Man who died following Opunake altercation named

Police can now name the man who died following an incident at an address in Opunake last week.He was Xenan Daniel Ratahi, 25-years-old, of Opunake.Police were called to a private address in Opunake on 4 November after reports of an altercation.Mr Ratahi later died in hospital.The homicide investigation into Mr Ratahi's death is ongoing.Further updates... Continue Reading →

Hawera Property Cordoned off by police

A police spokesperson has confirmed that Police were alerted to an assault at a Waihi Rd property at 12.40pm today. One person was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital with serious injuries. Police are unable to provide any further information regarding the victims injuries at this stage. Police are actively speaking to the parties involved and... Continue Reading →

Taranaki homicide: Man charged with murder

A 55-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to an incident at a property in Korito yesterday.  He's due to appear in New Plymouth District Court tomorrow.  Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to this and enquiries are ongoing.  If anyone has any information that can assist with the investigation... Continue Reading →

Seven Tonnes of Electronic Waste Diverted from Landfill

Over 7 tonnes of South Taranaki’s electronic waste has been diverted from landfill in the last (2019/20) financial year, about the same weight as an adult African Elephant or Tyrannosaurus rex, says South Taranaki District Council (STDC) Environment and Sustainability Manager, Rebecca Martin. “STDC set up an E-Waste (Electronic Waste) Recycling Subsidy in early 2019 in an effort... Continue Reading →

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