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.
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 →
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 →
MetService have issued a heavy watch warning for the Taranaki region and advise periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms are possible from Sunday onwards. A broad trough continues to move eastwards across central New Zealand. On its northern flank, a moist northwest flow continues to bring rain and squally thunderstorms to many central and northern... Continue Reading →