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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

Trial van service could become permanent

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Public Transport Committee has recommended to council that the Waihi Beach trial van service be made permanent following engagement with the community and stakeholders. The 11-seater van trial first started in... Read More

Free on-board Wi-Fi proves popular

More than 5000 passengers have utilised the free Wi-Fi service being provided by Bay of Plenty Regional Council on buses in Rotorua and Tauranga in the last two months. Six buses in each city have been part of a three-month trial, which finishes at the... Read More

Security cameras for Rotorua buses

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Public Transport Committee has recommended that security cameras should be installed on 20 Rotorua Cityride buses from the start of the 2018/19 financial year following feedback from passengers and drivers. The recommendation... Read More

Passion for cycling comes from the heart

One person every 90 minutes will die from heart disease in New Zealand – that's more than 6000 Kiwis each year. This alarming statistic is one that the Heart Foundation and Sport Bay of Plenty want to reduce this Bike Month. The two not-for-profit... Read More

Night work to start on Wairoa Bridge

The NZ Transport Agency is advising road users of possible delays on State Highway 2 Wairoa Bridge while night work is completed. Geotechnical testing is expected to be carried out through the bridge deck over four nights from Sunday, February 11-15... Read More

Speed camera on the way for Pukehina

Eastern Link commuters are the next in line to receive one of many speed cameras being established at locations across the country. Pukehina is the location of the latest speed camera installation, which is situated on State Highway 2, about 500m from... Read More

Death awaits at busy intersection

A logging truck driver is speaking up about cyclist behaviour on Mount Maunganui roads in what he describes as a death waiting to happen. Jase Lunn, is one of four logging truck drivers who commute daily between the log yard on the corner of Hewletts... Read More

Pekatahi Bridge set to close again

Motorists are being warned of temporary closures of Pekatahi Bridge, which is set to create detours through the Whakatane township. The bridge will be closed while NZTA conducts maintenance on it from February 23 to 26 and again on March 3. As a result... Read More



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