DESERT RD CRASH
Poor weather conditions on the Desert Rd could have forced three cars into a ditch, police say. Emergency services were called after three cars ended up in the ditch beside the Desert Rd, between Paradise Valley and Wa¯ipakihi roads, about 21 kilometres north of Waiouru, at 12pm on Tuesday. A police spokeswoman said gravel scattered across the road by the high winds in the area may have contributed to the crash. Nobody was injured in the crash.