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UPDATE: 15 people involved in SH1 crash

Eight vehicles were involved in a crash on State Highway One, in Wairakei, between Palmer Mill Rd and Oruanui Rd. Between 10 to 15 people involved in the crash were taken to hospitals in Tokoroa, Taupo, and Waikato Hospital. A report from the... Read More

Multiple vehicle collision on SH1

A crash has occurred on State Highway One, Wairakei, near Taupo. Emergency services are responding to the crash on State Highway 1, which occurred at around 12.15pm. A number of vehicles are reported to be involved and the road is blocked in both... Read More

Tweed for a cause

On Sunday Harley Couper will don his finest attire, tweak his moustache and sit astride his Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle. Pressing his tweed is all for a great cause – to raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate... Read More

Truck broken down on Oropi Road

A truck has broken down near the roundabout on Oropi Road, partially blocking the lane. Traffic is able to get past, however, the right-bound lane is blocked. Police and a tow truck are on the scene. Read More

More cycling, less traffic congestion

Residents are being encouraged to put on their helmets and get on their bike, as a way to decrease traffic congestion in Tauranga. As part of Tauranga City Council's Cycle Action Plan they will be visiting locations to discuss what can be done... Read More

Bussing option signalled

While a decision is yet to be made about where the bus stops will go when Willow Street is all prettied up for the Civic Heart Project, Durham Street is the obvious next option. Papers made public this week showing the city council is considering Durham... Read More

Tauranga ‘critical’ to fuel crisis

The Port of Tauranga is playing a vital role in alleviating pressure on fuel stocks in Auckland as a result of a major pipeline rupture. The port is one of the key points from which fuel is being delivered and trucked up to Auckland, where four Z stations... Read More

Tauranga motorcyclist named

The motocylcist who died in a single vehicle crash on SH36 on Sunday night was Morris Percy Te Wata Poata, age 46, of Tauranga. Police extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Poata Before the motorcycle crashed, Mr Poata overtook a small... Read More

Afternoon traffic chaos easing

Traffic woes in the mount this afternoon caused by malfunctioning the Barrier arms at the intersection of Hewletts and Maunganui Roads are easing say police. The barrier arms were down for nearly half an hour backing traffic up, Then there was a car... Read More

Carless challenge for Tauranga council

Tauranga City councillor Terry Molloy received an unexpected answer when he asked Jo Wills how the city council could encourage people to use public transport instead of their cars. “It's not an answer you are going to like, but limit the... Read More



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