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.
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 →
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 →
For the first time in nearly 30 years, two sets of brothers have been named together in the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls side to play Counties Manukau in their first Mitre 10 Cup match of the season on Saturday in Pukekohe. Loose forwards Kaylum and Lachlan Boshier have both been named to start along with winger... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
A police spokeswoman has confirmed the fire department were called to a vehicle fire in Midhurst near Kent Terrace at around 7pm on Wednesday. Nobody was injured in the fire and all occupants of the vehicle managed to get out before the vehicle went up. Police confirmed they left the scene at around 8.30pm.