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Tweed for a cause

Posted on 23rd Sep 2017 06:57 | By Anonymous Author

On Sunday Harley Couper will don his finest attire, tweak his moustache and sit astride his Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle. Pressing his tweed is all for a great cause – to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate...

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Beauty to behold

Posted on 22nd Sep 2017 11:18 | By Max Christoffersen

There are times when automotive design crosses the line from mere mechanics to art. The attention to body shape, interior details, overall fit and finish, and the clear expression of thought put into where and how the ‘human interface’ will...

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Truck broken down on Oropi Road

Posted on 21st Sep 2017 16:33 | By Anonymous Author

A truck has broken down near the roundabout on Oropi Road, partially blocking the lane. Traffic is able to get past, however, the right-bound lane is blocked. Police and a tow truck are on the scene.

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More cycling, less traffic congestion

Posted on 20th Sep 2017 17:03 | By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Residents are being encouraged to put on their helmets and get on their bike, as a way to decrease traffic congestion in Tauranga. As part of Tauranga City Council’s Cycle Action Plan they will be visiting locations to discuss what can be done...

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Bussing option signalled

Posted on 20th Sep 2017 14:20 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

While a decision is yet to be made about where the bus stops will go when Willow Street is all prettied up for the Civic Heart Project, Durham Street is the obvious next option. Papers made public this week showing the city council is considering Durham...

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Tauranga ‘critical’ to fuel crisis

Posted on 19th Sep 2017 10:06 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

The Port of Tauranga is playing a vital role in alleviating pressure on fuel stocks in Auckland as a result of a major pipeline rupture. The port is one of the key points from which fuel is being delivered and trucked up to Auckland, where four Z stations...

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Tauranga motorcyclist named

Posted on 18th Sep 2017 17:29 | By Anonymous Author

The motocylcist who died in a single vehicle crash on SH36 on Sunday night was Morris Percy Te Wata Poata, age 46, of Tauranga. Police extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Poata Before the motorcycle crashed, Mr Poata overtook a small...

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Afternoon traffic chaos easing

Posted on 18th Sep 2017 17:00 | By Anonymous Author

Traffic woes in the mount this afternoon caused by malfunctioning the Barrier arms at the intersection of Hewletts and Maunganui Roads are easing say police. The barrier arms were down for nearly half an hour backing traffic up, Then there was a car...

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Carless challenge for Tauranga council

Posted on 18th Sep 2017 07:08 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Tauranga City councillor Terry Molloy received an unexpected answer when he asked Jo Wills how the city council could encourage people to use public transport instead of their cars. “It’s not an answer you are going to like, but limit the...

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Serious crash on SH 36, Tauranga

Posted on 17th Sep 2017 21:07 | By Anonymous Author

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious crash, at the intersection commonly known as ‘the Crossing’, on State Highway 36/Takitimu Drive, Tauranga. Police were alerted to the motorbike crash at the roundabout with...

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Car has rolled on SH2

Posted on 16th Sep 2017 13:25 | By Anonymous Author

A car has rolled on Wairoa Road, near State Highway Two. Police were called to the accident on Wairoa Road, 50 metres from State Highway Two. No one is trapped in the car, but one person is in shock and has minor injuries. Emergency services and...

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Pays to shop around for petrol

Posted on 15th Sep 2017 09:56 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

The price of petrol has risen after a brief dip that appeared to coincide with the release of a report of competiveness within the fuel industry. The study, commissioned by Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins earlier this year, suggests it has...

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Weekend Wheels

Posted on 15th Sep 2017 09:36 | By Anonymous Author

September 15-17: Paeroa Vintage & Classic Car Show weekend The 11th annual Paeroa Rotary Vintage & Classic Car Show includes a street parade from 11am Saturday from Taylor Ave, congregating in Wharf St for a car display and live entertainment. It’s...

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Students gain experience with carwash

Posted on 10th Sep 2017 09:25 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Students from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology have been gaining valuable real-world experience running their own ‘dry’ carwash at Bayfair. The students are part of Toi Ohomai’s ‘Skills for Living’ programme, which helps...

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SH 30 down to one lane after slip

Posted on 9th Sep 2017 11:56 | By Anonymous Author

State Highway 30 is down to one lane, after a slip occurred between Whakamaru and Rotorua. The slip, which happened early this morning 500 meters east of Atiamuri School, is expected to cause traffic build up for quite sometime. Police say that motorists...

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A Citroen love story

Posted on 8th Sep 2017 10:47 | By Max Christoffersen

The lights were red and my Citroen C3 slowed to take its place in the traffic. As I drove slowly up to the lights, I was suddenly aware of eyes peering at the review car I was driving. The other driver slowed down, almost came to a standstill and took...

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Transport warning for Te Tumu

Posted on 6th Sep 2017 17:00 | By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Tauranga City Council ’blindness’ towards cycling as transport as opposed to recreation is going to impact new housing developments, and their residents, City Transformation Committee members were warned this week. Jo Wills, chair of SmartGrowth’s...

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Public forum for Coromandel roading

Posted on 5th Sep 2017 14:16 | By Anonymous Author

The state of the roading network around the Coromandel will be the focus of a public forum being held this week in Thames. The forum is this Wednesday, September 6, at 5.30pm at the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre (Conference Room), Mary St, Thames. It...

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Graffiti artists brighten up bus

Posted on 5th Sep 2017 08:05 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

A couple of graffiti artists have been using their spray cans for good this weekend, putting the finishing touches on a very original bus paint job. Sega, 21, and his friend Falcon, 17, were down at the Whareroa boat ramp beside the harbour bridge on...

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Teardrop roundabout to stay

Posted on 4th Sep 2017 18:01 | By Anonymous Author

The Whakatane District Council projects and services committee has made the decision to keep the ‘teardrop’ formation at the Landing Road bridge roundabout. The decision was made at last week’s committee meeting, after considering a...

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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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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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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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