{"latest":[{"article":[{"Mapping the trees":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243792-mapping-trees.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe ever-expanding forest at McLaren Falls Park is about to reach orbit.\n\nThe park was nothing but farmland in 1965 when it was formed. 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Multi-tasking took on a new meaning, the work-life balance was thrown off-kilter, and the extra family time was cherished.\n\nBut for the 6000+ Kiwi kids in foster care..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200529-Homes-of-Hope-kids-toasting-marshmellow.jpg"]},{"article":[{"No new cases in New Zealand for one full week":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243716-no-new-cases-new-zealand-one-full-week.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Ministry of Health says there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the country today, with New Zealand marking a week since the last confirmed case in this country. \n\nThere was no live media briefing from the all-of-government response team today. In..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200430-COVID-Testing.JPG"]},{"article":[{"National announces cash incentive for new hires":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243712-national-announces-cash-incentive-new-hires.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe National Party has announced a cash payment scheme for business that hire new staff.\n\nThe scheme will provide a $10,000 cash payment to businesses that hire additional staff National Party leader Todd Muller has announced.\n\nThe JobStart scheme would..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_170530-Todd-Muller.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Todd Muller returns to his roots at Apata":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243708-todd-muller-returns-to-his-roots-at-apata.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPacking and stacking kiwifruit is a potential backup plan for the National Party leader's semi-retirement.\n\nTodd Muller has been offered a position at the Apata Group Limited pack house in Whakamarama, after a visit to the site on Thursday.\n\nMuller..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200529-Todd-Apata.jpg"]},{"article":[{"AOS assist with search warrants near Wairoa River":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243704-aos-assist-search-warrants-near-wairoa-river.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Armed offenders squad are assisting police with routine search warrants near the Wairoa River Bridge this morning a police spokesperson has confirmed.\n\nEarlier SunLive received reports of the armed offenders squad at the Wairoa River Bridge in the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180501rangiuru_aos.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga gang member jailed for 12 years":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243700-tauranga-gang-member-jailed-12-years.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA Head Hunters gang member sentenced to 12 years and one month prison is said to have “chosen gang life”.\n\nBut Justice Anne Hinton said that view was “simplistic” when considering his history of abuse.\n\nTauranga man Stacy Walton..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200529-Stuff-Head-Hunters.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Regional Council welcomes national water reforms":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243696-regional-council-welcomes-national-water-reforms.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe national water reforms announced by the government this week is being welcome by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.\n\n“It's great to have the direction we've been waiting for. Now we can move forward faster to improve the care of our region's..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200529-Paula-Thompson.jpg"]},{"article":[{"$75 million town centre proposed for Omokoroa":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243692-75-million-town-centre-proposed-omokoroa.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAn application for a privately funded $75 million Omokoroa Town Centre has been submitted to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council for resource consent. \n\nThe submission for 404 Omokoroa Road, by local business JACE Investments Limited, is to be..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200529-Omokoroa-Plans-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Reports of shots fired in BOP village":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243688-reports-of-shots-fired-bop-village.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice are surrounding a house in a Bay of Plenty village after reports of shots being fired.\n\nInitial reports were made about shots heard about 4.30am on Friday on Umuroa St in Mamaku, says a police spokeswoman.\n\nA few hours later, more reports of..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190510-armed-police-greerton-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police investigate Tauranga burglary":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243684-police-investigate-tauranga-burglary.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOne person is in police custody following reports of a burglary in Tauranga this morning.\n\nA police spokesperson says officers were flagged down by a member of the public at 6.15am.\n\nThe person reported that someone was attempting to break into a shop..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190827-Greerton-Burglary.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Power cut in Tauranga after midnight crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243680-power-cut-tauranga-after-midnight-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPower is out to homes in a Tauranga suburb this morning following a crash.\n\nPowerco.co.nz is reporting that a vehicle has struck a pole in Bellevue, causing a power outage.\n\nThe power went off around midnight, according to the power company's website.\n\nA..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200420-power-bills-1-EH-.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Organic Maori orchard along the Kaituna":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243676-organic-maori-orchard-along-kaituna.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nHaving an orchard backed by the Kaituna River makes for quite a site - one that Ahuwhenua Trophy finalist Otama Marere are very proud of.\n\nWhat used to be a golf course for 60 years up until the 1980s, has been transformed to reflect how Otama Marere..