Woman seriously injured in Desert Road crash

A woman is in Waikato Hospital after being seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on the Desert Road. The woman was flown to hospital around 5.30am. Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Craig Dally says the car the woman was...... Read More

Two separate crashes on SH2

Emergency services are attending to crashes on State Highway 2, north of Tauranga. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE says two cars have crashed head-on at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Munro Road, near Whakamarama. The caller says emergency services...... Read More

Better solutions sought for Hairini Link

The Hairini Link and Mangatapu Underpass - the $45 million dollar, much-heralded and much-awaited answer to Welcome Bay transport issues - is drawing fire from residents, users and politicians alike. When it was opened in June, the transport project...... Read More

Driver in custody following Welcome Bay pursuit

One man is in custody following a pursuit which led police on a chase throughout Welcome Bay and along the Tauranga Eastern Link. A police media spokesperson says the pursuit was initiated when the driver of a stolen vehicle failed to stop for police...... Read More

Hole forms in Western Bay of Plenty road

A temporary culvert is being installed in a Western Bay of Plenty road after a large hole formed. A Bell Road resident sent in photos of the hole, which shows the tarseal had collapsed. The hole in the road only developed on Tuesday afternoon, says...... Read More

Three car pile-up near Tauranga Harbour Bridge

One person has minor injuries and traffic is backed up near Tauranga Harbour Bridge following a three car crash. A police media spokesperson says one person sustained minor injuries during the crash. "Southbound traffic was building up however...... Read More

Delays expected on SH25 following crash

People travelling in the Thames area are being asked to expect delays following a crash. The NZTA says there is a crash on State Highway 25a, on the section of road that stretches from Kopu to Hikuai. “A crash has stop/go traffic management...... Read More

Cyclist escapes injuries after being hit by car

No one has been injured following a crash between a car and a cyclist. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just before 12pm on Tuesday. “We were alerted to a report of a crash between a car and cyclist at about 11.40am. “This...... Read More

Gorge to remain one lane while rain expected

Work is continuing to clear the slip in the Waimana Gorge in eastern Bay of Plenty but the road will need to stay partially closed. The road closed Sunday night after heavy rain and opened to one lane yesterday afternoon, says The NZ Transport Agency. NZTA...... Read More

Road clear following power pole crash

A Bay of Plenty road has been re-opened following a crash which brought down powerlines. Emergency services were called to the crash on Te Ngae Road, Rotorua, around 10am. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says police had a road block in place...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.