*"Fatal Crash - Rakaia - National Alerts"*
At 4pm on
Saturday 31st May 2014 a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred
on Thompsons Track at the intersection of Somerton Road,
Two vehicles collided at this intersection which
is controlled by a stop sign.
Three people have died as a
result of the crash.
• One vehicle had four
occupants of which three have died. The fourth passenger
has been transported to hospital by means of a rescue
• The other vehicle had one occupant
who has minor injuries and is being treated at
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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>>
Reflections On The Day.