MPs trade blows over four-lane highway

‘Weak’ is the word Phil Twyford has used to described a petition delivered to parliament calling on the Government to commit a continuous four-lane highway stretching from Tauranga to Katikati. “National spent nine years neglecting...... Read More

Countdown to Maungatapu underpass opening

The Maungatapu underpass project will reach a major milestone when the underpass opens to traffic this month. Its official open date is Friday June 22. The 120m-long underpass is a two-lane link underneath the Maungatapu roundabout. A temporary 50km/h...... Read More

Caved in road to remain closed for several days

A road in Waihi will remain closed for several days after a large tomo, which caved in underneath the road last night, leaving a hole about 1.8m wide at the surface and extending 4m - 5m deep under the road. The tomo was discovered by a local contractor...... Read More

Bay councils consider fuel tax

Three Bay of Plenty councils are among 14 throughout the country who are considering regional fuel taxes similar to the 11.5 cent per litre one in Auckland. Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Council have...... Read More

Community concerns help shape BOP roads

Community concerns about the priority given to a number of significant roading projects in the Bay of Plenty are being heard across regional and national levels. The roads at the centre of debate include State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa,...... Read More

Bayfair bus stop closure

The bus stop at Bayfair Shopping Centre will close on Wednesday. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council says the closure will affect numerous Bayhopper routes as well as services to and from Rotorua, Whakatāne and Te Puke. The new Farm St interchange...... Read More

Seal spotted on Takitimu Drive

How did the seal safely cross the road? Because many people stopped to let it waddle by. Regular commuters of Takitimu Drive may have spotted a fur seal trying to cross the road, near the new walking bridge this afternoon. A SunLive reader says several...... Read More

New speed camera to improve safety on roads

A new safe speed camera will start operating next week in Bay of Plenty in an effort to ensure safe speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. SH2 in Pukehina is among 33 locations across the country where new digital cameras are being installed...... Read More

Misconceptions about electric vehicles

They’re expensive! They’ve got no power! There’s nowhere to charge them! These are just a few of the misconceptions Mike Sheaff has encountered when talking about electric vehicles. But the general manager of Sheaff Vehicles in Mount...... Read More

City centre roadworks continue

Spring Street remains impassable between Durham and Grey Streets this weekend as work continues on upgrading the wastewater system. The city council’s weekly bulletin warns there may be other repairs to localised wastewater pipeline sections...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.