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Free vehicle safety checks in winter

Over 60 Murupara residents received free feedback and advice to promote safer driving over the colder winter months. At the community event, which took place in Murupara for the first time, residents were given a free vehicle safety check, as well as,... Read More

Traffic cleared on Hewletts Rd

UPDATED: Traffic has now dispersed on State Highway Two on Hewletts Road after a truck broke down. A SunLive caller says the traffic flow is now normal with no delays.   EARLIER: A truck has broken down on State Highway Two on Hewletts Road, Tauranga. A... Read More

Simple tips, crash statistics, and smile

This story, like many others published when the winter season rolls around, will focus on police asking motorists to do simple things to keep themselves and others safe when driving on the roads. And even though road safety is at the forefront of Western... Read More

Legends of Bathurst coming

‘Legends of Bathurst' will be the theme of the 2018 New Zealand Festival of Motorsport to be held at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park on January 13-14. Recent event themes of the festival have included tributes to Kiwi racing legends... Read More

Wrecked car creates hazard for cyclists

A written-off car could cause further accidents to people using the cycle lane on Cameron Road. The car, which is believed to have been in a previous crash, has been sitting on the western part of Cameron Road adjacent to the hospital for many weeks,... Read More

Work to remove 4500m3 Waioeka Gorge slip

Work to remove the slip on State Highway 2, between Opotiki and Gisborne, is well underway with several trucks clearing the debris at both ends. About 1000m3 of debris fell across both lanes on Friday afternoon at the midway point of the Waioeka Gorge,... Read More

Chaos at college gates

Parents of Papamoa College students are raising safety concerns about the traffic chaos they are experiencing when picking their children up from school. The front school gates are usually open, allowing parents to access a pick-up lane at the end of... Read More

Petrol market may not be competitive

A study into New Zealand's retail fuel market confirms it has features which may not be consistent with a workably competitive market. Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins commissioned the study earlier this year, to examine issues around... Read More

Dirt racing in Coromandel

The Goldrush Rally is back again to grind some more dirt on new roads in the Coromandel in August. The competition is into its third year running and this time the racing action will be around a new route in North Coromandel. "This year's event... Read More

Person freed from Te Puke Highway crash

UPDATED: A person initially trapped in a two car crash near Te Puke has now been freed. Emergency services were called to the crash on Te Puke Highway just before 9am. Fire and Emergency NZ northern communications centre shift manager Paul Radden says... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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