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 →
A third case of measles has been confirmed in Taranaki and the Taranaki DHB is strongly urging people to check their immunisation status. Taranaki DHB medical officer of health, Dr Jonathan Jarman, says a 21 year old unvaccinated New Plymouth woman is the latest case of measles; the third in Taranaki in the last six... Continue Reading →
The Taranaki Public Health Unit has confirmed another case of measles in Taranaki. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Jonathan Jarman, says “A woman in her twenties has been admitted to Taranaki Base Hospital with a confirmed case of measles. “The source of the infection is unknown, but the Taranaki Public Health Unit is working to... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →