Taranaki

Taranaki whale toll reaches 12

Twelve dead sperm whales have now been found on a South Taranaki beach in what the Department of Conservation is calling a rare event. Eight of them were found on Kaupokonui Beach last Thursday, three additional ones yesterday, and another one today. The...... Read More

Plans for a ’low emission economy’

Collaboration and partnership between regions, iwi, businesses and government is what will build a resilient and sustainable economy, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who is visiting Taranaki today. The Prime Minister is meeting with local...... Read More

NZ has ’genetically distinct’ blue whale population

United States researchers have discovered New Zealand has its own population of more than 700 "genetically distinct" blue whales. The pygmy blue whale - which is up to 22 metres long - is smaller than its Australian and Antarctic cousins. The...... Read More

Police name homicide victim

Police are now able to release the name of the man who died in Taranaki Hospital on May 9, resulting in Whanganui Police launching a homicide inquiry. He was 56-year-old Daniel John Gooch, of Whanganui. Mr Gooch was found with unexplained injuries...... Read More

Whanganui suspected homicide victim named

Police are now able to release the name of the man who died in Taranaki Hospital on May 9, resulting in Whanganui Police launching a homicide inquiry. He was 56-year-old Daniel John Gooch, of Whanganui. Mr Gooch was found with unexplained injuries on...... Read More

Hundreds without power after wild night in Taranaki

About 250 properties are without power in Taranaki after stormy weather and lightning strikes early this morning. MetService has a severe thunderstorm watch in place for the region with the potential for 25mm/h. PowerCo said 250 homes were without...... Read More

Elderly person critically injured in crash

An elderly person has been critically injured in a crash in Taranaki. Emergency services are attending a crash involving a car and a pedestrian in Stratford, Taranaki. Police were called to the scene on Broadway at 7.10am. The 81-year-old pedestrian...... Read More

Delays expected following Waitara crash

Police are attending a crash involving a fertiliser truck and a car transporter on Main North Road in Waitara, Taranaki. The road is closed and diversions are in place. "The Commercial Vehicle Safety Team has been notified," says a police...... Read More

Man killed in New Plymouth crash named

Taranaki Police can now release the name of the man who died in a crash on Tarahua Road, New Plymouth yesterday morning. He was Phillip Allan Taylor, a 32-year-old from New Plymouth. "Police's thoughts are with his family and friends,"...... Read More

Hawera Cinemas bans pyjamas, dirty boots

A Taranaki cinema's ban on wearing pyjamas, onesies and dirty boots to screenings - and the public support and opposition to the move - has made global headlines. Hawera Cinemas said it had seen an increasing number of patrons attending in nightwear...... Read More