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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 18th Aug 2017 09:12 | By Anonymous Author

August 26: NZ Rally Championship Goldrush Rally of Coromandel – Whitianga More than 60 rally cars are expected to take part in round four of the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship over 135km of forestry and public roads in the Coromandel on Saturday,...

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Car system stuffs up transport system

Posted on 18th Aug 2017 09:09 | By Anonymous Author

Up to 65 young, quality truck driving graduates come off the production line in Tauranga each year but far too few to satisfy the needs of the road freight transport industry. “We are just meeting our area needs,” says Dean Colville of Toi...

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Passenger rail service for Tauranga?

Posted on 17th Aug 2017 18:10 | By Anonymous Author

The Green Party has announced it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, if it is in government.  The passenger rail service will be based on the concept released by Greater Auckland, and would...

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UPDATE: Serious crash in Te Puke

Posted on 13th Aug 2017 19:51 | By Anonymous Author

At 6.05pm tonight a vehicle travelling on Jelicoe Street in Te Puke has left the road and collided with a large tree.  Stuff is reporting that a northern fire communications spokesperson confirmed one person had died...

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Driving the 'sevens'

Posted on 11th Aug 2017 09:11 | By Max Christoffersen

  The sevens have arrived in Tauranga. It has nothing to do with rugby or costume parties in the stands. This time it’s all about a new look and feel for Honda’s CR-V range.     For the first time there is now a seven-seater...

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Real-time bus tracking for better travel

Posted on 11th Aug 2017 08:00 | By Anonymous Author

Rotorua bus users can now approach their journeys with greater confidence and certainty due to recent technical enhancements to the real-time bus tracking technology on the Cityride eke-taone bus fleet. TrackABus technology allows anyone to view the...

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Gorge expected to re-open

Posted on 10th Aug 2017 16:56 | By Anonymous Author

State Highway Two through to the East coast via the Waioeka Gorge may re-open tonight, says the NZ Transport Agency. The agency says people should check the website or call the 0800 number before they leave for their journey and take extra care if they...

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Exposure to smoke in cars high

Posted on 10th Aug 2017 15:00 | By Anonymous Author

New evidence shows one in five children continue to be exposed to smoking in cars. The research, led by the University of Otago, Wellington, and published in the New Zealand Medical Journal recently, analysed trends in children’s second hand smoke...

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Ruling out a fuel tax for Tauranga

Posted on 10th Aug 2017 09:52 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Local National Party MPs Simon Bridges and Todd Muller are calling on the Labour Party to rule out a fuel tax hike for Tauranga. Their concern comes after Labour Party leader Jacinda Arden announced plans to partly fund proposed Auckland transport projects...

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Bay rider now a five-time winner

Posted on 7th Aug 2017 17:53 | By Anonymous Author

Bay of Plenty motocross rider Cody Cooper is fast closing in on claiming a new dirt bike record. The 33-year-old won his sixth national MX1 motocross crown earlier this year, and over the weekend he also won the fabled Tarawera 100 cross-country marathon...

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Prioritising vehicle safety in new cars

Posted on 7th Aug 2017 07:40 | By Anonymous Author

When it comes to cars, investment in safety isn’t necessarily expensive, says NZTA road safety director Harry Wilson. Vehicle safety needs to be better prioritised by buyers, he says, after a car-to-car crash test in May revealed people are twice...

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Person killed in Whanganui crash

Posted on 5th Aug 2017 07:39 | By Anonymous Author

One person has died following a crash in Whanganui overnight. The crash, between two cars, occurred at the intersection of Anzac Parade and Duncan Street at 2.30am. There are no details available regarding the deceased person at this stage. Nobody else...

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Maketu’s 500hp roosters

Posted on 4th Aug 2017 15:49 | By Anonymous Author

The dawn chorus is causing broken sleep and ill-feeling in the small coastal town of Maketu. But it’s not the birds, it’s the rumble of heavy diesel engines well before dawn that’s the issue. “We’re talking big rigs, logging...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 4th Aug 2017 11:11 | By Anonymous Author

August 5-6: Chrome Expression Session – Hampton Downs Ever wanted to just cruise around with your mates in an action-packed day at Hampton Downs? Then now is your chance with Chrome Expression Session. Chrome features passenger rides, racing sessions,...

