{"latest":[{"article":[{"Govt proposes phasing out high emission burners":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235612-govt-proposes-phasing-out-high-emission-burners.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe government wants to phase out high-emitting wood burners and coal burners in a bid to clean up the country's air.\n\nIt is one of the proposed amendments to air quality regulations released today in a Ministry for the Environment discussion document.\n\nAssociate..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200226-high-emission-burner-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Bowlers arrive in Bay for national tournament ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235620-bowlers-arrive-bay-national-tournament.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAbout 600 lawn-bowlers from across the country will flock to the Bay this week for the 2020 Summerset National Fours tournament. \n\n \n\nIt's kicking off tomorrow and will run until Monday, March 2. \n\n \n\nMount Maunganui Bowling Club is 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Farmers is encouraging all local farmers to attend a meeting on the subject.\n\nThe meeting, hosted by..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-Fed-Farmers-policy-meeting-MD-+-use.jpg"]},{"article":[{"BOP couple killed in Cambridge crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235580-bop-couple-killed-cambridge-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nThe family of a Bay of Plenty couple killed in a crash in Cambridge want to thank “everyone for their support during this tragic time”.\n\n \n\nChristopher O'Byrne and Brenda Kora died in a crash which also left their infant..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200226-Cambridge-Road-crash-.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Spike in food gathering fatalities in 2019":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235576-spike-food-gathering-fatalities-2019.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA spike in underwater, rock fishing and boating incidents has seen New Zealand's provisional preventable drowning toll jump back up to almost the five year average after a drop in 2018.\n\nThere were provisionally 78 preventable drowning fatalities in..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190701-Kawerau-Drowning.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Desperate plea being made for plasma donors":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235572-desperate-plea-being-made-plasma-donors.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nNew Zealand Blood Service has released new figures that reveal another 8000 plasma donors are needed to meet New Zealand's growing demand.\n\n \n\n“Plasma demand is increasing by more than 12 per cent year on year,” says a statement..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_20026-plasma-donor-EH-USE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Omanawa murder accused pleads not guilty":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235568-omanawa-murder-accused-pleads-not-guilty.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe man accused of murdering two men in Omanawa has pleaded not guilty on both charges.\n\nPolice were called to an Ormsby Lane address on February 11 following shots being fired, upon arrival they found two men deceased, police then launched a homicide..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200226-omanawa-murder-in-court-AE.JPG"]},{"article":[{"$19.1 million winner \u2013 four months on":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235564-191-million-winner-four-months-on.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThere's a whopping $42 million up for grabs with Powerball on Wednesday - the second largest prize in Lotto NZ history.\n\nKiwis up and down the country are already thinking about how they would spend their millions. \n\nTypically, most Powerball winners..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200226-Powerball-19-million.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Lifeline for desperate family":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235560-lifeline-desperate-family.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA chance meeting with police officers after being caught shoplifting changed the lives of a mother and her young family for the better.\n\nConstables Blake Reid and Mark Bancroft went to a job where a mother, out of sheer desperation to feed her young..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200226-Police-Lifeline.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Record low of vehicle collisions with trains":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235556-record-low-of-vehicle-collisions-trains.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nFigures released by KiwiRail show that 2019 had the lowest number of collisions between vehicles and trains on record In New Zealand. \n\n \n\nIn 2019, there were 12 collisions between vehicles and trains. This is down from 25 collisions in..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_20025-track-safe-EH-USE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police partnership programme with Fiji launched":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235552-police-partnership-programme-fiji-launched.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA new partnership programme between the New Zealand Police and Fiji Police will focus on combatting trans-national organised crime and enhancing investigative skills.\n\nThis is the message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who made the announcement..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190627-Crime-Scene.jpg"]},{"article":[{"COVID-19 outbreak likely to dampen export earnings":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235548-covid19-outbreak-likely-to-dampen-export-earnings.