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Open day to discuss SH2 safety issues

Campaigners pushing for State Highway 2 north of Tauranga to become four lanes are holding an open day at Omokoroa No. 1 School this Sunday. The open day, running from 10am to 1.30pm, is about keeping momentum going and advising people on how to make... Read More

Bay needs certainty on TNL – Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the current Minister of Transport is “washing his hand hands of responsibility when it comes to the fate of key roading projects in NZ”. Todd, along with National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross,... Read More

Truck and car crash near Ngatea

A truck and car have collided on SH2 near Ngatea about 4pm this afternoon. Motorists are warned there may be delays as the road is cleared after an accident involving a small truck and red car. The accident happened at Mangatarata, south of the Coromandel... Read More

Father and son motorsport champs

Terry and Blake Corin share a passion for racing – and are proof talent runs in the family. Both father and son have claimed major national wins this year in motorsport and kartsport competitions. In January, Terry placed first in the Super Saloon... Read More

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



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Lest we forget, Mt Maunganui. Photo: Cherry Fowles.

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