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Monday 19 April 2010

Million Dollar Upgrade for ‘Dangerous’ Intersection
Tauranga's worst intersection is about to get a lot safer in a new million dollar upgrade. Council transport operations manager Martin Parkes says last year there were more than 30 crashes at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Cameron Road. He says the upgrade, to begin in October, will focus on improving safety and will add cycle lanes.

 

Fatal Crash Investigation Underway
Investigations are continuing into Saturday night's fatal road smash in Tauranga. 21 year old Blaze Kawau died at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Cameron Road when the car he was in struck a street sign. Two other people received injuries.

 

Parking Changes on the Agenda
Tauranga City councillors will spend today listening to arguments for and against proposed parking changes. The council's plan to improve CBD carparking involves reducing the number of unofficial berm parks and turning some streets into one way systems. At least 50 groups, including Mount Mainstreet and the Heritage Neighbourhood Parking Group, will speak to their submissions.

Teen Injured in Attack
It's hoped police can today speak with the teen attacked in Tauranga on Friday night. The 16 year old received leg wounds and was taken to hospital after being attacked in a fight outside a ten pin bowling alley on 13th Avenue. Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier says two men have been arrested and may yet face further charges.

 

‘Peaceful Warrior’ Programme Launched
Ngai Te Rangi Iwi is doing its bit to help former gang members and criminals get on with life. The Peaceful Warrior programme was launched yesterday. It offers Tauranga locals help to remove body tattoos. Iwi spokesman Paul Stanley says often those trying to move on with life are hindered by their tattoos. Archive photo

 

Chamber Push for Cities Promotion
Tauranga's Chamber of Commerce wants more promotion between central North Island cities. CEO Max Mason says the weekend's Hamilton 400 V8 race had a positive spin off for Tauranga, helping fill accommodation. He says cities need to better promote the fact they're such a quick drive from each other, to encourage visitors to see more of the country. Pictured: Max Mason

Posted: Mon 19 Apr 2010

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