Police can now confirm one person has died following a serious crash in Midhirst, Taranaki this evening. The single-vehicle crash happened around 4.50pm on Mountain Road. The southbound lane is still closed and diversions remain in place.
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Mountain Road in Midhirst, Taranaki. The single-vehicle crash was reported around 4.50pm. Initial reports indicate one person has sustained serious injuries. The southbound lane is closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area, if possible.
Police have today filed charges of manslaughter against three Police officers in the New Plymouth District Court. The charges relate to the death of a 55-year-old man who died while in custody at the Hawera Police Station in the early hours of 1 June 2019. The charges allege that the officers were grossly negligent in... Continue Reading →
A man has died after being shot by Police near Brixton this afternoon. About 3.40pm, Police received a call regarding a man in his 50s in distress who had left a Brixton property in a vehicle and was believed to be in possession of a firearm. Police located the stationary vehicle on Mamaku Road, off... Continue Reading →
The Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the lack of scrutiny and rushed process for the COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill. “For weeks the Government has known that we would be moving to alert level 2. It has not allowed enough time for careful public democratic consideration of this level 2 legislation. There has... Continue Reading →
Well done South Taranaki, we have made it to level 2 and in celebration, the new LED lights on top of the historic Hāwera Water Tower have been changed to help celebrate. Upgraded just before the country went into lockdown, the new LEDs have a longer lifespan than the former red neons which were installed... Continue Reading →
Today we are reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19. One case is linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home in Auckland. The individual is not a healthcare worker - they are a household contact of an earlier case linked to St Margaret's. They have been in self-isolation since that case was notified.... Continue Reading →
Today we are reporting two new cases of COVID-19 made up of one confirmed case and one probable case. Both cases are linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home in Auckland. The confirmed case is a household contact of a previously confirmed case linked to the cluster. The probable case is a nurse... Continue Reading →
New Zealanders can be confident our COVID-19 testing capability and planning is up to the task of detecting and quickly containing the disease if it re-emerges when we move down alert levels and begin moving outside our bubbles, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says. “Testing is an essential part of New Zealand’s elimination strategy... Continue Reading →
As the country prepares for Alert Level 2, the eight iwi of Taranaki are announcing that today will be the final day of iwi community checkpoints in the Taranaki region. Updated data, which covers the period 27 April – 6 May, shows that there has been a high level of inter-regional travel into the Taranaki... Continue Reading →