{"latest":[{"article":[{"VW beetles and Kombis shine at Mount Maunganui":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200256-vw-beetles-and-kombis-shine-at-mount-maunganui.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe weather was perfect for this year's ‘Run to the Sun' weekend event held in Mount Maunganui. \n\nVolkswagen owners from around New Zealand motored their way to the Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park at the foot of Mauao on Friday for a slice..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-Run-to-the-Sun-2019-001.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Doggy Day Out in Omokoroa":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200252-doggy-day-out-omokoroa.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIt was a day for the dogs in Omokoroa on Saturday. Held at the Sportsground Reserve in Western Avenue, the Doggy Day Out run by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council draw a large crowd from around the Bay of Plenty.\n\nThe Doggy Day Out event, now..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-Doggy-Day-Out-001.JPG"]},{"article":[{"The great kumara conundrum ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200248-the-great-kumara-conundrum.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe response has been consistent from seasoned kumara growers and experts. “Nah, never. I can't remember ever seeing that. It's very rare.”\n\nJenny Lucey's botanical curiosity at Aongatete - a rarity in fact - has got people talking.\n\n“We..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-Kumara-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Residents without power following transformer fire":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200244-residents-without-power-following-transformer-fire.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nResidents in Tauranga are without power this afternoon following an electricity box that has caught fire. \n\nAccording to the Power Co website, properties in the Matua area lost power at around 1pm. \n\nA resident in the area Dave Wilson says the fire..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190218-matua-fire-01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Is riding a bike faster than a car?":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200240-is-riding-bike-faster-than-car.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA video launched in 2017 has been relaunched to help promote bike month.\n\nThe two minute video features a spoof Top Gear ‘Stig' versus cyclist contest, in a race to get from Welcome Bay to the Tauranga Hospital. \n\nIn five locations across the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190213-bike-challenge-2019-CH01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Total watering ban for Waihi and Waikino":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200232-total-watering-ban-waihi-and-waikino.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA total watering ban is now in place for Waihi and Waikino.\n\nRiver levels in Waihi and Waikino are low and the Hauraki District Council is urging residents that they need to save water now. \n\nIn a statement issued by the Hauraki District Council, it..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-watering-ban-for-waihi-and-waikino-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Upgrade of Kopurererua Valley cycleway to begin":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200228-upgrade-of-kopurererua-valley-cycleway-to-begin.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFrom Monday February 18, the current gravel cycle path in Kopurereua Valley will be chip sealed to make it easier and safer for people on all types of bikes. \n\nIn a statement released by the Tauranga City Council, it says the work will affect people..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-cycleway-track-closure-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Carrington completes the perfect ten":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200220-carrington-completes-perfect-ten.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga's Lisa Carrington powered to her tenth national K1 200m to lead home an impressive all-Kiwi podium on day two of the NZCT Canoe Sprint Nationals and Oceania Championships at Lake Karapiro on Saturday.\n\nThe double Olympic and six-time world..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-canoe-sprint-nationals-CH01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Te Puke Highway 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Williams..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-surfing-CH01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"What\u2019s On: Bubble show and the weather":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200208-whats-on-bubble-show-and-weather.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nGood Morning SunLive readers and welcome back to another Sunday. \n\nIf you are wanting to get things done around the house but haven't done so yet because of the heat, today just might be that day, as it is set to be cooler than what it has been. \n\nLooking..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-whats-on-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Drugs and guns found after police operation ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200204-drugs-and-guns-found-after-police-operation.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPolice executed a search warrant in relation to illegal drugs, in the Te Poi area, south of Matamata at a rural address on Friday February 15.\n\nDetective Senior Sergeant Steve Ambler, Waikato Eastern Area Criminal Investigations Manager, says large..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190217-police-warrent-te-poi-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Searchers find body in Maketu":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200200-searchers-find-body-maketu.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nSearch and rescue teams looking for missing man John (Johnny) Mohi have found a body in Maketu. \n\nIn a formal statement issued by New Zealand Police, it says while the formal identification of the body is still to be completed, the search and rescue..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190214-missing-maketu-man-update-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Progress on post-flood plan for Ngongotaha":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200196-progress-on-postflood-plan-ngongotaha.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe community reference group to help Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council create a Ngongotaha Action Plan following last April's floods will be in place by the end of February. \n\nThe final plan will include a range of work, agreed..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190213-flood-action-plan-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Queensland fruit fly worry for Kiwifruit growers ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200192-queensland-fruit-fly-worry-kiwifruit-growers.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the last thing our Kiwifruit growers want is an infestation of the Queensland fruit fly.\n\nA male Queensland fruit fly has been discovered in the Auckland suburb of Devonport.