Homicide enquiry following New Plymouth death

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.

Heavy Rain warning watch for Taranaki Region

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 →

Shellfish biotoxin alert for Taranaki

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested on the West Coast (Taranaki/Waikato) of the North Island between Oakura north to Albatross Point south of Kawhia Harbour. Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region have shown levels of Paralytic... Continue Reading →

Struggling families not represented in roadmap

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust is raising serious questions about the draft Taranaki 2050 “Roadmap” (Our Just Transition to a Low- Emissions Economy) released today. There are glaringly obvious gaps with the “Roadmap” in that it assumes that all in Taranaki are currently enjoying benefits of a great middle-class life style and we just... Continue Reading →

Serious accident in Stratford

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-car crash at the corner of Mountain Road and Bird Road, Cardiff, Stratford. Police were called about 8pm on Sunday. Initial reports suggest one person may be trapped in a vehicle. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised. The road is closed with diversions in place.... Continue Reading →

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