Motoring

Update: Stop-go on SH1, Pohuehue

Following the slip on State Highway 1 this morning, the stop-go system has been put in place again while the stability of the area is assessed.  Traffic is congested in both directions between Pohuehue and Puhoi and Police ask motorists to delay...... Read More

Delays on SH1 southbound lane, Pohuehue

UPDATED: State Highway One is now open following a slip between Pohuehue and Puhoi this morning. The area has been cleared, however traffic is congested in both direction. Police  are thankful for motorists patience and ask motorists to...... Read More

Fatal crash in Waipu, Whangarei

One person has died following a single-vehicle collision at the intersection of State Highway One and Brooks Road in Waipu, Whangarei. Emergency services were called at 3:35am, Saturday 22 July, 2017. While the road is open with a stop-go system in...... Read More

Stay indoors and off the road in wider Otago area

Otago Police are asking people to stay indoors and keep off the roads as a significant weather event is causing widespread flooding across the region. "SH1 between Balclutha and Milton is closed due to severe flooding and slips are coming down in...... Read More

Lions circle the stage coach

  Lions & the Stagecoach from Sun Live on Vimeo. It sits forlornly in all weathers at the front of the Historic Village on 17th Ave – a fading red monument to travel in another age. It’s the village stage coach. “The paintwork’s...... Read More

Road warning between Picton and Christchurch

Police are advising motorists travelling between Picton and Christchurch to allow extra time for their journey due to a number of road work sites. Via a statement released a short time ago, police urged caution in repsonse to the "large number"...... Read More

Most North Island roads reopen following storm

Motorists are now able to travel through the middle of the North Island with most highways reopened, except for the Desert Road. The wild weather blanketed parts of the South Island with snow and closed roads lashed north, bringing torrential...... Read More

Drivers warned as more snow and ice to come

The NZ Transport Agency is advising all South Island road travellers to check the traffic and travel website before heading out tonight and tomorrow morning. With more snow forecast this evening and into tomorrow (Thursday) morning, there may be...... Read More

Work continues on Wellington highway slip

Two southbound lanes of State Highway 1 into Wellington are expected to be open again on Wednesday morning after being blocked by a landslide. The NZ Transport Agency says the planned reopening time of 6am is subject to final safety assessments. The...... Read More

Motorists braced for South Island snow

Motorists are being warned of snowfalls on the alpine passes in the South Island and the central North Island's Desert Road over the coming days. From Tuesday afternoon snow will hit Lewis, Arthur's, Porters, Lindis and Haast Passes, as well...... Read More