Media Release - Waitomo District Mayor Brian Hanna
29 Oct 2014, 12:31 PM
Our thoughts are with the family of young Te Kuiti student Ngaremu King, who passed away after being hit by a train on Sunday evening.
I spent time with the King family yesterday morning. We wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Contact has been made with Kiwirail’s Safety accident coordinator to discuss the safety issues associated with having the main trunk line passing through Te Kuiti.
Our community need to be aware of the importance of using the overbridge and to take care near the railway tracks.
I am actively seeking a permanent solution to making the number of "thoroughfares" across the railway line in Te Kuiti, safer for our community.
Mayor Waitomo District Council