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 →

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 →

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 →

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