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New drink drive laws halving the current alcohol driving limits will come in play on December 1. Under the new law the breath alcohol limit drops from 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath to 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre breath. Police...

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UPDATE: Motorists are being advised to avoid using State Highway 2, between Te Maunga and Domain Road, as police deal with a three-car crash. Police were called to the crash at around 8.30am. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant...

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Police are investigating the cause of the three car nose-to-tail crash which delayed rush hour traffic on Hewletts Road yesterday. Three cars crashed at the beginning of the Hewletts Road flyover at around  5pm. A crash on the Hewletts Road flyover...

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New Zealand's first weather-activated speed sign system will soon be trialled on State Highway 29 through the Kaimai Ranges – a stretch of road deemed to be high-risk. The two-year trial is due to start in the middle of this month and will...

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The 62 year old driver who died as a result of a motor vehicle crash in Ohope on Friday October 10, was Gale Hine Williams, late of Opape, Toatoa. Police enquiries into the cause of the single vehicle crash are continuing. Gale died on Pohutukawa Avenue,...

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A Mount Maunganui man is facing charges of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified following a two car crash south of Katikati overnight. Police say the 33-year-old man was the driver of a car which crashed into the back of another vehicle on...

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A Te Puke mother has accused Bay Buses of cutting the township “off the face of the earth” after her 12-year-old daughter was left standing at a bus stop for an hour-and-a-half. Te Puke Backpackers manager Tracey Wallace-Hutchins says the...

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A 67-year-old man critically injured in a fatal car crash in Ngongotaha yesterday has died. The man was transported to Waikato Hospital after being involved in the two car head-on crash on State Highway 36 (Hamurana Road), near Leonard Road about 2pm. A...

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A 67-year-old man is in Waikato Hospital in a critical condition following a fatal two car head-on crash on State Highway 36 (Hamurana Road). A Tauranga couple sustained moderate injuries in the crash which saw the stretch of highway closed for around...

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Rumours a driving test introduced two years ago are causing people to fail are being quashed by the NZ Transport Agency. The NZTA sets the standard for all driving tests and introduced new class 1 (car) restricted and full driver licence tests on February...

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