Waitomo opens Papamoa fuel stop

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group is opening its first Fuel Stop in Papamoa today – its third expansion this year. Located on Te Puke Highway, the unmanned 24-hour Fuel Stop will offer retail and commercial customers Unleaded 91, Premium...... Read More

Electric buses set to hit streets of Tauranga

Tauranga is set to get its first electric bus this August. Bay of Plenty Regional Council chief executive Fiona McTavish says it’s the first of five electric buses that will be rolled out across the network. “We are committed to low carbon...... Read More

Fords shine in Tauranga

  Ford vehicles of all shapes and sizes filled Wharepai Domain in Tauranga.   Hundreds, if not thousands, rocked up to the domain on Sunday to see the variety of vehicles that were on display. Public donations were collected at this year’s...... Read More

Route 40 bus free for Welcome Bay students

Welcome Bay students using urban route 40 will be able to travel for free from Monday. Bay of Plenty Regional Council announced overnight that Welcome Bay school students using the bus both into and out of the CBD, won't face a fee. "Route...... Read More

Traffic lights for Elizabeth St roundabout

  Motorists may have noticed some changes being made to the Elizabeth Street roundabout on State Highway 2, as traffic lights are being installed.   It was first announced last year that the lights will be installed and will follow the...... Read More

Bay of Plenty MP weighs in on bus issues

  Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is voicing his frustrations alongside parents whose children use the current bus system to get to school.   Todd says buses are great when they work, but in this case they don’t seem to be, and unfortunately...... Read More

Young people over represented in fatal crash stats

  A total of 88 young people aged 15-24 died on New Zealand roads in 2018.   Last year is being described as a tragic year, with 379 people losing their lives on our roads, up 16 per cent compared to 2016 and up nearly 30 percent overall...... Read More

Toll road prices set to increase from March

  Toll prices on State Highway 2 and State Highway 29 will increase on March 1.   Tolls on the Tauranga Eastern Link toll road on SH2 will increase by 10cents to $2.10 for cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles. It will increase...... Read More

New technology could reduce fatalities - expert

New, world-first technology which is able to capture images of drivers using mobile phones could help reduce the number of fatalities on NZ roads according to an industry expert. The mobile phone detection cameras were recently installed around Sydney...... Read More

$11m boost for low emission transport

Low emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today. “Today I’m announcing the largest round of new funding from the Government’s Low Emission...... Read More

Activities for the young and young at heart

Nothing but smoke and wheelies were left on the concrete after Wheels for Cure Kid's event. Wheels for Cure Kids for their fifth year promised to be bigger than ever, and they definitely delivered, with the Fraser Cove carpark packed with people....... Read More

Tyres to smoke for a Sunday drifting battle

Carl Thompson has taken out his first ever Panhead Custom Ales Pole Position for Round 1 of the D1NZ Drifting Championship in Tauranga. Micheal Thorley has also topped the scores in the Turbosmart Pro-Sport Drift Series in the qualifying rounds at...... Read More

Freestyle fundraiser flies high at Fraser Cove

Backflips, rulers and the train will be some of the many freestyle motorcross stunts Tauranga can expect to see this weekend. Some of the world’s best motorcross and BMX athletes will be putting on a NITRO Circus-styled show at the Wheels for...... Read More

Drifting championships kick off in BOP

The 2019 D1NZ Drifting Championship begins this weekend in Tauranga at Trustpower Baypark Stadium, where more than 60 of New Zealand’s best teams and drivers are set to compete in the biggest drifting competition in the southern hemisphere. The...... Read More

Track preparations underway for D1NZ

Diggers are at Baypark Stadium preparing for the D1NZ National Drifting Championships this weekend. Thousands of people are expected to gather for Round One of the competition. Organisers are encouraging people to head along and see New Zealand's...... Read More




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