Manawatu-Whanganui

Five people in hospital after Whanganui stabbing

Two people are in a critical condition after five people were injured in a stabbing incident in Whanganui. Multiple police cars flocked to Wicksteed Street about 4.15pm after reports of stabbings. Witnesses told RNZ the incident appears to have taken...... Read More

Missing man’s body found

  Police have recovered the body of missing Carterton man Finn Yeats.   The 20-year-old was reported missing from his home on January 15, says police. “His body was located in the Tongariro area yesterday afternoon.” Concerns...... Read More

Water sent to Marton after town supply turns brown

A water shortage and a treatment mistake in the Rangitīkei town of Marton has forced the district council to bring in a water tanker to provide clean drinking water. The treatment issue resulted in brown, foul-smelling tap water for the town's...... Read More

Body found in Whanganui River

Police have today recovered the body of a man from the Whanganui River. Police received a report about 7pm last night of a man in distress in the river.  A police spokesperson says Police, Coastguard, Surf Lifesavers and a Westpac rescue helicopter...... Read More

Levin church fire could be linked to string of arsons

A fire that destroyed a Levin church hall could be linked to recent arsons in the town. The building at the LevinLife Church was used for a children's church until it was gutted by fire around 1.45am yesterday morning. It has now been pulled down...... Read More

LevinLife Church fire investigated

Investigators are working to find the cause of a church fire in Levin overnight. Fire and Emergency was called to the LevinLife Church on Bledisloe Street at about 1.45am this morning. A spokesperson said the church was well alight by the time crews...... Read More

Name released in Whanganui fatal crash

Police can now release the name of the man who died on Christmas day after his car crashed into the Whanganui River. He was Felix Peter Newton, aged 17, of Gonville, Whanganui. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends at this tragic...... Read More

Police investigate report of cat thrown out of moving car

Police are investigating a report of a cat being thrown from a moving car on State Highway 2. In a Facebook post published yesterday a woman claims to have seen a cat thrown from a Mercedes Dannevirke. The post also includes a photograph of the alleged...... Read More