Serious Crash: State Highway 27, Patetonga, Hauraki
Serious Crash: State Highway 27, Patetonga, Hauraki.
A crash has occurred on State Highway 27 near the
intersection with Maukoro Landing Road, Patetonga, Hauraki.
Two motor vehicles, both four wheel drive SUV's have
collided and with one of the vehicles towing a large trailer
the highway is now blocked.
There were a number of
injuries to passengers of the vehicles with one person
reported as status 1 and a three reported as status 2.
All the seriously injured, including three children, have
been airlifted to Hospital.
The highway will remain
blocked for the next few hours while this crash is
investigated by the serious crash unit.
Detours are in
place however Police would appreciate travellers avoiding
At this stage there are no further details of
the injured persons however this release will be updated
when these details come to hand.
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
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