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Hitting the highway for Edgecumbe

Tauranga Weekend Riders gathered this morning to lead hundreds of motorcyclists on the S.O.S Edgecumbe Charity Ride. Their goal: to raise money for those still dealing with the fallout from last month's flood, including those still cleaning... Read More

An S.O.S response for Edgecumbe

If you see hundreds of motorcycle riders cruising towards Edgecumbe this Sunday, make sure to give them a toot or a wave. They'll be part of the S.O.S Edgecumbe Charity Ride, organised by local motorcycle club Tauranga Weekend Riders. Their goal:... Read More

Takitimu lane closure warning

The left-hand lane of Takitimu Drive at the Elizabeth Street roundabout will be closed today while a washout on the Daisy Hardwick walkway is repaired. New Zealand Transport Agency contractors will be carrying out the repairs and the lane is expected... Read More

Road works on major Tauranga highway

Motorists are being warned of major road works planned for the Tauranga Harbour Bridge tonight. The works are expected to be carried out in the Tauranga bounds carriageway on the Chapel Street viaduct. NZTA says the majority of the works will be taking... Read More

Crashes gridlock harbour bridge traffic

One lane of the Tauranga Harbour Bridge is blocked and traffic is gridlocked following two crashes which occurred within 30 minutes of each other. A spokesperson says emergency police and fire were dispatched to the first crash which involved a ute... Read More

Snowfall warning for Desert Rd

If you're planning on venturing south this weekend take extra care when driving on the Desert Road/State Highway 1 through the central plateau. MetService warns snow showers are expected today, and between two and four centimetres of snow may... Read More

Weekend Wheels

May 21: Playday On Track – Lake TaupoThere's three groups of cars set for 7.30am-4.30am at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. So whether it's your first time on the track or you've done it before, Playday on Track will cater to your... Read More

Serious crash at Matahina

Diversions are in place after a ute and a motorbike collided on Galatea Road near the Matahina Dam in the Eastern Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Police say the incident is coded as critical. They were called to assist ambulance at 3.45pm this afternoon... Read More

Two car crash on Cambridge Road

Emergency services are at the scene of a two car crash on Cambridge Road, near Judea. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the crash happened near the the Cambridge Road offramp shortly before 8.15am. Two people are reported to have sustained... Read More

Natzke ready to set Europe ablaze

Waikato motocross rider and former New Zealand 125cc senior champion Josiah Natzke celebrated his maiden Grand Prix win he in Latvia at the weekend. The 18-year-old took his KTM250F to set the 12th fastest time in Saturday's practice at the Latvia... Read More



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