South Taranaki District Council cans programs, but all facilities remain open

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 →

Total fire ban across Taranaki

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 →

Body found in Whanganui River

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 →

Police suspend search on Whanganui River

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.

Person fails to surface from Whanganui River

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.

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