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Jono’s random act of kindness

The Tauranga teenager skimped and saved for more than a year to buy a sharp set of wheels – a $6200 2008 Mazda Demio. It was going to be a sort of birthday present to herself. But she got scammed by an Auckland car dealer and she lost the lot. No... Read More

Calls to keep 90km/h speed rule

The Road Transport Forum is appealing to keep the speed limit for trucks and light vehicles towing trailers at 90km/h. Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has reiterated the industry's position that the speed limit for trucks and light vehicles towing... Read More

No wins but Holder has lifted his game

Tauranga's David Holder didn't place at last weekend's International Rally of Whangarei – but he's taken away some positives from the Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car. David has just completed racing the car in the Whangarei rally... Read More

Speedway action like never before

The recent wet weather has created the perfect storm for Baypark Family Speedway to put on one of the most spectacular – and rare – race programmes ever tonight. With rain forcing last Saturday's closing night and fireworks finale to... Read More

Man and machine against the world

Riding a motorbike around a track is one thing – but when there's a range of natural obstacles in the way, it becomes much more difficult. That's the idea of the North Island Moto Trials Championship, which involves riders from across... Read More

Flat tyre foils caravan thief

A man who allegedly stole a caravan in Bethlehem over the weekend was thwarted when he stopped to change a flat tyre. Pete Leaver woke up Sunday morning to find his caravan missing. He put a call out over Facebook for people to keep an eye out for it,... Read More

Quad bike rider struck by train

A rescue helicopter has been called to Benner Road at Pongakawa after a Person riding a quad bike was struck by a train this afternoon. Emergency service are at the scene, believed to be near the intersection of SH2 and Benner Road near the turn off... Read More

Driving into the future

A fleet of cars is set to make its way across the country, though you won't hear them coming. This month, electric vehicles and their silent motors will be driving into the future on the annual ‘Leading the Charge' road trip around... Read More

Brightening up the bikes

To remind cyclists to put lights on their bikes with the reduced daylight hours, Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Travel Safe and NZ Police have begun the annual Be Bright campaign. Checkpoints with Travel Safe staff assessing... Read More

Four laning round Lake Karapiro

A new four lane highway further away from Lake Karapiro is the favoured option for building a wider safe section of State Highway 1, between Cambridge and the SH29 intersection at Pairere. The NZ Trasnport Agency says the final route will be determined... Read More



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