Bin rolls off truck, blocks highway

A bin off an EnviroWaste truck is blocking one lane of SH29. Video: Andrew Henderson.

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A bin off the back of an EnviroWaste truck is blocking one lane of State Highway 29.

Police were called to the incident, near Redwood Lane, around 10.20am.

A police spokesperson says they received a report that a rubbish truck's back trailer had rolled on Redwood Lane, Tauriko.

"The driver is unijured but the vehicle is blocking the southbound lane. Traffic can get around, police are there directing motorists.

"Only a small amount of rubbish has gone on the road."

A crane has been called in to remove the bin from the road and police hope to have traffic flowing again soon.

A heavy haulage crane has been called in to help remove the bin from the road. Photos: Ryan Wood.


A rubbish truck is reportedly blocking a lane on State Highway 29 after rolling onto its side.

Emergency services are responding, although it is not known at this stage if anyone is trapped or injured.

A caller to the SunLive newsroom says she drove past and saw the truck on its side. She was unable to see if the driver was out, but several other motorists had stopped to help.

She says the accident happened near Tauriko, and is blocking the lane heading towards the Kaimai Range.

Traffic is reportedly building up.

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Posted on 11-01-2017 20:51 | By old trucker

By Capt Kaveman, i Agree with you, my friend got a ticket in Frazer Cove doing 5 kmph over, $30.00 fine, how bloody PICKY,and yet they are ALWAYS asking for PUBLIC HELP about things, they dont care about us,its REVENUE collecting, last week Mr PLOD was doing 96kmph down maunganui road 26 over and he went to the MTStation,IMMMMM ,Thanks Kaveman, i know what you mean,10-4 out.


Posted on 11-01-2017 17:17 | By Capt_Kaveman

a man sits in a van with a camera and does what again

Too many unsecured loads

Posted on 11-01-2017 14:19 | By The Sage

This is happening too much. I nearly got hit by an outdoor table flying off the back of a trailer on Hewletts Road in December. A friend was hit by a trailer coming loose from a car at Hairini just before Christmas. What about the portal of that flew off a truck and killed someone in a vehicle, on the Katikati Road about 18 months ago. Anyone know what happened to the person transporting it?

golly gosh

Posted on 11-01-2017 13:37 | By old trucker

What i see with my experience is, it looks like the TWIST LOCKS have not been turned around,(I could be wrong) NO truck in sight, that was the same corner that another rubbish truck rolled over and blocked the Bridge, oh well, we will see what the outcome is, must be thinking when on these trucks to CHECK before you leave, that all is well,Gosh there could have been a car following, (im lost ) with whats going on,my years as a driver,always check before you leave where ever you are,my Tuppence worth, for what its worth,No1 in NEWS in the Bay Thankyou, 10-4 out.

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