Since the Taranaki iwi community checkpoints in Urenui and Pātea have been in place, data collected has shown a high rate of inter-regional travel since entering Alert Level 3. South Taranaki Iwi spokesperson Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says that there are huge concerns about what unnecessary travel into the rohe means for the people who live there.... Continue Reading →
The Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board (TWCB) has welcomed its latest victory in a long-running court battle to prevent seabed mining off the Taranaki coast. The TWCB has been working with iwi, seafood and other environmental organisations to prevent Trans Tasman Resources from mining 66 square kilometres of South Taranaki Bight seabed for iron ore. In a... Continue Reading →
A police spokesperson has confirmed that multiple police units were called to Pātea beach at around 2.40 pm on Sunday where it was reported that numerous children had been swept out to sea from the river mouth. Its believed that another beach user was able to get all of the children back to shore by... Continue Reading →
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 teenage rugby player has been seriously injured at a match in South Taranaki. Police officers were called to Pātea Domain, where a club rugby match was being played, at 1.45pm on Saturday to reports of a teenager with neck and back injuries. A St John Ambulance spokesperson said they transported a patient in serious... Continue Reading →
A food stand has been erected in Patea to help alleviate waste and offer fresh fruit and veg to those that need it. They are popping up all over the country as a way to share excess fresh fruit and veg within smaller communities. The stands are primarily for fresh fruit and vegetables, as well... Continue Reading →
Around 11.45pm Saturday night, police fire and ambo were called to a vehicle that went through a fence on State Highway 3, south of Hāwera. The single occupier of the vehicle did not sustain serious injuries and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Police have reported one person has died following the car vs truck accident today. A police spokeswoman said police, fire and ambulance staff were advised of the crash on Ball Rd, between Joll Rd and Petch Rd, Hurleyville, just after 3pm. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the accident and traffic is being turned away at either... Continue Reading →