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Transport Act modernised today

Posted on 3rd Aug 2017 17:49 | By Anonymous Author

More flexibility in small passenger services, mandatory alcohol interlock sentences, and tougher penalties for fleeing drivers will all become law following the passing of the Land Transport Amendment Bill today, says Transport Minister and Tauranga...

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Bikers arrested for unsafe riding

Posted on 1st Aug 2017 17:07 | By Anonymous Author

A memorial ride event planned by a local motorcycle club has ended in arrests after those involved were monitored by police. On Saturday morning a group of motorcyclists were travelling toward Tauranga on State Highway 2 at Katikati. Western Bay of Plenty...

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City bus drivers stop work tomorrow

Posted on 31st Jul 2017 10:42 | By Anonymous Author

Go bus drivers in Tauranga are stopping work for two hours tomorrow morning, in a move expected to disrupt some services. About 30 bus drivers are attending a stop work meeting with First Union representatives between 9:00am and 11:00am to discuss their...

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Slip repairs on eastern highway

Posted on 28th Jul 2017 13:58 | By Anonymous Author

Work on the slip below the road on State Highway 35 at Raukokore began this week, after work crew were diverted to help with reopening the highway at the Waioeka Gorge. Engineers are also currently designing the retaining for the Motu underslip and the...

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Pay and walkaway winning

Posted on 28th Jul 2017 13:06 | By Anonymous Author

Nearly a month after their introduction, Tauranga’s new paperless parking meters have had ‘how to use’ instructions added to them, but fail to remember registration plate details remain customers biggest issue. “The parking team...

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Hit and run driver leaves bumper

Posted on 28th Jul 2017 09:15 | By Anonymous Author

The driver who left the scene of an accident in Welcome Bay Road last night, left his front bumper behind say police. The crash at the intersection with Kaitemako Road happened about 5.40pm in heavy rain. A stationary vehicle waiting to turn was struck...

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Free vehicle safety checks in winter

Posted on 23rd Jul 2017 07:00 | By Anonymous Author

Over 60 Murupara residents received free feedback and advice to promote safer driving over the colder winter months. At the community event, which took place in Murupara for the first time, residents were given a free vehicle safety check, as well as,...

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Traffic cleared on Hewletts Rd

Posted on 22nd Jul 2017 13:14 | By Anonymous Author

UPDATED: Traffic has now dispersed on State Highway Two on Hewletts Road after a truck broke down. A SunLive caller says the traffic flow is now normal with no delays.   EARLIER: A truck has broken down on State Highway Two on Hewletts Road, Tauranga. A...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 21st Jul 2017 09:12 | By Anonymous Author

July 22-23: CRC Speedshow - Auckland You may want to consider heading north this weekend for the CRC Speedshow at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds. The annual event is billed as New Zealand’s ultimate automotive playground, showcasing the finest,...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 5th May 2017 13:22 | By Anonymous Author

May 6: Season Finale Fireworks Mega Event – BayparkBaypark Family Speedway is ending its season with a bang – with $20,000 worth of fireworks going up in smoke. The Super Stock Rumble will have 36 cars racing at one time – the most ever...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 22nd Apr 2017 08:34 | By Anonymous Author

April 22: Franklin Street Rodders show and swap meetFancy a drive north to see some cool cars? The swap meet is at Mauku School, 389 Union Rd, Mauku, near Auckland, from 12.30pm-4pm. There will be hotrods, a drag car fire up, trade demos, spot prizes,...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 8th Apr 2017 08:22 | By Anonymous Author

April 9: Crank Up Day of vintage machinery – KatikatiTauranga Vintage Machinery Club’s Crank Up Day on Hot Springs Rd, State Highway 2, will have vintage machinery, vehicles and equipment galore coming to life. Members of other vintage machinery...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 24th Mar 2017 11:46 | By Anonymous Author

March 24-26: Beach Hop – Whangamata Beach Hop offers everything you love about classic cars and caravans – and much more. With three days left there’s car shows, car cruises, Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing, a petrolhead vintage market,...

