Taupo News #76 – Week Ending 6th January 2019




Motorists trapped after crash on Napier-Taupo highway
Emergency services are their way to a head-on crash on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo. The crash, which happened about midday, was …

Two injured in Napier-Taupo highway crash
Two people were flown to hospital in Hastings yesterday after a head-on crash on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo. Hawke’s Bay DHB …

Death following serious Taupo crash
A man has been confirmed as dead following a serious crash in Taupo. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Acacia Heights Drive in Acacia Bay, …

Police name Taupo crash victim
He was 77-year-old Michael John Wellington of Taupo. Police extend their condolences to his friends and family, says a police spokesperson.

One dead following serious Taupo crash
One dead following serious Taupo crash … Police have confirmed that one person has died following a serious crash in Taupo, four days ago.

Two helicopters attend scene of serious crash on SH5
Due to a serious crash #SH5 is currently CLOSED between Taupo & Napier in the Rangitaiki area. No detour is available. Please delay your journey: …

New Zealand’s annual road toll close to last year’s count after fatal Otago crash
The crash, which happened about midday, was about 15km south of the Rangitaiki Tavern – 50km from Taupō and 50km from Napier – and was …

‘It is devastating’: Two more deaths add to road toll
Meanwhile, police have confirmed the driver of a car that crashed in Acacia Bay in Taupo on 27 December died on Sunday. The death has been …

Fire in Hawke’s Bay forest
Firefighters from across Hawke’s Bay were early tonight fighting a forest fire reported in remote country between Napier and Taupo. Fire and …

Possible meteor lights up sky over Bay of Plenty
Witnesses from as far as Taupo and Auckland described a bright light that appeared to fall out of the sky, followed by a ‘boom’ sound. A MetService …