\n\nBiosecurity teams are setting more traps..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190216-fruit-fly-St.jpg"]},{"article":[{" On a pathway to success":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200188-on-pathway-to-success.html"}],"snippet":["Three students have landed the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills with the assistance of a scholarship.\n\nThe Omokoroa Lions Club recently awarded their annual tertiary scholarships to students from the Omokoroa area who have had..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190216-Omokoroa-scholarship-SH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Armed police operation in Pyes Pa over":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200180-armed-police-operation-pyes-pa-over.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nUPDATE 2.45pm: Police haven't found the man they were looking for in an armed operation in Cheyne Road in Pyes Pa.\n\nA warrant has been issued for his arrest, but there are no details as to why the man is wanted by police.\n\nPolice blocked off the road..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190216-Chenye-Rd-02-ST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Armed police operation underway in Pyes Pa":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200176-armed-police-operation-underway-pyes-pa.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nReports are coming in of an armed police operation in Cheyne Road in Pyes Pa.\n\nOne caller to Sunlive says he saw armed police wearing masks go past him along the road.\n\nThere are reports the road is blocked and police are turning away cars.\n\nWe'll have..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190115-Armed-Police.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Insect numbers continue to fall":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200172-insect-numbers-continue-to-fall.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWe don't hesitate to get a can out to zap the buggers, or pour pesticides all over our precious plants. \n\nBut they're little things that make a big impact, and a large part of why the world's insects are hurtling down the path to extinction.\n\nThe first..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190216-Collapse-of-insect-numbers-SH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Additional school buses for Tauranga from Monday":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200168-additional-school-buses-tauranga-from-monday.html"}],"snippet":["Additional school buses will be introduced in Tauranga from Monday following complaints from parent about the bus service.\n\nThe complaints ranged from students having to catch multiple buses to get to school, buses running late and kids being stranded..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190216-school-buses--02-ST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Children playing with fireworks start scrub fire":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200164-children-playing-fireworks-start-scrub-fire.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Fire Service has confirmed it was children playing with fire works that started a fire in Gate Pa overnight.\n\nPolice says it had reports that adults were around as well but the Fire Service could not confirm that.\n\nShift manager Paul Radden says..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-gate-par-fire-ST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"What\u2019s On":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200160-whats-on.html"}],"snippet":[" \n\n\n\nMake sure you put on a hat and keep sunscreen handy today.\n\nIt will be another scorcher of a day in Tauranga.\n\nThe forecast is for a high of 31 degrees and 15 degrees overnight.\n\nBut if you are out and about check out the The Extravaganza Fair.\n\nIt's..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190209-Festival--02-ST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Huge prize pool for kids\u2019 fishing contest":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200156-huge-prize-pool-kids-fishing-contest.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFor just a $15 entry fee, the PlaceMakers Kids Fishing Contest offers an enormous range of prizes to young anglers\n\nAimed at those aged 16 and under and of all fishing abilities, youngsters will also receive a free drink, a sausage and a goodie bag...."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190216-Tauranga-Fish-and-Dive-Club-CSs-MUST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"\u201cScares the hell out of 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since the afternoon of Monday 11 February.\n\nPolice, Land SAR Volunteers and members of the community have continued to scour..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190212-Missing-man-John-Mohi.jpg"]},{"article":[{" Cook Strait swim goal has come early":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200120-cook-strait-swim-goal-has-come-early.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nGeorgia Bavington's goal to swim the Cook Strait could be achieved earlier than planned.\n\nCurrently fifth on the list of potentials, the 15-year-old could get called up any day to tackle the challenge.  \n\nGeorgia started planning the Cook Strait..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Georgia-Bavington-RC.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Car flips onto its roof in Te Puke":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200116-car-flips-onto-its-roof-te-puke.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA car rolled on its roof in Te Puke this afternoon.\n\nEmergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Raymond Ave at 2.35pm.\n\nA caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a car is on its roof and is blocking the southbound lane of the road.\n\n"The..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Car-Flip-Te-Puke.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Urgent need for water conservation in Coromandel":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200112-urgent-need-water-conservation-coromandel.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWater conservation message is not getting through to the people in the Thames\/Coromandel area.\n\nWater supply situation there has become urgent as the reservoir levels decline.\n\nInfrastructure Manager Mohamed Imtiaz says despite having maximum restriction..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Water-Conservation-02-ST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Early childhood centre opens in Papamoa":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200108-early-childhood-centre-opens-papamoa.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga is where it all began for early childhood centre operator BestStart's.\n\nNow 22-years-later it's opened another one centre, this time in Papamoa.\n\nBestStart Coast Boulevard Early Childhood Centre will be licensed for 100 children.\n\nThat takes..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190213-BestStart-Papamoa--02-ST.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Trucks breakdown on State Highway 29":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200104-trucks-breakdown-on-state-highway-29.