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe primary sector is the star of the latest economic data for the Thames-Coromandel, but an economist warns the Coronavirus outbreak is likely to dampen export earnings, as well as strong tourism spending, in the first half of this year.\n\nIn its latest..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200226-Coronavirus-Economics.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Motocross championships continue in Hawke\u2018s Bay":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235544-motocross-championships-continue-hawkes-bay.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe 2020 New Zealand Motocross Championships reached the halfway stage with edge-of-the-seat racing in Rotorua last weekend and there's no let-up in sight.\n\nThe riders have had virtually no time even to catch their breath before they'll need..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-Start-125-class-0014-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"\u201cWire road barriers a waste of money\u201d":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235540-wire-road-barriers-waste-of-money.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nA road safety campaigner feels money is being wasted on steel wire rope barriers on the side of road when it should be spent on improving road surfaces.\n\n \n\nIn Geoff Upson's latest video, he talks about the wire barriers on State Highway..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200226-geoff-upson-on-waihi-road-side-barriers-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Wheelchairs for those in need ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235532-wheelchairs-those-need.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nRoyal New Zealand Air Force aircraft routinely carry special cargo and a flight to Fiji yesterday was no exception.\n\nA special consignment of 20 wheelchairs and two walkers was taken to Nadi, Fiji, by an RNZAF Boeing 757 on a scheduled flight. \n\nThey..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200235-pr-EH-.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Fires prompt stern warning ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235536-fires-prompt-stern-warning.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga firefighters are urging residents to “exercise common sense” and not light fires during the prohibited season following a large grass fire in Te Puna this afternoon.\n\nMultiple fire crews attended an "out of control" rubbish..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Scrub-Fire-2nd-Alarm-Te-Puna_wk2009_DanielHines_003.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Keeping it in the family":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235520-keeping-it-family.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nFor the Jones family Surf Life Saving isn't just a volunteer role, or a sport. It's a lifestyle. \n\n \n\nThis week Peter (PJ) Jones and his family will once again be making the journey from their Porirua home to Mount Maunganui's Main Beach..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_20025-Oceans-EH-USECROPPED.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Special game bird season in the BOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235516-special-game-bird-season-bop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nFish & Game are reminding Bay of Plenty hunters about a “special game bird season” taking place this weekend.\n\n \n\nThe season is for the black swan in the Rotorua Lakes, coastal estuaries in the Bay of Plenty, and that part of..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_20025-bird-hunt-EHCROPPED.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Minor seismic activity recorded at Ruapehu":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235504-minor-seismic-activity-recorded-at-ruapehu.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n\n\nA short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes has occurred beneath Mt Ruapehu last Saturday, February 22, and Sunday, February 23. \n\nThe earthquake episode has ended, says duty volcanologist Agnes Mazot.\n\n\n\n\n\nOn Saturday, February 22, and Sunday,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-Ruapehu.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Te Puna fire now under control ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235528-te-puna-fire-now-under-control.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUPDATE: A large grass fire in Te Puna is now under control. \n\n"Crews are mopping up and turning over the debri," says Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Kaisey Cook. \n\nShe says the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Scrub-Fire-2nd-Alarm-Te-Puna_wk2009_DanielHines_001.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Special prize on show at New Zealand Open":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235512-special-prize-on-show-at-new-zealand-open.html"}],"snippet":[" \n\n\n\n \n\nThe winner of the 101st New Zealand Golf Open on Sunday in Queenstown will receive a uniquely Kiwi honour.\n\nThanks to an agreement forged between the NZ Golf and NZ Maori Golf associations, the winner will be presented with an authentic..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-NZMGA-Champions,-Owen-Lloyd-and-Mia-Scrimgeour_.jpg"]},{"article":[{"$19.9 million from PGF for Kawerau ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235500-199-million-from-pgf-kawerau.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA $19.9 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund will help develop essential infrastructure for an industrial hub in the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.\n\n“The funding will go to..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Shane-Jones-Daniel-Hines-1933-004.