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Do you recognise this vehicle? Far North cops desperate to find car after 67-year-old killed in hit and run

Police have identified a vehicle of interest as they investigate a fatal hit and run in the Far North.

They are appealing for any information on a silver or grey Toyota Estima, approximately a 2004 model, following the incident on State Highway 12, between Ohaeawai and Kaikohe, late on Friday night.

Pedestrian Wilma Laura Terore, 67, died at the scene after she was struck by a vehicle and the driver failed to stop.

"Police would like to locate the driver of this vehicle," said Detective Treston Laybourn.

"We have reason to believe the vehicle will still be in the Kaikohe area and could have damage to its front."

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Video: Watercare workers cause explosion by striking electrical cable in Auckland, leaving one in hospital

An Auckland contractor has been left with minor burns to his face and arms after an electrical cable was struck during digging, causing an explosion.

Firefighters were called to the incident on Ladies Mile in Ellerslie just after 12.30pm.

Watercare Services said one of its contractors had been hurt in the blast while repairing a wastewater pipe blocked by tree roots.

"Workers were breaking open concrete surrounding a pipeline and struck a live electrical cable, creating a flash," a spokesman said.

Police at the scene of underground explosion on Ladies Mile Road Auckland
Police at the scene of underground explosion on Ladies Mile Road Auckland Source: 1 NEWS

The company said the worker was left with "minor burns to his face and arms" and had been taken to Middlemore Hospital.

He has since been discharged. 

The crew had not been underground at the time, infrastructure delivery manager Steve Webster said.

"They were working in a shallow excavation in the berm when the incident occurred."

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The road remained cordoned off in the afternoon but traffic was flowing normally.

WorkSafe and Watercare are both investigating.

Workers were underground when the explosion took place. Source: 1 NEWS