Motorists to plan travels ahead of Labour Weekend

Motorists heading away this weekend are being urged to plan ahead, expect delays and exercise patience to ensure a safe journey this Labour Weekend. Traffic on a number of roads in the Bay of Plenty area is expected to be heavy and NZ Transport Agency...... Read More

SH2 open after serious crash

UPDATED 1.25PM: State Highway 2, near Waihi, is now open. The road was closed for a couple of hours following a three car crash outside Waimata School. A police spokepserson says two of the vehicles needed to be towed from the scene. It's unclear...... Read More

Wanted man leads Police on multi-modal chase

A 37-year-old Tauranga man who led Police on a chase across Mount Maunganui has been arrested. Police were called to MacDonald Street about 10.30am with a report of a suspicious vehicle and a man leaving it in a hurry. The man was returning to the...... Read More

Multiple injuries reported in SH2 crash

UPDATED 9.55AM: State Highway 2 is blocked following a serious crash near Opotiki. Emergency services were called to the crash on Waiotahe Beach Road, just before 9.30am. "Police received a report of a collision involving a truck and another...... Read More

One vehicle accident in Waihi Beach

Emergency services has been responding to a one vehicle crash on Waihi Beach Road. Police, Ambulance and Fire all attended the crash about 500 meters from Wilsons Road in Waihi Beach, at 4.45pm. A police spokesperson says there were four people...... Read More

BOP offenders hit with combined 40-year sentence

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are pleased with the prosecution of 23 people following a "violent incident" in Whakatane last year. The investigation, which followed a violent incident in Whakatane in January 2017, saw 25 people arrested...... Read More

Large traffic delays on SH2

UPDATED 2.37PM: A vehicle hitting a barrier on State Highway 2 is being attributed as the cause of major traffic delays this afternoon. Police were called to the single-vehicle crash on the highway between Tauranga and Bethlehem just after 1.30pm. A...... Read More

State Highway 2 crash victim named

Police have released the name of the man who died following a crash on State Highway 2, near Matata, on Monday. Matata man Nigel Laurence Ihaia died after the vehicle he was driving crashed on the highway around 4.20pm Police say the crash...... Read More

Investigation ongoing after SH2 fatal crash

The cause of the crash that closed State Highway 2 on Monday afternoon is still being investigated. Emergency Services were called to Burt Road in Matata at 4.24pm, after a vehicle crashed into a power pole. A police spokesperson says the deceased...... Read More

Car crashes into traffic lights

A car has crashed into a traffic light pole on Cameron Road. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says police are off with a vehicle on the corner of Cameron Road and 23rd Ave. "It looks like a traffic light post is down....... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely