The Bay of Plenty Times yesterday launched Gridlock – Tauranga's No. 1 issue, a series examining what's gone wrong, the chokepoints and how bad they have become and the impact on people, businesses and the wider city.

But what does the head of Tauranga's economic development agency, Priority One, think about it? In a special guest editorial, Nigel Tutt gives his opinion on why the problem has happened, and what needs to be done to help solve it.


Tauranga is a great city and a hugely popular place. While we have a lot to be positive about and a