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Police report there have been multiple tragedies on our waterways and roads over the last three days.

Te Puia Springs water incident

A man died following a water incident at Te Puia Springs in Kawhia on 28 January. Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 1:50pm. Unfortunately, the man was deceased prior to being pulled from the water. The death will be referred to the Coroner.

Lang’s Beach, Waipu

A man in his mid-70’s died in a water-related incident at Lang’s Beach, Waipu on 28 January. Emergency services responded to a report received shortly before 4.30pm, that a man had been located unresponsive in the water. He was unable to be resuscitated despite extensive efforts.

Police are making enquires in relation to the death on behalf of the coroner, who will release their findings in due course.

Fatal crash, Matamata

A man died following single-vehicle crash on State Highway 24, south of Matamata, on 29 January. Emergency services responded to the crash at about 6.30am, but sadly the 54-year-old driver died at the scene. There were no other occupants of the car.

The serious crash unit is investigating the crash.

Fatal crash, Te Aroha

Emergency services received reports of a serious crash on Stanley Road South, Te Aroha, at about 3.20am on 30 January. A vehicle had reportedly left the road and crashed into a fence. The driver of the vehicle died at the scene.

The serious crash unit is investigating the crash.

Water incident, ANZAC Bay, Bowentown

A person has died following an incident at Anzac Bay, Bowentown, on the evening of 29 January. Another person was also treated for minor to moderate injuries. The incident was reported to Police shortly before 9pm. Police are making enquiries in relation to the death on behalf of the Coroner, who will release their finding in due course.

Fatal motorcycle crash – Whangamarino Road, Rangiriri

A man died following a single motorcycle crash on Whangamarino Road, Rangiriri on 30 January. Emergency services responded to the crash shortly before 1pm, but sadly the motorcyclist died at the scene. The serious crash unit is investigating.

Water-related incident near Whakatāne Heads

A died in a water-related incident near Whakatāne Heads. Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 6.16 pm yesterday evening, 30 January. The man died at the scene and the death will be referred to the Coroner.

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  1. Lake Dunstan
    Man died after his Toyota Hilux and trailer left the road on the approach to the bridge on the Cromwell side of State Highway8B about 5.15pm on Monday 31st. The body of the 56 year old man , was recovered at the scene by police divers yesterday afternoon.

  2. Lake Pupuke
    A man has drowned after getting into trouble during a late night swim on Auckland’s North Shore.
    The victim was with a friend at Lake Pupuke – just behind North Shore Hospital – last night when the incident happened.

    “Around 9.15pm 01 Feb…two men were swimming at Lake Pupuke when one of them got into difficulty,” a police spokeswoman said.

  3. First thing that came to mind was – another vaccident? 🤔

    Regardless it’s very sad.

    I hear far too many sirens these days.

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