Homicide enquiry following New Plymouth death

Police have launched a homicide enquiry following a death in New Plymouth last night. Around 5:30pm Police received a report of a death in the Whalers Gate area. Police attended an address on Fantome Place and located a deceased woman. A 49-year-old woman will appear in New Plymouth District Court today charged with murder.

Heavy Rain warning watch for Taranaki Region

MetService have issued a heavy watch warning for the Taranaki region and advise periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms are possible from Sunday onwards. A broad trough continues to move eastwards across central New Zealand. On its northern flank, a moist northwest flow continues to bring rain and squally thunderstorms to many central and northern... Continue Reading →

Shellfish biotoxin alert for Taranaki

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested on the West Coast (Taranaki/Waikato) of the North Island between Oakura north to Albatross Point south of Kawhia Harbour. Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region have shown levels of Paralytic... Continue Reading →

Iwi leader continues to call out TDHB CEO

Taranaki DHB CEO Rosemary Clement has gone the wrong way about proposing to manage after hours in South Taranaki and shows she has absolutely no understanding of the district’s unique health needs, says Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust kaiarataki. “This is a manager who in May 2018 rejected an offer by Ngāti... Continue Reading →

The facts are clear, says TDHB

Taranaki DHB says the facts are very clear; • For a long time, a significant number of people have used Hawera ED for their non urgent healthcare needs rather than using their general practice (GP). Currently 64% of people come to ED with non urgent issues. • By non urgent we mean coughs, colds, ear... Continue Reading →

Hawera Emergency Department Doors Could Be Closed

Taranaki District Health Board are again attempting to cut services in Hawera to mitigate their latest deficit of $28 million. TDHB are plotting to close the Hawera Hospital emergency department doors to everyone who doesn’t arrive in an ambulance and isn’t referred by a GP. “They’re asking Health Providers to carry it for them- TDHB... Continue Reading →

“Name release – fatal crash, south Taranaki”

Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash at the intersection of Mountain and Cornwall Roads, Ngaere, on Saturday 27 July. She was 35 year old Shannon Trisan Lorraine Wetini of Hawera. Police extend their deepest sympathies to Shannon’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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