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Charity ride a huge success

Posted on 22nd Jan 2017 15:23 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

More than $9,000 has been raised in a charity ride organised by Bayride Motorcycles. Three hundred bikers turned up at the Tauranga store last Sunday for the ride, which cost $20 a head to take part in. The event was a means of raising money to help...

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Driver knocks baby onto road

Posted on 22nd Jan 2017 13:38 | By Anonymous Author

A driver who it is said refused to stop, struck a pushchair on an intersection at Girven Road, Mount Maunganui, knocking a baby out of the pushchair and onto the road. The alleged hit and run happened at the intersection of Girven Road and Grenada Street...

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Hewletts Rd reopened after petrol spill

Posted on 19th Jan 2017 15:31 | By SunLive Reporters newsroom@thesun.co.nz

UPDATED 4:40PM: The petrol spill caused by a three-vehicle crash on Hewletts Road in Mount Maunganui near the harbour bridge has now been cleared. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says the road has been fully reopened...

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Tirau crash victim named

Posted on 16th Jan 2017 17:02 | By Anonymous Author

Police have named the woman killed after a crash on State Highway 1, on Sunday. Esther Grace Lynn Chavel Bhana, 33, died following a two-car crash on the highway near Tirau yesterday afternoon. Police say Esther’s vehicle was heading south on SH1...

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Katikati unconvinced at bypass promises

Posted on 16th Jan 2017 06:44 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Traffic congestion on State Highway 2, near Katikati, has boosted the awareness of the need of a bypass. Community board chair Jenny Hobbs’ has launched a petition following numerous traffic complaints this summer. The townsfolk are a bit cynical...

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Person freed in bus crash

Posted on 15th Jan 2017 09:49 | By Anonymous Author

UPDATED: 11.11am. The woman passenger trapped in a tourist bus that crashed down a six-metre bank in Tongariro Forest Park on Sunday morning has been freed. A police spokeswoman is unsure of her condition, except that she was partially submerged in the...

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Roadworks on Jellicoe St next week

Posted on 14th Jan 2017 15:52 | By Anonymous Author

The road running through the centre of Te Puke will be closed later this week to allow significant construction work to occur. Western Bay of Plenty District Council transportation operations manager Alex Finn says Jellicoe Street will be closed to traffic...

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Rider seriously injured in SH2 crash

Posted on 14th Jan 2017 13:00 | By David Tauranga david@thesun.co.nz

UPDATED 2:05PM: The New Zealand Transport Agency is advising motorists a section of State Highway 2 in Waihi remains closed until further notice following a crash earlier today. A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being...

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Major delays on SH2 heading north

Posted on 14th Jan 2017 11:57 | By Anonymous Author

Once again northbound motorists travelling on State Highway 2 are facing lengthy delays, with traffic down to a crawl either side of Katikati today. It’s the second day in a row northbound motorists have found themselves in traffic jams which...

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Car and bus collide in Mount Maunganui

Posted on 13th Jan 2017 16:40 | By David Tauranga david@thesun.co.nz

A car and a bus have collided near Baypark Stadium in Mount Maunganui. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says the crash occurred near the roundabout of State Highway 2 and SH29A at about 4.30pm. “It was a car versus a bus,...

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SH2 re-opens after crash

Posted on 10th Jan 2017 17:16 | By Anonymous Author

UPDATED 6:59PM: Traffic is now flowing following a two vehicle crash south of Katikati this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 2 just before 3.30pm. The crash forced police to close the highway, which was later re-opened...

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Sadly ‘Stinga’ puttered out

Posted on 8th Jan 2017 14:00 | By Cayla-Fay Saunders cayla@thesun.co.nz

Tyres hit the track at last night’s SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby, and SunMedia demolition driver Kathy Sellars says she had an “epic night”. “After weeks of build-up it was finally here.” Though Kathy didn’t...

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Fundraiser for Chris

Posted on 8th Jan 2017 10:45 | By Anonymous Author

Get on your bike next Sunday to help raise money for an iconic Tauranga biker. Bayride Motorcycles is hosting a charity motorcycle ride for motorbike riding instructor Chris Welch. Chris was involved in a high-speed collision with a driver who was asleep...

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‘I’m not nervous’

Posted on 6th Jan 2017 11:04 | By Anonymous Author

The overalls and helmet have been fitted, the car safety-checked and modified – and nerves are under control. Now all that’s left for Kathy Sellars is to put pedal to the metal. Kathy will take to the terracotta track tomorrow night as this...

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Hot rod glory in Whangamata

Posted on 4th Jan 2017 10:34 | By Anonymous Author

The sun beamed down to make hot rods and bikes gleam at the Whangamata Club. The very first car and bike show in the world for 2017 was held at the club on January 1. The event is a build up to Repco Beach Hop 17, to be held March 22-26, says a club...

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Boat thieves are getting busy

Posted on 3rd Jan 2017 15:26 | By Anonymous Author

Increasing numbers of trailer boats are being stolen from yards and driveways as summer kicks off, warns the Insurance Council of New Zealand. “New Zealand Police are seeing on average 24 boats per month being stolen throughout New Zealand,”...