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nMotorists are being advised to expect delays if they are travelling over the Kaimai Range this afternoon.\n\nA caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says two trucks have broken down on State Highway 29, near the summit.\n\n"One truck is on the Matamata..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190115-pyes-pa-police-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"$40k for Tauranga\u2019s first homeless women\u2019s 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Vanuatu..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Cyclone-Oma-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Kulim Park development under fire":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200092-kulim-park-development-under-fire.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBureta Residents are upset they haven't been given a chance to have a say on the development of Kulim Park.\n\nThe Tauranga City Council consulted on the development, but residents say they weren't consulted on the final design for the park.\n\nThe design..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_120214-Kulim-Park--02-St.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tie a yellow ribbon (on the terrapin) ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200088-tie-yellow-ribbon-on-terrapin.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nDon't kill the turtle! Spare the turtle, bring the turtle home. \n\nIt's loved and missed in Katikati, some half-an-hour and 36 kilometres up State Highway 2 from Carmichael Reserve where it's holed up - ponded up - at the moment.\n\nThis is the latest..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Turtles-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Big numbers expected for basketball trials":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200084-big-numbers-expected-basketball-trials.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nA crucial trial for Tauranga City Basketball Association's best young talent will be held this Sunday at Mount Maunganui's Trustpower Arena.\n\n \n\nThe under-11 and under-13 boys' and girls' age group trials begin at 12pm with the players..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-bball1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Relief in sight for Tauranga Bus network":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200080-relief-sight-tauranga-bus-network.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nBay of Plenty Regional Council is exploring alternative school bus options to help make the Tauranga Urban bus service more reliable.\n\nContractor NZ Bus needs 150 drivers to fully operate the current Tauranga Bayhopper network, but since it began on..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Bus.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tropical surfing playground in the Bay of Plenty":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200072-tropical-surfing-playground-bay-of-plenty.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA full field of New Zealand's top surfers will be greeted by a fresh swell at Papamoa Beach this weekend, as summer continues to produce a tropical surfing playground in the Bay of Plenty.\n\nThe Barrett Homes Surf Open takes place on Saturday and Sunday,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Matt-Hewitt.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Zoos, the maple leaf and the weather ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200068-zoos-maple-leaf-and-weather.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIn today's weather forecast we are expecting morning and evening cloud, otherwise a fine day with light winds and sea breezes.\n\nIt's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 30 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity is 94 per cent.\n\nLow tide..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Rosalie-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Blazes stretch firefighting resources near BOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200064-blazes-stretch-firefighting-resources-near-bop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFirefighters made two calls for backup as they battled a fast-spreading fire northwest of Lake Taup\u014d.\n\nThree helicopters were working on the Mangakino vegetation fire on Thursday, and it grew to cover around two-and-a-half hectares.\n\nWind..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Kaingaroa-Fire-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Hosts excited by junior surf lifesaving champs":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200060-hosts-excited-junior-surf-lifesaving-champs.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nIt's a curious quirk of fate but Whangamata's 42-strong band of junior surf lifesaving talent head into their home beach as defending Eastern Region champions this weekend.\n\nThe two-day Eastern Regional junior championships will draw nearly 500 under-14..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Surf-Champs-JT.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Colin Marshall\u2019s posthumous gift to book lovers":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200056-colin-marshalls-posthumous-gift-to-book-lovers.html"}],"snippet":["\n\n \n\nIt was one man's obsession. And it was contained in more than 60 cartons which sat, alongside his ashes, in the sleep out where he read voraciously, where he inhaled hours of National Radio, where he died.\n\n \n\nThe cartons were a whole lifetime's..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190215-Colin-Marshall-1907-016.jpg"]},{"article":[{" Tauranga Kayaker takes on 2019 Coast to Coast":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200052-tauranga-kayaker-takes-on-2019-coast-to-coast.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Kathmandu Coast to Coast is an iconic Kiwi race. \n\nIt involves cycling, running, and kayaking across the width of the South Island, starting on the beach near Hokitika and finishing on the beach in Christchurch. Does as either a one or two day race,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190214-coast-to-coast-CH01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Residents urged to continue to mind water use":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200044-residents-urged-to-continue-to-mind-water-use.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFollowing a straight run of 28 days without rain, and what looks like more dry, sunny weeks ahead of us, Tauranga City Council is reminding people to continue to be wise when watering their gardens. \n\nThe initial response to the announcement of water..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190213-tauranga-water-use-CH01.jpg"]},{"article":[{"The Good Opportunity Shop at the Mount turns 30":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/200040-the-good-opportunity-shop-at-mount-turns-30.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nDespite being stuck in between a sex shop and a bar in its early days, St Andrews The Good Opportunity Shop at Mt Maunganui, has survived and is turning 30.\n\nA few of the volunteers who were at the inception of the Op Shop are still manning the counter,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190213-St-Andrews-op-shop-06-ST.jpg"]}]}