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 →

Guns, meth and cash seized in Waverley

Police executed a search warrant at an address in Waverley yesterday morning with the assistance of Armed Offenders Squad staff. As a result of the warrant two firearms, ammunition, methamphetamine, cash and a large number of cannabis plants were located. A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with unlawfully possess firearm, unlawfully possess ammunition, possess methamphetamine, possess... Continue Reading →

Covid 19: Update from TDHB

CURRENT CASE SITUATION Taranaki has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health (MoH) have confirmed 14 new cases today, including one in managed isolation in Hamilton and 13 new community cases in the Auckland area who are all linked to the four confirmed cases of COVID-19. HIGH DEMAND FOR TESTING Taranaki is experiencing... Continue Reading →

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