Fri. Nov 18th, 2022

Two children have been flown to hospital with moderate injuries and six have been treated for minor injuries after a school bus went off the road south of Murchison.
A police spokeswoman said the bus, which had eight children and a driver on board, crashed into a ditch between Maruia Saddle Rd and Pea Soup Rd on State Highway 65.
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Police were alerted to the incident in the Tasman region at 4.20pm on Monday.
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St John spokesman Gerard Campbell said three ambulances were sent to the rural area.
Two children with moderate injuries were flown to Nelson Hospital by rescue helicopter. Six other children were taken to Murchison Community Hospital and Health Centre with minor injuries.
Traffic backs up on State Highway 65 after a school bus crashed, injuring several children.
Four rescue helicopters were dispatched. Two were later stood down.
The crash blocked traffic in both directions, a police spokeswoman said.
Murchison Area School principal Andy Ashworth confirmed it was one of the schools buses, but did not have any further information at 5pm.
He was waiting to hear from emergency services.
Murchison Area School caters for children from age 5 to 18.
Eight children have been injured after a school bus went off the road near Murchison.