Taranaki

Killed forestry worker named

The name of the forestry worker who died in Trass Valley near Waiiti on Monday has now been released. He was 31-year-old Shannon David Omlo of Tapawera. Police offer their sympathies to Mr Omlo's family at this difficult time. The death has been...... Read More

Hydrogen energy: ’It looks like the face of the future’

The government has continued its charm offensive in Taranaki following its decision not to issue any new offshore oil and gas exploration permits. Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters was in New Plymouth yesterday to announce funding for the development...... Read More

Further PGF funding announced for Venture Taranaki

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau is pleased to be in Taranaki today to announce $600,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund to support the Taranaki region to diversify its economy. “We are fully cognisant of the impact...... Read More

Man in court after biting police dog

New Plymouth Police are appealing for information following an incident in which a man bit a Police dog. The 33-year-old man was due to appear in New Plymouth District Court on Tuesday on a number of driving, dishonesty and violence charges. Between...... Read More

Man faces New Plymouth court after allegedly biting dog

A man has appeared in court after allegedly biting a police dog. The 33-year-old man was due to appear in the New Plymouth District Court today on driving, dishonesty and violence charges. The man allegedly crashed his car into several parked cars...... Read More

Arrests made following gang attack in New Plymouth

Three men have been arrested in relation to an attack on members of the public on Devon Street West, New Plymouth on Wednesday 27 June at around 7:35pm. A man was being assaulted with a weapon by the gang and when members of the public went to assist...... Read More

Horror crash: Eight-year-old girl dies

An eight-year-old girl has become the seventh person to die after a head-on crash on SH3 in Taranaki yesterday. The crash happened near the Waverley racing club about 11.11am yesterday. Six people died at the scene - four elderly people in a car...... Read More