Serious Crash in Midhirst, Delays expected

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Mountain Road in Midhirst, Taranaki. The single-vehicle crash was reported around 4.50pm. Initial reports indicate one person has sustained serious injuries. The southbound lane is closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area, if possible.

3 Taranaki cops charged with manslaughter

Police have today filed charges of manslaughter against three Police officers in the New Plymouth District Court. The charges relate to the death of a 55-year-old man who died while in custody at the Hawera Police Station in the early hours of 1 June 2019. The charges allege that the officers were grossly negligent in... Continue Reading →

Taranaki Iwi get green light on checkpoint plans

On Tuesday 28 April, Taranaki Iwi Community Checkpoint Plans at the Northern, Eastern and Southern boundaries of Taranaki will come into effect. Checkpoints will be operating with support from Taranaki Police in Urenui and Patea, and a mobile Police patrol will be operating at the eastern entrance to Taranaki along the Forgotten Highway (SH43). The... Continue Reading →

New COVID-19 case for Taranaki confirmed

More than three weeks after the last reported case of COVID-19 in Taranaki, a new person with the virus has emerged following testing in New Plymouth on Friday. Taranaki DHB’s medical officer of health, Dr Jonathan Jarman, has confirmed a 50 year old woman is the region’s latest person and fifteenth case to test positive... Continue Reading →

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