Beekeeper dies in truck crash

A Western Bay of Plenty beekeeper has died in a truck crash on farmland. Police say the beekeeper's truck crashed on farmland in Motu, near Gisborne, early on Sunday while the man was tending to beehives around 1.26am. The driver of the truck was... Read More

Woman injured in serious Pyes Pa Crash

Police continue to investigate a serious crash on Pyes Pa Road. Two vehicles crashed on the road, also known as State Highway 36, between Williams Road and Taumata Road about 7.45pm. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant... Read More

Speed likely cause to highway crash

Police say a crash that blocked State Highway 2 at Whakamarama for two hours on Sunday afternoon was caused by a driver swerving across the centre line to avoid a car turning right into Parklands Produce. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting... Read More

Cracks in towbars, safety alerts issued

Cracks that could cause crashes have been found in the towbars and connections of some of the largest truck-trailers on New Zealand's roads. One trailer came off entirely and hit a bank, another almost came loose and in a third case, the driver... Read More

Highway open following serious crash

UPDATED 6.44PM: State Highway 2, near Te Puna, is now open following a serious crash which left three people hospitalised. Police were called to a car and van crash on the highway near the Munro Road intersection around 3.30pm. In a statement released... Read More

Fatal collision delayed freight services

UPDATE 11.54am: The collision between a freight train and what is believed to be a quad bike delayed some freight services this morning. The incident where one person died after a quad bike and train collided between Apata Station Road and Whakamarama... Read More

Pedestrian escapes injuries

A man involved in a traffic incident in Mount Maunganui is believed to have escaped with minor injuries. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the incident occurred on Nikau Crescent. "This looks as if it happened outside a dental clinic, there's... Read More

Diesel spill at Mount shopping centre

Emergency services are dealing with a large diesel spill at Central Parade shopping centre on Maunganui Road. Firefighters and police are at the scene directing traffic away from the 200-300 spill while they await council roading contractors to arrive... Read More

Bethlehem road clear after truck rolls

Roads are now free flowing after a logging truck rolled on the western roundabout in Bethlehem, causing traffic chaos earlier today. Police says a number of logs rolled across the westbound side of the highway, between Moffat Rd and Parau Drive at about... Read More

Logging truck rolls in Bethlehem

A logging truck has rolled on the western roundabout at Bethlehem at Te Paeroa Road. A media statement released by police says emergency services are on SH2, Bethlehem, where a logging truck trailer has reportedly tipped. "A number of logs are said to... Read More



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