Car crashes through fence in Matapihi

A ute has crashed through a fence and into a house in Matapihi overnight. A police spokesperson says the incident on Russley Drive occurred at around 10.52pm on Saturday night. “Police attended to assist with a ute that was stuck inside a structure...... Read More

Desert Road closed due to snow

Ice and snow had forced the NZTA to close the Desert Road today, while heavy snow was starting to fall in the deep south. MetService says up to 40cm of snow could accumulate above 400 metres in the southwest of the South Island. Snow was expected during...... Read More

State Highway 2 trial now finished

The New Zealand Transport Agency and Western Bay of Plenty District Council say adequate data has been gathered and the trial on State Highway 2 near Te Puna is now complete. The trial was carried out between Clarke Road and Te Puna Station Road on most...... Read More

Fuel prices hit record high

The national price for 91 octane is now $2.30/litre – the highest price ever recorded. AA Motoring’s Mark Stockdale says the last increase in fuel prices, this time led by Z, went up four cents per litre. “This brings the ‘national’...... Read More

Vehicle tech to make roundabouts safer

A new autonomous driving research project may help reduce the number of accidents NZ roundabouts in the future according to a local spokesperson. Ministry of Transport statistics show around nine percent of all accidents involving injuries at intersections...... Read More

Nine injured in two car crash

Nine people were taken to hospital - two in a serious condition - after a two car collision near Te Hoe in the Waikato. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene of a car crash on Ohinewai...... Read More

Two critically injured in train crash

Two people are in critical condition following a crash with a train. Emergency services were called to the crash between the train and car around 10pm on Princess Street, Ngaruawahia. Inspector Jason Greenhalgh says two people from the vehicle were taken...... Read More

UPDATE: One person dead in Kaimai crash

A person has died after a car and motorbike crashed on State Highway 29 near the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park. Police said they were called to the crash near Hanga Road and Rapurapa Road shortly before 4pm. Motorists should expect the road to be closed for...... Read More

SH29 closed due to crash on Kaimai Range

Reports are coming in of a crash between a motorcycle and car on the Hamilton side of the Kaimai Range. The road is currently closed. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.... Read More

Two-vehicle crash on Hewletts Road

Traffic has been blocked from one lane of Hewletts Road this afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on the busy stretch of motorway. A police spokesperson says they were called to the scene of the accident at 1.20pm. "It appears to have been a rear-end...... Read More

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