'Massive branch' falls on van

Police on SH2 this morning. Photos: Sam Gardner.

A "massive branch" has fallen on a vanload of people on State Highway 2, near the former Mr McGregors fruit and vegetable stall at Te Puna.

A reporter at the scene says the van is believed to have four men inside when the branch fell on it.

“It appears they are not injured and are waiting for a tow truck.

“A witness who watched it happen said the van ‘was full of guys.’

“Another person stuck in traffic says they have been waiting for that particular tree to come down for a while.”

Police and emergency services are at the scene.


Tauranga Council?

Posted on 14-02-2018 16:08 | By Kevin85

@Peaches, how do you figure this is TCC’s problem? The fatality in Rotorua should be Rotorua Lakes Councils problem and the indecent today was in WBOPDC’s area. Neither have anything to do with TCC.


Posted on 14-02-2018 13:59 | By GreertonBoy

the ’branch’ manager for falling down on the job lol Lucky miss there guys, it could have easily ’stumped’ you all.... at least you were all vine and able to leaves without injury... touch wood :)

Wake Up

Posted on 14-02-2018 10:21 | By Peaches

Tauranga Council make a plan to take action on all these large dangerous trees in our city and road sides, this could have been 4 more peoples lives that died at your hands, and all the extended family it affectsCount your lucky stars, look at the poor lady and her family in Rotorua.

Where is NZTA

Posted on 14-02-2018 09:16 | By leighmac

Already 1 death in Rotorua, how close was this

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