Person killed by car
A person has died after being hit by a vehicle south of O¯ taki on Friday morning. Police were called to the incident at 5.02am and inquiries are ongoing. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and the road was closed for several hours with diversions in place.
Dead woman named
Police have named the woman killed in a crash on State Highway 1 near Foxton on October 5 as Michelle Grace Tunley, 31, of Lower Hutt. “Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time,” a spokesperson said.
The Serious Crash Unit are investigating and the death has been referred to the coroner.
82-year-old victim named
A man who died in a crash on Saddle Rd, Manawatu¯ , on October 5 has been named as 82-year-old Barrett Arthur Pene of Palmerston North. The incident has been referred to the coroner. Police said Mr Pene’s family had requested privacy and their thoughts were with them.
Great Big Shandig on
Shannon will hold its annual Great Big Shandig on Saturday, October 27 from 7.30pm at the Shannon Memorial Hall on Grey St. Irish band Shenanigans will play and there will be plenty of fun and dancing on the night. It is an alcohol-free event and organisers ask for a gold coin donation for the supper that will be supplied at the end of the night.