Temporary road closures in Rotorua CBD

Posted at 6:00pm Thursday 11 Jan, 2018

Arawa Street will be closed from 7am tomorrow. File photo.

Police are advising motorists that temporary road closures will be established in the Rotorua CBD tomorrow morning.

“The Serious Crash Unit will be working on Arawa Street, Rotorua tomorrow morning, mapping the scene where a woman was killed after a tree fell on her car on January 5,” says a police media spokesperson.

“The road will be closed from 7am to allow the SCU to carry out this work.”

Earlier today police also sent out an appeal for witnesses of the incident to come forward.

Anyone who was in the area at the time or was a witness to the event, is urged to contact Police on 07 348 0099.

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Posted on 13-01-2018 08:37 | By astex

I think that you will find that there is a little more to this story than a natural disaster. Yes, the storm eventually brought down the tree but apparently the danger of this tree falling was known prior to the event. If this is so there will be a case of someones negligence to deal with the problem to investigate. Let the police do their job and wait for the result.

You are stuiped(Stupid) Christine1965

Posted on 12-01-2018 17:16 | By devo

Fatal tree fall completely avoidable, Rotorua tree expert says.Thomas Rika says he warned Rotorua Lake Council about the danger the 150-year-old oak tree presented to public back in September. He said the tree was too heavy and bracing holding the tree up was giving way and worn.Rika said Butterworth's death gutted him."I felt that way firstly because I had warned council and they did do something, but not properly. I was devastated. It was avoidable."I sometimes do work for the council so saying this could lose me work, but it needs to be said. I'm glad it's out in the open."


Posted on 11-01-2018 19:13 | By Christine1965

How stuiped can the police get. Its a natural disaster. Trees fall over in a storm things happen sadly. Next they will take the tree to court and send it to jail how stuiped can the cops get grow up

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