Traffic & Crashes

Waikato and BOP highway works for April & May

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi and its contractors can hold their heads high and look back on a summer that has seen over 2000 lane kilometres of road renewals... Read More

Road closed due to crash in Rotorua

Emergency services are responding to a vehicle crash in Rotorua. Police say the northbound lane of Fairy Springs Road is closed from Cochrane Street, while... Read More

Night closures ahead for SH30 in BOP

A section of highway in the Bay of Plenty is expected to be closed at night for around three weeks. From 7.30pm Sunday, April 28, there will be three weeks... Read More

Hijacked ambulance: Court sentences man

A man who was frustrated St John staff wouldn't treat an abscess on his buttocks hijacked their ambulance and crashed it twice into a motel while... Read More

Pedestrian dies following crash in Taupō

Police can confirm that a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle on Ruapehu St, Taupō. "The crash, in the carpark of a business premises, occurred... Read More

Speed reduction planned for BOP road

Speed limits on Thornton Road from the intersection with State Highway 30 to the western end of the 'Blueberry Curves” will be reduced from 100km/h to... Read More

SH30 blocked in both directions due to crash

Due to a crash, State Highway 30 east of Lake Rotokawau Road, is blocked in both directions. "Delay your journey until a lane can be reopened or consider... Read More

Have a ‘hmmm’ before driving this winter

Driving in the winter is very different to driving in the summer. Additional factors such as black ice, wet weather, fog and it getting darker earlier contribute... Read More

Fatal crash, SH5, Tapapa

"One person has died following a crash on State Highway 5, Tapapa yesterday," says a police spokesperson. "Police were called to the two-vehicle crash at... Read More

Police investigating fatal crash

One person is dead following a crash in the Bay of Plenty Police district. In a statement released this morning, police have confirmed the death following... Read More

Critical injuries in highway crash

One person is in critical condition and another has moderate injuries following a serious crash in the Bay of Plenty Police district. A police spokesperson... Read More

Waikato and BOP state highway works for April

The last throes of March signal the end of the traditional summer road renewal period. It's been a huge effort over the past 6 months, says Roger Brady, Regional... Read More