Community concerns help shape BOP roads

Community concerns about the priority given to a number of significant roading projects in the Bay of Plenty are being heard across regional and national levels. The roads at the centre of debate include State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa,...... Read More

Bayfair bus stop closure

The bus stop at Bayfair Shopping Centre will close on Wednesday. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council says the closure will affect numerous Bayhopper routes as well as services to and from Rotorua, Whakatāne and Te Puke. The new Farm St interchange...... Read More

Seal spotted on Takitimu Drive

How did the seal safely cross the road? Because many people stopped to let it waddle by. Regular commuters of Takitimu Drive may have spotted a fur seal trying to cross the road, near the new walking bridge this afternoon. A SunLive reader says several...... Read More

New speed camera to improve safety on roads

A new safe speed camera will start operating next week in Bay of Plenty in an effort to ensure safe speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. SH2 in Pukehina is among 33 locations across the country where new digital cameras are being installed...... Read More

Misconceptions about electric vehicles

They’re expensive! They’ve got no power! There’s nowhere to charge them! These are just a few of the misconceptions Mike Sheaff has encountered when talking about electric vehicles. But the general manager of Sheaff Vehicles in Mount...... Read More

City centre roadworks continue

Spring Street remains impassable between Durham and Grey Streets this weekend as work continues on upgrading the wastewater system. The city council’s weekly bulletin warns there may be other repairs to localised wastewater pipeline sections...... Read More

Ultimatum over Tauranga Northern Link

Tauranga City Council is sending an ultimatum to the government over the stalled Tauranga Northern Link Highway - no highway, no special housing area at Smith’s Farm. “If we don’t get the Northern Link, we will just leave the housing...... Read More

Tauranga’s Goldstone takes championship title

  Racing in his first full year of offroad competition, Tauranga driver Mark Goldstone has fought off all comers to take the northern region championship title.   Driving one of the fastest Challenger VW cars in the sport, Goldstone won...... Read More

Townley leads orange brigade at memorial mx

Bay of Plenty's Ben Townley made it a win-win weekend away over the Queen's Birthday holiday break. The 33-year-old former motocross world champion from Oropi made it a family weekend away when he took his wife and three children to the South...... Read More

15th Avenue improvements to begin this year

The Tauranga City Council is proposing to stage a series of improvements and road-widening along 15th Avenue that will eventually create space for more people to bus, carpool and bike. Transportation manager Martin Parkes says the first stage of work...... Read More




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