Viral video prompts police warning

A truck driver’s video of some seriously questionable driving in New Zealand has gone viral on social media. Michael Maunder’s video has received more than 1.3 million views. In a post on the Waikato Police Facebook page, police have posted...... Read More

BOP fourth on the list for road safety programme

The Bay of Plenty is fourth in line for the Government’s Safe Network Programme. The $1.4 billion, three-year programme to make New Zealand’s highest risk roads safer will first be rolled out in Waikato, Auckland and Canterbury. The Safe...... Read More

Airbag warning for Tauranga motorists

Consumers in Tauranga are being urged to check if their vehicle has been affected by the compulsory recall of Takata Alpha type airbags. The compulsory recall came into effect in April this year and the latest data shows in Tauranga there are...... Read More

Fuel drives up transport costs

The prices that businesses pay for petrol and diesel rose 6.9 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively, in the September 2018 quarter, says Stats NZ. This made the latest quarter the fourth in a row with rising fuel costs. Other petroleum products...... Read More

Road toll nears crisis point - 5 killed in 2 days

A spate of motorcycle deaths at the weekend could trigger a new licence test for motorcyclists who purchase big powerful bikes. Three motorcycle crashes on Saturday killed four people. Crashes involving other types of vehicles over the weekend took...... Read More

Death toll soars with five more across NZ

It started with two deaths in 24 hours and now 2018 could prove more deadly than the 2017 toll on New Zealand roads. Ministry of Transport figures show 325 people have died on New Zealand roads so far this year. However those figures were only...... Read More

Tauranga Highway to be closed for a month

The highway between Te Puke and Papamoa will be closed for a month starting in the New Year. The roadworks starting in January, will be for installing a new culvert along the highway. “The culvert is a pipe jack design that is unable to be...... Read More

The waiting games continues for SH2

A petition for moratorium of future housing developments in the Western Bay/Tauranga area has received just shy of 2500 signatures. The Fix the Bloody Road petition closed on November 5. “The reason for the petition is to maintain public pressure...... Read More

New speed limits proposed for Maungatapu underpass

Tauranga City Council and the NZ Transport Agency are proposing 60km/h as the safe and appropriate speed limit through the Maungatapu underpass and along the Hairini causeway. Tauranga City Council and the Transport Agency have had a chance to see...... Read More

National title for Tauranga racer

When Mark Goldstone headed down to Christchurch during Labour Weekend, he never would have thought that he would be leaving with a national title. The Tauranga racer had already won the North Island division of the ORANZ Off Road Racing Championship,...... Read More

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