Woman dies in Tauranga crash

An elderly woman on a mobility scooter has died following a collision with a vehicle in Tauranga. It happened on Ninth Avenue shortly before 12.30pm today.  "The woman died at the scene," says Sergeant Craig Madden. "Ninth Avenue between Cameron... Read More

Serious crash on 9th Ave

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on 9th Ave, near Cameron Road. A police spokesperson says the crash happened around 12.30pm. Police have closed off a section of the road as they deal with the crash. A witness at the scene says... Read More

Lucky miss for vanload struck by branch

The driver of a vehicle struck by a falling branch on State Highway 2 is describing the incident as a “lucky miss and a bit of drama for breakfast”. Anton Jackson was driving to work with three of his co-workers, when a large branch fell... Read More

'Massive branch' falls on van

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... Read More

Driver flees after kindergarten crash

At least two vehicles have been involved in a crash outside a Papamoa kindergarten, with one of the drivers leaving the scene. A police spokesperson says emergency services were informed of the crash at 1.23pm, between Dickson Road and Grant Place. A... Read More

Car crashes into power pylon

A car is on its side in Greerton this afternoon. A police media spokesperson says a car rolled and hit a power pylon on Oropi Road, near Chadwick Road. "Police were notified about the crash just after 1pm. Two occupants of the car were checked by ambulance... Read More

Driver loses control in wet weather

Wet weather and loss of control is believed to be the cause of a serious crash on SH29a, near Windermere on Sunday. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the crash involved two vehicles on State Highway... Read More

Car crashes down bank in Maungatapu

Traffic is backed up on Turret Road after a car crashed down a bank this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the scene just before 3pm due to reports of a vehicle submerged in the water. However, a police spokesperson says those initial reports... Read More

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

A male pedestrian has died at the scene after being hit by a car on Wharepoa Road in Netherton last night. Police and ambulance were notified at around 9.50pm of the accident. Wharepoa Road was closed between SH2/Pekapeka Road and Hamilton Road, and... Read More

Car hits power pole in Te Puna

A car has crashed into a power pole causing powerlines to scatter across Te Puna Station Road. Police received a report of the crash at 9.08am where a car had crashed into a power pole and then ended up in a ditch near the intersection of Te Puna Road. "There... Read More



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