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


Police appeal for drivers to obey road signs

Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Jared Kirk, Team Leader Road Policing, Otago Coastal

Otago Coastal Police are appealing for drivers to obey road signs following an incident this morning (November 21) where two people had to be rescued from the roof of their car.

Emergency services were called about 10am after a vehicle got stuck trying to cross a flooded road between Balclutha and Clydevale.

The driver and passenger were rescued from the roof of their vehicle uninjured.

State Highway 8, from Milton through to Raes Junction and SH90, is now open but extreme care is required due to multiple slips and flooding.

There are no detours in place.

We ask that drivers remain patient, keep your speeds down on these roads, and obey all road closure signs.

Drivers who ignore road warnings are potentially placing themselves and others at risk.

Drivers also need to be aware that vehicles may not be covered by insurance if they are driven on a closed road.

Contractors are working to clear the roads as quickly as possible.

Updates on road conditions can be found on the NZTA site: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Remembrance: Anzac After Christchurch

A community group is creating The Sound of Peace, a crowdsourced soundscape that captures messages of peace from New Zealanders in their own voices and languages...

The Anzac Eve event, The Art of Remembrance with Kristin Darragh, is a concert and memorial service in the grounds of the historic St David’s Memorial Church in Uptown Auckland.

‘As we remember the lives lost in World War One, we remember the horrors of all wars, and the potential to reach out across the divides now to expand understanding and a sense of our shared humanity.’ More>>


NZ And France To Seek To End Use Of Social Media For Terrorism

New Zealand and France announced today that the two nations will bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism, in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attacks in Christchurch New Zealand. More>>


Christchurch Attacks: Families Offered Option To Stay Permanently

Immigration New Zealand has created a special visa category for those directly impacted by the shootings at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood mosque, as well as their families. More>>


Auckland: Consent Granted For Queens Wharf Cruise Ship Upgrade

In its decision, released this afternoon, Auckland Council says that although the upgrade will have a "range of adverse effects on the environment, both during construction and operation", these can be managed to an "acceptable" level. More>>


Welfare: Access To Hardship Grants Hits Record High

Figures from the Ministry of Social Development for the March 2019 Quarter showed that hardship assistance grants increased by $48 million in the past year... They also showed the emergency housing grants went from $6.6m to $23m, and there were 70,000 extra requests for assistance for food. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>





InfoPages News Channels