Fuel drives up transport costs

The prices that businesses pay for petrol and diesel rose 6.9 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively, in the September 2018 quarter, says Stats NZ. This made the latest quarter the fourth in a row with rising fuel costs. Other petroleum products...... Read More

Road toll nears crisis point - 5 killed in 2 days

A spate of motorcycle deaths at the weekend could trigger a new licence test for motorcyclists who purchase big powerful bikes. Three motorcycle crashes on Saturday killed four people. Crashes involving other types of vehicles over the weekend took...... Read More

Death toll soars with five more across NZ

It started with two deaths in 24 hours and now 2018 could prove more deadly than the 2017 toll on New Zealand roads. Ministry of Transport figures show 325 people have died on New Zealand roads so far this year. However those figures were only...... Read More

Tauranga Highway to be closed for a month

The highway between Te Puke and Papamoa will be closed for a month starting in the New Year. The roadworks starting in January, will be for installing a new culvert along the highway. “The culvert is a pipe jack design that is unable to be...... Read More

The waiting games continues for SH2

A petition for moratorium of future housing developments in the Western Bay/Tauranga area has received just shy of 2500 signatures. The Fix the Bloody Road petition closed on November 5. “The reason for the petition is to maintain public pressure...... Read More

New speed limits proposed for Maungatapu underpass

Tauranga City Council and the NZ Transport Agency are proposing 60km/h as the safe and appropriate speed limit through the Maungatapu underpass and along the Hairini causeway. Tauranga City Council and the Transport Agency have had a chance to see...... Read More

National title for Tauranga racer

When Mark Goldstone headed down to Christchurch during Labour Weekend, he never would have thought that he would be leaving with a national title. The Tauranga racer had already won the North Island division of the ORANZ Off Road Racing Championship,...... Read More

NZTA compliance files to undergo urgent review

Transport Minister Phil Twyford says he is disappointed the New Zealand Transport Agency has failed to carry out its regulatory responsibilities to the standard he expects, but is pleased the Agency’s Board has taken swift action to put things...... Read More

Tauranga CBD to have 30km/h speed limit

A temporary 30km/h speed limit will soon apply for Tauranga CBD. The speed restriction is being introduced due to the significant growth and development projects that are underway and will take effect from Monday October 29. It will apply between First...... Read More

Fuel retailers taking New Zealanders for a ride

A former petrol station employee says fuel companies are taking advantage of New Zealand drivers. More than 15,000 New Zealanders are part of a Facebook group planning to boycott petrol stations throughout the country later this month in protest...... Read More

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