Manawatu-Whanganui

Regional council votes to add ’h’ to Wanganui

The Manawatū-Wanganui Regional Council has voted to add an 'h' to the spelling of its name. The council, known as Horizons Regional Council, adopted the change as part of its long-term plan which was approved today. Its application to the...... Read More

Truck driver injured in Ongaonga crash

A truck driver has moderate to minor injuries after becoming involved in a crash near SH50 in Ongaonga. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just after 1pm. "Emergency services are in attendance at a single truck crash which occurred...... Read More

Skeleton found near Manawatū River

A skeleton, thought to have been there since the 1930s, has been uncovered on private land near the Manawatū River, near the Horowhenua town of Foxton. Contractors digging on a farm 800 metres away first exposed the top of a human skull near the site...... Read More

Men arrested following BB gun shooting

Three men are in custody after an a BB gun shooting outside a Palmerston North petrol station. Two men were involved in a verbal argument outside Gull on Tremaine Ave around 9:30pm. One of the men left, and then returned in a vehicle, and fired a...... Read More

Palmerston North crash victim named

    Police can now name the 28-year-old woman who died following a two-car crash in Palmerston North yesterday. She was Nicola Anne Murphy, who lived locally. "Police extend their sympathies to her family," says a police spokesperson. "The...... Read More

Serious crash in Palmerston North

A van has hit a pedestrian on College Street, Palmerston North, around 8:25am. The pedestrian is in a serious condition and has been taken to hospital, says a police spokesperson. "The Serious Crash Unit is on the scene with the road currently...... Read More

Witnesses traumatised by fatal pursuit crash

The teenage cousin of a 12-year-old killed in a police pursuit says the girl's death has turned her family upside-down. The family of Meadow James, 12, has confirmed her death in the crash in Palmerston North yesterday, which also killed the 15-year-old...... Read More

Survivor of police pursuit crash in stable condition

A 15-year-old girl, the sole survivor of a fatal car crash after a police pursuit in Palmerston North, remains in a serious but stable condition. A 12-year-old girl who was in the front seat died at the scene after the car hit a power pole after a...... Read More

Three robberies, five days, same area

Whanganui Police are investigating the robbery of the BP on Anzac Parade, which is the third robbery in the area within the past five days. The robbery at BP occurred on Saturday 26 May, which followed the robberies of Black Bull Liquor on Wednesday...... Read More