Mobility scooter involved in crash in Katikati

A mobility scooter rider has sustained moderate injuries after being involved in a crash in Katikati on Sunday morning. Emergency services were called to the scene on Beach Road, outside Katikati College, just before 10am. A police spokesperson says...... Read More

Multiple crashes at same location on SH2

Three vehicles have been involved in two seperate crashes this evening on State Highway 2 at Whakamarama. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 5.20pm. A police spokesperson says the road is not blocked by the traffic is bad. "One...... Read More

Viral video prompts police warning

A truck driver’s video of some seriously questionable driving in New Zealand has gone viral on social media. Michael Maunder’s video has received more than 1.3 million views. In a post on the Waikato Police Facebook page, police have posted...... Read More

BOP on the list for road safety programme

The Bay of Plenty is in line for the Government’s $1.4 billion Safe Network Programme. The three-year programme to make New Zealand’s highest risk roads safer will first be rolled out in Waikato, Auckland and Canterbury. The Safe...... Read More

One injured in Oropi crash

One person has been injured following a two car crash near Oropi. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just after 9am. "There has been a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mountain Road and Oropi Road at about 9.20am. "One...... Read More

Bus patronage increases for new network

Bayhopper usage increased last week following the introduction of the new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network, says the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Figures released by Bay of Plenty Regional Council show that bus patronage from Monday December...... Read More

Reports of fault at Brookfield traffic lights

Traffic lights at Brookfield are out this afternoon. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says they passed the lights at about 3pm. "They're flashing orange." The incident is one of the fourth to have happened at the intersection...... Read More

Four arrested after Tauranga police chase

Four people are facing charges after a police chase through Tauranga this morning. At about 5am, police spotted a stolen vehicle being driven in Tauranga. “The vehicle failed to stop for police units,” says a police spokesperson. “It...... Read More

Fatal farm crash in the Coromandel

A man has died after the ute he was driving rolled on a farm in Coromandel overnight. Police were called to the farm about midnight after the man failed to return home as usual. He was found trapped beneath the vehicle about 2.35am, says a police...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week