove-hazard-from-roundabout.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga City Council have removed what they deemed to be a 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northern Coromandel for a natural burial area at either the existing cemetery in Coromandel..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-Exploring-options-for-a-natural-burial-garden-in-Coromandel-Colville.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Split laws must change":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215784-split-laws-must-change.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nNew Zealand's law for dividing property on separation is out of date and needs to change, the Law Commission says.\n\nIt has tabled its final report for its review of the Property (Relationships) Act in Parliament today.\n\nIt had earlier released proposals..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190723-relationship-law-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Shining a spotlight on Tauranga from China":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215776-shining-spotlight-on-tauranga-from-china.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTwo key topics on the agenda at this week's APEC Business Advisory Council meeting, in 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for train commuters in the central Netherlands, the brewers have discovered. \n\nThe brewing team at craft brewery Funk Estate was surprised and delighted to find that one of their sour beers..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-mount-beer-hit-europe-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"The Kollective opened by Governor General":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215768-the-kollective-opened-governor-general.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga's co-working space, The Kollective, has been officially opened today by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy. \n\nThe Kollective hub is changing the way we work, with a focus on collaboration, sustainability and wellbeing.\n\nLead coordinator Gordy..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_The-Kollective-(Governor-General-Dame-Patsy-)-1930-Daniel-Hines-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"BOP to become NZ\u2018s first National Park City":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215764-bop-to-become-nzs-first-national-park-city.html"}],"snippet":[" \n\n\n\n \n\nThe Bay of Plenty has taken another step towards becoming a greener, more sustainable region by signing the National Park Cities charter in London this week.\n\nThe movement aims to apply national park principles and values to urban environments,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190723-Tauranga-.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Aquinas College student wins poetry competition":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215756-aquinas-college-student-wins-poetry-competition.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nJessica Wylie from Aquinas College is the 2019 winner of the Battle of Gate Pa Commemoration Writing Competition.\n\nLocal historian Buddy Mikaere presented Jessica with her prize at the school assembly on Tuesday morning.\n\n“I did some 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scale of an illegal haul of flounder and oysters.\n\nNorthland fishery officers have caught a 66-year-old Russell man with 97 flounder and 677 shucked oysters which were packed in punnets.\n\nMPI..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190723-flounder.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Homes affected by power cut in Te Puke":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215716-homes-affected-power-cut-te-puke.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA power cut has been reported in Te Puke at 6.25am this morning.\n\nA Powerco spokesperson says 152 properties are being affected in the Pongakawa area.\n\nPowerco say the power cut has been caused by damaged equipment.\n\nThe power is expected to be restored..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190723-power-cut-te-puke-KW.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Fun at Plummers Point Connection cycleway 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FluQuadri,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-flu-vaccine-update-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Abortion law: ministers to consider draft bill":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215704-abortion-law-ministers-to-consider-draft-bill.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA bill that would remove abortion from the Crimes Act will go before Cabinet ministers today.\n\nNow Justice Minister Andrew Little has reached consensus with NZ First, it's expected the legislative Cabinet committee will today okay the draft bill.\n\nThe..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190723-Andrew-Little.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Convicted rapist sentenced to 16 years jail":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215700-convicted-rapist-sentenced-to-16-years-jail.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA foreign worker who was raped almost daily at a remote Bay of Plenty retreat says her life is now a "living hell".\n\nHer convicted rapist, Pihi Hei, 63, was sentenced to 16 years jail, with a minimum non-parole period of nine years, at the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190723-Pihi-Hei.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Farmers put question mark over firearms register":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215696-farmers-put-question-mark-over-firearms-register.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nMisgivings about the practicality and cost of a firearms register is likely to dominate feedback from rural areas on the second round of proposed Arms Act amendments, Federated Farmers says.\n\nThe proposals feature a range of tighter controls on firearms..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_MON-MORN-HOLDABLE-190722--Police-pay-$1.75-million-to-gun-owners-in-buy-back-scheme.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Waimana Gorge opening date pushed back":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215692-waimana-gorge-opening-date-pushed-back.