All fires are prohibited in Taranaki, Whanganui and Ruapehu according to Fire and Emergency New Zealand. A prohibited fire season means no fires are permitted as the fire danger is too high. All fire permits have been cancelled as of 8am, Friday 7 February 2020. NO FIRES are permitted unless it is an approved fire... Continue Reading →
Police have this afternoon located a body in the Whanganui River. While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe it is the man who failed to surface near Upokongaro yesterday. His body was located in the Mosquito Point area. Police will release the name of the man, a 24-year-old Israeli national, as soon... Continue Reading →
The search for a person missing on the Whanganui River has been suspended for the day. Police were alerted to the possible drowning about 1.20pm. The search is expected to resume tomorrow morning with the assistance of the Police National Dive Squad.
Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a person failing to surface from Whanganui River, near Upokongaro. Police were alerted around 1.20pm. Police Search & Rescue, along with Coastguard and a rescue helicopter are working to locate the person.
A M5.4 earthquake occurred at 11:45pm on Saturday the 25th of January and was felt by over 26,500 people from Christchurch up to Auckland according to Geonet New Zealand. The earthquake was the second event recorded off the West Coast of the North Island this evening, the first a M4.7 earthquake of 50km depth, occurred... Continue Reading →
The search for two missing people following last week’s eruption on Whakaari / White Island will continue with a local-led operation. Police today outlined the overall response to date using images, maps and data. The information was first presented to the family of one of the missing – local 40-year-old man Hayden Marshall-Inman. Police and... Continue Reading →
The Government is making sure we share the prosperity of our strong economy fairly with those on the minimum wage by lifting it to $18.90 per hour on 1 April 2020 – the next step in the Government’s plan for a $20 minimum wage by 2021, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says. “Around... Continue Reading →
Home security to deter burglars: - Lock your doors and windows. - Record the serial numbers of expensive electronic items and photograph these and other valuables, email images to your home email for vault storage. -Keep valuables out of sight, i.e. jewellery, cameras and electronic games. - Install an alarm system, get sensor lights fitted.... Continue Reading →
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 →