22 Aug 2019

Iwi urges lower limit after high-speed car crash at marae

From Checkpoint, 6:22 pm on 22 August 2019

Iwi in the Far North have renewed calls for the speed limit outside Mahimaru Marae to be slashed in half, after a car crashed into the marae ātea - taking out two palm trees and a power pole.

Ngāi Takoto and neighbouring iwi have been calling for the change to State Highway 10 for the last 20 years, and now ask how much more damage it will take before they are heard.

The car was travelling at 100km/h when it swerved and crashed into the marae.

Peter Lucas tells Te Aniwa Hurihanganui the incident could have been deadly.