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Lucky lotto stores revealed ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235496-lucky-lotto-stores-revealed.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThree Bay of Plenty retailers are being named as 'lucky Lotto stores' ahead of tomorrow's $42 million Powerball jackpot. \n\nHistory could be made tomorrow night as and many players around New Zealand are making sure they buy from a lucky..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Lotto-005a.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Hand held hose ban lifted in Te Puke":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235492-hand-held-hose-ban-lifted-te-puke.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe hand held hose ban in Te Puke is being lifted following community water conservation efforts.\n\nA ban for sprinklers remains.\n\nWestern Bay of Plenty District Council's Utilities Manager Kelvin Hill thanks residents for heeding Council's call to conserve..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-Handheld-Hose.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police force in Tauranga arrest deemed appropriate":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235488-police-force-tauranga-arrest-deemed-appropriate.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe force used by four police officers in arresting a man at Tauranga Hospital has been ruled as appropriate.\n\nThe Independent Police Conduct Authority has released its findings following an investigation into the arrest on March 1, 2018.\n\nTwo days..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-IPCA-EH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Signs of change to weather in March":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235484-signs-of-change-to-weather-march.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nDrought zones are crying out for 'real rain' following random downpours over the weekend - now as we head to March there are signs of change to the weather pattern.\n\nThe biggest change in the pattern as we head into March is that high pressure..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga pup beat with broom, says SPCA":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235480-tauranga-pup-beat-broom-says-spca.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nLife hasn't been easy for Tauranga dog Cooper.\n\nWhen he was only a seven-month old puppy, his owner beat him for nine minutes straight. Swung him by a rope, and hit him so hard with a broom the handle snapped.\n\n As he endured the beating,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_20024-Cooper-EH2.jpg"]},{"article":[{"New $10 million concrete plant in Mount Maunganui":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235476-new-10-million-concrete-plant-mount-maunganui.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFletcher Building's Firth Industries has opened a brand new Certified ready-mix concrete manufacturing plant in Mount Maunganui.\n\nThe plant can produce up to 900m3 of concrete per day and will boost supply for the high-demand Bay of Plenty area.\n\nFletcher..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-Firth-Plant-Openig-5.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga encouraged to get on their bikes":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235472-tauranga-encouraged-to-get-on-their-bikes.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nGet on your bike and get moving for the annual Go By Bike Day on Wednesday. \n\n \n\nPart of Sport Bay of Plenty's Bike Month calendar of activities, Go By Bike Day encourages people of all ages to swap their car trips for a bike and discover..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190312-record-participation-bike-challenge-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Even a crash can\u2018t derail Tauranga\u2019s Connolly":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235468-even-crash-cant-derail-taurangas-connolly.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nEven an unaccustomed crash at the weekend could do little to derail Tauranga teenager Brodie Connolly in his bid to win the senior 125cc motocross championships crown.\n\nThe 16-year-old Husqvarna rider from Tauranga was unbeatable at the 59th annual..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-Connolly-0023-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Powerball climbs to second highest jackpot ever 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launches in Tauranga":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235456-police-pathways-launches-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nA new police pathways programme has opened up for students in the Tauranga area.\n\n \n\nThe programme was launched at Bethlehem College last week, with eight schools from around the region set to take part.\n\nSarah Pinchin jumped at the opportunity..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Police-Pathways-Programme-2008-CH+-.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Largest rise to benefits in nine years to occur":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235444-largest-rise-to-benefits-nine-years-to-occur.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBeneficiaries are set to receive an increase in benefits more in line with the rise of the minimum wage. \n\nMain benefits will increase by over three per cent, instead of 1.66 per cent, on 1 April with the government's decision to annually adjust..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200224-benefits-rise-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Sleep protects at-risk kids from obesity \u2013 study ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235440-sleep-protects-atrisk-kids-from-obesity-study.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA new study has identified a key factor in protecting at-risk pre-school children from becoming overweight or obese and the elixir is sleep.