Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Police urge caution for horse traffic

Police urge caution for horse traffic

Police are urging Horse of the Year traffic leaving Hawke's Bay today to be extra careful on the roads after a crash on the Napier-Taupo Rd.

The crash involving a car and a horse truck occurred on SH5 near the intersection with Ellis Wallace Rd about 20 minutes from Napier at about 12.30pm. One person is trapped in the car but there are no other injuries to any of the other vehicle occupants. The Lowe rescue helicopter has been sent to the scene.

The highway is not closed at this stage, but there could be some short delays.

A large number of horse trucks are due to leave Hawke's Bay this afternoon as the annual Horse of the Year show comes to an end. The show attracts around 70,000 people to Hastings, including domestic and international competitors and spectators.

Police are urging all drivers, especially of horse vehicles, to be extra vigilant and patient on the roads as they leave the area today. SH5 and SH2 north and south of Hawke's Bay are likely to be congested with horse traffic this afternoon.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need.

Spot the difference with New Zealand, where DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding. More>>

 
 

Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election