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Compensation over sulphuric fuel

Hundreds of car owners left with empty tanks after being given low-quality petrol will be in line for compensation. Some batches of 91 and 95 petrol sold by BP, Z Energy and Mobil between late November and mid-December last year had elevated sulphur... Read More

SH25 repairs to be completed by March

Coromandel's State Highway 25 expected to be back to two lanes early this year according to NZTA. The damage along State Highway 25 between Thames and Manaia has now been assessed and the Transport Agency has developed a programme which aims to... Read More

Three sets of traffic lights out on SH25

UPDATE: Three sets of temporary  traffic lights are out after an incident earlier this morning. Police were notified by a traffic control coordinator at around 6.30am that three sets of temporary traffic lights covering a 30km stretch of road... Read More

Review on traffic and speed in Whakatane

Tighter restrictions on heavy vehicles parking and travelling through urban areas in the Whakatane region are some of many key changes being proposed by council. The changes are part of a proposal to introduce a new Traffic and Speeds Bylaw and to also... Read More

CBD gas leak stopped

A gas leak that resulted in some CBD streets blocked to traffic, and reversed traffic flows down one way streets, has been stopped. The gas leak was from an underground gas pipe on the corner of The Strand and Hamilton Street. First Gas has fixed it.... Read More

Bayfair to Baypark preparation work

Preliminary works on the $120m Bayfair to Baypark project will continue mostly at night next week, with traffic delays expected from Sunday evening. Contractors are scheduled to remove large trees opposite 759 Maunganui Road which are currently in the... Read More

Call for Katikati bypass to stand alone

Katikati Community Board chair Jenny Hobbs says the community doesn't want the Katikati bypass to get “tangled up” in a debate about roading needs for the wider region. Her comments follow a petition launched by Bay of Plenty MP Todd... Read More

Half car, half couch goes up for auction

It's probably best suited to a petrol head, a Ford fanatic or someone with a unique taste in furnishings. It's the butt of a Mark 3 Zephyr, which has been fashioned into a couch. It's been sitting in the corner of the smoko room at... Read More

Controversy over speedway race

There are behind the scenes questions being asked about the shut-down of the New Zealand Super Saloon speedway championships on Saturday night, just before the finish of the meeting's last race – the championship decider. Racing was stopped... Read More

Road repair focused on ‘priority sites’

The New Zealand Transport Agency says repairs to the Thames Coast Road/State Highway 25 are in full swing, with the focus on prioritising sites and minimising inconvenience to motorists and residents. "Repair work is progressing well," says the NZTA... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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