Person dies at Wairoa bridge

Police at the Wairoa bridge underpass this afternoon. Photo: Suppied.

UPDATED 5.40pm: The person who died at the Wairoa Bridge this afternoon died from an apparent medical event on land, not in the water, says a police spokeswoman.

Sunlive was contacted after 3pm by member of the public who thought there had been a drowning.

No further action is required of Police, says the police spokeswoman.

Meanwhile traffic congestion in the area is dire, with a caller to SunLive saying they have been trying to get to Te Puna for 40 minutes.


Motorbike patrol

Posted on 09-02-2018 13:54 | By kinakat

Same in Santiago ChileAny minor car accidents on their highways were dealt with swiftly by highway patrol police on motorbikes. They travelled in groups of four. Any vehicles that were blocking the roads were simply removed manually by hand either lifted or pushed. No drama of massive traffic build ups on their roads and they also put their hazard lights on if traffic has stopped ahead pretty cool.


Posted on 08-02-2018 19:52 | By cptn scully

So some one was found UNDER the Wairoa bridge on State Highway 2 early this afternoon. How come at 5.30pm the state highway 2 and Moffatt Road were gridlocked at 5pm and the again at 6pm.This event happened UNDER state Highway 2 so should not affect traffic going north at all!I see this so often when an accident happens on the road and the vehicles are off to the side however the Police block the road! WHY? I was in Hong Kong a few years ago and an accident happened in the tunnel connecting the mainland with the Island No problem! A front end loader came in, pushed the two cars to the side and traffic flowed as per normal. Bloody P.C bollocks in this country is maddening,l causes more delays than needed.Harden up you coppers and let us get on with our daily routine!!!!

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