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Multiple hill crashes over weekend

The region’s on-call emergency responders had a busy weekend, with several crashes on Remutaka Hill, including one in which a car rolled.

A police spokesperson said there were four incidents logged, starting with one single-vehicle collision on Remutaka Hill on Friday at 5.48pm, which involved no reported injuries and only briefly blocked the road.

The most significant incident happened at 10.20am on Sunday morning, when the spokesperson said the southbound lane of the hill was blocked after a car rolled.

The incident happened on the Hutt side of the summit, and there were no reported injuries.

Wellington Free Ambulance [WFA] was called to this incident but then stood down by police because there were no injuries, a spokesperson for WFA said.

Police were notified of a two-car collision on the hill at 3.56pm on Sunday, and another an hour later, with minor injuries reported for the second incident.

WFA responded to the later incident and treated four people at the scene for minor injuries, although none of them needed to be transported to hospital, a spokesperson confirmed.

A Waka Kotahi spokesperson confirmed the route was not closed for any of the crashes reported, although Sunday morning’s car roll blocked the southbound lane for about an hour.


  1. It’s a road that for a long time has not been fit for purpose. All the safety issues put forward by NZTA for SH2 between Featherston and Masterton are a complete waste of money just to appease the 3 district councils and HELP labour MP win election 🙄. The Remutaka Hill road is a 100% SH2 accident 😳 road that NZTA have failed to make safe for the large trucks and busses plus a growing population of the wairarapa and Hawkes bay.

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Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary
Bella Cleary is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age, originally hailing from Wellington. She is interested in social issues and writes about the local arts and culture scene.

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