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Serious crash on SH 36, Tauranga

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious crash, at the intersection commonly known as ‘the Crossing', on State Highway 36/Takitimu Drive, Tauranga. Police were alerted to the motorbike crash at the roundabout with... Read More

Car has rolled on SH2

A car has rolled on Wairoa Road, near State Highway Two. Police were called to the accident on Wairoa Road, 50 metres from State Highway Two. No one is trapped in the car, but one person is in shock and has minor injuries. Emergency services and... Read More

Pays to shop around for petrol

The price of petrol has risen after a brief dip that appeared to coincide with the release of a report of competiveness within the fuel industry. The study, commissioned by Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins earlier this year, suggests it has... Read More

Students gain experience with carwash

Students from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology have been gaining valuable real-world experience running their own ‘dry' carwash at Bayfair. The students are part of Toi Ohomai's ‘Skills for Living' programme, which helps... Read More

SH 30 down to one lane after slip

State Highway 30 is down to one lane, after a slip occurred between Whakamaru and Rotorua. The slip, which happened early this morning 500 meters east of Atiamuri School, is expected to cause traffic build up for quite sometime. Police say that motorists... Read More

Transport warning for Te Tumu

Tauranga City Council 'blindness' towards cycling as transport as opposed to recreation is going to impact new housing developments, and their residents, City Transformation Committee members were warned this week. Jo Wills, chair of SmartGrowth's... Read More

Public forum for Coromandel roading

The state of the roading network around the Coromandel will be the focus of a public forum being held this week in Thames. The forum is this Wednesday, September 6, at 5.30pm at the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre (Conference Room), Mary St, Thames. It... Read More

Graffiti artists brighten up bus

A couple of graffiti artists have been using their spray cans for good this weekend, putting the finishing touches on a very original bus paint job. Sega, 21, and his friend Falcon, 17, were down at the Whareroa boat ramp beside the harbour bridge on... Read More

Teardrop roundabout to stay

The Whakatane District Council projects and services committee has made the decision to keep the ‘teardrop' formation at the Landing Road bridge roundabout. The decision was made at last week's committee meeting, after considering a... Read More

Slip reduces SH36 to one lane

State Highway 36, near the intersection with Oropi Gorge Road, is reduced to one lane while engineers decide what to do about a slip that has dropped away below the road. The slip, which happened late last week, is around 50m in length. Material has... Read More



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