Police target drink drivers

Police will be out in force this weekend enforcing as part of drink driving campaign. Operation Blitzen is the first of several road policing operations planned for Central District this summer with a strong emphasis on impaired driving. The operation...... Read More

Blue whale fear as exploration ship heads for NZ

An oil exploration ship at the centre of a storm of controversy for its seismic blasting agenda earlier this year in New Zealand is on its way back. The Schlumberger-owned Amazon Warrior, the world’s largest seismic exploration ship, is just two...... Read More

Mysterious circumstances surround gunshot wound

A man has been discharged from hospital after he suffered a gunshot wound in what Stuff are calling “mysterious circumstances”. The 46-year-old turned up at Taranaki Base Hospital’s emergency department on Sunday evening, and it quickly...... Read More

Marine biotoxin warning extended

The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region. The warning now covers the coastline from the northern end of Waihi Beach south-eastward to Opape. Routine tests...... Read More

’Sharrows’ point to safer roundabout cycling

A new type of road marking designed to improve the safety of cyclists is coming to a New Plymouth roundabout. Sharrows, or ‘share arrows’, will be painted next week at the recently-upgraded roundabout at the Mill/Frankley/Standish/Dawson/Downe...... Read More

Shellfish biotoxin alert for North Island

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have extended the public health warning advising people not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from parts of the North Island's West Coast. The warning is in place for the Taranaki/Waikato/Auckland...... Read More

Safety technology trial at railway crossings

New safety technology is going to be trialled at three New Plymouth railway pedestrian crossings along the Coastal Walkway. "The sites will have a mix of audio warnings, LED footpath warnings or both audio and LEDs, and the users will be surveyed...... Read More

New Plymouth crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a collision on SH3 near Bell Block on Tuesday 7 November, 2017. He was 39-year-old Wallace Noel Flay of Waitara. Police's thoughts are with Wallace's friends and family at this tragic...... Read More

Cyclist killed in New Plymouth crash

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal crash on State Highway Three, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Police were called to the crash between a ute, a light truck and a cyclist south of Airport Drive at 9:20am. The occupant of the...... Read More

Spark outage affects North Island

A Spark NZ outage is affecting an unknown number of customers in the central North Island. Cell phones, land lines and 0800 numbers are being affected in some areas. "We are aware of a problem affecting some customers not being able to make or...... Read More