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Otama-Marere-C&C-May-June-2020-MD-007.jpg"]},{"article":[{"An unsettled outlook for Queen\u2019s Birthday Weekend":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243672-an-unsettled-outlook-queens-birthday-weekend.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nMetService is forecasting unsettled weather for this long weekend and a warm start to winter on the June 1.\n\nAn area of low pressure from the north Tasman Sea is forecast to move southeastwards across the North Island this long weekend, bringing periods..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200529-Weather.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Police seek witnesses to fatal Mount crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243668-police-seek-witnesses-to-fatal-mount-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice are asking for witnesses to a collision between a truck and cyclist in Mount Maunganui to come forward.\n\nEmergency services were called to the crash on Totara Street, near Maui Street, around 4pm on Thursday.\n\nA cyclist was taken to Tauranga..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_thumbnail_image0.jpg"]},{"article":[{"NZ and Singapore reaffirm ties 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spokesperson says diversions are in place and motorists..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_thumbnail_image1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Papamoa chef aims to make mighty difference":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243640-papamoa-chef-aims-to-make-mighty-difference.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA Papamoa chef who has experienced first-hand how changing your diet can improve your life is on a mission to do the same for children.\n\nAndrew Hughes has started Mighty Full a company that delivers fresh homemade lunches to schools.\n\nThe chef wants..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200526-mighty-full-lunches-AE-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"New app gives health workers COVID-19 information":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243636-new-app-gives-health-workers-covid19-information.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nA new mobile app will help health workers access the information they need about COVID-19.\n\n \n\nThe Ministry of Health has released the \u0100whina app for health workers following last week's launch of the NZ COVID Tracer app, which is designed..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200527-covid-app-for-health-workers-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Crash on SH2 in Bethlehem":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243632-crash-on-sh2-bethlehem.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA crash is being reported on State Highway 2 in Bethlehem.\n\nA caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it looks like two vehicles have crash outside of Countdown.\n\n"One person is still in a vehicle.\n\n"Police and St John paramedics are..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200412-police-message-EH.png"]},{"article":[{"Man arrested after buying ice cream":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243620-man-arrested-after-buying-ice-cream.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA man buying an icecream in Morrinsville has been arrested by police and is today appearing in court.\n\nThe 32-year-old Auckland gang member, along with three of his associates, is due in Hamilton District Court today on a range of charges, including..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190718-Arrest.jpg"]},{"article":[{"LIVE: eight remaining active cases of COVID-19":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243604-live-eight-remaining-active-cases-of-covid19.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUPDATE: There are now only eight remaining active cases of COVID-19 in NZ.\n\nDirector-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says an additional 12 people have recovered from the virus,\n\nHe says this brings the total number of recovered cases to 1474,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200322-Liveupdate-Dr-Ashley-Bloomfield.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Rideshare drivers trained to be COVIDsafe":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243600-rideshare-drivers-trained-to-be-covidsafe.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThousands of Ola drivers have completed a specialised COVID-19 Hygiene Awareness training module, designed to keep them, their cars and their passengers COVID-safe.  \n\nOla, one of the world's largest rideshare companies, has partnered with DRVR..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200528-Manoj-Trivedi.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Witness appeal after BOP firearms incident":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243608-witness-appeal-after-bop-firearms-incident.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice are appealing for witnesses following a pursuit and shooting in the Bay of Plenty.\n\nPolice investigating a firearms incident in Kawerau on Wednesday would like to speak to any witnesses who have not already spoken to officers, or anyone with..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news__MG_6755.JPG"]},{"article":[{"COVID-19: Thanking those behind the scenes":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243596-covid19-thanking-those-behind-scenes.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nSupport service providers, businesses and their staff have been praised for their role in supporting the Bay of Plenty's COVID-19 assessment centres.\n\nBay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Interim Chief Executive Simon Everitt says he wishes..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_200528-simon-everitt-acknowlegement.jpg"]},{"article":[{"High traffic volumes expected this long weekend":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/243592-high-traffic-volumes-expected-this-long-weekend.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWith this weekend being the first long weekend where people are able to leave their region, police are preparing for an increase in traffic.\n\nWith more people, comes more risk, says Acting Superintendent Gini Welch.\n\n"As people prepare to go away..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Traffic-mayhem-Shooting-2008-DanielHines-0026.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Te Puke farmers send hay to Hawke\u2019s 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