Crash on SH2 near Te Puna

A crash on State Highway 2 near Te Puna is causing traffic delays. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the accident is opposite Munro Road on SH2. “Traffic is starting to back up and it looks to be stopped.” “There...... Read More

Burnt out car a reminder to keep vehicles safe

Police are reminding motorists to keep their vehicles safe, especially coming into summer. This comes after police were called to a scene of a car fire on Stableford Drive, in Pyes Pa around 2.20am this morning. One member of the public who messaged...... Read More

Road delays expected for SH2

Roading delays are expected today as road works are taking place on State Highway 2. The stretch of SH2 to Athenree at Kauri Point Road in both directions, will be under Stop/Go traffic management from 6am until 3pm. According to the New Zealand...... Read More

She will not die quietly

Her given name is ZK-GAU. The family name is Slingsby. This week, the 62-year-old lady came home – carted over the Kaimai Range in pieces to Tauranga, where she will live out her days in a dignified but very public retirement. ZK-GAU spent her...... Read More

Students take driver’s seat during school visit

Students at Papamoa Primary School have taken the front seat to support one of their own during a recent school visit. The school had the chance to meet ex-student and Mount Maunganui D1NZ driver Kurt Blackie on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the D1NZ...... Read More

Crash on SH2 near Edgecumbe

The road is now clear after a two vehicle crash on State Highway 2, near Edgecumbe. Emergency services were called to the intersection on Western Drain Road and Awakeri Road just before 8am. A police spokesperson says one driver reported of a bit...... Read More

Hospitality spending rises as petrol prices drop

Drivers spent less on fuel in November as pump prices eased off record highs, Stats NZ says today. The biggest monthly drop in fuel spending in a decade coincided with people spending more at department stores, bars, cafés, and restaurants. This...... Read More

Police officer injured after man rams patrol car

A Coromandel police officer has been injured, when his patrol car was repeatedly rammed by a fleeing wanted man. The constable’s wrist was snapped in the steering wheel, and will undergo surgery at Waikato Hospital after suffering the bad break...... Read More

No one injured after nose-to-tail on SH2

No one was injured in a three vehicle crash that happened on State Highway two yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the nose-to-tail accident that happened near Wairoa Pa Road just before 5pm. Traffic was already heavy at the time,...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week