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Drifters call for Baypark return

Posted on 10th Mar 2017 10:20 | By Anonymous

Some of New Zealanders top drifters want to return to ASB Baypark Stadium for another run at the specially-made concrete D1NZ National Drifting Championship circuit.For the first time, the stadium’s infield housed all of the action on February 24-25...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 24th Feb 2017 10:18 | By Anonymous Author

March 11: Champion of Champion Sprint Car Series – BayparkBaypark Speedway offers the final round of the Champion of Champion Sprint Car Series with the best drivers from throughout the North Island racing for the overall series title. Also racing...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 16th Dec 2016 10:48 | By Anonymous Author

February 24-25, 2017: The 2016-2017 Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting ChampionshipRound three of the championship will see Tauranga’s ASB Baypark Stadium transformed into a drift circuit, giving fans the closest possible drifting experience. The...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 1st Dec 2016 14:59 | By Anonymous Author

February 10-11: Ministocks in Paradise – Rotorua From 6pm-10pm both days competition for the unofficial NZ – or MIP – title for the Youth Ministock Drivers will unfold. Entries number are around the 180-mark and they’ll travel...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 7th Oct 2016 09:50 | By Anonymous Author

October 9: The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride – Tauranga One day each year, thousands of Distinguished Gentleman and genteel lady folk in cities worldwide – including Tauranga – press their cravats, starch their tweed and sit astride...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 9th Sep 2016 10:50 | By Anonymous Author

Bay events:September 24: Tauranga Street Machines & Customs 39th anniversary car show Held in conjunction with Greerton Cherry Blossom Festival, car-lovers can park their beauties on Chadwick Rd. The event is free for car entries and show-goers. Chadwick...

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Are safer cars cheaper cars?

Posted on 2nd Sep 2016 11:03 | By Anonymous Author

Bay of Plenty motorists should be able to purchase safer vehicles at every point in the market according to a new survey that tracks the performance of 266 models.The newly-released 2016 Used Car Safety Ratings guide, which is based on extensive real...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 26th Aug 2016 11:03 | By Anonymous Author

Bay events:August 27: Driver Experience 2016Hosted by Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club Bay of Plenty at Taupo Motorsport Park. The non-competitive event is designed to appeal to everyone wanting or needing track time, from newcomers to experienced racers....

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Muscles and motors

Posted on 19th Aug 2016 11:06 | By Anonymous Author

If it’s been on your wish list for years – or banging around in your head for the last five minutes – gentleman, now is your chance to jump in a car and race!The Ford Muscle Car Club of NZ’s annual Taupo Track Day is on Sunday,...

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Rare vehicles wanted

Posted on 12th Aug 2016 11:37 | By Anonymous Author

The Motor Trade Association is celebrating 100 years by hosting its largest ever motoring event on Wellington’s waterfront next April – and its calling on New Zealand’s most spectacular and diverse vehicles to enter a public exhibition.Wellington’s...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 12th Aug 2016 11:32 | By Anonymous Author

Bay events:August 27: Driver Experience 2016Hosted by Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club Bay of Plenty at Taupo Motorsport Park. The non-competitive event is designed to appeal to everyone wanting or needing track time, from newcomers to experienced racers....

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Parking where others can’t

Posted on 12th Aug 2016 11:31 | By Anonymous Author

Subaru drivers can now lock in the weekend of August 20-21 for the annual Subaru Top Weekend at Turoa Ski Field. The Subaru Top Weekend ensures Subaru drivers can park where others can’t, with the top 200 carparks reserved for Subaru drivers of...

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Taking Brits to the Beach – really!

Posted on 29th Jul 2016 11:29 | By Anonymous Author

Whangamata’s Brits at the Beach festival is gearing up for this September – but this year cars will be lined up at a new location.Main organiser Colin McCabe says the original site at Williamson Park posed a problem this year – the facility...

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