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Like father, like son

Speedway can be “a little bit addictive,” says Tauranga driver Dean Waddell. He's supposed to be retired, but with a stellar season coming up at Baypark Family Speedway this year, and the chance to race against his son, Dean is giving... Read More

Victim identified in SH41 crash

Police can now confirm the person who was killed in a crash on State Highway 41 near Tokaanu was a 47-year-old woman.   The woman was riding a motorcycle and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.  Police would like to thank those... Read More

Historic racing cars on show

They lean heavily through the corners, lock brakes, slip and slide, and spend a lot of time going sideways, just as they did ‘back in the day'. Historic racing cars will be making an appearance at the annual Wheels on Mainstreet event at... Read More

One person dead following Sh41 crash

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 41 at Tokaanu, Police were called to the scene at 11.22am following the fatal crash near Turangi. Police say one person has died and no one else is injured. State Highway 41 has been closed at Tokaanu. Traffic... Read More

New western towns loop service

Customers of all ages have hopped on board the new Town Connector since the new service began operation on October 5. The circular route links Waihi, Waihi Beach and Katikati and is being trialled on Thursdays, an evolution of the existing Waihi Beach... Read More

All traffic hotspots now online

The New Zealand Transport Agency is encouraging everyone to plan ahead and check the Labour Weekend hotspots before heading away. The hotspots maps collate information from previous Labour Weekend journeys on the times where traffic is heaviest. NZTA... Read More

Bigger, brighter supercross series ready

The annual New Zealand Supercross Championships are this year likely to provide twice the amount of thrills and excitement and possibly also twice the drama. And it all kicks off this coming weekend. The governing body for motorcycling in this country,... Read More

Classic cars at The Elms

There's nothing quite as beautiful as a classic car in pristine condition. Several were on display this morning when members of the South Pacific Packard Car Club visited The Elms as part of their spring tour. South Pacific Packard Car Club chairman... Read More

Speedway season ready to roll

Bay of Plenty petrol heads and speed demons will be lining up on the grid for the opening of the 2017/2018 season at Baypark Family Speedway on October 21. The opening night of the season will see sprint cars, super saloons, saloons, stock cars, mini... Read More

Promising future for Stanaway

Tauranga driver Richie Stanaway had fans on the edge of their seats, as he dominated the lead at the halfway mark of a rainy Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this year. The wet weather began prior to the start of the race and persisted throughout the first... Read More



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The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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