Driver does a runner from scene of fiery Auckland crash

A driver has fled the scene of a fiery crash in Auckland where a car burst into flames after hitting a power transformer.

The crash occurred in Remuera just after 5am.

A Fire and Emergency spokesman told the NZ Herald that the driver had "done a runner" from the scene and the car was well involved in flames when they arrived.

Police told 1 NEWS they attended the incident but have yet to locate the driver. 

Police appeal for witnesses to central Auckland hit-and-run

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run at a busy intersection in Auckland city last month.

At about 11.10pm on Friday, March 30, a vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Karangahape Road and Ponsonby Road, Grafton.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop and today police released a statement appealing for witnesses to the incident.

The Investigation Support Unit is investigating and if you have any information that could help the investigation, police are asking that you contact Senior Constable John Noonan on (09) 215 5770.

Source: 1 NEWS


Hannah Tamaki tweets photos of badly burned husband Brian in hospital, clad in bandages after trash fire

Hannah Tamaki, wife of Bishop Brian Tamaki, has shared photos of her husband in Middlemore Hospital's burns unit after he suffered serious injuries in a rubbish fire last month.

Ms Tamaki tweeted the images, which show Brian wrapped in bandages undergoing care after the incident.

"I want to thank evr1 4 ur prayers & Love. tough times dnt last, tough pple do," she wrote.

"Big ups 2 Middlemore burns unit staff ... ur care & support appreciated.

"What could hv been a long stay ... was shortened by gr8 Care & prayer."

Mr Tamaki said in sermon that 30 per cent of his body suffered second-degree burns.

He said he was burning rubbish on March 26 when he was burned, leading to what he described as "serious pain".

Mr Tamaki repeatedly said he will reveal more about his burns story at the next conference and in an upcoming book he wrote during his recuperation.