A Police media spokesperson has confirmed that after attempting to stop a vehicle last night on A'court Street in Hawera at around midnight, the occupant fled, leading to further enquires being made today. Multiple units were seen chasing the sedan north on South Road in Hawera before it turned on to Kauri Crescent at high... Continue Reading →
South Taranaki District Council (STDC) environmental services group manager, Liam Dagg, has today issued a health warning for Waingongoro River Mouth. “Routine sampling by the Taranaki Regional Council has found high levels of Escherichia coli (E.coli) at the Waingongoro River Mouth. Visitors to this area should not collect shellfish and plant life or come into... Continue Reading →
Start your engines! AmeriCARna is roaring back into town. South Taranaki welcomes back the popular car event to Hāwera and Ōpunakē. “There are about 700 cars registered - so there will be plenty to look at,” says South Taranaki District Council’s community events coordinator Hayley Old. On Wednesday 19 February, AmeriCARna heads to Ōpunakē Beach... Continue Reading →
The wealth of young talent in South Taranaki drew Hawera Repertory Society to plan a new kind of production. In 2020, the Society will stage Bugsy Malone- and it will be completely built using a cast and crew of students in years 7 to 13, Each department head will mentor a youth, says show director... Continue Reading →
Fire and Emergency New Zealand are responding to a house fire on Waihi Road in Hawera. The property is located directly next to the Gull Service Station. It's unconfirmed whether anyone was injured, but St John and police were on scene. Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area where possible.
Scholarships to help boost local student’s health careersTwenty seven local students have been given a boost to achieve their aspirations of working in the healthsector by receiving a scholarship from Taranaki DHB. The scholarships were presented by Taranaki DHB chief executive Rosemary Clements at a ceremony atTaranaki Base Hospital in January. The grants will financially... Continue Reading →
Geonet have reported a magnitude 2.5 earthquake centred 15kms west of Hawera on Friday at around 6pm. At a depth of 178km, it was barely felt with only 6 'felt reports' being submitted to the Geonet website.
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 can now confirm the name of the man who died yesterday following a crash on SH3 around two kilometres south of Mokau. He was Christopher David McKay, 54, of Hawera. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Police on 105 and... Continue Reading →