Bill to improve fuel market passes first reading

A new bill is being introduced in parliament in a bit to get New Zealanders a fairer deal at the petrol pump. Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods... Read More

SH2 reopened following serious crash

4.10pm Update: State Highway Two near the intersection of Thompsons Track, Aongatete, has now reopened following a crash this morning. Police would... Read More

Crashes in Otumoetai and Welcome Bay

A vehicle has collided with a tree in Otumoetai this morning.  Police were advised of a single vehicle collision between a car and a tree... Read More

Power cut in Bowentown due to vehicle hitting pole

Police report that a car hit a powerpole early this morning in Bowentown. The crash occurred at the intersection of Seaforth Rd and Tuna Ave around... Read More

Crashed car on Pyes Pa Rd blocking northbound lane

Police report that a car has collided with a road barrier on Pyes Pa Rd this afternoon. The crash occurred around 3.45pm. "There are no reports... Read More

Thunderstorm slams through Tauranga

The weather blast that ploughed its way across Papamoa just before noon today causing mayhem and property damage, also threw itself at other suburbs.... Read More

Watch out for thunderstorms this morning

The MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch this morning. “This watch affects people in the Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Bay of Plenty,... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advised that a low pressure system will bring unsettled conditions to most of New Zealand today. “Parts of the West Coast and central... Read More

Drivers urged to use headlights in heavy rain

Tauranga police are issuing a timely reminder for motorists to exercise caution when driving in heavy rain. Major flooding is being reported in Mount... Read More

$13.95m investment in NZ streets

A $13.95 million government investment will see around 40 projects that make streets more people-friendly being delivered across the country before June... Read More

Fleeing driver incidents ‘sky rocket’ nationwide

Fleeing vehicle incidents have steadily increased over the past five years in Tauranga, but police say these figures are part of a nationwide trend. New... Read More

Rain easing up for a mostly sunny Monday

WeatherWatch advise that the weather will be mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand on Monday, with an area of low pressure to the northeast directing a... Read More

Weather update

Heavy rain is expected today about Gisborne, Coromandel Peninsula, and in the Bay of Plenty north of Katikati. SH25 between Hikuai and Tairua has been... Read More

Traffic delays due to slip in Waioeka Gorge

A slip covering the southbound lane in Waioeka Gorge is expected to cause traffic delays  today. NZTA advise that the slip which happened overnight... Read More

SH25 Hikuai to Tairua now reopened

1pm Update: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advise that State Highway 25, which has been closed between Hikuai and Tairua this morning, following the... Read More