Car hits barrier near Chapel St

Mechanical difficulties are described as being the reason behind a crash near Chapel St. A witness at the scene says it happened just before 10am. "A car has hit the barrier at the intersection near the set of lights" She says the driver...... Read More

Breakdown blocking lane of Takitimu Drive

Police are currently at the scene of a breakdown on Takitimu Drive. A car missing a wheel is believed to be blocking one of the south-bound lanes between Elizabeth Street and the Waihi Road off-ramp. A police spokesperson says traffic is heavy in...... Read More

Community concerns help shape BOP roads

Community concerns about the priority given to a number of significant roading projects in the Bay of Plenty are being heard across regional and national levels. The roads at the centre of debate include State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa,...... Read More

Car hits house near Gate Pa

UPDATE - 12pm: A driver has sustained serious injuries after hitting a building on Cameron Rd. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened at about 11.30am. "A car has collided with a show home at the intersection of Cameron Road...... Read More

Police search for male driver involved in pursuit

Police are trying to locate a male driver following a police pursuit near Bethlehem. A police media spokesperson says the vehicle involved was seen speeding on Carmichael Road just after 7am. “The vehicle failed to stop for police...... Read More

Cars collide at busy intersection

Traffic at one of Tauranga's busiest intersections was impeded for a time this morning, following a motor vehicle accident. Police were called to a two car collision at the intersection of Cameron Road and Eleventh Avenue at around 11.45am. Cameron...... Read More

Car crashes down bank in Te Puna

A vehicle has crashed down a bank in Te Puna. Emergency services were called to the crash on Minden Road at 7.40pm. A police spokesperson says the crash is located near Elliot Way. "An ambulance was declined, so it looks like no injuries...... Read More

One injured in two-truck crash

UPDATE - 11am: One person has sustained moderate injuries following a crash on Takitimu Drive. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just after 10am. “We were alerted to a two-truck crash at around 10.10am, at the intersection...... Read More

Power pole still standing in Welcome Bay crash

No one is injured after a car struck a pole in Welcome Bay. A police media spokesperson says a crash between the car and a powerpole happened just after 8pm. “This happened on Welcome Bay Road outside Welcome Bay Fish and Chips. Police were...... Read More

Te Puke man killed on Takitimu Drive

The man who died after being hit by a truck on Takitimu Drive earlier this week was from Te Puke. Forty-one-year-old Glenn Andrew Mcrae died when he was hit by a truck while walking around the expressway, near the 15th Ave overpass, on Tuesday morning. Police...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.