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International motocross fame at stake

There is perhaps no better launch-pad for young Kiwi racers hoping to achieve international motocross fame and fortune than the New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships, and this weekend should be no exception. It will be all about young racers stepping... Read More

Bright future for Hauraki District

The future looks brighter than ever for Hauraki District thanks to a funding boost from the New Zealand Transport Agency. Over the next few months most street lights in the district will be converted to new state-of-the-art LED lights. Exceptions include... Read More

New tolling interchanges for TEL

Tolling points at two new interchanges are being planned for the Tauranga Eastern Link. The New Zealand Transport Agency says the new tolling points have been proposed for the Papamoa East Interchange. NZTA's principal transport planner Mark Haseley... Read More

Questions about SH29A’s new chip seal

Diamond Head residents are preparing to join forces to complain about the noisy new chip seal on SH29A. Diamond Head is a cul de sac on the spur between Poike and Welcome Bay overlooking the highway. Since the new chip seal was laid last week road noise... Read More

Brand new Beemer for Jack

Jack van der Meer was going to ride his new bike home from Totara Street in Mount Maunganui where he picked up his prize from Mount Motorcycles, to Otumoetai – the long way round. With a 350km range in the tank of the Brand new BMW F800GT, the... Read More

Heartfelt submissions for transport plan

Personal and heartfelt stories were amongst more than 150 submissions verbally delivered to a hearing panel in Tauranga this week in relation to the draft Regional Land Transport Plan. The draft Plan outlines an initial prioritised list of 35 transport... Read More

Quick re-paint called for

Tauranga City Council staff are ‘following up with the contractor' after a quick re-paint was required in Otumoetai Road on Wednesday. SunLive was sent a photo and video of the new double yellow lines guiding traffic straight onto the centre... Read More

Hopping on the Bayhopper

Yesterday morning I decided to catch a Bayhopper bus from Maunganui Road to The Strand. I used to work in a medical laboratory in Newtown, Wellington, and daily commuted from Silverstream, Upper Hutt by train into the city, then bus out to Newtown, taking... Read More

Use the port gold to fix highways

Using the wealth of the Port of Tauranga shareholding to jump start urgently needed work on SH2 and the Tauranga Northern Link, is being suggested by Tauranga City Councillor Larry Baldock. In his submission today on the proposed Bay of Plenty Land Transport... Read More

Molasses spill in Tauriko

Motorists in Tauranga are being advised to avoid Taurikura Drive roundabout area due to a molasses spill. Police and Fire were notified just after 3pm. Contractors are at the scene and are working to clean it up, however, this is expected to take... Read More



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Waterworld. Photo: Ron Webber.

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