Heavier than normal traffic expected this weekend

Plan ahead, and be patient to ensure a safe journey on Bay of Plenty and Waikato roads this weekend. That’s Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s... Read More

Bay Link completion still a year away

The Baypark to Bayfair Link project is still on schedule to be completed in late 2021, says NZTA portfolio delivery manager Darryl Coalter. The NZTA... Read More

Baypark Speedway cancelled this weekend

Speedway fans have been left wondering what to do with themselves this Saturday night as it has been announced that speedway to Baypark has been cancelled.... Read More

Tauranga racers set to take on hillclimb

  Three Tauranga racers will join other from around New Zealand, and the rest of the world, in taking on the brand new Ben Nevis Station Golden... Read More

Night closures for SH25, north of Waihi

State Highway 25 will be closed overnight between Golden Valley Road north of Waihi and Whiritoa Beach Road on Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January... Read More

Sirens sounding due to systems fault

Update 10.23pm: Civil Defence have sent out a text alert this evening to notify the public that the sirens sounding earlier were due to a fault and that... Read More

Minor injuries following crash with lamppost

A person received minor injuries this afternoon when a vehicle knocked over a lamppost in Maungatapu. The vehicle reportedly collided with a fence and... Read More

What‘s on - trucks, planes, trains and sprint cars

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. He whakaaturanga rangi i te rangi i tenei ra. Expect a mainly fine day apart from morning cloud and the chance of an... Read More

Police ramming accused remanded in custody

A Hamilton man is facing a number driving related charges after allegedly ramming four police vehicles during a pursuit in Tauranga. Benjamin Hati is... Read More

Te Puke‘s slice of history

A bright red 1938 Ford V8 vintage fire truck sits outside the Te Puke Fire Station. Paint’s peeling, there’s some cosmetic rust but the... Read More

Works to rebuild SH2 in Awakeri start this week

Roading works to rebuild State Highway 2 at Awakeri, southwest of Whakatane, will be starting this coming week. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising... Read More

Car on fire after collision with tractor

A car and tractor have collided south of Te Puke this morning, with the car then bursting into flames. Police attended a report of a crash between a... Read More

One dead following crash on Kopu-Hikuai Road

Update: One person has died as a result of the serious crash between a car and motorcycle on the Kopu-Hikuai Road yesterday. The deceased was on the... Read More

What‘s on - street art, sports festival, comedy

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Oha atu ki tetahi tangata hou i tenei ra. Expect a mainly fine day with light winds and sea breezes. It’s a... Read More

Road closures for today’s Mount Festival

With the Mount Festival of Multi Sport and a visit by the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship into port both happening today, some of the nearby roads have had... Read More