Police name Whakatane crash victim

Police can now release the name of the person who died in a single-vehicle crash in Whakatane. Johnathan Teira Eparaima of Nukuhou died following a crash on Sunday morning. "Police extend their sympathies to the 27-year-old's family at this...... Read More

Police car involved in Mount crash

UPDATED 2.15PM: A total of five vehicles, including one police car, have been involved in two crashes in the Mount Maunganui area this afternoon. The first crash happened on Maunganui Road at 1.15pm. “Three cars were involved in the crash and...... Read More

Car crashes into tree in Thames

A woman in her 70s has been seriously injured after the car she was driving crashed with a tree in Thames. Emergency services were called to the crash near the intersection of Parawai Rd and The Booms Ave around 6pm. Fire and Emergency northern...... Read More

Car crashes into wall on TEL

UPDATED 8.05AM: Emergency services are at the scene of a crash where a car has hit a wall on the Tauranga Eastern Link. A police media spokesperson says a car has hit a wall on the southbound part of SH2. They received reports of the crash at 7.50am. "There...... Read More

Traffic gridlock warning if project moved forward

Tauranga City Councillors have been warned the city could face mass gridlock if they go ahead with the $6.8 million four laning of 15th Ave before the Baypark to Bayfair link is completed. The council proposes widening 15th Ave from Grace Road to Burrows...... Read More

One dead in crash near Whakatane

One person has died following the crash on Taneatua Road, Whakatane, which occurred at around 10.15am today. Police are still working to formally identify the man and inform next of kin. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash...... Read More

Road closed after serious crash

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Taneatua Road, south of Whakatane, which occurred at around 10.15am. It is believed there was only one vehicle involved in the crash, and no information is available as yet on how many people...... Read More

City centre roadworks continue

Spring Street remains impassable between Durham and Grey Streets this weekend as work continues on upgrading the wastewater system. The city council’s weekly bulletin warns there may be other repairs to localised wastewater pipeline sections...... Read More

Life after the crash

Chickens, geese, cats, dogs, goats, horses and a one-year-old pig named Pickles… all manner of animals can be found at the home of Chris Welch and Lisa Charman. “Most of them are rescue animals,” says Chris, before rattling off a...... Read More

Pedestrian recovering after Mount crash

  An elderly woman is recovering from moderate injuries, following a crash in Mount Maunganui.   Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the incident happened on Wednesday at about 1.30pm at...... Read More

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Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

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