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Car on roof in Pahoia

A car has ended up on its roof following a crash near Pahoia School this morning. A reporter at the scene says the crash involved only one vehicle and occurred on the corner of SH2 and Esdaile Road. No one appeared to be injured as a result of the crash.... Read More

Dream debut for Mount team

The big annual MX Fest at Taupo is traditionally considered the first major motocross of the season, an event where new model bikes are aired, new teams present themselves and riders gauge where they stand before the serious business of the national... Read More

Police praise Bay drivers

Drivers in the Bay of Plenty are being applauded for their driving behaviour over Labour Weekend. There were 14 crashes in the Western Bay of Plenty during the holiday period from 4pm Friday until 6am today but only one injury accident, says road policing... Read More

Warning bells from young riders

The big moto cross event at Taupo over Labour Weekend featured a number of sensational performances from young men who showed they are all ready to step up the grades. Regarded as the Kiwi season-opening motocross event, all the race teams usually turn... Read More

Pedestrian struck at Matata

UPDATED 4pm: Traffic is reduced to one lane on SH2 at Matata while police carry out a scene investigation after a pedestrian or cyclist was struck earlier by a vehicle on the intersection with Flax Road. Police were called by ambulance service to... Read More

Enough wheels to make a man cry

“We don't need this on show day,” says Straw Lye. He's talking about the unrelenting rain of the last few weeks. The organiser of today's Wheels on Mainstreet at Coronation Park from 10am-3pm wants sunshine – and lots... Read More

Car on roof on SH2 near Matata

A car is reportedly on its roof and blocking one lane following a crash on State Highway 2 near Matata. A motorist at the scene who contacted SunLive says the crash occurred in the westbound lane of SH2 near Mimiha Road heading towards Matata shortly... Read More

Buckle up, Buttercup

‘Buckle up, Buttercup' – that's police's message this Labour Weekend. With a sharp increase in the number of people killed in crashes as a result of not wearing seatbelts, police are using the long weekend to launch their... Read More

Plan ahead to avoid delays

The New Zealand Transport Agency is reminding drivers to plan ahead to avoid delays and stay safe this Labour Weekend. A combination of more cars on the road, tiredness and driving on unfamiliar roads can create stressful situations which can lead to... Read More

Mystery crash at Hairini

Mystery surrounds the crash of a Mitsubishi Pajero down the bank at Hairini. The vehicle was being towed away about 4pm, but it's not known when it went over the bank. Police have no report on the incident, as available officers were this afternoon... Read More

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