Stock Truck Crash
SH2 5kms north of Wairoa is blocked due
to a stock truck crash. SH2 is likely to be closed for three
to four hours. Diversions will be put in place at Wairoa and
the Waipaoa roundabout in Gisborne. Tiniroto Rd is the
alternate route for all motorists travelling between Wairoa
The truck was the only vehicle involved in
the crash which happened shortly before 10am. The two
occupants are out of the truck and only a minor injury was
Police are on scene at the crash and are
working with contractors to get the road
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Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures
Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.
The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>
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