Two hurt in road smash

Ev­ery week the South Waikato News delves into its archives to see what was mak­ing the news 10, 25 and 50 years ago. This week we found sto­ries about a se­ri­ous ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent, a Toko­roa Bor­ough coun­cil­lor tak­ing a spe­cial in­ter­est in the town’s water, an

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10 years ago. Crash de­lays high­way traf­fic March 27, 2002 A car and truck headon ac­ci­dent left a sec­tion of State High­way One, south of Ti­rau, closed for about two hours on Mon­day morn- ing. Pu­taruru Po­lice Sergeant Mur­ray Hamil­ton said the crash oc­curred at about 10.15 when a car pulled out of the in­ter­sec­tion at State High­way Five and ap­peared to travel on the wrong side of a road be­fore col­lid­ing with a truck. He said the driver of the car re­ceived leg in­juries, while his pas­sen­ger – a fe­male oc­cu­pant – sus­tained rib and pos­si­ble in­juries.

The truck driver was un­in­jured in the ac­ci­dent.

The driver was air­lifted to Waikato Hospi­tal in the West­pactrust Air Am­bu­lance while the fe­male was driven to Waikato by road am­bu­lance.

Mr Hamil­ton said the in­juries would have been a lot worse had the oc­cu­pants not been wear­ing seat­belts.

‘‘I’d say that if they weren’t wear­ing their seat­belts, then their dam­age would have been a lot more se­vere.’’

25 years ago Flu­o­ride bat­tle

flare? Fe­bru­ary 12, 1987 The ques­tion of flu­o­ri­da­tion of Toko­roa’s water could flare again in the wake of Mata­mata Bor­ough’s decision to dump the pro­ce­dure this week.

Toko­roa Bor­ough coun­cil­lor Cor­rie Rozen­daal, who has taken a spe­cial in­ter­est in the town’s water sys­tem, said that she was pre­pared to raise the mat­ter with Coun­cil.

Mrs Rozen­daal brought the mat­ter up at a meet­ing of the Coun­cil be­fore Christ­mas in which she asked that a pam­phlet printed by the New Zealand Pure Water As­so­ci­a­tion giv­ing the anti-flu­o­ri­da­tion view­point be placed in the town li­brary.

Yes­ter­day Mrs Rozen­daal said that the first batch of 50 pam­phlets had all been taken.

50 years ago Tor­nado in trees

Oc­to­ber 1962 A tor­nado which swept through an area be­gin­ning just South of Kin­leith and end­ing near Maroa on Tues­day blew down trees on the side of the main high­way.

As the owner of the store at the junc­tion of the Toko­roa- Taupo, and Ro­torua- Toko­roa high­ways, Mr B Humphreys, said, it was for­tu­nate that the trees were not dropped over the high­way.

SMASHED: The wreck­age of the car in­volved the ac­ci­dent.

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