Police can confirm another person has died following the eruption on Whakaari / White Island, bringing the official toll to 15. The person was earlier being treated at Waikato Hospital. Police remain focused on supporting families at this terrible time said Deputy Commissioner John Tims. Two more bodies are still missing. Police have indicated they... Continue Reading →
A two-year-old child has died following a serious crash along Pioneer Highway in Palmerston North last night. Police were called to the crash involving a motorbike and five pedestrians at 7.02pm. Two other people are being treated in Palmerston North Hospital. The Police investigation into the collision is ongoing.
Police are investigating following an apparent hit and run in Whanganui overnight. Around 1:55am the body of an elderly female pedestrian was discovered near the intersection of Anzac Parade and Helmore Street, having sustained injuries consistent with a vehicle collision. Emergency services attended and Police have undertaken area searches however no vehicle has yet been... Continue Reading →
The homicide investigation into the death of 30-year-old Jasmine Wilson, who died on 2 August after receiving non-accidental injuries in Whanganui on 31 July, is continuing. A team of investigators from Whanganui, Manawatu and Taranaki are working on the case and making good progress. The examination of the white Toyota Carib station wagon has now... Continue Reading →
One person has died following a crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi yesterday. Police received a report of the two-vehicle crash around 7pm. Seven other people received minor injuries. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.
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 →
Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 7pm. Initial indications are multiple people are injured. The road is completely closed and will likely remain closed for some time. Motorists are urged to delay travel or use alternative routes.
Hon Ruth Dyson, Chairperson of the Abortion Legislation Committee, is calling for public submissions on the Abortion Legislation Bill. The bill seeks to have abortion services provided like other health services. It would do this by decriminalising abortion, modernising legislation related to abortion, and better aligning the regulation of abortion services with that of other... Continue Reading →
Thousands of new predator traps have been recently installed in the Godley Cass and Macaulay river systems as part of conservation project, Te Manahuna Aoraki. There is now renewed hope that kakī, the world’s rarest wading bird, will one day be able to thrive without human intervention. Yesterday, 45 juvenile kakī were released at Mt... Continue Reading →