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Crossing arm fault blocks traffic

Barrier arms on the rail crossing at Te Maunga are being operated by hand dafter a fault resulted in them blocking access from SH2 to SH27 earlier this evening. At one stage commuter traffic was backed up from Te Maunga to the Maungatapu overbridge. Drivers... Read More

Holder aims for podium finish

Hyundai rally driver David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer aim to continue their good form in Whangarei as they tackle the second of their New Zealand Rally Championship appearances in the Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car. Following his hard-fought win at... Read More

Holder aims for podium finish

Hyundai rally driver David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer aim to continue their good form in Whangarei as they tackle the second of their New Zealand Rally Championship appearances in the Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car. Following his hard-fought win at... Read More

Tauranga driver wins drifting champs

Tauranga driver Cole Armstrong, takes both the round victory and title win in emphatic style at South Auckland's Pukekohe Park to make the perfect end to the 2016–'17 Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship Cole defeated fellow... Read More

Campbell eager to tackle Whangarei

Tauranga's Phil Campbell is eager to get underway when the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the International Rally of Whangarei, gets underway this Friday.   Campbell had initially planned on... Read More

Maximus by name and nature

Bay of Plenty's Maximus Purvis lived up to his name at the 2017 New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships in Taranaki at the weekend. The results were truly maximum ones for the 16-year-old Yamaha hero from Mangakino after topping both the 14-16... Read More

SH36 still closed after fatal crash

Police say State Highway 36 will remain closed today following the fatal crash between Pyes Pa Road and Te Matai Road on Monday afternoon. A 63-year-old Rotorua man was killed when his truck and trailer unit went down a bank in the Mangorewa Gorge on... Read More

Bay driver killed in gorge crash

The truck driver killed in a crash on State Highway 36 has been confirmed by police as a Bay of Plenty man. Police say a 63-year-old Rotorua man was killed when his truck and trailer unit went down a bank in the Mangorewa Gorge on SH36. The highway also... Read More

Z helping the EV revolution

Z Energy and ChargeNet NZ are installing three more rapid-charge electric vehicle charging stations by the end of April to help extend the country's EV charging network. The new charging stations, supplied by ChargeNet NZ, will shortly join the... Read More

One injured in SH2 crash near Katikati

UPDATED 1PM: One person has been transported to hospital with moderate injuries following a crash on State Highway 2 north of Katikati. NZ Fire Service northern communications centre shift manager Paul Radden says the two vehicle crash occurred near... Read More



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