Victim of Awakino fatality named

Police can now confirm the name of the man who died in a two car crash on SH3 near the Awakino Tunnel on Monday 22 April. He was 56-year-old Scott Hamilton Murray of Te Puke. sympathies to Mr Murray's friends and family at this difficult time.

Awakino tunnel closed until further notice

The New Zealand Transport Agency are advising road users to avoid the Awakino gorge completely following a fatal accident on Monday. NZTA spokesperson Sarah-Lee Crellin said the road remains closed and we do not have an expected opening time. We ask motorists to avoid the area if possible or be prepared for a very long... Continue Reading →

Fatal accident near Awakino Tunnel

One person has died following a two car crash on SH3 near the Awakino Tunnel. The crash was reported to emergency services shortly before 12.30pm. Two people received minor injuries in the crash. A police investigation into the cause of this crash is underway. The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene. The road is... Continue Reading →

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