Traffic light reminder for SH29A roundabout

A new traffic light system to improve peak traffic flow on SH29A at Barkes Corner is now up and running. The lights have been installed at the roundabout on the Pyes Pa Road and the SH29A westbound approaches to the roundabout. The...... Read More

‘Appalling’ driving in Tauranga caught on camera

Patience – it seems to be something many Tauranga drivers are lacking these days. Dash cam footage supplied to SunLive by Jeroen van der Beek from BOP Driving School shows some drivers taking unnecessary and life-threatening manoeuvres on Western...... Read More

Petition starts after Wairoa Bridge protest

More than 500 people gathered at Wairoa River Reserve on Sunday to protest the lack of safety on State Highway 2. The protest was run by Fix the Bloody Road group with the main reason behind it to gather publicity and awareness that the road between...... Read More

Nine dead in two weeks on BOP & Waikato roads

After a gruelling 15-hour drive, Te Hokinga Mai Katipa was on his way home to see his partner and children.  But the 30 year old didn't make it off the Kaimai Ranges on his journey from Hamilton to Gisborne on Wednesday.  The...... Read More

Father and son duo take on motorcycle safety

When Rotorua-based motorcyclist Grant Booth’s son announced he wanted to take up riding Booth signed them both up to do a Pro Rider Ride Forever course. “When my son got his first motorcycle I wanted him to do some training before he hit...... Read More

Mount road to close today

Motorists are being warned of a road closure in Mount Maunganui tomorrow. A section of Maunganui Road, outside the Zespri building site, will be closed to traffic for most of the day. There will be detours in place and some of the nearby side streets...... Read More

$665m to be invested in upgrading BOP roads

Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced a record $665 million investment for the Bay of Plenty today will deliver a safer, better connected and more resilient transport system over the next three years. The NZ Transport Agency has published details...... Read More

Campbell makes huge steps forward at Coromandel

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has come away from the Hyundai NZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel, the fifth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, ecstatic with the sixth-placed result achieved in only his second rally driving...... Read More

Paddon secures NZRC title at Coromandel

New Zealand’s WRC star Hayden Paddon won the Hyundai New Zealand Goldrush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday to claim his fourth Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Paddon and stand-in co-driver Mal Peden had to work hard...... Read More

Community deems bus app a success

    A new bus app for visually impaired people in Tauranga is being deemed a success by those who have used it. The new Bayhopper Transit App, launched by Bay of Plenty Regional Council in May, has been used 84,000 times by passengers. Feedback...... Read More




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