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Cracks in towbars, safety alerts issued

Cracks that could cause crashes have been found in the towbars and connections of some of the largest truck-trailers on New Zealand's roads. One trailer came off entirely and hit a bank, another almost came loose and in a third case, the driver... Read More

Changes to Mount bus timetables

Increased traffic congestion around Bayfair has resulted in some Schoolhopper services arriving late at Mount Maunganui Intermediate and Mount Maunganui College.  To fix this problem Baybus have made alterations to some routes and timings beginning... Read More

Diesel spill at Mount shopping centre

Emergency services are dealing with a large diesel spill at Central Parade shopping centre on Maunganui Road. Firefighters and police are at the scene directing traffic away from the 200-300 spill while they await council roading contractors to arrive... Read More

Logging truck rolls in Bethlehem

A logging truck has rolled on the western roundabout at Bethlehem at Te Paeroa Road. A media statement released by police says emergency services are on SH2, Bethlehem, where a logging truck trailer has reportedly tipped. "A number of logs are said to... Read More

Car rolls at Aongatete

  Emergency services were called to a crash at Aongatete on SH2 just before 6pm this evening, where a car rolled near Lund road by the golf club. SunLive understands the person in the car was not seriously injured.       Read More

A car yard, a grass verge or both?

They're impromptu car yards – pop-up car yards – and they're happening on grass verges at various strategic spots around town. They're the work of private car sellers seeking maximum exposure for their vehicles, with little... Read More

Turret Rd cliff erosion under control

Ongoing cliff erosion near Turret Road is believed pose a minimal risk to motorists, according to latest observations by Tauranga City Council. The erosion is currently affecting a bank near Turret Road, about 50m from SH2a. TCC transportation manager... Read More

Hometown hero takes first D1NZ win

Team DMNZ drifter Drew Donovan took a seemingly unlikely win on his return to the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship at this home round in Tauranga. Having qualified 18th on Friday, Donovan battled through the order and managed to take out... Read More

Convoy of Volkswagens

Sun, sand, surf and Volkswagen's are on the menu for many locals this weekend. Run to the Sun is an event for all Volkswagen lovers, and like last year, hopes to bring hundreds of adoring fans to the Mount. Now a three day event, more than 50 'dubstar'... Read More

Drifting action heats up at Baypark

A loud and exciting weekend is on the cards as theLink ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship returns to the region for another year. The two-day event promises an action-packed spectacle for crowds with the D1NZ National Drifting Championship, New... Read More



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