Car smoking fines a punitive waste of time

A public health academic has told the Health Select Committee plans to fine parents for smoking in a car with children will be a waste of time and won’t... Read More

Govt urged to free up wholesale fuel market

Cut-price petrol company Gull wants the government to free up the wholesale fuel market to bring in genuine competition. The Commerce Commission has... Read More

Running festival at the Mount

Next Saturday, Mount Maunganui will be the location for a popular running festival, requiring some lane closures along the seaside course.   Hundreds... Read More

Police looking for gun, request dashcam footage

Police are asking for any motorists who were travelling in the Gordonton-Whitikahu area on Friday, and have dash cam footage, to get in contact with... Read More

Car overturns at Mount, another spins out

Police report that a vehicle was on its side at Mount Maunganui on Saturday night. The incident happened at the intersection of Maunganui Rd and Rata... Read More

Snow, frosts and a cold Sunday ahead

The Metservice has issued a snowfall warning for the Desert Road. Snow is forecast to affect the road tonight and early Sunday morning. Between 7pm... Read More

Alternative route to avoid Bayfair congestion

NZTA are advising motorists to adopt an alternative route this weekend if travelling north on SH2 towards Mount Maunganui. There are major delays today... Read More

Phil Campbell returns to happy hunting ground

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell returns to a happy hunting ground for the Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel this weekend for the penultimate round of... Read More

Give Eugenie the ammo she needs

After 15 years of lobbying successive governments on advanced recycling fees, there’s a chance to fix it now, and fix it for a long time. So speak... Read More

Coromandel Goldrush Rally nears the start line

The Goldrush Rally of the Coromandel will get off to a flying start this Friday with a street party in Whitianga, before the racing begins in earnest... Read More

Vehicle and trailer collide with bank, Paengaroa

Police report that a vehicle and trailer have collided with a bank on SH33, near Paengaroa. The incident was reported to Police about 11.30am on Sunday. “It... Read More

Get ready for a severe thunderstorm and gales

1.08pm update: A severe thunderstorm watch remains in place for much of the upper North Island on Sunday afternoon. The MetService has reported that... Read More

Road closures for today’s Mitre 10 Cup

A road closure will be in place today due to the Mitre 10 Cup match between Bay of Plenty Steamers and Otago being played at the Tauranga Domain. The... Read More

Van crashes into ditch on SH2

A van ended up crashing into a ditch on SH2 at Aongatete early Sunday morning. Police received a report of a vehicle collision close to the intersection... Read More

Car crashes into parked car in Eversham Rd

Police report there has been a crash between a car and a stationary vehicle in Arataki on Saturday afternoon. The parked car was in Eversham Rd, near... Read More