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


Update 3 – fatal crash north of Waiouru

"Update 3 – fatal crash north of Waiouru"

March 30

Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Fane Troy, Bay of Plenty Road Policing

A young child has died following a serious crash on the Desert Rd (SH1) this afternoon.

Police at the scene have now established that the crash involved two cars and two truck-trailer units.

It happened in the south-bound lane.

Three people were taken to Waikato Hospital by helicopter in a critical condition.

Another person with moderate injuries was taken by ambulance to Whanganui Hospital.

The gender and age of the deceased, and that of the injured, are not available to be released until all next of kin are informed.

It will take some time for Police to contact them as some of the family members are overseas.

The Serious Crash Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team are investigating.

The Desert Rd remains closed.

The status of the road closure can be found here on the NZTA website.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Thompson+ Clark, And Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has been employed – time and again - by state agencies over the past decade, to spy on (and provide security against) ordinary New Zealanders engaged in lawful forms of protest. More>>


HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed?

Have Your Say! Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>


PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in urope for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>


Hit And Run: AG Gives Approval For Inquiry

Attorney-General David Parker has today announced a Government Inquiry will be held into Operation Burnham and related events. The operation undertaken in Tirgiran Valley, Afghanistan, ... More>>


Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>


Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>





Featured InfoPages