Free Sustainable Gift Wrapping offered by STDC

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 →

Three car crash in Hawera on Monday

Police attended a car crash involving three vehicles in South Taranaki on Monday afternoon. Emergency services were notified of the crash on Glover Rd, between Railway Rd and Alex Taylor St, Hāwera at around 4.00pm. The southbound lane was partially blocked and traffic management was in place while the scene was investigated and cleared. A... Continue Reading →

House fire being treated as arson

South Taranaki police are hunting for an arsonist after a suspicious blaze at a Hawera home on Saturday night. Emergency services were alerted to the fire at the McGuire St house just after 10pm and firefighters arrived to find the property engulfed in flames. The occupants of the house were not at the home when... Continue Reading →

Hawera fire treated as suspicious, police say

A Police spokeswoman has confirmed they are treating the fire at a Hawera property as suspicious and are making enquiries to determine what has occurred. Fire personnel were called to a McGuire Street house on Saturday evening at around 10pm. Firefighters spent hours extinguishing the blaze into the early hours of Sunday morning. There were... Continue Reading →

Video: Large house fire in Hawera

The Fire Department are responding to a large house fire in Hawera on Saturday evening. Fire personnel attended the scene at around 10pm following reports of a fire at a McGuire Street property. It's not yet confirmed whether anyone was in the property when the fire started. Firefighters were seen to be evacuating nearby residents.... Continue Reading →

Coroner’s report could be lengthy wait

The circumstances surrounding how a Taranaki man died while in police custody is still being considered by a coroner. A statement from the coroner's office outlines that there are many factors that determine how long a case is before them. Last year the average case length from death to final report was 345 days according... Continue Reading →

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