Taranaki

Maori titles return Taranaki

For a third straight year, the prestigious Aotearoa Maori Titles will be staged along the striking Taranaki coastline and this year’s edition of the event will be supported by new principal sponsor Bayleys Real Estate. The event takes place on...... Read More

Arrest after search warrant execution in Taranaki

An 50-year-old man has been arrested and is facing range of charges following the execution of a search warrant in Taranaki on Monday 10 September. The man has been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of cannabis for supply,...... Read More

Arrest following shooting at Taranaki Hospital

Taranaki Police have arrested a man wanted following the firearms incident at Taranaki Base Hospital on August 1. The 43-year-old has been charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a pistol,...... Read More

Police seek man accused of shooting involvement

Taranaki Police are searching for a man they says is involved in the firearms incident at Taranaki Base Hospital on August 1 at around 9.30pm. A warrant to arrest 43-year-old Stanley Joseph Sole has been issued. Detective Senior Sergeant Brent...... Read More

Gang pad raided in relation to hospital shooting

Taranaki Police have arrested a man as officers continue the investigation into a shooting where a man received gunshot wounds during an incident in the carpark at Taranaki Base Hospital on August 1 at around 9.30pm. With the assistance of the...... Read More

Gas company seeks to discharge chemicals into sea

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has told a hearing in New Plymouth that trace amounts of harmful chemicals it wants permission to discharge into the sea off Taranaki will have little effect on the environment. The company has applied to the Environmental...... Read More

New Plymouth fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died in hospital following a single vehicle crash on Nobs Line, New Plymouth on Wednesday 29 August. He was 22-year-old Casey Atutahi of New Plymouth. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends...... Read More

Person dies following New Plymouth crash 

A person has died following a crash in New Plymouth that occurred early yesterday morning. The car, containing four people, crashed into a wall at 1.30am. A 22-year-old man was transported to Taranaki Base Hospital in a critical condition and sadly...... Read More

Crowdfunding campaign within reach of saving wetland forest

A crowdfunding campaign to save a block of pristine wetland forest in Taranaki is within a whisker of reaching its target. The Native Forest Restoration Trust is aiming to raise $500,000 to buy - and then preserve - the 133 hectare block for public...... Read More