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Three-car crash on Cameron Road

UPDATED 5PM: Cameron Road is now clear following a three-car collision outside the main entranceway to Tauranga Hospital. A reporter at the scene says the three vehicles involved in the crash had been moved to the side of the road and traffic is now... Read More

Quality fuel at the petrol pump

New Zealanders can be confident they're filling up their tanks with good quality fuel, according to a fuel testing report released by Trading Standards. MBIE Trading Standards manager Stephen O'Brien says while the fuel industry completes... Read More

Car on roof & two injured in SH29 crash

A car is on its roof and blocking one lane of State Highway 29 following a crash near the summit of the Kaimai Ranges. A police spokesperson says two people have suffered minor injuries as a result of the single vehicle crash which occurred at about... Read More

Carter hoping to build on solid start

Motocross is regarded as one of the toughest sports in the world and, thankfully, New Zealand builds rider tough enough to match some of the best on the planet. The 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships kicked off at Pleasant Point, on the outskirts... Read More

Nitro Circus riders in town

Nitro Circus riders signed autographs and spoke to a queue of fans at the Warehouse Fraser Cove on Thursday. It was the riders' only public appearance ahead of their Tauranga show at Baypark Stadium on Saturday. Featuring 30 of the world's... Read More

Vehicle on fire after SH33 crash

A vehicle has crashed and is on fire on SH33, south of Paengaroa. Police, fire, and ambulance are in attendance. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Paul Radden says Maketu and Te Puke fire service are in attendance, but they don't have... Read More

NZ’s youngest drifter’s bright future

At just 15-years-old, Liam Honnor is New Zealand's youngest competitive drifter in the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Typically, young up-and-coming Kiwi racing drivers look to make their way through karting and single seater... Read More

Mount champ's classy win

It was business as usual for defending champions Cody Cooper and Hamish Harwood at the opening round of the New Zealand Motocross Championships near Timaru. Mount Maunganui's Cody and Takapuna-based Takaka man Hamish began the defence of their... Read More

Section of state highway to close

State Highway 29a will be closed between Pyes Pa Road and Oropi Road roundabouts every night from 7pm to 1am, starting Tuesday February 7. The closure will allow major road rehabilitation to take place. The temporary closures will last approximately... Read More

$500K upgrade for Bay highway

More than $500,000 is about to be spent on making it more difficult for people to die on the section of State Highway 34, between Kawerau and Te Teko. The $540,000 project will involve installing rumble strips on parts of the 100 km/h area, extending... Read More



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View of the Mount by Wendy van der Vyver. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz