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Why Kevin’s quitting Tauranga

Kevin Steedman's had a gutsful – he's quitting his job, packing up his nine metre motor home and leaving town. “I am leaving because I have to – they have made it impossible for me to stay.” They being the Tauranga... Read More

Move to address truck driver shortage

A new initiative to address a shortage of truck drivers by attracting more to the industry has been welcomed by a freight logistics strategy group. The Bay of Connections Freight Logistics Action Group (FLAG) has welcomed a new government and industry... Read More

Truck driver killed at Lichfield named

The 65 year old woman truck driver killed in a five vehicle collision on SH1, Lichfield yesterday was Jenny Hera Hughes of Hamilton. Police were called to the scene at 2.15pm following a collision between three cars and two trucks at a road works site.... Read More

Flooding warning on SH25, Thames

The heavy rain has caused a lot of surface flooding on some roads around the Coromandel. There are reports of debris on roads, particularly from a slip at Ruamahunga Bay on SH25 (Thames Coast Road), but no roads are reported to have been closed. The... Read More

Delay expected on buses decision

Regional councillors are being asked by staff to delay a decision on changes to Tauranga's Bayhopper and Schoolhopper services for another six months. The decision is expected to be made by the BOP Regional Council Transport Committee on Friday. Staff... Read More

Fatal crash at Lichfield

One person has died in a collision between two trucks on SH1, Lichfield this afternoon, say Police. Emergency services were called to the scene south of Putaruru at 2.15pm. One person has died at the scene. SH 1 is closed between Wiltsdown Road and Ngatira... Read More

Road closed, one dead, following crash

UPDATED 3.35PM: One of the drivers involved in a crash near Edgecumbe has since died. Police remain on the scene at Te Teko Road this afternoon, while the Serious Crash Unit investigates. 2.30PM: Te Teko Road near Edgecumbe is closed while emergency... Read More

Team selection event in Taupo

Expect the country's most talented motocross riders to put aside their traditional rivalries and brand allegiances when they next compete under provincial colours this weekend. They will flock to Taupo for the eighth annual Battle of the Clubs... Read More

Endurance racers to battle it out

Another bumper field will take to Hampton Downs Motorsport Park this weekend for round two of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series, where nearly 70 of the best racing machines will battle for One and Three Hour honours. It's set to be another... Read More

One dead after car hits tree

One person is dead after car hit a tree in Kinloch this morning. Police are investigating a crash which happened at 7.34am on Mapara Road in Kinloch, between King Road and Katelyn Place.  “One person, the driver, was reportedly trapped in... Read More



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Early morning lift-off for Humpty Dumpty at Memorial Park. Photo: Lynly Whitaker.

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