Police have now confirmed that the motorcyclist involved in a car vs motorcycle accident near Mokau has died. The crash was reported to emergency services at around 10am on Waitangi Day on State Highway 3, 2 kilometers South of Mokau. The road remains closed while investigators work at the scene and motorists are advised to... Continue Reading →
The crash, between a car and a motorcycle, was reported to Police around 10:00am. Initial reports are that one person has been seriously injured. The road is currently closed and motorists can expect delays. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.
Due to high levels of blue-green algal bloom (Planktonic cyanobacteria), Kaupokonui River mouth is closed until further notice and warning signs have been erected. South Taranaki District Council (STDC) environmental services group manager Liam Dagg says Cyanobacteria is a naturally occurring algae capable of producing toxins, most commonly causing skin and eye irritation. However, some... Continue Reading →
Police were called to an incident in Hawera on Monday around 6pm after complaints of a naked and injured man was walking down Camberwell Road. In a video posted to social media, the man is seen completely naked and two female police officers trying to apprehend the individual. The video which has been shared over... Continue Reading →
Fire and Emergency New Zealand have extinguished a car fire in South Taranaki on Monday. They were called to the scene on State Highway 3, between Brewer Rd and Trent St, in Waitotara, at 11.47am Monday where a car had gone off the road and into a nearby paddock according to media spokesperson. No one... 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 →