South Road (State Highway 3) in Taranaki is likely to be closed for most of the day following a serious crash. The crash between a truck and a car happened at 10am, about 10km south of Hawera. There are serious injuries reported. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified. There are currently no suitable diversions... Continue Reading →
The Taranaki Public Health Unit has confirmed another case of measles in Taranaki. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Jonathan Jarman, says “A woman in her twenties has been admitted to Taranaki Base Hospital with a confirmed case of measles. “The source of the infection is unknown, but the Taranaki Public Health Unit is working to... Continue Reading →
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.
The homicide investigation into the death of 30-year-old Jasmine Wilson, who died on 2 August after receiving non-accidental injuries in Whanganui on 31 July, is continuing. A team of investigators from Whanganui, Manawatu and Taranaki are working on the case and making good progress. The examination of the white Toyota Carib station wagon has now... Continue Reading →
Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 3, Waitotara. The road is expected to remain closed for some time. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and delay travel if possible. The Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene.
Emergency services have been called to a serious two-vehicle crash on the Waitotara river bridge, State Highway 3, Waitotara. Police were called about 8.25am. Initial reports suggest one person may be seriously injured. The road will be closed, and motorists are advised to avoid the area. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.
A few like-minded locals got together to bring a spring back in to the townships main Street via donations and good will. A collective of generous donors gathered soil, compost, plant food and flowers to the initiative they've named "Adopted Garden". Also monetary donations were made by the Pātea Market in a bid to give... Continue Reading →
A 48-year-old man remains in hospital in serious condition after a crash on State Highway 3 on Saturday afternoon. Emergency services were called to State Highway 3, near the intersection of Devon and Mountain Rd, around 4.45pm on Saturday to reports of a single-vehicle crash. A Taranaki District Health Board spokesperson said a 48-year-old man... Continue Reading →
As a proposed new law to protect the Parihaka name makes its way through parliament, Rachel Buchanan reflects on the shifting legacy of something that is so much more than a set of GPS coordinates. In 1848, my kuia Arapera Rongouaroa Parai gave birth to Tāre Warahi (Charles Wallace) at Te Aro Pā, in what... Continue Reading →
Few places in New Zealand managed to escape the wild weather this weekend,as a complex low-pressure system moved slowly onto the country from the Tasman Sea. This system was very active due to support from strong upper level winds (jet-stream), which brought rain to most regions,thunderstorms to western parts of northern and central New Zealand,... Continue Reading →