Name release – Fatal hit and run in Whanganui

Police are now in a position to name the woman who died following an apparent hit and run in Whanganui yesterday. She was 79-year-old Fay Lorraine Butler (also known as Fay O'Brien), of Whanganui East. The investigation into the circumstances of this incident is continuing, and Police are grateful for information and CCTV footage received... Continue Reading →

Police investigate fatal hit & run in Whanganui

Police are investigating following an apparent hit and run in Whanganui overnight. Around 1:55am the body of an elderly female pedestrian was discovered near the intersection of Anzac Parade and Helmore Street, having sustained injuries consistent with a vehicle collision. Emergency services attended and Police have undertaken area searches however no vehicle has yet been... Continue Reading →

Council Supports Youth Cadets

The South Taranaki District Council and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) have partnered to undertake a cadetship programme, which has created on the job training for four local youth. The 12- month cadetship programme, Mana Whai Tūranga (to follow career path), is fully funded by MSD and is about creating employment opportunities for youth.... Continue Reading →

Pātea Kohanga Reo ablaze on Sunday

Fire and Emergency Services were called to the Pātea Early Childcare Centre known as Ngati Pātea Kohanga Reo in the early hours of Sunday morning. The Dorset Street Centre was ablaze when the Fire Department arrived and further units were called in to assist. A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said the fire was extinguished with... Continue Reading →

Name release – Fatal crash, Waitotara River Bridge

Police are now in a position to release the name of the woman who died following a crash on the Waitotara River Bridge on Tuesday 13 August. She was Alyssa Louise Gedye, 29, of Waitotara. Police share their condolences with her family and friends at this sad time. Police Media Release

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