Manawatu-Whanganui

Tararua Mental Health Service to relocate

After 18 months of planning, the Dannevirke office of Tararua Mental Health and Addictions Service is on the move. The service will move from its current site at Dannevirke Hospital, on the corner of Barraud and Waterloo Streets, to 20 Allardice St,...... Read More

WDHB introduces new Meals on Wheels for all ages

Whanganui Hospital’s Meals on Wheels Service has a new menu with a modern twist which dietitians believe will appeal to people of all ages wanting to have their main meal of the day delivered to them. Pesto chicken pasta, hoisin ginger pork and...... Read More

Vehicle dumped following high-speed chase

Levin and Kapiti Police are appealing for information following a fleeing driver incident that went from Otaihanga to Otaki just before midday yesterday, October 15. At about 11.42am Police in the Kapiti Coast area sighted a disqualified driver of...... Read More

Senior patched gang members charged with murder

Whanganui Police have arrested two senior patched Black Power gang members for the murder of Kevin Ratana on 21 August 2018. Kevin was shot outside his home that morning, while leaving to go the gym. Two further shots were fired into the house where...... Read More

SH1 closed near Taihape following truck crash

State Highway 1 just south of Taihape will be closed for most of the morning while a crash site is cleared. A truck crashed at the intersection of Gorge Road and ended up on its side at about 2.30am, says police. "No one was injured in the crash. "A...... Read More

Woman named in fatal Foxton crash

Police can now confirm the name of the driver who died in a crash on State Highway 1 near Foxton on Friday. "She was 31-year-old Michelle Grace Tunley from Lower Hutt," says police in a statement. "Our thoughts are with her family at...... Read More

Man named in Manawatu crash

Police can now confirm the name of the driver who died in a crash on Saddle Road, Manawatu on Friday. He was 82-year-old Barrett Arthur Pene from Palmerston North.  “Our thoughts are with Mr Pene’s family, who request privacy at this...... Read More

Six charged in relation to Whanganui murder

Seven people have been arrested today in relation to the murder of James Butler in Whanganui on 22 April 2018. Six men have been charged with the murder of Mr Butler, says Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Forlong. "They are also charged with...... Read More

Police tricked murder accused into confessing - lawyer

Lawyers for David Lyttle say police manipulated him into confessing he shot a close friend after a dispute over money. Mr Lyttle, 53, is on trial in the High Court in Palmerston North, accused of murdering Brett Hall in May 2011. Right from the start,...... Read More