Traffic & Crashes

Fatal crash: Police name Rotorua victim

Police have released the name of a man who died following a crash between a motorcycle and mobility scooter. Edward Joseph Duffy, aged 88, died in a crash... Read More

Rotorua crash: Mobility scooter driver dies

Police are confirming a fatality following a serious crash in Rotorua. State Highway 30A was closed around 10.30am after two-vehicle crash in the city. The... Read More

SH30A closed following crash

A section of State Highway 30A in Rotorua is closed following a crash. "A serious crash has been reported to emergency services at the intersection of SH30A... Read More

Fatal crash: Police decision “unjustified”

Police have been found unjustified in their decision to withdraw a charge against a man pertaining to a fatal motorcycle accident in Rotorua on January... Read More

Does lower speed limits equal reduced emissions?

Many New Zealand drivers will have felt frustration at the lowered speed limits in recent years. But the lowering of speed limits doesn't just save lives,... Read More

One dead and four injured in Desert Rd crash

One person has died and four have been injured after a truck collided with a car on State Highway 1. Some are in a moderate condition while others face critical... Read More

Road closed: Serious crash on SH1

State Highway 1 in the Bay of Plenty Police District is closed following a serious crash. Police are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 1, near... Read More

Road crews pushing to complete works

The push is now on for road work crews across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty in the lead up to Christmas. The next two months will see a flurry of chipsealing,... Read More

Labour Weekend road toll reaches four

The Labour Day weekend road toll has risen to four after a fatal crash in Waitaki in the South Island on Monday evening. A police spokesperson says the person... Read More

Road workers lay down tools for Labour Weekend

As people across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty head away for the first long weekend of the 2023/24 summer period, road workers will be laying down their tools... Read More

Drivers urged to remember roading basics

Motorists are being urged to keep safe by remembering the basics when driving this Labour Weekend. While Waka Kotahi is pausing most road works during the... Read More

State highway works for October

Good progress has been made at a number of worksites across the Bay of Plenty region this week, with some even having the finishing touches applied. An early... Read More