Heavy traffic as police monitor protest
Motorists in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are in heavier traffic than usual today due to protestors at Tauranga Bridge Marina.
One caller to the 0800 SunLive number says traffic has been backed up from Hewletts Road, heading into the Mount, from Eleventh Ave.
He says around 100 protestors have been at the side of the road and that has been holding up traffic.
Police say they are aware of the protest taking place in Tauranga today.
“Police are monitoring the protest and will respond to any issues should they arise,” says a police spokesperson.
The protest appears to be related to vaccination mandates.