Police can now confirm one person has died following a serious crash in Midhirst, Taranaki this evening. The single-vehicle crash happened around 4.50pm on Mountain Road. The southbound lane is still closed and diversions remain in place.
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.
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 →
A man has died after being shot by Police near Brixton this afternoon. About 3.40pm, Police received a call regarding a man in his 50s in distress who had left a Brixton property in a vehicle and was believed to be in possession of a firearm. Police located the stationary vehicle on Mamaku Road, off... Continue Reading →
Well done South Taranaki, we have made it to level 2 and in celebration, the new LED lights on top of the historic Hāwera Water Tower have been changed to help celebrate. Upgraded just before the country went into lockdown, the new LEDs have a longer lifespan than the former red neons which were installed... Continue Reading →
As the country prepares for Alert Level 2, the eight iwi of Taranaki are announcing that today will be the final day of iwi community checkpoints in the Taranaki region. Updated data, which covers the period 27 April – 6 May, shows that there has been a high level of inter-regional travel into the Taranaki... Continue Reading →
The South Taranaki District Council released its Annual Plan today (7 May) which, amongst other measures, proposes a zero rate increase for the 2020 – 2021 financial year. South Taranaki Mayor, Phil Nixon says in light of the COVID-19 pandemic the Council’s focus for the next year will be on ways it can support the... Continue Reading →
The South Taranaki District Council is excited to host Kate Meads, New Zealand’s own waste free warrior, through online virtual workshops. Back by popular demand, Kate Meads will be hosting is a Food Lovers Masterclass where participants will learn tips and tricks to make the most out of groceries and save money. “This workshop is... Continue Reading →
Power has now been restored to 122 customers in central Hawera following an urgent power shutdown early this afternoon. The outage, which began at 1pm and lasted about two hours, was required at short notice following the lightning strike yesterday morning on Powerco’s electricity network. Powerco Network Operations manager Karen Frew said the outage allowed... Continue Reading →