Four people were taken to hospital after the car they were in flipped south of Whangarei yesterday.
Fire, police and ambulance crew were called to the crash on State Highway 1, about 2km north of the Oakleigh overbridge, just before 8am.
At least one of the victims was trapped in the vehicle, a police spokeswoman said.
Two people suffered serious injuries and two had moderate injuries, while a dog in the car had a broken leg, she said.
Two new JPs
Two Far North women took the oaths of allegiance and office before Judge Greg Davis in the Kaitaia District Court last week, and officially became Justices of the Peace.
Judge Davis told Margaret Matthews (Pukenui) and Leoni Carter (Waipapakauri Ramp) that they could now enjoy the responsibilities and privileges of an office that had great antiquity, dating back to 1361, when King Edward III of England gave the lords of each county the right to appoint three or four of their most worthy citizens to keep the peace. The role now wasn't perhaps as physical as it had no doubt been in the 14th century, but it was no less important.
Trigg Bursary awarded
Peria teenager Bayley Milne hasn't clearly defined his long-term goals yet, but whatever he chooses to do he will be helped along the way by the Far North (Kaitaia) RSA.
Bayley, who last week received the RSA's 2018 Trigg Bursary, worth $1000 a year for three years, is about to begin pursuing a bachelor's degree in music at the Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton. He is already a practised musician (on piano and drums), and has experience as a music producer.
The Trigg Bursary was established in memory of Flying Officer Lloyd Trigg, born at Houhora in 1914, who died, along with his crew and 42 of the enemy, when he pressed an airborne attack on a German submarine in the Atlantic Ocean on August 11, 1943.
He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, uniquely in that it was the only VC awarded solely on the evidence of the enemy, the captain of the submarine, who was one of seven survivors.
$20.2 million Lotto winner
A lucky player from Christchurch is pocketing $20.2 million after winning Powerball First Division in Saturday's Lotto draw.
The prize is made up of $20 million from Powerball First Division and $200,000 from Lotto First Division.
Three other lucky Lotto players from Mangawhai, Auckland and Nelson will also be celebrating after winning $200,000 with Lotto First Division. Strike Four has rolled over and will be $400,000 on Wednesday night. The lucky numbers were 02, 11, 15, 29, 30, 38 with bonus ball 36 and Powerball 07. The Strike numbers were 29, 11, 38 and 02.