Total fire ban across Taranaki

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 →

“Name release: Mokau crash”

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 →

One person dead following water incident at Oakura

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.

Serious accident near Cardiff, Taranaki

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 →

Ride-sharing service Uber coming to Taranaki

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 →

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