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Another horror week on the Bay of Plenty's roads has an officer fearful the region is in danger of reclaiming the mantle of being the most dangerous place to drive in New Zealand. In the last seven days, emergency services have had to deal with...

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The decision to keep rural stretches of State Highway 2 around Te Puke at 100km/h is being lauded as a victory for the people. On Wednesday, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council refrained from reducing the rural stretches of State Highway 2 between...

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“My brother calls me a parking Nazi”. The brother's joking – but others who've been stung by Tauranga City Council parking officer No. 011 might use ‘Nazi' in the malevolent, spiteful sense of the word. I know...

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It has been a mainstay for 30 years, but childcare provider Plunket now is calling time on renting and selling car seats for young New Zealanders, to focus on preventing injuries in the home. The announcement comes as fewer people are using the rental...

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“Wisdom and common sense” prevailed today as Western Bay of Plenty District Council unanimously agreed to keep the 100km/h speed limits on State Highway 2 in Te Puke. The decision means from July 1, 2015, or when the Tauranga Eastern Link...

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NZ Transport Agency are warning motorists to expect delays of up to 20 minutes when travelling on State Highway 29 over the Kaimai Range today and tomorrow, as contractors continue work on major road rehabilitation. Speed restrictions to 30km/h and stop/go...

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The fate of Te Puke's speed limits will be decided today as Western Bay of Plenty District Council decide whether to act on an overwhelming ‘no' to speed reductions from the local community. At 1.30pm, council's operations committee...

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The New Zealand Transport Agency are warning motorists travelling on State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Papamoa to expect delays this week. The advice comes as contractors continue work on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road. Delays are expected on...

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UPDATED 8.56am: The Tauranga Expressway is now open and traffic is flowing as normal following this morning's disruption. The Northbound Lane of the Expressway was blocked earlier today after a trailer decoupled from a truck. A container struck...

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Contractors are gearing up to build Tauranga's Maungatapu underpass, with preliminary works set to start this month ahead of full construction. The underpass will be built on State Highway 29 and is part of NZTA's Hairini Link project, focussing...

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