Manawatu-Whanganui

Shopkeeper attacked in Palmerston North robbery

Palmerston North Police have launched an appeal for the public's help after a shopkeeper was attacked with what the authoritiers are calling a "slasher-type implement" during a liquor store robbery. The incident took place at the Liquorland...... Read More

One in hospital after Palmerston North crash

One person is in hospital after a collision involving three cars on a busy Palmerston North street earlier today. The emergency services were called at around 2:15pm on Saturday after the incident was reported on Rangitikei Street. A police...... Read More

Apprentices love their work at Metalform

Scott Dyer and Nic Sowerby are two young Dannevirke men who love their jobs, and the company that gave them the opportunity to pursue a career in engineering. Both are currently in their third year of their apprenticeships in Level 4 Light Fabrication...... Read More

UPDATE: One dead in Palmerston North crash

UPDATE: 10:25pm: One person has died following a crash in Palmerston North earlier this evening. A police statement released a short time ago confirmed the crash happened at 8:20pm on Ferguson Street. The Serious Crash Unit are investigating the incident,...... Read More

Gorge reopening delayed once more

The reopening of the Manawatu Gorge has been delayed because the structural damage on State Highway 3 is worse than expected. The road was due to reopen this week but is likely to remain closed for another week. That would allow a concrete retaining...... Read More

Three arrested for Manawatu dairy robbery

Manawatu Police have arrested and charged three people in relation to the aggravated robbery of the Rangiora Avenue dairy on 1 May 2017. Two males, aged 19 and 17, are set to appear on Saturday in the Palmerston North District Court. The third offender...... Read More

UPDATE: Person seriously injured in Patea crash

UPDATE 7:15pm: One person has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a crash in Patea.  A section of Patea Road is currently closed following the collision between a car and a motorcylist earlier this afternoon. The...... Read More

Man held at knife-point in Mangere robbery

A man suffered a blow to the head and had a knife held to his throat during a violent aggravated robbery in Mangere last night. The incident occurred at a Superette on Raglan Street at approximately 7:30pm on Tuesday. Trouble flared when four...... Read More

Man charged with murder of his baby daughter

The father of a nine-month-old baby girl has been charged with her murder. The death occurred in Turangi on 12th March, 2016, and a 40-year-old Turangi man has subsequently been charged. Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Cranshaw, Area Manager Investigations,...... Read More

Calvert Rd railway crossing opens

Residents and visitors are now able to get to the coast from New Plymouth’s Calvert Rd much more safely than before. A formal pedestrian crossing of the railway line has been opened at the end of Calvert Rd. The crossing includes pedestrian mazes,...... Read More