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Road closures for New Years Eve

Posted on 31st Dec 2016 07:31 | By Anonymous Author

There are several events happening for all ages and tastes on New Year’s Eve, from a family friendly BBQ at The Strand, ‘Frequency’ – the under 18s event at ASB Arena to many high profile music events at Mount Maunganui and in...

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Safe and happy on the roads

Posted on 30th Dec 2016 15:20 | By Anonymous Author

Summer brings some great things – sunshine, music, good food and great beaches – but it also brings increased traffic. While it’s important to stay patient in the traffic, there are a few other travel tips worth knowing if you’re...

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Range of rides at Mount Hardpark

Posted on 29th Dec 2016 10:20 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Yesterday’s Mount Hardpark 2016 event attracted a range of car enthusiasts and spectators, keen to see the rides on offer. There were drift trikes, four-wheel drives, dragsters, and beautiful cars from America and Japan on display at ASB Baypark...

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Slow down and enjoy the ride

Posted on 28th Dec 2016 12:55 | By Anonymous Author

A new road safety campaign has been launched to address the issues most frequently encountered on our roads over the holiday period. With summer approaching, the Eastern Bay of Plenty will be busier than ever, increasing the risk of accidents involving...

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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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Phil is ready for last round of NZRC

Posted on 29th Jul 2016 11:29 | By Merle Foster merle@thesun.co.nz

Phil Campbell didn’t win back his home crown at the Tauranga Clubman’s Rally on July 17. But claiming second place has given him a confidence boost ahead next month’s last round of the New Zealand Rally Championship. Currently, in ninth...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 29th Jul 2016 11:16 | By Anonymous Author

July 30: NZ Toyota GT-Four Owners Club Meet-up & Car ShowThe event is celebrating the NZ Toyota GT-Four Owners Club’s second birthday and encourages GT-Four fans or owners to come along to GEA Process Engineering, 8 Fisher Crescent, Mount Wellington,...

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Treasure hunt wheels out bounty

Posted on 15th Jul 2016 11:02 | By Merle Foster merle@thesun.co.nz

A motorcyclists’ treasure hunt in the Western Bay of Plenty last month has given back to a charity providing 24/7 emergency medical assistance on the same roads the riders wheel out their fun.Bayride Motorcycles was expecting about 60-80 riders...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 15th Jul 2016 10:46 | By Anonymous Author

Bay eventsJuly 17: Tauranga Clubman’s Rally Motorsport Bay of Plenty’s highlight event of the year sees 50 cars in five classes race a course of 80km on mostly gravel at TECT All Terrain Park, on forestry roading, plus public roads nearby...

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Phil’s battle to retain crown

Posted on 15th Jul 2016 09:36 | By Merle Foster merle@thesun.co.nz

Phil Campbell hasn’t had the best year rallying – but he’s hoping to redeem himself on home turf at this Sunday’s Tauranga Clubman’s Rally, which he has won for the last two years.Hosted by Motorsport Bay of Plenty, 50 cars...

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David’s drive to win championship

Posted on 1st Jul 2016 12:19 | By Anonymous Author

Tauranga’s David Holder is driving into Rally Gisborne tomorrow with a six-point lead up his sleeve in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Inset: David Holder. Above: The Mount Maunganui rally driver’s Stadium Finance...

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Baby boomer’s best prepared

Posted on 1st Jul 2016 12:11 | By Anonymous Author

Baby boomer motorists – drivers aged 50-59 – are best prepared for treacherous conditions according to a new survey by one company offering insurance in New Zealand. The IAG Safety Meter Index shows nine out of 10 baby boomers had checked...

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Expertise and value for money

Posted on 1st Jul 2016 12:09 | By Anonymous Author

Brian Roderick knows imported cars inside and out – he’s been selling cars in Tauranga since the 1970s. And if you take a pit-stop at Brian Roderick Motors today, not only will you receive his expertise – you’ll also get value...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 1st Jul 2016 12:04 | By Anonymous Author

Bay Events: July 16-17: Tauranga Clubman’s Rally Hosted by Motorsport Bay of Plenty, the event runs from 3pm-5pm at TECT All Terrain Park, Pyes Pa, Tauranga. Details: www.mbop.org.nz July 17: The 36th Annual Central North Island Swap Meet & Car...

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New risk ratings offer licence fee cuts

Posted on 17th Jun 2016 10:52 | By Anonymous Author

New annual licence levies will come into force next month – and will translate to savings for Bay of Plenty motorists when they register their vehicles. Photo: file. From July 1, the average motor vehicle levy, which includes the annual licence...

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Bay drivers to drift in Japan

Posted on 17th Jun 2016 10:42 | By Anonymous Author

One month from now New Zealand’s only professional drifting couple, from the Western Bay of Plenty, will fulfil another step in their dream to compete globally by entering the King of Nations Series in Japan. Drew Donovan and Jodie Verhulst with...

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