Manawatu-Whanganui

Further support for struggling farmers

Drought stricken farmers in the Lower North Island and South Island’s West Coast will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) Acting Social Development Minister Peeni Henare has announced. The drought across Taranaki, western parts of...... Read More

Scooter rider killed after being hit by truck

A scooter rider has been killed after being hit by a truck in Whanganui. The crash happened at the intersection of Hinau Street and Mosston Road in Castlecliff at 11.13am. The scooter driver, a man in his 20s has since died, says police. "The...... Read More

Pedestrian hit by truck in Whanganui

Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash in Whanganui where a truck has hit a pedestrian. The crash happened at the intersection of Hinau Street and Mosston Road in Castlecliff at 11.13am. The Serious Crash Unit has...... Read More

One killed and one injured in Manakau crash

One person has been killed and another has been taken to hospital following a crash north of Manakau. Two vehicles collided around 5:30pm near Kuku East Road on State Highway 1 north of Manakau, Horowhenua. "One other person has been taken to...... Read More

Tax relief for drought affected farmers

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed tax relief measures will be extended to farmers in drought areas. In late December and early January the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor classified the drought as a medium-scale...... Read More

Sanson fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the person who died in a crash on State Highway One near Sanson, Manawatu, on Sunday January 14. He was 80-year-old Nedjeljko Glamuzina, also known as Ned, from Wellington. Nedjeljko died while driving one of two...... Read More

Body recovered from Rangitikei River

The Police National Dive Squad has recovered a body from the Rangitikei River near Bulls. While a formal identification process is yet to be carried out, it is believed to be the missing 16-year-old swimmer, says Inspector David White. "The body...... Read More

Motorcyclist crashes off road into drain

A motorcyclist sustained multiple injuries in an accident in Apiti, near Manawatu, on the weekend. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motorcycle accident in Apiti just before midday on Sunday. “A man in his 50's had...... Read More

Search continues for teen in Rangitikei River

A search for a teenager who went missing while swimming in a river in the Rangitikei district yesterday will resume this morning. The young man was last seen swimming in the Rangitikei River at about 5.15pm, near the highway bridge just south of Bulls. Police...... Read More