Man faces charges after Tauranga police chase

UPDATED 1.50PM: A male is facing multiple charges after fleeing police this afternoon. Police attempted to stop a vehicle, but failed to do so at around 12.25pm. A police spokesperson says it fled but was stopped after spikes were deployed. “A...... Read More

More changes for motorists travelling on SH2

Motorists travelling near Bayfair will see some changes this week. The New Zealand Transport Agency says SH2 city-bound traffic will be moved onto a new section of road. “From today, traffic heading towards Papamoa will be moved onto the old...... Read More

BOP highway closed to recover crashed truck

State Highway 2 will be closed for about 3-4 hours to recover a truck that went into the river in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The NZTA says the highway will be closed from 9.30am onwards to allow for the vehicle recovery. “The official detour...... Read More

Second crash on SH29

Debris is scattered all over the road following another truck crash on State Highway 29 this morning. A police spokesperson says there has been a crash between a truck and car on the highway, near the Soliders Road intersection. "There are no...... Read More

Truck crash blocking highway lane

Motorists are being warned of slight delays following a truck crash on State Highway 29a. Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, which is near Poike Road. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a truck is blocking one lane of the...... Read More

Body recovered from BOP crash

A body has been recovered from the scene of a serious crash in Waiotahe, near Opotiki. Emergency services were advised around 11.10am on Monday, that a truck and trailer had gone off State Highway 2 and into a river near Toone and Ruatuna roads, says...... Read More

Dive squad called to BOP crash

The Police Dive Squad is being called to the Bay of Plenty after a truck crashed into a river. Police are still at the scene of a crash that occurred on State Highway 2 in Waiotahe near Opotiki earlier today. Police were notified that a truck was...... Read More

Boat blocking SH29

UPDATED 4.39PM: A boat has come off a trailer on State Highway 29. Emergency services were called to the scene near Soldiers Road at around 3.45pm. A police spokesperson says the boat came off a trailer being towed by a ute. "Police are in...... Read More

Truck crashes into BOP river

UPDATED 12.45PM: Motorists are being advised to avoid the State Highway 2, Waiotahe area if possible following a crash where a truck and trailer unit has gone into the water. The truck is still underwater and it is believed the driver is still inside....... Read More

Significant damage in two car crash

Two vehicles have sustained significant damage in crash in Bureta this morning. A SunLive reader took a photo of the crash, at the intersection of Bureta Road and Vale Street. The photo shows "significant' damage to the frontal part of both...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?