Taranaki homicide: Man charged with murder

A 55-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to an incident at a property in Korito yesterday.  He's due to appear in New Plymouth District Court tomorrow.  Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to this and enquiries are ongoing.  If anyone has any information that can assist with the investigation... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Water Tower LED Lights

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 →

Emergency services respond to large house fire in Hawera

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.

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