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 →
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to batter Mt Taranaki and the north of the region overnight and into Tuesday. MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for Mt Taranaki and a watch for the north of the region. Between 100 and 140 millimetres of rain is expected on the mountain between 6pm Monday and... 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 →
Mary Bourke was elected as the first female mayor for the South Taranaki District and served five terms as Mayor from 1992, before choosing not to seek re-election in 2007. She was nominated and accepted a Queens Service Order in 2009 and is now self-employed as a freelance facilitator and is passionate about unlocking the... Continue Reading →
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 →
In Craig Baylis's most recent newsletter release, he's been sure to make it clear where he stands when it comes to healthcare in the South Taranaki District.. The statement reads, In the last decade with improving property values in places like North Taranaki, Fielding and Whanganui this region has become one of the most affordable... 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 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.