After a commendable effort from Higgins the slip site on SH25 just south of Cemetery Rd, Kuaotunu re-opened to light traffic under stop/go control from 5:30pm yesterday. Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling Coromandel roads this... Continue reading »
Following yesterday's weather bomb Thames Coromandel council roads are now open with Blackjack Road, in the Kuaotunu Village open, but restricted to one lane in places as there are slips. Contractors are on site today working to restore it to... Continue reading »
Most of the Coromandel district's roads will now be open, except for Blackjack Road, Kuaotunu as there have been multiple slips.
State highway 25 remains closed due to slips near to Cemetery Rd Kuaotunu.
TCDC says there may still be minor slips... Continue reading »
NZ Transport Agency Waikato System Manager Karen Boyt says the Coromandel Peninsula, particularly the eastern side had over 200mm of rain fall last night and the worst hit communities of Whitianga, Hikuai and Kuaotuna are currently isolated.
“Our... Continue reading »
A number of roads around the Coromandel are closed this morning after a night of intense rain and motorists are advised to avoid travel, with heavy rain expected to continue until midday.
Approximately 218mm of rain fell across the district... Continue reading »
A Metservice Severe Weather Watch is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula.
The heaviest rain falls are expected around the Coromandel Peninsula from 4.00 pm today, Monday 9 September until 11 am tomorrow, Tuesday 10 September.
MetService expects... Continue reading »
Paula Bennett, Deputy Leader of the National Party, MP for Upper Harbour visited the Waihi district yesterday.
Paula and Coromandel MP Scott Simpson called into the Gold FM studios for a chat with Brian Gentil while she was here. She spent some time... Continue reading »
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding yesterday’s fatal bus crash near Rotorua continues.
At this stage we can confirm that those who died were four adults and a young child.
Police are making good progress with the identification of... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm five people have tragically lost their lives after a bus rolled on State Highway 5 earlier today.
Emergency services were called to the scene near Mamaku, about 20 minutes north of Rotorua, at about 11am.
27 people were on... Continue reading »
Old Waitakauri Road, Waikino, will be closed between SH2 and Banks Lane from 8am to 3.30 pm tomorrow (Tuesday 3 September), and possibly also on Wednesday 4 September - depending on how things go.
The reason for the road closure is to remove some... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager, Inspector Brent Crowe has released details about a fatal crash that occurred last night after a police pursuit had been initiated and then abandoned.
About 11pm yesterday a pursuit was initiated when the driver... Continue reading »
Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Paeroa-Tahuna Road, Otway, Waikato.
Police were called about 5pm.
One person has died following the crash, and another is understood to have sustained serious injuries.
Two other people have... Continue reading »
The Waikato Regional Hazards Portal is a handy tool for home buyers seeking information on prospective properties.
Much like a LIM, the portal contains all the spatial natural hazard information available from Waikato Regional Council, as well as... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of Port Road and Achilles Avenue, Whangamata.
Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 5pm.
Initial reports indicate one person received serious injuries.
The... Continue reading »
Motorists are advised that State Highway 2, near the Wairoa Bridge, Te Puna is closed due to a truck crash.
The crash happened at around 08:50 am when the truck transporting chemicals went off the road.
Some chemicals have been spilt on the road... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police would like to remind motorists to drive to the conditions and stay safe on the road.
Over the last two weeks every day it has rained five to ten crashes have been reported to Western Bay of Plenty police.
Almost all of... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 2, Waitakaruru, Waikato.
Police were alerted to the truck vs car crash between Dimmock Road and Heaven Road at around 10:30am this morning.
Initial reports state there are... Continue reading »
Cows wandering on SH2 near Waihi last night caused a hazard for motorists that could have been deadly according to a witness.
The Waihi siren went off twice within five minutes last night, just after dusk. Brian Gentil talked with Chief Fire Officer... Continue reading »
A road closure will be in place overnight tonight, August 7, and tomorrow night, August 8, from 8 pm to 4 am for Waikato Regional Council to test new floodgates at Paeroa prior to a public demonstration this weekend. Detours will be in place... Continue reading »
Innovative electronic speed signs have been activated at four Waikato intersections this week.
Acting Director of Regional Relationships Ross I’Anson says it’s great to see these speed signs up and running.
“We know these signs are effective in... Continue reading »