An accidental invention has become big business for Te Puke pest control expert Neale Blaymires.
The man who crashed his 4WD into a power pole, forcing the closure of State Highway 2 this morning, allegedly ran from the scene and attempted to hitch a ride with other drivers.
A protest is planned outside the Tauranga office of Simon Bridges as the war between environmentalists and the Energy and Resources Minister escalates.
A woman and her child were on the way to the Hospital when they collided with another car outside Tauranga Primary School this afternoon.
A local iwi group has accused the Government of trying to stall an urgent Rena-related Waitangi Tribunal claim lodged a year ago.