Diesel spill at Mount shopping centre

Emergency services are dealing with a large diesel spill at Central Parade shopping centre on Maunganui Road. Firefighters and police are at the scene directing traffic away from the 200-300 spill while they await council roading contractors to arrive... Read More

Bethlehem road clear after truck rolls

Roads are now free flowing after a logging truck rolled on the western roundabout in Bethlehem, causing traffic chaos earlier today. Police says a number of logs rolled across the westbound side of the highway, between Moffat Rd and Parau Drive at about... Read More

Logging truck rolls in Bethlehem

A logging truck has rolled on the western roundabout at Bethlehem at Te Paeroa Road. A media statement released by police says emergency services are on SH2, Bethlehem, where a logging truck trailer has reportedly tipped. "A number of logs are said to... Read More

Pekatahi Bridge to close for final seal

The Pekatahi Bridge on State Highway 2 in Eastern Bay of Plenty is to close for around five days as part of the re-decking project. The permanent seal on the bridge deck is expected to be laid from Friday 23 February and will be finished by the evening... Read More

Three hour parking limit to be enforced

Vehicles parking in the central shopping in downtown Tauranga from March 18 will have a three hour time limit in any one place. The decision, which goes against the Tauranga Council staff advice, was made at this week's city council meeting. “The... Read More

Visiting motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist visiting New Zealand from Australia has been killed in a crash in the Waikato. The 51-year-old, who is originally from New Zealand, died after crashing off the road and into a farm fence on Mahuta Road near SH25, Mangatarata. Emergency... Read More

Caution needed at rural train crossings

Motorists are being warned to take caution when driving near train tracks, after a train and car crash on Kairua Road. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says no one was injured in last night's crash. “Police... Read More

Two car crash reported on SH29

Reports are coming in of a two car crash on State Highway 29, in the Lower Kaimai area. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the crash is blocking the eastbound lane of the highway. "Two cars have crashed and there is debris all over the road.  "Traffic... Read More

VIDEO: Firefighters block off Dickson Rd

A section of Dickson Road is closed in Papamoa as firefighters deal with a situation. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the road is closed between Douglas and Alexander Ave. "I'm not sure what the fire guys are doing but Powerco is... Read More

Tauranga parking move goes to vote

A decision on whether to limit city parking to three hours goes to the vote in council today. It's a hang-over from the December 19 Council meeting, where Councillors resolved to consult the public about introducing maximum three hour time parking... Read More



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Hairy Maclary and his friends at dusk. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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