Manawatu-Whanganui

Whanganui death name release

Police can now release the name of the man found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui on Sunday. He was 53-year-old local man James Butler. "Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends at this time." The homicide investigation...... Read More

Bay pistol club host inaugural shoot

Pistol shooters of all ages and abilities will have the chance to blow off some smoke this weekend at Tauranga Pistol Club’s Open Graded event. John Peacock, a member of the club, says the three-day national event, is the first of its kind to be...... Read More

One airlifted and critical following Manakau crash

One person has been airlifted to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition following a crash near Manakau. ​​​​​​​A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just after 11am. "Emergency services are responding to a...... Read More

Caughey braces for SuperBoat Grand Finale

Spectators to the MouthFresh SuperBoats class at the Altherm Window Systems Jetsprint Championship final round in New Plymouth, will be treated to some explosive performance when the top SuperBoats hit the track today. The methanol-snorting...... Read More

Levin police recover $45k worth of stolen property

A Levin man has been charged with receiving stolen property after police recovered about $34,000 worth of stolen tools and a stolen trailer worth $11,000. The stolen property was recovered following the execution of two search warrants on April 5 –...... Read More

New Plymouth family facing drug charges

Four members of the same family were arrested this morning following the execution of a search warrant at a residential address in Moturoa, New Plymouth. They face a range of charges, including possession of cannabis, possession of methamphetamine,...... Read More

Downed trees, powerlines and flooding

Police are working with Fire and Emergency and Civil Defence as heavy rain and winds affect the Taranaki and Central North Island regions. There is surface flooding on a number of roads and trees and power lines are down in some areas. Police are...... Read More

Proposal to buy and remove flood-prone Whanganui homes

The Manawatu-Whanganui regional council is proposing to buy and remove dozens of homes in the most flood-prone areas of Whanganui. In its 2018-28 long-term plan, the district council Horizons said it preferred not to make any further investment in...... Read More

Quad bike crash in Moonshine Valley

A man in his 60s and another in his 40s had be rushed to Wellington Hospital following two separate incidents on Sunday. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched just before 2pm on Sunday 1 April to Pirinoa, where a man in his 60's...... Read More