Blocking SH2 and TEL ‘last resort’

Western Bay of Plenty residents are threatening to blockade all the main routes into Tauranga if steps aren’t taken to make State Highway 2 north of the city safer. Te Puna resident Sean Lett says such actions would be a last resort after making...... Read More

Transporter loses load on Tauranga road

A transporter truck has lost part of its load at the intersection of Hewletts Road and Totara Street, near Tauranga. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a car transporter was turning around the corner when the cars on the back came off. "They...... Read More

KTM hero set for a big start in Europe

Oparau's James Scott can't wait for his latest big overseas adventure to begin. The 16-year-old Kiwi rising star will board a plane for Belgium at the end of next month, determined to again shake up the motocross scene in Europe. Scott impressed...... Read More

103-year-old Model T on world tour

A car more than a century old visited the Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club on Tuesday morning, as part of a global tour. The 1915 Model T owned by Dirk Regter rolled up to the club’s headquarters on Cliff Road on the final leg of its New Zealand...... Read More

Todd Muller calls out Phil Twyford

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has challenged Minister of Transport Phil Twyford over State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa. It’s quarter past eight on Monday morning and the traffic is slow moving.  Todd wants to call the Minister...... Read More

UPDATE: Two people died at Whakapapa crash

Two people have died following the serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 47 and 48 this morning around 6.40am. The road is expected to be closed for some time while the Serious Crash Unit investigates.     Diversions are in...... Read More

D1NZ returns to Timaru after decade-long absence

The Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship will return to the South Island this year with its first visit to Timaru in over a decade. The country's leading drifting series will be joined by Drift South, a series solely based in the South...... Read More

Fatal crash on SH 3 Awakino, Waitomo District

Emergency services are attending a fatal crash on State Highway 3 at Awakino. One person has died at the scene. Police were called to the collision involving a car and a motorcycle at 3.26pm. The road is closed and local diversions are in place. The...... Read More

Roads closed after heavy rain and wind

A number of roads are closed around the Central North Island following heavy rain and high winds. The NZ Transport Agency says people can expect delays and should drive with extra care. It says people should check the website, the NZTA regional social...... Read More

Triumph for Lewis at Hampton Downs

They are great mates off the track, but fierce rivals on it, and the battle for New Zealand Superbike Championship honours became even more heated for Jake Lewis and James Hoogenboezem at the weekend. The two Supersport 600 class riders were separated...... Read More