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


Police continue to investigate fatal Southland crash

Police continue to investigate fatal Southland crash

Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Jon Bissett, Southland District Road Policing Manager:

Police continue to investigate a crash involving two vehicles on the Dipton Winton Highway in Southland last night.

Tragically, three people have lost their lives as a result.

They were a 28 year old man, and two women aged 22 and 28.

Two young children survived the crash, they were extracted from one of the vehicles and are currently being treated at Southland Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

They are being supported by members of their family.

Although very early into the serious crash investigation, it appears these vehicles have crashed head-on.

At this stage, the cause of the crash is unknown, and Police will be working to try to establish that over coming days.

As part of this investigation, State Highway 6 will be temporarily closed for a time tomorrow, Tuesday 10 October, as Police revisit the crash scene.

A short detour will be put in place when this happens.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or have any information which may help Police, is asked to contact Southland Police on (03) 211 0400, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 .

Please remember that our roads can be a dangerous place.

Understand the risk, drive appropriately and cautiously to keep everybody safe.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How National’s ”New” Welfare Plan Resurrects A Past Failure

Sam Uffindell’s defenders keep reminding us that he was only 16 at the time of the King’s College incident, and haven’t we all done things in our teens that, as adults, we look back on with shame and embarrassment? True. Let's be honest. Haven’t we all at one time or another, joined a gang and beaten a smaller, younger kid black and blue with wooden clubs? In that respect, Uffindell’s defenders on the streets of Tauranga risk sounding a bit like the psychiatrist Kargol played by Graham Chapman on Monty Python. Some of the media commentary has also noted how the Uffindell saga has taken the shine off National’s good poll results and distracted us all from the unveiling of an important welfare policy at the recent National Patty conference. OK… So let's put the spotlight back on that welfare policy...


National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>

Transport & Infrastructure: Have Your Say On The Future Of Inter-regional Passenger Rail In New Zealand

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. The aim of the inquiry is to find out what the future could hold for inter-regional passenger rail... More>>

National: Sam Uffindell Stood Down Pending Investigation
Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the National Party caucus pending an investigation into further allegations about his past behaviour, says National Party Leader Christopher Luxon... More>>

Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>

National: NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s
Today’s net migration figures show that Labour has failed to deliver the desperately needed skilled migrants they promised, meaning labour shortages will persist into the future, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says... More>>

Green Party: Abuse Revelations Leave No Choice But To Overhaul RSE Scheme
The Green Party is calling on the Government to overhaul the Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme in the wake of revelations of shocking human rights violations... More>>




InfoPages News Channels