Hole on Oropi Rd, road to be closed overnight
"UPDATE: Hole on Oropi Rd, road to be closed overnight
Oropi Rd in Tauranga will remain closed overnight due to
a large hole that has formed at the edge of the southbound
Contractors are scheduled to repair the road
tomorrow morning so it will still be closed for most part of
Police advise motorists to use the diversion in
place via Shane Rd and Oropi Gorge
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