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Man critical after Kaimai crash

A man is in a critical condition after a crash on State Highway 29 near McLaren Falls this morning. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened at around 4.30am. Motorists are being asked to take an alternative route and to expect some delays... Read More

Reckless driving filmed on the TEL

An incident of reckless driving captured on film near the Tauranga Eastern Link has sparked a safety reminder from police. In the video uploaded to YouTube, a vehicle is seen cutting in front of another vehicle and driving at excessive speeds near the... Read More

Truck breakdown slows SH2 traffic

Traffic is now flowing after a truck breakdown on Hewlett's Road. Eastbound traffic is reported to have come to a standstill for a short period of time this morning following the incident. A reporter who was at the scene says it appears the truck... Read More

Tourists' baby run over in Whangamata

A baby has been flown to hospital after the boy was run over in a Whangamata driveway.  The one-year-old boy was flown to Waikato Hospital this morning in a serious condition. Waikato police Senior Sergeant Ray Malcolmson says the child was... Read More

Elizabeth Street to close temporarily

Elizabeth Street will be closed between Cameron Road and Takitimu Drive tonight, as resurfacing work continues. Weather delays means the work, which was supposed to conclude on Tuesday night, will carry on between 7pm and 6am this evening. Westbound... Read More

Overnight closure on State Highway 2

The New Zealand Transport Agency is advising road users of a short overnight detour near the Pekatahi Bridge on State Highway 2 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty tonight. The bridge will be closed from around 7pm until midnight on Wednesday November 15, weather... Read More

Karangahake Gorge closed again tonight

State Highway Two through the Karangahake Gorge will be closed for a short time tonight to complete the removal of the truck and trailer unit that crashed through a safety barrier and fell into the gorge early Friday morning. The vehicle left the road... Read More

Initiative helps Kiwi kids in need

KidsCan has today announced a six-month pilot providing basic health, hygiene, household and clothing items into the homes of Kiwi kids living in severe hardship. The initiative will see KidsCan working in partnership with the Ministry for Vulnerable... Read More

Ute rolls on SH2

Traffic is now flowing after a crash on State Highway 2 near Kairua Rd this morning. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just before 5am. "A utility truck and trailer has rolled," says Police. "The driver was able to get out of the... Read More

Crash delays morning traffic on SH2

Motorists travelling into the city from the east can expect delays this morning after a crash on SH2 near Kairua Rd. A reporter at the scene says the crash occured about 500m from the Kairua Rd off ramp. "Two cars have crashed. One lane is blocked and... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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