{"latest":[{"article":[{"Road closed due to BOP police operation":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221096-road-closed-due-to-bop-police-operation.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nState Highway 2 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is closed due to a police operation.\n\nThe NZTA says the highway running through Taneatua is closed in both directions.\n\n“Due to a police operation, the road is closed between Morrison Road and Station..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191017AOS-Photos-065.jpg"]},{"article":[{"High pressure & westerlies to dominate September":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221092-high-pressure-westerlies-to-dominate-september.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIf you're wondering how the remainder of September is shaping up, WeatherWatch.co.nz may have a clue: More high pressure and more westerlies. \n\nAs a cooler south to south west change moves up NZ today a large high on Wednesday will start to push..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191017-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Fruit trees taken from kindy community garden":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221088-fruit-trees-taken-from-kindy-community-garden.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nEmpty holes in the ground is the only reminder to the Te Puna community and the Inspired Te Puna Community Kindergarten of what used to grow in them. \n\n \n\nWhen head teacher Paula Osborn arrived to work on Thursday morning, she noticed that..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190916-te-puna-fruit-trees-stolen-CH01.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Serious injuries in Te Puke crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221080-serious-injuries-te-puke-crash.html"}],"snippet":[" \n\n\n\nUPDATED: 8.39AM: One person is reported to have sustained serious injuries in a crash in Te Puke.\n\nEmergency services were called to the scene of the crash on No.2 Road at 7.35am.\n\nA police spokesperson says they received a report of a vehicle..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191017-Crash.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Make your Te Reo Ka Pai with Kai ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221076-make-your-te-reo-ka-pai-kai.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe team at 5+ A Day are celebrating Maori language by promoting the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables for well-being - 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About 250 deaths are work-related lung cancers, 90 deaths are from asbestos-related mesothelioma, and 25 breast cancer deaths can be linked to the ill effects..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191016-Cancer01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Volunteers sought of national Blind Week":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221040-volunteers-sought-of-national-blind-week.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Blind Foundation is seeking volunteers to support this year's Blind Week street collection on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October.\n\nVolunteers play a crucial role in raising funds needed to provide practical and emotional support for New Zealanders..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191016-Blind-Week.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Join the circus and support Good Neighbour ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221036-join-circus-and-support-good-neighbour.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nEmbarking on their 10 year anniversary tour with their new show ‘Into the Future', Zirka Circus are heading to Tauranga. \n\nZirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in New Zealand for over 10 years and this brand new show will be..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190916-good-neighbour-circus-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Award for sexual abuse prevention research":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221032-award-sexual-abuse-prevention-research.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUniversity of Auckland psychologist, Dr Gwenda Willis, is this year's recipient of the Hunter Award from the New Zealand Psychological Society.\n\nGwenda was presented the award at the recent NZPS' annual conference in Rotorua in recognition of her impressive..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190911-NZPS-conference-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga election candidates make 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known..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190913-stolen-music-equipment-AE-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Grace Road exit to be permanently closed":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221012-grace-road-exit-to-be-permanently-closed.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFrom Monday September 23, the Tauranga City Council are permanently closing the exit from Grace Road onto 15th Ave. \n\nA council spokesperson says the right turn entry from 15th Ave into Grace Road is also being closed. \n\n“This will help improve..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190916-grace-road-closed-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Future of fuel prices uncertain after Saudi attack":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/221008-future-of-fuel-prices-uncertain-after-saudi-attack.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAn energy consultant says it's too soon to say just what impact an attack on an oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia will have on petrol prices here.\n\nThere are warnings 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region.\n\nRecent figures show that some bus users are ditching their cars altogether, council says in a statement released..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191016-Bus-Bike-Rack.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Safety barriers being installed on SH2":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220992-safety-barriers-being-installed-on-sh2.html"}],"snippet":[" \n\n\n\n \n\nMotorists are being warned to expect slight delays on State Highway 2, as the installation of safety barriers begins today.\n\nThe NZ Transport Agency says the works are taking place between Sharp and Tetley roads.\n\n“Work hours of..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191016-SH2-Road-Works.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Bus and car crash on Hewletts Road":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220984-bus-and-car-crash-on-hewletts-road.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOne lane of Hewletts Road is blocked after a bus and car crashed this morning.\n\nPhotos sent to SunLive show a bus 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Valley.\n\nThe week prior had been constant rain and everyone involved was amazed the sun came out.\n\nPlanting 200 trees at Kopurererua Valley is part of Bay City Mitsibushi's..