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No matter where you're heading too this summer, if you're travelling by car or motorcycle take five minutes out to plan ahead. Given Kiwi's bad track record for vehicular fatalities over holiday periods the NZ Transport Authority have...

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Holidaymakers travelling between Coromandel, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty will be amongst the first to use a $3.5million roundabout completed this month. The NZ Transport Agency says the roundabout, which replaces the T-intersection where State Highway...

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Hewletts Road remains the best place to buy petrol in Tauranga city as Gull continues to ride down fuel prices. Gull service station on Hewletts Road is selling at $1.81.9, with Waitomo selling 91 at $1.82.9. Gull on Hewletts Road is the cheapest place...

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People who travel along State Highway 2 between Bethlehem and Waihi have until 5pm today to fill out a survey and share their thoughts on the route. The NZ Transport Agency is in the early stages of a project that aims to reduce the number of head-on...

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A beekeeper from Paihia is on what is believed to be the first trip from Cape Reigna to the Bluff and back in a production model 100 per cent electrical car. Craig Salmon stopped off in Tauranga today to charge both his and his car's batteries. Craig...

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Speed and fatigue are being found to be common causes of poor driving behaviour in the Bay of Plenty. Bay Police are receiving regular driving complaints about drivers travelling on State Highway 5, between Taupo and Rotorua. Bay of Plenty Police are...

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From 2015, Western Bay residents will have the chance to put their thinking caps on and come up with names for the former stretch of State Highway 2 into Te Puke. The road is set to become nameless when the Tauranga Eastern Link is complete. Western Bay...

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Tauranga fire fighters called to a car crash 16km up Pyes Pa Road last night arrived to find the 23-year-old driver being tended to by a team of first aiders on a training exercise. “They had been doing some training there and were looking after...

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A proposed new law that could lead to drivers being fined for not giving cyclists up to 1.5 metres of space while overtaking is being backed by a number of Bay of Plenty cycling organisations. Earlier this month the Cycling Safety Panel submitted its...

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Last week's wet weather postponed road works planned for the Tauranga Eastern Link, which are now scheduled to take place tonight. Night works are expected to take place on State Highway 2, between Te Maunga and Bruce Road at the Mangatawa interchange...

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