Seven Tonnes of Electronic Waste Diverted from Landfill

Over 7 tonnes of South Taranaki’s electronic waste has been diverted from landfill in the last (2019/20) financial year, about the same weight as an adult African Elephant or Tyrannosaurus rex, says South Taranaki District Council (STDC) Environment and Sustainability Manager, Rebecca Martin. “STDC set up an E-Waste (Electronic Waste) Recycling Subsidy in early 2019 in an effort... Continue Reading →

Guns, meth and cash seized in Waverley

Police executed a search warrant at an address in Waverley yesterday morning with the assistance of Armed Offenders Squad staff. As a result of the warrant two firearms, ammunition, methamphetamine, cash and a large number of cannabis plants were located. A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with unlawfully possess firearm, unlawfully possess ammunition, possess methamphetamine, possess... Continue Reading →

Covid 19: Update from TDHB

CURRENT CASE SITUATION Taranaki has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health (MoH) have confirmed 14 new cases today, including one in managed isolation in Hamilton and 13 new community cases in the Auckland area who are all linked to the four confirmed cases of COVID-19. HIGH DEMAND FOR TESTING Taranaki is experiencing... Continue Reading →

Name release – fatal crash, Waitotara

Police can now name the woman who died in a single-vehicle crash on Brewer Road, Waitotara on Sunday evening. Jazmine Taylor Jones-Collings, 20, of Whanganui was found deceased inside the car, which had caught fire. Initial inquiries indicate the fire was as a result of the crash, and that Jazmine's death is not suspicious.

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