Interested in motoring? Check out our all-new Bay Driver website, dedicated to motoring in the Bay! Visit:

Speed camera on the way for Pukehina

Eastern Link commuters are the next in line to receive one of many speed cameras being established at locations across the country. Pukehina is the location of the latest speed camera installation, which is situated on State Highway 2, about 500m from... Read More

Death awaits at busy intersection

A logging truck driver is speaking up about cyclist behaviour on Mount Maunganui roads in what he describes as a death waiting to happen. Jase Lunn, is one of four logging truck drivers who commute daily between the log yard on the corner of Hewletts... Read More

Pekatahi Bridge set to close again

Motorists are being warned of temporary closures of Pekatahi Bridge, which is set to create detours through the Whakatane township. The bridge will be closed while NZTA conducts maintenance on it from February 23 to 26 and again on March 3. As a result... Read More

Fans arrive for Burt Munro Challenge

Stan Goodrick has made the two-day journey from Tauranga to Invercargill to experience his first Burt Munro Challenge. The longest stage was riding his Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000L for 13 hours, from Picton to Invercargill on Tuesday. He... Read More

Keeping kids road safe

As kids head back to school this week, it is important that parents take time to check they're up to speed with road safety. “The summer holidays are long and that means some children might have forgotten some of the basic rules they need... Read More

Uber ready to ride in Tauranga

Ride-sharing app Uber has finally launched in Tauranga today, making the city the fifth in New Zealand to receive the service. In December of last year, Uber put the call out for those interested in becoming drivers, and hosted information sessions with... Read More

New timetable for Town Connector

Passenger feedback has resulted in an improved timetable for the Town Connector service. Timetable changes are designed to increase direct trips between Waihi Beach and Katikati, and between Waihi Beach and Waihi. The first trip of the day is now an... Read More

Buses delayed by Bayfair construction

Bus services travelling via the Bayfair interchange may experience some minor delays and rerouting from Monday, January 29 due to the development work at Bayfair. Bayhopper routes 2, 30, 36, 33, 78 and 79 will be affected as well as Te Puke routes 221... Read More

Some vehicle restrictions lifted on SH25

As work continues to repair the storm damage to the Thames Coast Road (SH25) and life gets back to normal on the Coromandel Peninsula, the NZ Transport Agency has lifted part of the five tonne weight restriction on the section of road between Te Puru... Read More

Tanker losing head over ‘botched’ bridge

A tanker driver believes a dip in the road on State Highway 2, near Pukehina, could cause drivers to lose their head. Ian Bedggood says there is a significant dip in the road on SH2 at Pongakawa Stream Bridge, near the Pukehina Beach Rd intersection. He... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should terminally ill people be legally allowed to end their own life or ask to have someone end their life on their behalf?


Bay Today

Sunset turning the water pink. Photo: Lee Badham.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty.