Motoring

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

Serious crash blocks Whangarei road

Police are attending a serious crash in Whangarei. Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle crash on Whareora Road about 3pm. It is not yet clear how many people were in the vehicles or the extent of any injuries. The road is blocked and...... Read More

Further calls to make seatbelts on buses mandatory

Ambulance service St Johns is urging the government to make wearing seatbelts compulsory on some bus services. Two people have died and many others have been injured in three separate bus crashes in recent weeks. The government has now asked the Ministry...... 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

Eastern Bay of Plenty highways now open

State Highway 2 Matata and State Highway 2 Waimana Gorge are now open, but extra care is still needed. Both roads were closed earlier today following flooding and multiple slips on the highway. NZTA says only one lane is open at both sites so people...... Read More

New transport alliance to support growth

A new alliance is taking responsibility for planning and confirming around 60 transport projects to support growth in Auckland. The Supporting Growth Alliance, Te Tupu Ngātahi (“to grow together as one”) is a collaboration between the...... Read More

GRAPHIC: DOC keeping open mind about seal deaths

The Department of Conservation is keeping an open mind about how more than 40 New Zealand fur seals/kekeno died, after their bodies were found on a remote bay in Banks Peninsula. Christchurch Operations Manager Andy Thompson says DOC was alerted to...... Read More

Cyclists hospitalised after crash near Huka Falls

One person is seriously injured after a crash on Huka Falls Road this morning. A police media spokesperson says emergency services were called around 10.30am after a car and cyclist collided. "The male cyclist has been taken to hospital in a...... Read More

SH1 Hamilton rail crossing to close

The NZ Transport Agency asks motorists to plan ahead and be prepared for delays as the rail crossing on SH1 Kahikatea Drive in Hamilton is closed to traffic August 11-13 while upgrade of the road takes place. The closure will start around 1am on Saturday...... Read More