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The $64 million transport plan

Councillors are recommending Tauranga City Council embark on a $64 million transport plan over the next three years in three main bundles. These are: Providing better transport choices – improved walking, cycling and public transport; Reliable journey... Read More

Challenge to CBD parking regime

City councillor Terry Molloy is trying to bring pedestrians back into the central city by driving up long term parking prices. In a Notice of Motion being presented at the city council meeting today, he's suggesting the parking in the Tauranga CBD... Read More

New ticketing system for bus users

Passenger bus users will soon benefit from the implementation of a Regional Integrated Ticketing System. Horizons, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Northland, Nelson, Otago and Invercargill Regional and Unitary Councils have joined... Read More

Night work to begin on Karangahake Gorge

  From this weekend to mid-December 12.5 kilometres of new road surface will be laid on State Highway 2 between the SH1/2 interchange at Pokeno and the SH2/25 roundabout leading to Thames. Most of the work on this section of SH2 will be done at... Read More

Serious crash on SH27

UPDATE 2.40PM: The road has been closed after a serious two-car crash on SH27 near Matamata. Emergency services are on site attending to one person in a critical condition. "Due to a serious incident in this area the road is closed," says a police spokesperson. "Please... Read More

Retro Fayre proves a great success

The public got all dressed up in their best vintage frocks as part of the retro revolution that's taking a hold of Tauranga. A new Vintage and Retro Fayre, a brand new event to Tauranga, went off without a hitch, with many people saying it could... Read More

All-American cars come to town

Identical twin brothers Ray and Rob Sperling share more than just their looks. The Tauranga men are both big Mustang fans and will be sharing their love of the American muscle car at the Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club's annual All USA Day Car... Read More

Police cleared in Mountain Road death

The Coroner has cleared police of blame in the death of Levi Lance Penberthy-Green at Mountain Raod Oropi on April 11 2015. Levi died after he fled police lights and sirens in Mountain Road and crashed down a bank. A statement made by one of... Read More

Man critical after Kaimai crash

A man is in a critical condition after a crash on State Highway 29 near McLaren Falls this morning. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened at around 4.30am. Motorists are being asked to take an alternative route and to expect some delays... Read More

Reckless driving filmed on the TEL

An incident of reckless driving captured on film near the Tauranga Eastern Link has sparked a safety reminder from police. In the video uploaded to YouTube, a vehicle is seen cutting in front of another vehicle and driving at excessive speeds near the... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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