Father and son motorsport champs

Terry and Blake Corin share a passion for racing – and are proof talent runs in the family. Both father and son have claimed major national wins this year in motorsport and kartsport competitions. In January, Terry placed first in the Super Saloon...... Read More

Loaded inside, capable outside

Who better to scope out the latest Nissan Pathfinder 4WD than a real-life Kiwi pathfinder?Tim Taylor is our own local, iconic New Zealand adventurer. World record holder for the greatest distance paddled in 24 hours; circumnavigated New Zealand in an...... Read More

Weekend Wheels

April 28: Closing Night Fireworks Extravaganza, Baypark Family Speedway, ASB StadiumThe season finale of Baypark Family Speedway will include $20,000 worth of fireworks lighting up the autumn sky on Saturday, April 28. The evening’s racing will...... Read More

International motocross fame at stake

There is perhaps no better launch-pad for young Kiwi racers hoping to achieve international motocross fame and fortune than the New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships, and this weekend should be no exception. It will be all about young racers stepping...... Read More

Bright future for Hauraki District

The future looks brighter than ever for Hauraki District thanks to a funding boost from the New Zealand Transport Agency. Over the next few months most street lights in the district will be converted to new state-of-the-art LED lights. Exceptions include...... Read More

New tolling interchanges for TEL

Tolling points at two new interchanges are being planned for the Tauranga Eastern Link. The New Zealand Transport Agency says the new tolling points have been proposed for the Papamoa East Interchange. This will connect the planned new Golden Sands town...... Read More

Questions about SH29A’s new chip seal

Diamond Head residents are preparing to join forces to complain about the noisy new chip seal on SH29A. Diamond Head is a cul de sac on the spur between Poike and Welcome Bay overlooking the highway. Since the new chip seal was laid last week road noise...... Read More

Brand new Beemer for Jack

Jack van der Meer was going to ride his new bike home from Totara Street in Mount Maunganui where he picked up his prize from Mount Motorcycles, to Otumoetai – the long way round. With a 350km range in the tank of the Brand new BMW F800GT, the...... Read More

Heartfelt submissions for transport plan

Personal and heartfelt stories were amongst more than 150 submissions verbally delivered to a hearing panel in Tauranga this week in relation to the draft Regional Land Transport Plan. The draft Plan outlines an initial prioritised list of 35 transport...... Read More

Quick re-paint called for

Tauranga City Council staff are ‘following up with the contractor’ after a quick re-paint was required in Otumoetai Road on Wednesday. SunLive was sent a photo and video of the new double yellow lines guiding traffic straight onto the centre...... Read More

Use the port gold to fix highways

Using the wealth of the Port of Tauranga shareholding to jump start urgently needed work on SH2 and the Tauranga Northern Link, is being suggested by Tauranga City Councillor Larry Baldock. In his submission today on the proposed Bay of Plenty Land Transport...... Read More

Maungatapu Underpass to be connected

Work is to begin next week on connecting the Maungatapu Underpass project with the existing local roads. From April 16, there will be lane diversions, speed restrictions, unsealed surfaces, off peak and night works on Welcome Bay Road near Greenwood...... Read More

Demand for tougher foreign driver rules

Helen Carnell was a model driver whose life was cut short in a crash involving a tourist driver, her grieving grandson says. The 80-year-old meals-on-wheels volunteer’s loved ones want the government to clamp-down on untutored tourist...... Read More

Local businesses back their boy

Joseph Millar’s the fastest thing on two feet in New Zealand  at the moment.He holds ten senior sprint titles - the most ever won. He can cut out 200 metres in a tick over 20.5 seconds, and may be as fast as anything on Jono Allen’s...... Read More

Weekend Wheels

April 7: Super Stock Rumble and Fredrickson Gold Cup, ASB Stadium, BayparkIf you are into stock car action, this is the night for you. Last season the Super Stock Rumble had 40 super stock cars on the track all at once. The Harry Fredrickson Stock Car...... Read More

August for Bay roading futures

It’s too early to tell if the government draft transport policy will be good for the Bay of Plenty, says BOP Regional Council Transport Committee chair Stuart Crosby. The draft policy statement released yesterday shows the government intends to...... Read More

Crash causes delays

Traffic is delayed following a two car crash on SH29A at Maungatapu, near the overbridge. Emergency services were called to the scene about 5.45pm. Sunlive understands the accident is in the southbound land.... Read More

Electric vehicles on show at Bayfair

Bayfair Shopping Centre had more electric vehicles than usual on site today when the #LeadingTheCharge road trip came to town. The visit was part of a national tour of electric vehicles organised by the Better NZ Trust, which seeks to promote uptake...... Read More

Suzuki's time travel machine

I love shopping baskets.  They’re the small, around town, quick-as-a-whip cars that are easy to park and easy to drive.I learned to drive in one in the 1970s and today I still look at this auto-market segment as the most challenging and, in...... Read More




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