Heavy rain delays Waioeka Gorge works

Work to re-open the section of State Highway 2 affected by a slip in the Waioeka Gorge has been delayed due to heavy rain on Sunday. NZTA Regional Transport System Manager Rob Campbell expects work on the gorge won’t be completed until Wednesday...... Read More

Waioeka Gorge closure due to weather conditions

The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne, SH2, as severe weather may mean the Waioeka Gorge will close today at 3pm as a safety precaution. Transport Agency Regional Transport...... Read More

Trials at SH29a Maungatapu roundabout

A 10-day trial will be carried out for people using SH29A travelling to the city from Te Maunga/Baypark via the Maungatapu roundabout, from next Thursday. As part of the Maungatapu underpass project, the New Zealand Transport Agency, alongside Tauranga...... Read More

Waioeka Gorge re-opens 24/7 from early next week

The NZTA says it’s working to re-open the section of State Highway 2 affected by a slip in the Waioeka Gorge 24hrs a day from Tuesday next week. Transport Agency Regional Transport System Manager, Rob Campbell thanks motorists for their patience,...... Read More

Hairini bus lane cops flack

Residents are venting their frustrations over a new dedicated bus lane in Hairini. The Hairini St and Turret Road bus lane opened Friday July 6, allowing buses to take an uninterrupted trip down Hairini Street and onto the causeway toward the Turret...... Read More

Weather conditions to close Waioeka Gorge

The NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne on State Highway 2 as heavy rain in the forecast hits the area. The forecast will likely require the closure of the road through the Waioeka...... Read More

Hairini bus lane opens tomorrow

A new dedicated city-bound bus lane from Hairini Street onto the Hairini causeway will be operational from tomorrow morning. The new bus lane will allow buses to take an uninterrupted trip from Hairini Street onto the causeway toward the Hairini bridge...... Read More

Tyre tread depths an issue for Kawerau vehicles

Kawerau drivers have taken part in a free Winter Pit Stop event to raise the awareness of checking vehicles to ensure safety for winter driving conditions.  The regional community event was run by the Eastern Bay Road Safety program and took...... Read More

CBD parking fees to increase

Parking in Tauranga’s CBD will cost a few more coins from this week on, with rates increasing from tomorrow. The changes mean it will now cost $11 per day for early bird parking in any carpark building in the CBD, and a total of $7 to park in...... Read More

Waioeka Gorge reopen during daylight hours

State Highway 2 through the Waioeka Gorge will reopen to motorists at midday, opening from 7.30am – 5pm, during daylight hours. New Zealand Transport Agency says the road will initially open to a single lane during daylight hours at the slip...... Read More




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