Man faces charges after Tauranga police chase

UPDATED 1.50PM: A male is facing multiple charges after fleeing police this afternoon. Police attempted to stop a vehicle, but failed to do so at around 12.25pm. A police spokesperson says it fled but was stopped after spikes were deployed. “A...... Read More

Truck crashes into BOP river

UPDATED 12.45PM: Motorists are being advised to avoid the State Highway 2, Waiotahe area if possible following a crash where a truck and trailer unit has gone into the water. The truck is still underwater and it is believed the driver is still inside....... Read More

Milestone hit in Durham Street project

The Durham Street project has hit a major milestone starting this week. Today, traffic will be shifted to travel on Durham Street - through the Durham Street/Spring Street intersection onto the new concrete pavement. Tauranga City Council says this...... Read More

VW beetles and Kombis shine at Mount Maunganui

The weather was perfect for this year’s ‘Run to the Sun’ weekend event held in Mount Maunganui. Volkswagen owners from around New Zealand motored their way to the Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park at the foot of Mauao on Friday...... Read More

Is riding a bike faster than a car?

A video launched in 2017 has been relaunched to help promote bike month. The two minute video features a spoof Top Gear ‘Stig’ versus cyclist contest, in a race to get from Welcome Bay to the Tauranga Hospital. In five locations across...... Read More

Te Puke Highway reopens

The Te Puke Highway between Welcome Bay Road and Bell Road has reopened to motorists. The road has been closed since mid-January and installation of a culvert and some road pavement repairs took place. Western Bay of Plenty District Council Infrastructure...... Read More

Police pursuit near Oropi

UPDATE 10.30am: A police dog was used to track down a driver who abandoned a Ute after a police pursuit in Tauranga last night. Police pursued the Ute along SH29 between Maungatapu and Oropi. A police spokesperson says the vehicle went on to Oropi...... Read More

Relief in sight for Tauranga Bus network

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is exploring alternative school bus options to help make the Tauranga Urban bus service more reliable. Contractor NZ Bus needs 150 drivers to fully operate the current Tauranga Bayhopper network, but since it began on...... Read More

Serious injuries in Ohauiti crash

One person has been seriously injured following a crash in Ohauiti. Emergency services were called to the scene on Ohauiti Road at 10.30am to reports that a vehicle had driven off the road. A police spokesperson says it appears there were three...... Read More

Cyclist and car collide near Bayfair

Police are investigating a crash where a cyclist suffered minor injuries this morning. Emergency services were called to the scene on Maranui Street at 9.45am. A police spokesperson says a cyclist sustained minor injuries following an incident in...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?