SH2 blocked after crash

A lane is blocked on State Highway 2, northbound of Bethlehem, following a crash this afternoon. Emergency services were called to SH2 near Wairoa Pa Road to a three vehicle accident at about 4.50pm. A police spokesperson says there are no injuries. "The...... Read More

Eight injured in two serious crashes

Eight people have been taken to hospital after two serious crashes within four kilometres of each other on Waikato highways.  The first crash happened at the intersection of State Highway 29 and Hopkins Rd around noon on Monday. Around...... Read More

Serious crash on State Highway 29

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash near Matamata on State Highway 29. The two-vehicle crash happened just after midday at the intersection with Hopkins Road. Indications are at this stage there are serious injuries, says a police...... Read More

Police warn of traffic delays along highway

Police are warning motorists to expect delays around Tauranga today. Road works are causing traffic disruption on State Highway 29a, says a police spokesperson. “The journey towards Tauranga, between Bay Park and Oropi, is taking close to an...... Read More

Major traffic delays in Ohauiti

Motorists in the Ohauiti area are reporting massive traffic delays this morning. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says she is currently stuck in traffic on Hollister Lane. "It has taken me 30 minutes to go 100m. "Nobody...... Read More

Paraglider killed in Mt Maunganui crash named

The man killed in a paraglider crash on Mt Mauganui has been named. Forty-eight-year-old Richard Leslie Marriner from Tauranga died following a crash near the summit on the eastern side of the Mount. "The paraglider landed about...... Read More

Crash near Hewletts Road flyover

UPDATED: One person is reported to have sustained moderate injuries following a crash near the Hewletts Road flyover. Emergency services were called to the crashed, near Aerodrom Road, at 6.07am. A police spokesperson says two cars were involved. "Ambulance...... Read More

Power pole down in Otumoetai

A power pole is down in Otumoetai this morning. Brinkley Road, near Grange Road, is blocked. A reporter at the scene says fire and police have blocked off the road. "The pole and line are completely blocking the road. There doesn't appear...... Read More

All parking free on Saturdays in the city centre

A one-year trial of free parking will begin in the Tauranga central business district, starting Saturday December 15. Tauranga City transformation chair Larry Baldock says this is a decision made with the community in mind, and an opportunity to encourage...... Read More

Barkes Corner traffic lights to go back on

The NZ Transport Agency is reintroducing roundabout metering on SH29A Barkes Corner roundabout next week, to improve peak traffic flow. Bay of Plenty Transport System Manager Rob Campbell said the main change is that the traffic lights will have amber...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week