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190913-k-valley-planting-AE.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Hat-trick of national titles for BOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220972-hattrick-of-national-titles-bop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nBay of Plenty Squash is rightly proud about winning a third consecutive national women's title.\n\n \n\nThe unprecedented run of success breaks a long barren run going back to Bay of Plenty's previous women's title in 1981.\n\nThe Bay team that..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191016-Squash-bop.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Lights go on in Wharf Street ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220968-lights-go-on-wharf-street.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nAt the time, the grand vision was for a pedestrian friendly eat street - “a place to meet, dine, relax, engage, be inspired and relax, a dining precinct that uniquely combines art, culture and cuisine”.\n\n \n\nIt's a different..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190916-Wharf-Street-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga wins NZ indoor bowls mixed fours":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220964-tauranga-wins-nz-indoor-bowls-mixed-fours.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga's Paul Smith, Mike Phipps, Fiona Keegan and Lorraine Phipps won the New Zealand Indoor Bowls Mixed Fours at The Waikato Centre Hall, Duncan Road, Hamilton on Saturday.\n\nThe Tauranga four won five and drew two of their seven games to win with..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_191016-Mixed-Fours-2019.jpg"]},{"article":[{"The Great Kereru Count 2019 is coming!":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220960-the-great-kereru-count-2019-is-coming.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nFor those who want to join the fun and help make a difference, The Great Kereru Count 2019 is coming!\n\nThe Great Kereru Count is NZ's biggest citizen science project and depends on as many people as possible getting out and about gathering data..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_MON-MORN-HOLDABLE-190916--Great-Kereru-Count-2019-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Car catches alight in Te Puna":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220952-car-catches-alight-te-puna.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFire services attended the scene of a burning car in Te Puna in the early hours of Sunday morning.\n\nThe fire also took hold along a shelter belt bordering a nearby property.\n\nPolice received a report of a car on fire on Snodgrass Rd around 1.50am this..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Snodgrass-Rd-burned-out-car-1938-Claire-Rogers--(6).jpg"]},{"article":[{"Oceandowns Reserve to be converted to sports 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The plan is to turn..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Oceandowns-Reserve-converting-to-sports-field-1938-005.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Motiti Island rescue after motorcycle hits cow":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220948-motiti-island-rescue-after-motorcycle-hits-cow.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA Motiti Island motorcylist had to be airlifted to Tauranga Hospital after colliding with a cow late on Thursday night.\n\n“Ambulance notified us of a collision between a motorbike and a cow on the airstrip on the island,” says a Police spokesperson.\n\n“We..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190323-motiti-island-fall-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Logan Gemming and family honoured by college":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220956-logan-gemming-and-family-honoured-college.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOn Saturday, a large number of people gathered at Tauranga Boys' College to honour the family of Logan Gemming who tragically died in a kite surfing accident earlier this year.\n\nThe hockey turf at the college has been named the Gemming Turf in memory..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Gemming-Turf-1938-004.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Kim Westerskov - award winning photographer":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220936-kim-westerskov-award-winning-photographer.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWhile talking with multi-award-winning wildlife photographer Kim Westerskov, I realized most of his life has been one big adventure. Attacked by an octopus, cuddled by a baby whale, and diving under Antarctic ice are only a few of the many extraordinary..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Weddell-Seal-pup-scratching-direct-gaze.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Injuries after car hits bank at Hamurana":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220940-injuries-after-car-hits-bank-at-hamurana.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA car has hit a bank in Hamurana on Sunday afternoon, resulting in one person sustaining moderate injuries.\n\nIt is understood that the vehicle had five occupants.\n\nA Police spokesperson says that Police were called to Hamurana Rd about 1.10pm following..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Hamurana-Rd.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Nature Needs Us - 50 years of Conservation Week":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220928-nature-needs-us-50-years-of-conservation-week.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nI was first introduced to the idea of conservation when I was an 11-year-old student at Otumoetai Intermediate. \n\nOur teacher Betty Bennett took our Form 1 class down the bank below the school to the boggy marsh area below and talked to us about what..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Mia-Lunson-and-Nataalia-Lunson.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Making friends across the Pacific at AIMS Games":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220924-making-friends-across-pacific-at-aims-games.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Anchor AIMS Games is all about making friends amongst the other teams, having fun and playing sport.\n\nThis year there was an even stronger Pasifika component than before with students, coaches and parents travelling to Tauranga from the Cook Islands,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Pacifika-at-the-AIMS-Games---(1).jpg"]},{"article":[{"Good day in the office for Bay rugby players":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220916-good-day-office-bay-rugby-players.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIt was a full day of rugby on Saturday for the Bay of Plenty, with the icing on the cake being the Bay of Plenty Steamers impressive 31-17 win over Taranaki.\n\nDespite putting up a good fight, the Farah Palmer Cup game between Bay of Plenty Volcanix..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Ngawha-beat-Auckland-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Bay of Plenty Steamers beat Taranaki":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220912-bay-of-plenty-steamers-beat-taranaki.