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A car yard, a grass verge or both?

They're impromptu car yards – pop-up car yards – and they're happening on grass verges at various strategic spots around town. They're the work of private car sellers seeking maximum exposure for their vehicles, with little... Read More

Turret Rd cliff erosion under control

Ongoing cliff erosion near Turret Road is believed pose a minimal risk to motorists, according to latest observations by Tauranga City Council. The erosion is currently affecting a bank near Turret Road, about 50m from SH2a. TCC transportation manager... Read More

Hometown hero takes first D1NZ win

Team DMNZ drifter Drew Donovan took a seemingly unlikely win on his return to the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship at this home round in Tauranga. Having qualified 18th on Friday, Donovan battled through the order and managed to take out... Read More

Convoy of Volkswagens

Sun, sand, surf and Volkswagen's are on the menu for many locals this weekend. Run to the Sun is an event for all Volkswagen lovers, and like last year, hopes to bring hundreds of adoring fans to the Mount. Now a three day event, more than 50 'dubstar'... Read More

Drifting action heats up at Baypark

A loud and exciting weekend is on the cards as theLink ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship returns to the region for another year. The two-day event promises an action-packed spectacle for crowds with the D1NZ National Drifting Championship, New... Read More

Three months of Desert Road delays

The NZ Transport Agency is warning of almost three months of delays on SH1 Desert Road while the deck is replaced on the Waihohonu Stream Bridge. Work starts Saturday. There will be two full closures and traffic over the bridge and at other times traffic... Read More

Van Gisbergen headlines D1NZ Tauranga

All eyes will be on Shane van Gisbergen when the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship returns to Tauranga this weekend.  The 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship winner will make his long-awaited return to the New Zealand drifting... Read More

Traffic woes spark new driving options

Park and drive options for Tauranga are entering public discussion as increasing congestion and a close out of alternatives puts pressure on transport planners. Baypark as a park and drive option emerged from the discussion last week about ongoing issues... Read More

Concrete on track for drifting

Baypark stadium is undergoing another transformation in preparation for the D1NZ National Drifting Championship round for February 17. About 500 cubic metres of concrete are being laid in the Baypark Stadium this week to create the track for the motorsport... Read More

Business as usual for defending champion

It could be regarded as "business as usual" after defending national champion Brad Groombridge convincingly won the opening round of the 2018 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Huntly on Saturday.  But the 27-year-old Taupo locksmith was... Read More

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An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

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