{"latest":[{"article":[{"Serious truck crash closes SH2 ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209228-serious-truck-crash-closes-sh2.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nOne person is in serious condition after a truck crash on State Highway 2, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.\n\nThe highway is closed following the crash near Waioeka and Waiata.\n\nA police spokesperson says the roads will be closed for periods of time while..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180209-Truck-Crash.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Calling for new police recruits in the BOP":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209222-calling-new-police-recruits-bop.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nEastern Bay of Plenty Police are holding a recruitment information night at Eastbay REAP in Whakatane this evening.\n\nNZ Police are urging people who are interested in joining the police force to attend, to chat to staff and find more about the 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You can blame Australia,..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190520-Weather-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Cow killed in morning crash":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209178-cow-killed-morning-crash.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA cow has been killed after being hit by a car near Katikati this morning.\n\nThe crash happened at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Tanners Point Road.\n\nA police spokesperson says they were called to the crash at 3.10am.\n\nIt appears no one was..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190305-strong-message-to-farmers-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Water maintenance on 11th Ave":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209174-water-maintenance-on-11th-ave.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nResidents and businesses along 11th Ave will experience maintenance work from today. \n\nTauranga City Council says maintenance work on water mains will continue through to Sunday May 26. \n\n“This work is carried out 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of the National Party I send my heartfelt congratulations across the Tasman to Prime Minister Scott Morrison after his election victory last night, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says.\n\nAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Simon-Bridges-Scott-Morrison001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Eight regions to receive $14M to expand 3D mapping":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209134-eight-regions-to-receive-14m-to-expand-3d-mapping.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Bay of Plenty is one of the eight regions that will receive co-funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to obtain LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) elevation datasets.\n\nEight Regional Councils, in partnership with their Territorial Authorities..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_fb_lidar-aorere-river_201905090-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Golden triangle becomes diamond with Northland?":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209130-golden-triangle-becomes-diamond-northland.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nConnecting Northport to rail and enabling it to service Auckland bound freight can make a major contribution to the development of the region, said Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones when releasing the business case on Northland rail today.\n\n“The..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_nz-map001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Warren Kilmister - sixty years of breeding budgies":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209126-warren-kilmister-sixty-years-of-breeding-budgies.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nChampion Tauranga budgie breeder Warren Kilmister is elated that his cobalt blue and green “big boys” won some of the hotly contested sections of the recent Tauranga Bird Show. \n\nA budgie breeder since 1958, he joined the Tauranga club 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vegetation fire in Whakamarama Rd was just..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_whakamarama-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"NZ joins Chile and Singapore in digital trade talk":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209114-nz-joins-chile-and-singapore-digital-trade-talk.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nNew Zealand will join Chile and Singapore in talks to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.\n\n“The future of international trade is digital. Our three countries have a strong record of working together on the rules and..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190409-internet-contract-CH.jpg"]},{"article":[{"A further $8 million for freedom camping system":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209110-a-further-8-million-freedom-camping-system.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nFollowing the success of last summer, a further $8 million is being made available to continue delivering a better freedom camping system and to encourage responsible camping across New Zealand, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced on Friday.\n\nThe..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_160608western-freedom-camping1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"What‘s on - horse riding, knitting and Rachmaninov":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209106-whatlsquos-on-horse-riding-knitting-and-rachmaninov.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nKia ora and welcome to Sunday!\n\nThe weather forecast is for morning cloud and a chance of showers, then fine for the remainder of the day, with westerlies easing in the evening.  Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 19 and an overnight..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_dressage-horses.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Wellbeing Budget supports rheumatic fever fight":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209102-wellbeing-budget-supports-rheumatic-fever-fight.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Wellbeing Budget will support M\u0101ori and Pacific communities to develop their own community-led initiatives in the fight against rheumatic fever, said Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa at a pre-Budget announcement in South Auckland on Saturday.\n\n“The..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_180731-rheumatic-fever.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Car hits street lamp in Hairini":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209098-car-hits-street-lamp-hairini.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA vehicle hit a street lamp post in Hairini on Saturday night.\n\nPolice received a report at 11.30pm that a car had crashed into street lamp on Wickham Place.\n\nThere were no reports of injuries.\n\nA resident nearby reported that the car that crashed seemed..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Wickham-Place-crash-1921-Cameron-Avery-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Te Puke Strike player wins $200,000":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209094-te-puke-strike-player-wins-200000.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA lucky Strike player from Te Puke will be feeling on top of the world after winning $200,000 with Strike Four in Saturday night's live Lotto draw.\n\nThe winning ticket was sold at Te Puke Four Square.\n\nPowerball was not struck on Saturday night and..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Te-Puke-Four-Square-Lotto.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Progress made on Coromandel Citizens\u2019 Hall":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209090-progress-made-on-coromandel-citizens-hall.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe progress on the historical Coromandel Citizens' Hall is exciting to see. \n\nAt the recent Coromandel Citizens' Hall project meeting, members on the Coromandel Bizarre Trust and the Coromandel-Colville Community Board were thrilled with the..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190516-tcdc-hall-progress-KW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Iconic Kids\u2019 Lit Quiz comes to Tauranga":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209086-iconic-kids-lit-quiz-comes-to-tauranga.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Bay of Plenty heat of Kids' Lit Quiz is coming to Tauranga Intermediate School on Tuesday, May 21.\n\nKiwi quizmaster extraordinaire Wayne Mills pens thousands of questions for Kids' Lit Quiz every year and poses them as quizmaster in 11 countries..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190516-tga-lit-quiz-KW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Celebrate with Classic Flyers\t":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209082-celebrate-classic-flyers.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nClassic Flyers will soon be celebrating 14 years as one of the Bay of Plenty's premium tourist attractions.\n\nJoin the celebrations by getting up close and personal with the memories on Sunday, May 26.\n\nFrom 10am-2pm on May 26, Classic Flyers will be..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190519-Classic-Flyers-CSs.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Coast Care community planting day at the Mount":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209078-coast-care-community-planting-day-at-mount.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nDo you like digging in the sand? Doing your bit for native plants?\n\nVolunteers are invited to come and help at a Coast Care community planting day on Sunday May 19.\n\nAfter breakfast, head on down to Access 4.8 on Oceanbeach Rd at the Mount at 10am ready..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_dune1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam to tackle climate change":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209074-taiohitaiao-youth-jam-to-tackle-climate-change.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam will be tackling issues of climate change this year.\n\nRun by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the free three-day summit is held annually and brings together Bay of Plenty secondary students to learn about an issue relevant..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_32617006_1949542288411522_5490346558077534208_o.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Jet ski injury at Kaituna River mouth":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209070-jet-ski-injury-at-kaituna-river-mouth.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA police spokesperson says a person was reported in trouble on a jet ski at the mouth of the Kaituna River near Maketu on Saturday.\n\nThe incident happened about 1.45pm on Saturday afternoon near the Kaituna Cut Reserve.\n\n“Coastguard were able..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Kaituna-river-Maketu-2013_-006.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Memorial ride for Hiria":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209066-memorial-ride-hiria.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nA memorial motorcycle convoy travelled from Maketu to Rotorua on Saturday morning.\n\nThe Wahine Riders organised the ride in memory of one of their own, Hiria McRae, who died in a motorcycle accident a year ago.\n\nHiria, aged 54, had been riding a motorcycle..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_SOS-Edgecumbe-Hiria-McRae-001.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Tauranga Synchro stars to perform at Championships":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209058-tauranga-synchro-stars-to-perform-at-championships.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga's top synchronised swimmers are training almost full-time as the city prepares to host the North Island champ's.\n\nTauranga's Synchronised Swimming Club, Tauranga Synchro has 27 athletes competing in the North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190519-Tauranga-Synchro-Swimming.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Marriage battling against statistics ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209054-marriage-battling-against-statistics.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nAimee-Leigh is in the market for love, true love, meaningful enduring love. Marriage. And nothing short of it.\n\n“Absolutely! I can't wait until I do.” Thirty-two years old, a science degree, career driven, a smile with a hair trigger, more..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190519-Marriage-stats-HW.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Te Puna ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209050-pink-ribbon-breakfast-te-puna.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nJacqui Rolleston's idea for a small at-home breakfast event with a few friends to help support the Breast Cancer Foundation has grown into a large fundraiser. \n\nShe has been blown away by the support.\n\n“It goes to show important this kaupapa..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_jacqui-rolleston_4.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Toi Ohomai Turns Pink to Stand Up Against Bullying":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209046-toi-ohomai-turns-pink-to-stand-up-against-bullying.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWith this week being Bullying Free NZ week, Toi Ohomai joined the conversation with Pink Shirt Day activations on its Whakat\u0101ne, Taup\u014d, Tokoroa, Mokoia and Windermere campuses.\n\nPink Shirt Day activations included “Aroha Boards” around..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190518-Toi-Ohomai-Pink-Shirt-Day-1921-002.jpg"]},{"article":[{"End to cheques a worry for Coromandel seniors":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209038-end-to-cheques-worry-coromandel-seniors.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nKiwibank's decision to go ‘cheque-free' in nine months will pose problems for many Coromandel seniors says MP for Coromandel Scott Simpson.\n\n“This decision will impact on those people who still use cheques or find them more convenient than..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190516-kiwibank-cheque-CH.JPG"]},{"article":[{"Public invited to Annual Plan deliberations":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209042-public-invited-to-annual-plan-deliberations.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nTauranga City Council is inviting the public to attend next week's deliberations on the city's 2019\/20 Annual Plan.\n\n\n \n\n\n\nElected Members will spend up to three days from Tuesday deliberating on the Plan in the Council's 91 Willow St building.\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\nThese..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_190213-Council-Livestream.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Battle for Cassino Railway Station remembered":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209034-battle-cassino-railway-station-remembered.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nRotorua man Robert Gillies stands at the railway station in the small Italian town of Cassino and remembers.\n\nAs the last remaining member of 28 (M\u0101ori) Battalion B Company, the 94-year-old remembers the comradeship, the loss and the fear of 75 years..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Cassino-Railway-Station-1921-photo2-1.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Throwdown \u2013 National Dance Battle in Te Puke":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209062-throwdown-national-dance-battle-te-puke.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nThe best of NZ's street dancers are battling it out for supremacy in Te Puke today. \n\nThe much-anticipated Te Puke Throwdown - National Dance Battle is happening in Te Puke all day with plenty of food, fun, dance workshops and a car being covered in..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_Tepuke-throwdown.jpg"]},{"article":[{"What‘s on - Shakti, dance battle, graduation":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/209030-whatlsquos-on-shakti-dance-battle-graduation.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nKia ora and welcome to Saturday!\n\nThe weather forecast is showing a fine start to the day, then cloudy periods developing in the late morning with northwest breezes. 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