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Tirau crash victim named

Police have named the woman killed after a crash on State Highway 1, on Sunday. Esther Grace Lynn Chavel Bhana, 33, died following a two-car crash on the highway near Tirau yesterday afternoon. Police say Esther's vehicle was heading south on SH1... Read More

Katikati unconvinced at bypass promises

Traffic congestion on State Highway 2, near Katikati, has boosted the awareness of the need of a bypass. Community board chair Jenny Hobbs' has launched a petition following numerous traffic complaints this summer. The townsfolk are a bit cynical... Read More

Person freed in bus crash

UPDATED: 11.11am. The woman passenger trapped in a tourist bus that crashed down a six-metre bank in Tongariro Forest Park on Sunday morning has been freed. A police spokeswoman is unsure of her condition, except that she was partially submerged in the... Read More

Roadworks on Jellicoe St next week

The road running through the centre of Te Puke will be closed later this week to allow significant construction work to occur. Western Bay of Plenty District Council transportation operations manager Alex Finn says Jellicoe Street will be closed to traffic... Read More

Rider seriously injured in SH2 crash

UPDATED 2:05PM: The New Zealand Transport Agency is advising motorists a section of State Highway 2 in Waihi remains closed until further notice following a crash earlier today. A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being... Read More

Major delays on SH2 heading north

Once again northbound motorists travelling on State Highway 2 are facing lengthy delays, with traffic down to a crawl either side of Katikati today. It's the second day in a row northbound motorists have found themselves in traffic jams which... Read More

Car and bus collide in Mount Maunganui

A car and a bus have collided near Baypark Stadium in Mount Maunganui. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says the crash occurred near the roundabout of State Highway 2 and SH29A at about 4.30pm. “It was a car versus a bus,... Read More

SH2 re-opens after crash

UPDATED 6:59PM: Traffic is now flowing following a two vehicle crash south of Katikati this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 2 just before 3.30pm. The crash forced police to close the highway, which was later re-opened... Read More

Sadly ‘Stinga’ puttered out

Tyres hit the track at last night's SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby, and SunMedia demolition driver Kathy Sellars says she had an “epic night”. “After weeks of build-up it was finally here.” Though Kathy didn't... Read More

Fundraiser for Chris

Get on your bike next Sunday to help raise money for an iconic Tauranga biker. Bayride Motorcycles is hosting a charity motorcycle ride for motorbike riding instructor Chris Welch. Chris was involved in a high-speed collision with a driver who was asleep... Read More



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The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz