One vehicle accident in Waihi Beach

Emergency services has been responding to a one vehicle crash on Waihi Beach Road. Police, Ambulance and Fire all attended the crash about 500 meters from Wilsons Road in Waihi Beach, at 4.45pm. A police spokesperson says there were four people...... Read More

Petrol pushes annual inflation to 1.9 per cent

The consumers price index increased 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 year, driven by higher petrol prices, Stats NZ says. This follows a 1.5 per cent annual inflation rate for the June 2018 year. For the September 2018 quarter, the inflation rate...... Read More

Fuel costs prompts a look at alternative transport

As the cost of fuel has reached new heights, one of New Zealand’s leading vehicle leasing and finance companies has seen an increase in enquiries from businesses looking to adopt EVs on their fleets. Driveline CEO Lance Manins says...... Read More

SH2 closed near Matata after serious crash

Bay of Plenty Police are attending a serious crash on Burt Road in Matata. Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.24pm after reports of a vehicle hitting a power pole. A police spokesperson says as a result of the crash Matata Road also...... Read More

Electric Vehicles topic of discussion

Electric vehicles will be the topic of conversation at Café Scientifique Tauranga’s monthly meeting at the Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club tonight. Flip the Fleet is a “citizen science” coalition of EV owners who submit...... Read More

NZTA compliance files to undergo urgent review

Transport Minister Phil Twyford says he is disappointed the New Zealand Transport Agency has failed to carry out its regulatory responsibilities to the standard he expects, but is pleased the Agency’s Board has taken swift action to put things...... Read More

Two bikes collide in motorcycle crash

No one has been injured after a motorbike collided with another bike near Kawerau. Emergency services were called to the scene near the intersection of State Highway 30 and State Highway 34 at 10.55am. A police spokesperson says a bike crashed into...... Read More

Police seeking information about stolen vehicle

Tauranga Police are seeking any information about a stolen Subaru Legacy. The vehicle was stolen from an automotive workshop in Birch Ave on September 11, around 2am. The vehicle was in good condition, although had mechanical issues. It was still...... Read More

New KiwiRail locomotives arrive at Port

The latest batch of KiwiRail’s new DL class diesel electric locomotives has arrived at the Port of Tauranga. The 15 engines, ordered in 2016, are joining the 48 the national rail operator already has on its books, bringing the total number in...... Read More

Three vehicles involved in SH2 crash

One elderly person has been transported to hospital after a crash on State Highway Two near Whakamarama. Emergency services were called to the scene near Apata Station Road at 1.10pm. A police spokesperson says it appears a ute went off the road. “After...... Read More

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What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely