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State Highway stretch to get extra attention

Jasmine Ng
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New Zealand Transport Agency wants police to patrol highways more. Wikimedia Commons

Road between Templeton and Rolleston needs to be patrolled more, says transport agency.

The New Zealand Transport Agency spokesperson wants police to patrol the SH1 stretch between Templeton and Rolleston more.

The stretch is one of 10 highways in New Zealand identified as needing attention to reduce the road toll.

Thirty-four people have died on Canterbury roads this year, the third highest region behind Waikato and Auckland.

The other nine highways on the list are all in the North Island.