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nThe re-opening date for the Waimana Gorge in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has been extended. \n\n \n\nThe gorge was set to be re-opened on Friday July 26 and has now been pushed back to Monday July 29. \n\nThe gorge closed on July 4 due to a slip..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-waimana-gorge-closure-push-back-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Spill warning for SH2 in the Mount":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215684-spill-warning-sh2-mount.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPeople who drive through the intersection of Jean Batten Drive and Maru Street in Mount Maunganui are being warned to drive with caution.\n\nThe NZTA says there has been a spillage on SH2, at that intersection.\n\n"Due to a spill, caution is advised..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190723-Spill-Warning.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Kicking up a stink in the Mount":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215680-kicking-up-stink-mount.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nSome Mount Maunganui residents are at the end of their tether over a ‘putrid stench' apparently coming from a pet food company in the area. \n\n \n\nBay of Plenty Regional Council has received 979 complaints since 2008 about odours coming..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190719-Factory-smell-EH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Retreat beats the street":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215676-retreat-beats-street.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nStreet Retreat is one of the many volunteer-run initiatives making life easier for rough sleepers in Tauranga.\n\nRadio hits were on full blast at the drop-in centre last Wednesday, with people in full cruise mode - playing board games, enjoying kai,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-Street-Retreat-EH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Two car collision in Otumoetai":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215672-two-car-collision-otumoetai.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThere has been a two-vehicle crash in Otumoetai.\n\nPolice report the two vehicles collided on Grange Rd by the intersection on Stratford Pl at about 5.25pm on Monday July 22.\n\n“This caused the south bound lane to be blocked on Grange Road,”..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Grange-Rd.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Inspiring women through sport":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215664-inspiring-women-through-sport.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nClare Williamson is determined to get more women into martial arts.\n\nThe amateur female fighter and trainer with The Martial Arts Academy (TMAA) is inspired to help others reach their full potential - and have some fun and get fit along the way.\n\nOn..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190721-SPORT-IN-THE-BAY-Women-MMA-PW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Lions roaring for books again":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215660-lions-roaring-books-again.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOne finishes and another starts.\n\nWe're talking the Harbour City Lions annual book fair… and the 2019 edition of this Tauranga institution which feeds tens of thousands of dollars back into good causes in the local community, starts right here,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-Book-Fair-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Cricket bat registers big hit":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215640-cricket-bat-registers-big-hit.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA Tom Hayward bat with signatures of some of cricket's celebrated names is starting to attract overseas interest.\n\nThe bat belongs to Jim McTamney, a retired Rotorua school principal now living at Mt Manganui.\n\nSignatures of celebrated English and Australia..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190125-Bay-Oval-soldout-ST.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Council to hold a candidates information evening":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215628-council-to-hold-candidates-information-evening.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga City Council is running an information night for anyone aged 18 or over who wants to find out about being the mayor or a city councillor of one of the fastest-growing cities in NZ.\n\n“A presentation on standing for council will be given..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-Council-candidate-information-night.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Fun and mischief On The Couch":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215624-fun-and-mischief-on-the-couch.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nHe's got plenty of experience dealing with creepy crawlies and asking questions, and once again resident ‘bug man' Ruud Kleinpaste will be hosting the Bay of Plenty Garden and Arts Festival lead-up event, On The Couch on August 23.\n\n \n\nRuud..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190719-Bay-of-Plenty-Garden-and-Arts-Festival-CSs.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tourism operators discussing their future":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215620-tourism-operators-discussing-their-future.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTourism operators from across the central North Island are today Discussing Tourism in Tauranga at the first of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.\n\nTIA is taking the one-day Discussing Tourism events to three..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-Chis-Roberts.jpg"]},{"article":[{"NZ at leading edge of migraine research":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/215616-nz-at-leading-edge-of-migraine-research.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nThis year's World Brain Day today is dedicated to one of the most complex of all neurological disorders that affects millions of people worldwide: migraine. \n\n \n\nRecent breakthroughs in treatment with a new class of drugs that, for the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190722-world-brain-day-CH.jpg"]}]}