Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui iwi leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and front line medical staff are calling for level three and four pandemic preparations now. In a live video posted to Facebook on Sunday, Iwi leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says that the iwi of Taranaki united in sharing this common message. She goes on to say that... Continue Reading →
Taranaki has another two people with confirmed COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed people to four for the region. Taranaki’s Public Health Unit has confirmed a 58 year old male and a 25 year old male from Taranaki, both with recent international travel history, have tested positive for COVID-19. For travel and flight details... Continue Reading →
Following Thursday night’s government announcement, and in line with a regional approach, from Monday 23 March, the South Taranaki District Council will be cancelling all Council run programmes at TSB Hub, Hawera Aquatic Centre and LibraryPlus Centres (e.g. swimming programmes, school holiday programmes, library programmes, TSB Hub indoor sports programmes etc) In a social media... Continue Reading →
Taranaki DHB is encouraging people to protect friends and whānau who are in hospital by not visiting if theyare at all unwell. Gill Campbell, Taranaki DHB chief operating officer said, “While there are currently no COVID-19-relatedrestrictions in place for visitors at Taranaki Base and Hāwera hospitals, we are asking the public to assess their level... Continue Reading →
New Zealand has no new cases of COVID-19. We remain with 8 confirmed and 2 probable cases. We can provide an update on the two cases announced yesterday. The man in his 60s visiting from Australia, who was tested in Australia prior to flying to New Zealand, is now symptom-free but is in self isolation... Continue Reading →
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.