E.Coli at Waingongoro River Mouth

South Taranaki District Council (STDC) environmental services group manager, Liam Dagg, has today issued a health warning for Waingongoro River Mouth. “Routine sampling by the Taranaki Regional Council has found high levels of Escherichia coli (E.coli) at the Waingongoro River Mouth. Visitors to this area should not collect shellfish and plant life or come into... Continue Reading →

AmeriCARna 2020 Rolls into South Taranaki

Start your engines! AmeriCARna is roaring back into town. South Taranaki welcomes back the popular car event to Hāwera and Ōpunakē. “There are about 700 cars registered - so there will be plenty to look at,” says South Taranaki District Council’s community events coordinator Hayley Old. On Wednesday 19 February, AmeriCARna heads to Ōpunakē Beach... Continue Reading →

Emergency services respond to large house fire in Hawera

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are responding to a house fire on Waihi Road in Hawera. The property is located directly next to the Gull Service Station. It's unconfirmed whether anyone was injured, but St John and police were on scene. Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area where possible.

Total fire ban across Taranaki

All fires are prohibited in Taranaki, Whanganui and Ruapehu according to Fire and Emergency New Zealand. A prohibited fire season means no fires are permitted as the fire danger is too high. All fire permits have been cancelled as of 8am, Friday 7 February 2020. NO FIRES are permitted unless it is an approved fire... Continue Reading →

“Name release: Mokau crash”

Police can now confirm the name of the man who died yesterday following a crash on SH3 around two kilometres south of Mokau. He was Christopher David McKay, 54, of Hawera. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Police on 105 and... Continue Reading →

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