Father and son duo take on motorcycle safety

When Rotorua-based motorcyclist Grant Booth’s son announced he wanted to take up riding Booth signed them both up to do a Pro Rider Ride Forever course. “When my son got his first motorcycle I wanted him to do some training before he hit...... Read More

Mount road to close today

Motorists are being warned of a road closure in Mount Maunganui tomorrow. A section of Maunganui Road, outside the Zespri building site, will be closed to traffic for most of the day. There will be detours in place and some of the nearby side streets...... Read More

$665m to be invested in upgrading BOP roads

Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced a record $665 million investment for the Bay of Plenty today will deliver a safer, better connected and more resilient transport system over the next three years. The NZ Transport Agency has published details...... Read More

Campbell makes huge steps forward at Coromandel

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has come away from the Hyundai NZ Goldrush Rally Coromandel, the fifth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, ecstatic with the sixth-placed result achieved in only his second rally driving...... Read More

Paddon secures NZRC title at Coromandel

New Zealand’s WRC star Hayden Paddon won the Hyundai New Zealand Goldrush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday to claim his fourth Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Paddon and stand-in co-driver Mal Peden had to work hard...... Read More

Community deems bus app a success

    A new bus app for visually impaired people in Tauranga is being deemed a success by those who have used it. The new Bayhopper Transit App, launched by Bay of Plenty Regional Council in May, has been used 84,000 times by passengers. Feedback...... Read More

Electric tour coach to hit Tauranga roads

A leading Tauranga tour operator is steering the region’s booming tourism industry in a sustainable direction after being co-funded more than $130,000 to add a 100 per cent electric coach to its fleet. Award winning Shore Trips and Tours will...... Read More

Drop-in day for feedback on Arataki bus proposals

People who live and travel through Arataki are being asked for their thoughts about trial bus lanes, new cycling facilities and improved pedestrian facilities. The first of two community drop-in days will be held this Saturday, from 2 to 4pm at the...... Read More

BOP EV projects awarded funding

Two Bay of Plenty electric vehicle projects have received government funding today and electric vehicles will soon be delivering the mail in Katikati as part of a trial by NZ Post. Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today announced $3.87 million...... Read More

Tauranga businesses bristling at road block hassle

  Retailers on Durham St in Tauranga’s CBD are losing patience with the road closure affecting access to their premises.   One lane of the street is closed between the Elizabeth St roundabout and Spring St to allow work to progress...... Read More

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