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.
Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 3, Waitotara. The road is expected to remain closed for some time. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and delay travel if possible. The Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene.
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.
A few like-minded locals got together to bring a spring back in to the townships main Street via donations and good will. A collective of generous donors gathered soil, compost, plant food and flowers to the initiative they've named "Adopted Garden". Also monetary donations were made by the Pātea Market in a bid to give... Continue Reading →
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 →
A 48-year-old man remains in hospital in serious condition after a crash on State Highway 3 on Saturday afternoon. Emergency services were called to State Highway 3, near the intersection of Devon and Mountain Rd, around 4.45pm on Saturday to reports of a single-vehicle crash. A Taranaki District Health Board spokesperson said a 48-year-old man... Continue Reading →
As a proposed new law to protect the Parihaka name makes its way through parliament, Rachel Buchanan reflects on the shifting legacy of something that is so much more than a set of GPS coordinates. In 1848, my kuia Arapera Rongouaroa Parai gave birth to Tāre Warahi (Charles Wallace) at Te Aro Pā, in what... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →