SH25A between Kopu and Hikuai was closed yesterday afternoon due to a police incident.
Police responded to a family harm incident on Kopu-Hikuai Road about 3:35 pm.
The Armed Offenders Squad attended as a precaution and arrested a 50-year-old... Continue reading »
Despite New Zealand petrol prices being regarded as well above the global average, pain at the pump and pain in the pocket kick in again today as petrol tax and road user charges increase.
According to National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith,... Continue reading »
Emergency services responded to a serious crash on SH2, Karangahake today.
Police were alerted around 2.10pm.
Indications are two people received serious injuries and two others minor injuries.
Another person was reported to be trapped.
The... Continue reading »
George Street, Waihi will remain closed until later today to allow a scene examination after a person was hit by a car and died.
George Street is cordoned off at both ends with a police marquee erected in a section of the street nearest the Clarke... Continue reading »
A person has died after being hit by a car in Waihi overnight.
The crash occurred on George Street at 1am.
The road remains closed around the crash site this morning to allow a scene examination to take place.
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Witnesses to a serious crash between a car and a 4WD just after 8 pm on SH2 yesterday are asked to contact Police.
The crash occurred about 300 metres from the Te Paeroa roundabout toward Te Puna, on State Highway 2, Bethlehem.
One person was... Continue reading »
Police are at the scene of a two vehicle crash between Taniwha Place and Wairoa Pa Road.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash at around 8pm.
Multiple people reportedly have a range of injuries.
Motorists are advised to expect delays or... Continue reading »
Police have confirmed the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the serious crash in Turua this afternoon has died.
Two other people have received moderate injuries.
Police were called to the two-vehicle crash around 3:35pm, which occurred at... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash in Turua, eastern Hauraki region.
Police received a report around 3:35 pm that two vehicles were involved in the crash at the intersection of Hauraki Road and Huirau Road.
Initial reports suggest... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious two-vehicle crash on Stanley Road South, Te Aroha, Matamata-Piako District.
Police were alerted around 10.05am.
Early indications are one person has received critical injuries and another serious... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police are urging motorists to take extra care following a number of serious crashes in the area.
Over the past week three people have died and more have been seriously injured on roads in the Western Bay.
"Every one of... Continue reading »
One person has died following a crash on State Highway 25, Pipiroa, Hauraki District last night.
Police were called to the motorcycle vs cow crash between Pipiroa Road and Main Road shortly before 12 am.
One person died at the scene.
The cow also... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency advises SH2 Karangahake Gorge will be closed for maintenance works overnight 8pm to 5am tonight Monday 17 June and tomorrow Tuesday 18 June.
Signage and cordons will be in place between Paeroa and Waihi.
We remind motorists... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai, Western Bay of Plenty.
Two others received minor injuries.
The two-vehicle crash was reported to Police at 2.20pm.
The road remains closed and diversions are in... Continue reading »
A full road closure is planned for the Karangahake Gorge from 8 pm to 5 am both on Monday 17th June and Tuesday 18th June weather permitting. Cordons will be in place between the Paeroa urban boundary and the Waihi urban boundary for essential Road... Continue reading »
After much of May was dominated by settled weather, this past week has been a reminder that we were heading for Winter. With unstable westerlies dominating the lead up to the weekend, heavy rain and thunderstorms with hail affected much of the... Continue reading »
The rescue chopper service that assists in our area had another busy holiday weekend over Queen's Birthday. The crews cover a huge area, is staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew consisting of pilots, paramedics and crewmen, and... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling this weekend across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region to plan ahead and expect changeable weather conditions.
Bay of Plenty Systems Manager Rob Campbell says this is one of the busiest weekends... Continue reading »
In the first 5 months of 2019, 39 people died on Bay of Plenty roads, with numerous others seriously injured, resulting in families and friends having to endure immeasurable and unnecessary heartache and suffering.
“Police talk a lot about road... Continue reading »
A single vehicle crash closed Awaiti Road near Paeroa at 10.20 am today.
The Police Media Centre said indications are a person sustained serious injuries.
Emergency services attended the crash, including a helicopter which was called to assist. Continue reading »