Police pursuit near Oropi

UPDATE 10.30am: A police dog was used to track down a driver who abandoned a Ute after a police pursuit in Tauranga last night. Police pursued the Ute along SH29 between Maungatapu and Oropi. A police spokesperson says the vehicle went on to Oropi...... Read More

Car flips onto its roof in Te Puke

A car rolled on its roof in Te Puke this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Raymond Ave at 2.35pm. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a car is on its roof and is blocking the southbound lane of the road. "The...... Read More

Trucks breakdown on State Highway 29

Motorists are being advised to expect delays if they are travelling over the Kaimai Range this afternoon. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says two trucks have broken down on State Highway 29, near the summit. "One truck is on the Matamata...... Read More

Train ploughs into ute stuck on BOP tracks

The occupants of a vehicle found wrapped around a train in the Bay of Plenty this morning escaped the vehicle before it was ploughed into. The Matata Volunteer Fire Brigade were pulled from their slumber when call came in to motor vehicle accident...... Read More

Serious injuries in Ohauiti crash

One person has been seriously injured following a crash in Ohauiti. Emergency services were called to the scene on Ohauiti Road at 10.30am to reports that a vehicle had driven off the road. A police spokesperson says it appears there were three...... Read More

BOP fatal crash probe reveals sight line issues

An investigation into a fatal crash involving a train and refuse truck in the Bay of Plenty has found issues with sight lines. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has published its report into a fatal accident involving an empty log train...... Read More

Cyclist and car collide near Bayfair

Police are investigating a crash where a cyclist suffered minor injuries this morning. Emergency services were called to the scene on Maranui Street at 9.45am. A police spokesperson says a cyclist sustained minor injuries following an incident in...... Read More

Warning for tradies following crash

Tradies are being warned to avoid fly tools in their vehicles following a crash in the Waikato recently. Police attended a crash on Osborne and Kay roads in Hamilton on Thursday, where the driver of the van was both “lucky and unlucky”. “The...... Read More

Impatient drivers scolded for crossing barrier

KiwiRail and New Zealand Police have both issued warnings to motorists following impatient driver’s crossing over train tracks while barriers are down. The warning comes after three motorists were spotted zig-zagging around the barriers on Monday,...... Read More

NZDF officer killed in traffic accident

The New Zealand Defence Force has confirmed that a serving member of the New Zealand Army has died in a traffic accident in Canberra. Major Aaron Couchman, who joined the Army in 1990, was off duty and cycling when the accident happened on Saturday...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?