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Bay of Plenty Steamers are celebrating their impressive win over Taranaki yesterday, successfully defending the Chiefs Country Cup at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth.\n\nBeating Mitre 10 Cup championship rivals Taranaki 31-17 strengthens the Steamer's..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Steamers-defend-Chiefs-Country-Cup-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Track lies between a rock and a hard place ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220908-track-lies-between-rock-and-hard-place.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n“You won't believe this - better sit down and take some deep breaths,” advises Ken Evans.\n\nBecause Ken, an Edgecumbe Road resident, is a bit gob-smacked. \n\nHe's sharing some numbers gleaned from an official information request about money..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190915-Base-track-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"What\u2018s on - Battle of Britain and Village market":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220904-whats-on-battle-of-britain-and-village-market.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nKia ora SunLive readers and welcome to Sunday.  \n\nToday we are expecting a fine day with westerly breezes.\n\nIt's a three-clothing-layer day with a high of 17 degrees and an overnight low of about 7 degrees forecast.\n\nOn Monday September 16, it..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_whatson-bayrodders001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"$1 million win for MyLotto player ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220900-1-million-win-mylotto-player.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA lucky Lotto player from Auckland will be popping the champagne after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in last night's live Lotto draw. \n\nThe winning ticket was sold on MyLotto.\n\nPowerball was not struck on Saturday night and has rolled..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Lotto-005a.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Plague of wallabies threatens Kaimai forest":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220896-plague-of-wallabies-threatens-kaimai-forest.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Kaimai Range native forest is under threat due to the explosive growth of wallabies.\n\nForest & Bird says the government urgently needs to fund wallaby control, before the pest reaches plague proportions.\n\nWallabies could spread over a third of New..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190915-Plague-of-wallabies-RC.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Three car crash on Cameron Road":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220892-three-car-crash-on-cameron-road.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA three-vehicle collision has occurred in Tauranga South on Sunday morning. \n\nPolice were called about 7.15am to Cameron Road following reports of a three-vehicle crash near 15th Ave. \n\nFire and ambulance are also at the scene but it is understood that..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Crash-Cameron-Rd-and-15th-Ave-1938-002.jpg"]},{"article":[{"House fire in Katikati ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220888-house-fire-katikati.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nEmergency services are attending a house fire in Katikati on Sunday morning.\n\nA Police spokesperson says they were called to assist FENZ at a house fire on Main Rd, Katikati about 6.20am.\n\nSunLive will update this as soon as more information is available.\n\nAt..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190805-paengaroa-tree-fire-KW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"T20 Cricket coming to the Western Bay":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220884-t20-cricket-coming-to-western-bay.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nLast man stands T20 Cricket is set to make its entrance in the Western Bay of Plenty.\n\nIf you have ever wanted to score the most runs or take the most wickets in a major cricket league, wait no longer, with Last Man Stands coming to the Western Bay..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190912-wbop-t20-cricket-AE.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Gumboots, embroidery and Dracula ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220880-gumboots-embroidery-and-dracula.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBran Castle - not everyone's destination of choice - home of the fanged vampire, Transylvanian Count Dracula, in the cold brooding Carpathian Mountains of Romania.\n\nIt's generally accepted as magical, mystical and mythical, but even Dracula's creator..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190915-Nina-M.C.Payne-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Disability trust grills candidates ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220876-disability-trust-grills-candidates.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA local trust is calling on the disabled community in Tauranga to make their voices heard at an upcoming mayoral candidate forum.\n\nWestern Bay of Plenty Disability Support Trust is hosting the forum on Wednesday, September 18. \n\nWBoP Disability Support..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190915-Mayoral-Candidate-Forum-EH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Brother cleans up Fraser Street Reserve":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220872-brother-cleans-up-fraser-street-reserve.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOn Saturday afternoon, staff from Brother rolled up their sleeves to take part in a clean-up of Fraser Street Reserve. \n\nThe global tech business has its NZ headquarters in Tauranga, and decided to do their bit to pitch in and help keep the local environment..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Brother-Reserve-Rubbish-cleanup-1938--(3).JPG"]},{"article":[{"Conservation Champion to visit Te Puke":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220868-conservation-champion-to-visit-te-puke.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWaikato Council's natural heritage team leader and respected scientist Alan Saunders will be sharing his knowledge in Te Puke on Monday as part of Conservation Week 2019. \n\nAlan, who is an expert on conservation issues, both locally and nationwide,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Conservation-expert-Alan-Saunders-meeting---Te-Puke--1938-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Mount Maunganui Intermediate win AIMS gold":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/220864-mount-maunganui-intermediate-win-aims-gold.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nMaia Ririnui waited until his Mount Maunganui Intermediate girls' football team had finished celebrating their Anchor AIMS Games win, then quietly gathered them together.\n\n"Well done," he began. 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