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UPDATE 6.15pm: SunLive's readers are reporting numerous road hazards as heavy rain lashes the region. Police are urging drivers to stay off the roads amidst multiple closures and delays. Major potholes have developed in the northbound passing lane...

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Reporoa motocross rider Hadleigh Knight is one of two riders named by Husqvarna for its team taking on the New Zealand Motocross Championships this summer. The 19-year-old will race one of the 2017-model two-stroke Husqvarna TC250 bikes in the MX2 (250cc)...

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Electric vehicle owners are gaining in numbers and begining to appear in groups at public events, after years of being treated like vegetarians at a barbecue,  About 20 electric vehicle owner/drivers turned up at Bayfair on Saturday as part of the...

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It's been one of Tauranga's most controversial roads and now Winston Peters is calling for the tolls on Route K to be axed. The New Zealand First leader wants a complete overhaul of the Tauranga transport network as well as an investigation...

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He's the Minister of Energy and Resources, the Minister of Transport, and probably the country's pre-eminent EV devotee. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges he will be right in his element when he fronts up at Bayfair for one of several Tauranga events...

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UPDATED: Two toddlers are in a critical condition after being struck by vehicle on a 100km/h road the Bay of Plenty. A woman was pushing a stroller with two children on board when all three pedestrians were struck by an SUV towing a trailer on Otamarakau...

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Tourists attempting to leave the country with unpaid freedom camping fines will now find it harder to escape. A partnership between Thames Coromandel District Council and select campervan rental companies aims to prevent ‘camp and run' incidents,...

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With Tauranga set to be the first New Zealand city to see an autonomous car in action in November, how long will it be until we see a self-driving truck on the road? This week European vehicle manufacturer Volvo unveiled the world's first fully...

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The long-threatened moment has finally come for Te Puna Memorial Hall, with demolition beginning on September 18 to pave the way for a new roundabout. The Te Puna community has explored the issue of preserving their past in some depth, but after a lengthy...

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Tauranga will be the first city in New Zealand to see an autonomous vehicle in action. Volvo and the New Zealand Traffic Institute (Trafinz) aim to demonstrate the technology in November, as part of the national Trafinz transport conference, says Transport...

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