New LSV Facility Opens

The new Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) facility was opened by Minister of Defence Ron Mark, and Associate Minister for Social Development Poto Williams, at Trentham today. LSV is a residential six-week programme run jointly by NZDF and MSD aimed at helping turn the lives of at risk young people around and move them into employment.... Continue Reading →

Over 200KG of meth seized, two arrested

Police seized more than 200 kilograms of methamphetamine and arrested two people as part of a major drug operation run by the National Organised Crime Group. A search warrant was carried out at an apartment complex in Auckland central last week as part of Operation Essex. Operation Essex has targeted members of an overseas criminal... Continue Reading →

Serious crash in Mokau, one dead

Emergency services were at the scene of a serious single-truck crash on State Highway 3, between Wharekauri Road and Mangamaio Road, Mokau this morning. Police were called about 3.50am. One person has died following the crash. The road is closed, and is expected to remain closed for some time. Diversions are in place and motorists... Continue Reading →

Man dies in Police custody in Hawera

A man has died in Police custody following a family harm incident in Hawera. At about 11.30pm on Friday 31 May Police were called to a family harm incident at an address in Hawera. An intoxicated man was arrested for assault and taken to Hawera Police Station. During a routine check the 55-year-old man was... Continue Reading →

Deputy bids for South Taranaki Mayor role

Phil Nixon, a South Taranaki dairy farmer turned deputy mayor has put his name forward for the top job and plans to share the younger people's voice if elected in October. Mayor Ross Dunlop, who has served four terms and was unopposed at the 2016 election, announced on Wednesday he was standing down. He hopes... Continue Reading →

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