Serious crash north of Kawerau

Two people have been injured in a car crash north of Kawerau this morning. A police spokesperson says they were called to the scene of the two-vehicle accident at around 9.30am. She says one person is seriously injured, while another person is reported... Read More

LPG leak following Totara crash

Firefighters had to deal with an LPG leak following a crash just after lunch. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a van appears to have crash outside 150 Totara Street. "The fire brigade is here, along with police." A police spokesperson says... Read More

Father and children injured in crash

A father and his two children sustained minor to serious injuries when the vehicle they were in crashed with a truck near Ngatea. The accident happened at Mangatarata, south of the Coromandel roundabout on State Highway 2, on Saturday. The Auckland Rescue... Read More

Truck and car crash near Ngatea

A truck and car have collided on SH2 near Ngatea about 4pm this afternoon. Motorists are warned there may be delays as the road is cleared after an accident involving a small truck and red car. The accident happened at Mangatarata, south of the Coromandel... Read More

Delays expected near Te Puna

The NZ Transport Agency says road users can expect delays on State Highway 2 between Clarke Road and Te Puna Road until 6pm. “Traffic will be stopped from both directions for around five minutes at a time for vegetation control. During this time... Read More

One dead overnight in Matamata crash

One person has died following a crash in Matamata overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just before 5am. "The deceased was the sole occupant of a car which crashed into a wall on Smith Street at around 4.40am.  "No details... Read More

Three killed in Thames crash named

Police can now release the names of the three people who died following a two-vehicle head-on crash just west of the Kopu Bridge on State Highway 25. They were 66-year-old Ian James Fielder, 64-year-old Jocelyn Fielder from Turua and 20-year-old Haydn... Read More

Machinery on road causes morning delays

A piece of machinery which has fallen onto the road is the reason behind slow-moving traffic near Te Puke this morning. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened at about 7.30am. “A piece of machinery has fallen off a trailer and onto... Read More

Married couple killed in Thames crash

The sole survivor of a two-vehicle head-on crash near Thames remains in hospital in critical condition. A married couple, both in their 60s, and a 20-year-old man died at the scene of the crash on State Highway 25, west of the Kopu Bridge just after... Read More

Traffic delays at Baypark roundabout

A crash on State Highway 29a at the Baypark roundabout is causing traffic delays. A witness at the scene says traffic is really bad in both directions. "The crash appears to be minor, but that combined with the road works in the area, the road is absolutely... Read More



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