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James finishes the job for drift team

  Pro-Sport Series outfit Central Drift Team have come away from the opening round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship on top.  The Central Equipment Movers and AUTOSERVE backed drifters Taylor James and Ra Heyder dominated proceedings... Read More

Whakamarama fatal crash victim named

The name of the man who died in a two car crash in Whakamarama on Sunday has been released by Western Bay of Plenty police. Road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter confirms the man as 27-year-old Daniel William Thompson from Katikati. Daniel... Read More

Council: Brookfield lights fault fixed

A blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it, the ongoing fault with the Brookfield lights this week is being praised by some local residents, who say traffic through the roundabout/traffic lights system is much smoother when the lights are... Read More

Cycle underpass diversion opens

City-bound traffic from Maungatapu will be taking a little extra diversion coming down the hill from the roundabout over the next month or so. The diversion is in place until March, while a pedestrian and cycle underpass is installed to link the existing... Read More

Rees a young man in a hurry

To see Bay of Plenty's Mitchell Rees race a motorcycle is to take a glimpse into the future. The 24-year-old Honda rider from Whakatane is starting out on only his second season of motorcycle road-racing and, despite his relative novice status,... Read More

Police tightening up on school drivers

Tauranga drivers are soon to be under the spotlight as police tighten up on speed around Western Bay of Plenty schools. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says a campaign is set to begin in the first week... Read More

Truck crash blocks highways

State Highway 29 is blocked at The Lakes rounabout truck's trailer has flipped on its side. Reports are that a trailer has flipped spilling coal onto the road. A reporter at the scene says two other vehicles are also involved in the crash and will... Read More

Distracted drivers lead to minor crashes

Driver distraction is believed to be the key cause behind a series of minor crashes around the region this weekend. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says four crashes were reported on Saturday. “On... Read More

Car crashed into power pole on Links Ave

Powerlines are blocking the road after a car crashed into a power pole on Links Ave, Mount Maunganui. Police were called to the scene at around 2.15pm where a car had crashed into a power pole on Links Ave between Golf Road and Ascot Rd. A police spokesperson... Read More

Campervan rolled on Hewletts Rd

A campervan has rolled on Hewletts Road blocking both lanes. Police received a report at around 11.30am that a campervan had rolled, blocking both lanes. Police and emergency services are currently at the scene. A police spokesperson says one person... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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