Homicide enquiry following New Plymouth death

Police have launched a homicide enquiry following a death in New Plymouth last night. Around 5:30pm Police received a report of a death in the Whalers Gate area. Police attended an address on Fantome Place and located a deceased woman. A 49-year-old woman will appear in New Plymouth District Court today charged with murder.

Heavy Rain warning watch for Taranaki Region

MetService have issued a heavy watch warning for the Taranaki region and advise periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms are possible from Sunday onwards. A broad trough continues to move eastwards across central New Zealand. On its northern flank, a moist northwest flow continues to bring rain and squally thunderstorms to many central and northern... Continue Reading →

Shellfish biotoxin alert for Taranaki

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested on the West Coast (Taranaki/Waikato) of the North Island between Oakura north to Albatross Point south of Kawhia Harbour. Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region have shown levels of Paralytic... Continue Reading →

Iwi leader continues to call out TDHB CEO

Taranaki DHB CEO Rosemary Clement has gone the wrong way about proposing to manage after hours in South Taranaki and shows she has absolutely no understanding of the district’s unique health needs, says Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust kaiarataki. “This is a manager who in May 2018 rejected an offer by Ngāti... Continue Reading →

Changes to come following TDHB’s $23m deficit

The financial year for Taranaki District Health Board has closed with one of its worst deficits in recent history. In an emailed statement to Stuff reporter Stephanie Ockhuysen, Taranaki District Health Board Chief financial officer George Thomas said the deficit was down to an increase in staff wages, higher than expected ED presentations, treatment of... Continue Reading →

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