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Rolling out posties' new wheels

Tauranga residents will be the first to witness New Zealand Post's new electric delivery vehicles in operation, when driver training begins next week. The four-wheeled vehicles will be used for the combined delivery of parcels and mail in residential... Read More

TEL speed limit to increase to 110km/h

  The Tauranga Eastern Link is one of two highways motorists will be able to do 110km/h on. In an announcement made today, Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe says faster speed limits will initially be rolled out to the Tauranga Eastern Link,... Read More

One person dead in crash near Tirau

Police have confirmed that one person is dead, and two people are in a critical condition at a crash on SH1, Piarere. The Serious Crash Unit are in attendance and investigating and the road will be closed for some time. NZTA advise motorists to delay... Read More

Athenree Gorge open, but slow

The Athenree Gorge is open following this mornings' fatal collision between a fuel tanker and a car, but speed restrictions will remain in place until tomorrow. A petrol tanker and a car collided on SH2 near the intersection of Mathers Road, just... Read More

$20m to bring commuter rail to Tauranga

In her first visit to Tauranga since becoming Labour Party leader, Jacinda Ardern has already had more of an impact than her predecessor – drawing bigger crowds and a better response. Around two or three hundred people gathered at the Edgewater... Read More

New roads to benefit the Bay of Plenty

The government has announced new ‘Roads of National Significance' that will cost $10.5 billion to build – among them the Tauranga-Katikati section of State Highway 2. Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the infrastructure investment ‘will... Read More

Car system stuffs up transport system

Up to 65 young, quality truck driving graduates come off the production line in Tauranga each year but far too few to satisfy the needs of the road freight transport industry. “We are just meeting our area needs,” says Dean Colville of Toi... Read More

Passenger rail service for Tauranga?

The Green Party has announced it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, if it is in government.  The passenger rail service will be based on the concept released by Greater Auckland, and would... Read More

UPDATE: Serious crash in Te Puke

At 6.05pm tonight a vehicle travelling on Jelicoe Street in Te Puke has left the road and collided with a large tree.  Stuff is reporting that a northern fire communications spokesperson confirmed one person had died... Read More

Real-time bus tracking for better travel

Rotorua bus users can now approach their journeys with greater confidence and certainty due to recent technical enhancements to the real-time bus tracking technology on the Cityride eke-taone bus fleet. TrackABus technology allows anyone to view the... Read More



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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

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