One critically injured in SH27 crash

One person has been critically injured following a crash on State Highway 27, north of Matamata. The emergency services are responding to the crash at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Kereone Road after being alerted at around 11.35am today. A...... Read More

Blessing to take place on Matata Straights

A partial road closure will be in place along the Matata Straights this Thursday March 21. More than 150 family members of the three workers who were killed in a worksite accident on the Matata Straights three weeks ago, along with some Higgins Group...... Read More

Te Maunga Rail Crossing to be closed this weekend

The NZTA are advising motorist that there could be delays on State Highway 29a and SH2 following planned road works at the rail crossing by Baypark. The road closure is set to take place this weekend with the section of the road being shut at 9pm...... Read More

SH36 re-opens under stop/go

State Highway 36 is now open following a logging truck crash yesterday afternoon. The crash happened on the Tauranga side of the Oropi Gorge. The NZTA says the road is now open but is under stop/go management between Hamurana and Pyes Pa to allow...... Read More

Record participation in Aotearoa Bike Challenge

This year’s Aotearoa Bike Challenge has encouraged thousands more New Zealanders to cycle, with more than 22,000 people from over 1,900 organisations taking part, including over 4,700 new riders. Workplaces across the country were encouraged...... Read More

Karangahake Gorge night works to continue

  Karangahake Gorge on State Highway 2, is set to be closed once again for continued asphalt resurfacing.   The NZTA say the overnight closures will again occur next week, from 8pm until 5am on Monday March 18, Tuesday March 19 and Wednesday...... Read More

No one injured in Kaimai car fire

Police received reports of a car on fire on SH29 close to Soldiers Road and Valley View Road, Lower Kaimai, around 7pm on Saturday. The occupant was out of the vehicle and uninjured. FENZ were also notified. A motorist at the scene reported that...... Read More

One person injured in intersection crash

Police received reports of the crash at the intersection of SH29 and Welcome Bay Road, Hairini, around 6.20pm on Saturday. A ute reportedly rolled. One person received minor injuries and was taken to hospital. The road was briefly blocked but is...... Read More

Car on fire on Kaimai Range

A car is on fire on SH29 in the Kaimai Range. A motorist reported to SunLive that the incident happened about 7.15pm on Saturday night, near the Old Kaimai Rd. "The car was heading towards Hamilton, and had caught on fire. Police and a fire...... Read More

Ute crash at Welcome Bay roundabout

Update:  Police received reports of a crash at the intersection of SH29 and Welcome Bay Road, Hairini, around 6.20pm on Saturday. A ute reportedly rolled. One person received minor injuries and was taken to hospital. The road was briefly blocked...... Read More

EVolocity is backing the Bay

Three students from Papamoa College have earned ‘bragging rights’ after becoming the fastest team to convert a standard mountain bike into an electric bike. Several groups at last Friday’s launch of the EVolocity programme into the...... Read More

Tauranga road closures this weekend

Two major events will be taking place this weekend, which means road closures will be in place. On Saturday March 16, the Greerton Village Vintage, Retro and Steampunk Fayre is being held. Chadwick Road, from Cameron Road to Greerton Road, will...... Read More

Child locked in car at Papamoa shopping centre

A child has been locked in a car at a shoppping centre in Papamoa. A police spokesperson says they are making enquiries into the incident. “Police were called to a Gravatt Road, Papamoa commercial address about 10.40am following a report of...... Read More

Green light for recreational use of Waihī Estuary

One of two health warnings issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina (Little Waihī), has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Dr Jim Miller says the August warning, advising the public to avoid recreational contact with the estuary water...... Read More

One arrested following police pursuit

One person has been arrested following a police operation that stretched from Tauranga to Hinuera. Police located a car believed to be driven by an offender who had several warrants to arrest on Cameron Road in Tauranga at 2.40pm. A police spokesperson...... Read More