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Carpark sacrifice for cycle loop

A trial cycle loop around Mount Maunganui North has been given the go ahead by city councillors, subject to approval by residents. Councillors at the Transport Committee meeting on Monday recommended public feedback is sought on the options: A two way... Read More

Maungatapu Underpass to be connected

Work is to begin next week on connecting the Maungatapu Underpass project with the existing local roads. From April 16, there will be lane diversions, speed restrictions, unsealed surfaces, off peak and night works on Welcome Bay Road near Greenwood... Read More

Welcome Bay bus lane on hold

The bus lane proposed for Welcome Bay is on hold until the effects of the underpass on traffic are known. The suggestion is in line with a call from resident Alan Northcote who has been critical of the proposal for a 450m bus lane along a section of... Read More

Major repairs to cause road closures

Repairs to a major underslip on Galatea Road, 3.6km north of the Matahina Dam, will see the closure of the road until at least Tuesday April 24. The work is also expected to involve delays for motorists for the duration of the project. Works began on... Read More

Tips for young drivers on offer

Young drivers keen to practice their skills behind the wheel and tap into the knowledge of driving experts can sign up for a free workshop in Tauranga this month. Travel Safe has been offering free young driver workshops in the city for two years, and... Read More

Demand for tougher foreign driver rules

Helen Carnell was a model driver whose life was cut short in a crash involving a tourist driver, her grieving grandson says. The 80-year-old meals-on-wheels volunteer's loved ones want the government to clamp-down on untutored tourist... Read More

Car hits powerpole in Judea

A car hit a power pole in Judea this evening.  The crash occurred about 10.30pm in Churchill Road. There was a single occupant in the vehicle. Ambulance, police and fire service have been called to the scene, and PowerCo shut off the power. The... Read More

Crash on SH2 near Maketu

A collision between two cars occured on SH2 approximately 4pm this afternoon. The two cars collided near Maketu. A witness at the scene who contacted the SunLive Newsroom says it looks like one vehicle hit the back of the other. No one appears to be... Read More

Bus lane figures are wrong

Claims the council will save five minutes by painting in a 450m bus lane on Welcome Bay Road are refuted by resident Alan Northcote who has been timing the traffic flows this week. He's become a familiar figure to commuters as they slowly creep... Read More

August for Bay roading futures

It's too early to tell if the government draft transport policy will be good for the Bay of Plenty, says BOP Regional Council Transport Committee chair Stuart Crosby. The draft policy statement released yesterday shows the government intends to... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
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