Traffic & Crashes

Council say Mount smiley face is here to stay

In a decisive response to the commnity's resounding voice, Tauranga City Council has reached a verdict on the fate of Mount Maunganui's iconic smiley... Read More

Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road night closures

The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road will close for three nights from Monday, February 19. The road will be closed between 8pm and 6am each night to allow... Read More

Stay cool during holiday peak traffic

Higher traffic volumes are expected around the region today with people taking advantage of a long weekend with Waitangi Day. 'While the weather may be... Read More

Five weeks of SH1 Desert Road night closures

Drivers planning to travel at night via State Highway 1, Desert Road, will need to factor in about an extra half hour of travel time over the next five weeks. NZTA... Read More

Police urging care ahead of Waitangi Day travel

Police urging care ahead of Waitangi Day travel amidst the disappointing number of road deaths to begin 2024. Police is strongly urging all road users to... Read More

What Tauranga & Rotorua councils earn from parking

Tauranga City Council and Rotorua Lakes Council each have thousands of car parks. Some are free, some are paid, and others are free but time-limited. Both... Read More

Privacy precautions for back-to-school photos

As the 2024 school year is underway, Police encourage parents and carers to take privacy precautions before posting back-to-school photos online. Many families... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses to crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash that occurred at around 7.50pm on Saturday night, January 27, on State Highway 23 near Whatawhata. The... Read More

Motorcyclist dies in crash at Murupara

One person has died following a crash in Murupara earlier today. The crash involved a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of Rimu Road and Oregon Drive. The... Read More

Highway works for BOP and Waikato for January

Safety improvements along State Highway 1 at Karāpiro continue to be a priority this year, with contractors on site at various locations this month. The... Read More

Double fatal: Police release victims' names

Police are now able to release the names of the two people who died in a crash in Taupo last week. Jeannine Ball, 51, of Reporoa and Lynda Ball, 76, of Taupo... Read More

Road toll: 10 dead in first nine days of 2024

Nine days into the new year and 10 people have already died on the roads. That figure sits alongside the 21 people who died in road accidents during the Christmas-New... Read More