Long weekend traffic congestion predictions

People planning on heading away this weekend are being warned to expect heavy traffic on State Highway 29, over the Kaimai Range, and State Highway 2, north of Tauranga, “This is the last long weekend for a few months and the last one before...... Read More

Electric cars proving too costly

Car buyers' thrifty spending habits are preventing electric vehicles from getting much of a toehold here, a car auction house says. Despite the technology now being firmly established globally, only 7000 vehicles out of New Zealand's total fleet...... Read More

Council urged to think big on transport

The Tauranga Transport Alignment Project’s recommendation for the council to think big on transport funding is unlikely to affect the current LTP transport issues because of timing, say city council staff. The TTAP is recommending the city council...... Read More

Bay needs certainty on TNL – Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the current Minister of Transport is “washing his hand hands of responsibility when it comes to the fate of key roading projects in NZ”. Todd, along with National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross,...... Read More

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

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




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