One person has died following a water-related incident at Oakura Beach, Oakura, New Plymouth. Emergency services were advised around 8.25pm on Monday that a person had been pulled from the water in a critical condition. Medical attention was administered, but the person died at the scene. condolences to all involved.
A police spokesperson has confirmed that multiple police units were called to Pātea beach at around 2.40 pm on Sunday where it was reported that numerous children had been swept out to sea from the river mouth. Its believed that another beach user was able to get all of the children back to shore by... Continue Reading →
South Taranaki District Council (STDC) regulatory services manager, Chantelle Denton, has today issued a health warning for Kaupokonui and Waingongoro River Mouths. “Routine sampling by the Taranaki Regional Council has found high levels of Escherichia coli (E.coli) at Kaupokonui and Waingongoro River Mouths. Visitors to these areas should not collect shellfish and plant life or... Continue Reading →
Robin Barry Killeen was crushed to death at Anzco Foods' plant in Eltham on Thursday morning in a workplace incident, his daughter Tania Killeen-Noy told NZHerald. Killeen had been working as a cleaning contractor at the Anzco plant for extra income to help top up his pension. On the day of the accident and days... Continue Reading →
Police confirmed they were called to the Anzco Foods plant on London St, Eltham, about 6.25am this morning. WorkSafe confirmed the death to 1 NEWS this morning. Inquiries are underway, a spokesperson said. It's understood the plant has been closed while the death is being investigated.
The search for two missing people following last week’s eruption on Whakaari / White Island will continue with a local-led operation. Police today outlined the overall response to date using images, maps and data. The information was first presented to the family of one of the missing – local 40-year-old man Hayden Marshall-Inman. Police and... Continue Reading →
The Government is making sure we share the prosperity of our strong economy fairly with those on the minimum wage by lifting it to $18.90 per hour on 1 April 2020 – the next step in the Government’s plan for a $20 minimum wage by 2021, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says. “Around... Continue Reading →
Home security to deter burglars: - Lock your doors and windows. - Record the serial numbers of expensive electronic items and photograph these and other valuables, email images to your home email for vault storage. -Keep valuables out of sight, i.e. jewellery, cameras and electronic games. - Install an alarm system, get sensor lights fitted.... Continue Reading →
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to batter Mt Taranaki and the north of the region overnight and into Tuesday. MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for Mt Taranaki and a watch for the north of the region. Between 100 and 140 millimetres of rain is expected on the mountain between 6pm Monday and... Continue Reading →