\n\nThe University of Auckland research examined data from Growing Up in New Zealand, this country's largest longitudinal..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200224-child-sleep-study-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Armed police spotted in Bethlehem after robbery":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235452-armed-police-spotted-bethlehem-after-robbery.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nArmed police have been spotted in Bethlehem this evening following a robbery.\n\nA caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says her father and brother saw armed police near Bob Owens Retirement Village around 6.15pm.\n\n"There were about six armed..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190510-armed-police-greerton-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Western Bay\u2019s fun way to plan for the future":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235436-western-bays-fun-way-to-plan-future.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nGrab the family, the popcorn, the picnic blanket and get ready to have a chat about what you think the Western Bay should look like in the future.\n\nWestern Bay of Plenty District Council is coming to a neighbourhood near you, with a trio of whanau-friendly..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200224-WBOPDC-family-fun-days-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"NZ\u2018s Literary Award donor reveals her identity":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235432-nzs-literary-award-donor-reveals-her-identity.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe anonymous benefactor responsible for funding the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards' $50,000 annual fiction prize is ready to be known.\n\nRetired Bay of Plenty radiologist Jann Medlicott has been an avid reader her whole life and believes we cannot call..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200224-literary-awards-EH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Circular economy for the Bay ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235428-circular-economy-bay.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe buzzword for 2020 is “circular economy” but how many people actually know what it means? \n\n \n\nZero Waste Network will explain exactly that at a free event early next month in Tauranga, exploring the concept from design to recovery...."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200219-Closing-the-loop-EH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Big Bike Film Night comes to Tauranga":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235424-big-bike-film-night-comes-to-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nThe Big Bike Film Night returns for 2020, and is pedalling into Tauranga on Wednesday, March 11. \n\n \n\nDescribed as a feast of short films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride it, the Big Bike Film Night is a collection of international..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_20020-Go-By-Bike-EH-USE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Night sky a delight for Tauranga enthusiasts":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235416-night-sky-delight-tauranga-enthusiasts.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nAnyone with an interest in astrophotography will have a chance to learn from an expert at the Tauranga Astronomical Society meeting tomorrow night.\n\n \n\nPhotographer Wayne Feisst from Ohope is presenting his work as well as giving tips on..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200224-tga-astro-society-AE-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Going wall to wall at Baypark":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235408-going-wall-to-wall-at-baypark.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe D1NZ drifting championship series for 2020 is making its way to Trustpower Baypark Stadium for round three on February 28 and 29.\n\nBaypark is the only stadium event this year. It's the third time drifting has been held in Tauranga.\n\nManaging director..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_D1NZ-Baypark-2008-CH+.jpg"]},{"article":[{"High-risk offender crackdown in WBOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235404-highrisk-offender-crackdown-wbop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nHigh-risk wanted criminals will be the new focus for a group of Western Bay of Plenty cops.\n\nRecent overt violence - including shootings, a double homicide, and the police shooting of a man who opened fire on officers - unsettled..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200221-Baycourt-public-meeting-2008--001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police name swimmer missing at Waihi Beach":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235400-police-name-swimmer-missing-at-waihi-beach.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUPDATED 1.02PM: Police have released the name of the swimmer who was reported missing at Waihi Beach.\n\nThe search for 17-year-old Hamilton student Jaden Chhayrann is continuing today.\n\nThe matter has now been referred to the Coroner, says police.\n\nWaikato..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200224Missing-Swimmer.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Elizabeth St closed for building development ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/235396-elizabeth-st-closed-building-development.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nElizabeth Street in Tauranga will be closed from Thursday, February 27 to March 13. \n\nThe road will be closed between Devonport Road and Grey Street, to allow for completion of the developments service connections at the Farmers building site. \n\n “The..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200225-New-Farmers-Building.jpg"]}]}