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.

Serious crash in Waitotara, South Taranaki

Emergency services have been called to a serious two-vehicle crash on the Waitotara river bridge, State Highway 3, Waitotara. Police were called about 8.25am. Initial reports suggest one person may be seriously injured. The road will be closed, and motorists are advised to avoid the area. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

Three car crash in Hawera on Monday

Police attended a car crash involving three vehicles in South Taranaki on Monday afternoon. Emergency services were notified of the crash on Glover Rd, between Railway Rd and Alex Taylor St, Hāwera at around 4.00pm. The southbound lane was partially blocked and traffic management was in place while the scene was investigated and cleared. A... Continue Reading →

Wet and wild weekend for most of New Zealand

Few places in New Zealand managed to escape the wild weather this weekend,as a complex low-pressure system moved slowly onto the country from the Tasman Sea. This system was very active due to support from strong upper level winds (jet-stream), which brought rain to most regions,thunderstorms to western parts of northern and central New Zealand,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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