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Crash leaves car on side in Tauranga

UPDATED 4.15PM: A vehicle was left on its side after clipping a parked car on Edgecumbe Road in Tauranga. Senior constable Chris Hills says the sole occupant of the car walked away uninjured from the crash between Fifth and Sixth avenues which occurred... Read More

SH25A Kopu-Hikuai Rd 50th anniversary

This week marks a significant milestone in the history of one of Coromandel Peninsula's key access routes. On a very wet day, 50 years ago, a ceremony was held to open 29 kilometres of state highway that connects the towns of the east- Tairua and... Read More

The pull of the Beach Hop

Wild horses couldn't keep Nigel Hanmore and his new Mustang away from the Beach Hop this weekend. The Whitianga local has taken possession of his new pride and joy, a 1969 Ford Mustang 351 cu in. convertible, just in time for today's opening... Read More

Drifter wants to up his game

After a stellar return to the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship at round four of the series, Andrew Redward will look to use his circuit experience to go one better at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park over March 25-26. After an extended hiatus... Read More

Hundreds ride for charity

More than 200 motorcyclists rode from Papamoa Plaza to Tauranga Hospital today as part of their fundraising event for the TECT rescue helicopter and St. John Ambulance. Organised by the Tauranga Ulysses Motorcycle Club, the ‘toy run' also... Read More

Boy knocked off bike after school

Police say the driver who knocked a Maungatapu Primary School pupil off his bike after school today is not at fault. The child suffered scrapes and received treatment by St John Ambulance staff at the scene. The accident was at the intersection of Sunset... Read More

Porirua forest to test enduro elite

It looks like it might be Groombridge versus Macdonald contest all over again in the New Zealand Enduro Championships. Bay of Plenty's Brad Groombridge was locked in a battle with Canterbury's Hamish Macdonald and Howick's Liam Draper... Read More

Putting the brakes on Waitangi speed

There's a proposal to put the brakes on in the tiny township of Waitangi on the eastern fringe of Te Puke. The plan is to reduce the speed limit through Waitangi by 20km/h for safety reasons – from 70km/h to 50km/h. The township sits on Te... Read More

Crash on SH29 Poike

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a crash with a car near on SH 29 near the Poike this evening. The crash happened about 5.45pm. The rider is believed to have suffered leg injuries. The northbound lane was blocked for a short time while... Read More

Tauranga Ulysses getting ready to rumble

Get your motor running and head out on the highway because the annual Tauranga Ulysses Motorcycle Club Charity Easter Egg & Toy Run is roaring back into life. Now into it's 26th year, hundreds of motorcycles will rumble through the streets of Papamoa... Read More



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