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 →
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 →
Police have now confirmed that the motorcyclist involved in a car vs motorcycle accident near Mokau has died. The crash was reported to emergency services at around 10am on Waitangi Day on State Highway 3, 2 kilometers South of Mokau. The road remains closed while investigators work at the scene and motorists are advised to... Continue Reading →
The crash, between a car and a motorcycle, was reported to Police around 10:00am. Initial reports are that one person has been seriously injured. The road is currently closed and motorists can expect delays. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.
One person has died following a water-related incident at Oakura Beach, Oakura, New Plymouth. Emergency services were advised around 8.25pm on Monday that a person had been pulled from the water in a critical condition. Medical attention was administered, but the person died at the scene. condolences to all involved.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to batter Mt Taranaki and the north of the region overnight and into Tuesday. MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for Mt Taranaki and a watch for the north of the region. Between 100 and 140 millimetres of rain is expected on the mountain between 6pm Monday and... Continue Reading →
One person has been seriously injured following a fleeing driver incident in Omata, New Plymouth earlier today. At about 3.43am Police were called to a New Plymouth address after receiving information a person had been assaulted. The person reportedly responsible for the assault had left the address in a vehicle. Police staff en route to... Continue Reading →
Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Mountain Road (State Highway 3) near Cardiff, Taranaki. Police were alerted to a two car crash at around 7:10am. There are reports of serious injuries however we don't have confirmed information on the injuries or the number of people involved at this stage. A helicopter... Continue Reading →
In a media release, Uber have announced the ride-sharing moguls will be rolling out their alternative transport option in seven new cities including New Plymouth. The statement reads, we’re confident we can make turning on seven cities at once work because we’ve got the best technical minds – both homegrown and from around the globe... Continue Reading →