Hospitality spending rises as petrol prices drop

Drivers spent less on fuel in November as pump prices eased off record highs, Stats NZ says today. The biggest monthly drop in fuel spending in a decade coincided with people spending more at department stores, bars, cafés, and restaurants. This...... Read More

State Highway 29a road closure this weekend

A section of State Highway 29a will be closed this Friday. The NZ Transport Agency says the highway between the Baypark and Te Maunga roundabouts will be closed from 8pm Friday to 4am on Monday. This is part of the Baypark to Bayfair (Bay...... Read More

No one injured after nose-to-tail on SH2

No one was injured in a three vehicle crash that happened on State Highway two yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the nose-to-tail accident that happened near Wairoa Pa Road just before 5pm. Traffic was already heavy at the time,...... Read More

TCC looking at dedicated bus lanes on Cameron Rd

To help manage traffic congestion as Tauranga continues to grow, the city council is looking at ways to make it easier for more people to travel by bus, biking or walking. TCC Transport Committee has unanimously agreed to proceed with investigations...... Read More

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

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