Tauranga parking move goes to vote

A decision on whether to limit city parking to three hours goes to the vote in council today. It's a hang-over from the December 19 Council meeting, where Councillors resolved to consult the public about introducing maximum three hour time parking... Read More

A growing awareness on social media

A following is steadily growing for two Bay of Plenty Facebook groups devoted to bringing up-to-date traffic and weather information. Bay of Plenty Accidents and Bay of Plenty Weather and Natural Events are the names of two locally administrated groups. Each... Read More

Car spins out on Takitimu Drive

Police are investigating the cause of a crash where a car has smashed into a fence. The crash happened on Takitimu Drive, near the Waihi Road on-ramp. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened at about 1.30pm. "Police received reports of a... Read More

Turret Rd cliff erosion under control

Ongoing cliff erosion near Turret Road is believed pose a minimal risk to motorists, according to latest observations by Tauranga City Council. The erosion is currently affecting a bank near Turret Road, about 50m from SH2a. TCC transportation manager... Read More

Motorcyclist in crash on SH2

UPDATED 11.55AM: A motorcyclist has been taken to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries after crashing on State Highway 2. A police spokesperson says a tow truck has also been called to remove the bike from the scene. The road is clear in both directions... Read More

Car and trailer crash in Papamoa

A car and trailer have tipped on the intersection of Papamoa Beach Road and Domain Road, Papamoa. Police were called to the scene at 11.31am where what is believed to be a car and cabin on a trailer tipped blocking off the left lane coming out... Read More

Scooter death crash inquiries continue

As inquires surrounding the death of a woman who was hit on her mobility scooter in Tauranga continue. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the investigation surrounding the woman's death is ongoing. The... Read More

Car rolls by Pyes Pa School

UPDATE: A driver of a vehicle which rolled outside of Pyes Pa School is reported to have escaped injuries. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just after 8am. “There was a single-vehicle crash between Joyce Rd and Oropi Gorge... Read More

Power out after early morning crash

UPDATE 7.58am: A detour is place on Maunganui Road as contractors work to restore power in the area following a crash last night. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened at about 11.20pm. “The report came in to emergency services just... Read More

Community speaks out on traffic bylaw

Eastern Bay of Plenty residents in communities along State Highway 2 are firing back at a proposed bylaw by Whakatane District Council, which plans to ban heavy vehicles travelling through Ohope. The Draft Traffic and Speeds Bylaw 2018 proposes to prevent... Read More



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An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

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