The Northern Advocate

Watermelon hold-up


A car with a trailerloa­d of watermelon­s jack-knifed and hit a power pole on State Highway 1 at Kauri about 7.30am yesterday. Sergeant Ryan Gray of Whanga¯ rei police said watermelon­s blocked both lanes for about 15 minutes and traffic was diverted. Meanwhile, returning holidaymak­ers were delayed after a boat came off a trailer near Warkworth shortly after 1pm yesterday.

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