A purpose-built rehabilitation kitchen has given 89-year-old Betty Anderson the confidence to prepare her own meals again after she broke her hip in a nasty fall. The Hāwera woman is one of about a dozen patients to so far benefit from the new mini-kitchen at Hāwera Hospital, thanks to a donation from the Isobel Bremer... Continue Reading →
A 34-year-old woman has been charged with drug offences following a Taranaki Police investigation into methamphetamine dealing. The woman was arrested at a Hawera property today following the execution of a search warrant, which was carried out by officers from South and North Taranaki CIB, with assistance from other officers. Police uncovered a cannabis grow... 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 →
Police are currently assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand at a chemical spill on Tawhiti Road, Hawera. Police were called around 4.20pm. Cordons are in place extending to around 1km from the site of the spill. Members of the public in the vicinity are advised to stay indoors and close their windows. They should also... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) are kicking off Christmas early by running a pop-up (free) sustainable gift-wrapping station for residents, so, if you haven’t yet wrapped your presents, come on down and have them wrapped for free with ZeroWaste materials! The Council’s environment and sustainability team will be set up in the Hāwera Town... Continue Reading →