Marine biotoxin warning extended

The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region. The warning now covers the coastline from the northern end of Waihi Beach south-eastward to Opape. Routine tests...... Read More

’Sharrows’ point to safer roundabout cycling

A new type of road marking designed to improve the safety of cyclists is coming to a New Plymouth roundabout. Sharrows, or ‘share arrows’, will be painted next week at the recently-upgraded roundabout at the Mill/Frankley/Standish/Dawson/Downe...... Read More

Shellfish biotoxin alert for North Island

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have extended the public health warning advising people not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from parts of the North Island's West Coast. The warning is in place for the Taranaki/Waikato/Auckland...... Read More

Safety technology trial at railway crossings

New safety technology is going to be trialled at three New Plymouth railway pedestrian crossings along the Coastal Walkway. "The sites will have a mix of audio warnings, LED footpath warnings or both audio and LEDs, and the users will be surveyed...... Read More

New Plymouth crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a collision on SH3 near Bell Block on Tuesday 7 November, 2017. He was 39-year-old Wallace Noel Flay of Waitara. Police's thoughts are with Wallace's friends and family at this tragic...... Read More

Cyclist killed in New Plymouth crash

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal crash on State Highway Three, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Police were called to the crash between a ute, a light truck and a cyclist south of Airport Drive at 9:20am. The occupant of the...... Read More

Spark outage affects North Island

A Spark NZ outage is affecting an unknown number of customers in the central North Island. Cell phones, land lines and 0800 numbers are being affected in some areas. "We are aware of a problem affecting some customers not being able to make or...... Read More

Woman dies following Taranaki crash

A woman has died in hospital days after being involved in a crash in the Taranaki area. The woman was an occupant of a vehicle that crashed in Waitotara on Sunday October 29, says police. The crash occurred on Waitotara Valley Rd. "The 21-year-old...... Read More

Taranaki to farewell HMNZS Endeavour

An official reception, Charter Parade and Open Day will be the highlights of HMNZS Endeavour’s last visit to her home port of New Plymouth later this month. After 30 years of service, the Royal New Zealand Navy’s support tanker will celebrate...... Read More

Woman injured as vehicle crashes down hill

A woman is in hospital with suspected head and spinal injuries after a vehicle she was in crashed down a hill in the Taranaki area. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched just after 5am on Sunday to Waitotara Valley Rd, where a vehicle...... Read More