One vehicle accident in Waihi Beach

Emergency services has been responding to a one vehicle crash on Waihi Beach Road. Police, Ambulance and Fire all attended the crash about 500 meters from Wilsons Road in Waihi Beach, at 4.45pm. A police spokesperson says there were four people...... Read More

BOP offenders hit with combined 40-year sentence

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are pleased with the prosecution of 23 people following a "violent incident" in Whakatane last year. The investigation, which followed a violent incident in Whakatane in January 2017, saw 25 people arrested...... Read More

Large traffic delays on SH2

UPDATED 2.37PM: A vehicle hitting a barrier on State Highway 2 is being attributed as the cause of major traffic delays this afternoon. Police were called to the single-vehicle crash on the highway between Tauranga and Bethlehem just after 1.30pm. A...... Read More

State Highway 2 crash victim named

Police have released the name of the man who died following a crash on State Highway 2, near Matata, on Monday. Matata man Nigel Laurence Ihaia died after the vehicle he was driving crashed on the highway around 4.20pm Police say the crash...... Read More

Investigation ongoing after SH2 fatal crash

The cause of the crash that closed State Highway 2 on Monday afternoon is still being investigated. Emergency Services were called to Burt Road in Matata at 4.24pm, after a vehicle crashed into a power pole. A police spokesperson says the deceased...... Read More

Car crashes into traffic lights

A car has crashed into a traffic light pole on Cameron Road. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says police are off with a vehicle on the corner of Cameron Road and 23rd Ave. "It looks like a traffic light post is down....... Read More

State Highway 2 open following fatal crash

State Highway 2 in the Eastern Bay is open following a fatal crash. One man died when a vehicle hit powerline in Matata at 4.24pm on Monday. The crash caused emergency services to close the road, from Manawahe and Flax roads, for...... Read More

Man dies following Matata crash

Police can confirm a man has died following a crash in Matata this afternoon. The crash was reported to emergency services at 4.24pm and involved a vehicle hitting powerlines. Matata Road (SH2) remains closed between Manawahe Road and Flax Road, says...... Read More

SH2 closed near Matata after serious crash

Bay of Plenty Police are attending a serious crash on Burt Road in Matata. Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.24pm after reports of a vehicle hitting a power pole. A police spokesperson says as a result of the crash Matata Road also...... Read More

Two bikes collide in motorcycle crash

No one has been injured after a motorbike collided with another bike near Kawerau. Emergency services were called to the scene near the intersection of State Highway 30 and State Highway 34 at 10.55am. A police spokesperson says a bike crashed into...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely