Crash, SH 2 Aongatete
State Highway 2 at Aongatete, Western Bay of Plenty is
closed due to a crash involving three cars.
around 3:50pm, just north of the intersection with Thompsons
One person is reported to be in a serious
Motorists are asked to avoid the area or delay
travel while the scene is
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Campbell on: the local body election result in Wellington
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