Chiefs Country Cup extra motivation for Steamers

When the Steamers run out onto Rotorua International Stadium Saturday night to take on Taranaki they won’t just be battling for Mitre 10 Cup competition points. They’ll also have their eyes on the brand new Chiefs Country Cup. The trophy...... Read More

Bereaved families could face huge bills - funeral director

A Taranaki funeral director fears bereaved families could end up with huge bills if a loved one requires a post mortem. As part of a national review of coronial support services the Ministry of Justice is not re-newing its contract for mortuary services...... Read More

Taranaki iwi lashes out at coronial services decision

A Taranaki iwi has lashed out at a Ministry of Justice decision not to renew its mortuary services contract with the Taranaki District Health Board. As part of a national review of coronial support services, it will mean all post-mortems required on...... Read More

Firefighting foam: Multinational won’t release results

The multinational company at one of the sites of firefighting chemical contamination in south Taranaki is refusing to release test results. Wood Group Training, an Aberdeen-based company in Scotland with 55,000 employees, operates the firefighting training...... Read More

Eaten contaminated eel? Tell Taranaki Regional Council

People who have eaten eels and freshwater fish from two South Taranaki streams contaminated by fire-fighting foam are being urged to come forward. Elevated levels of PFOS chemicals have been found in mahinga kai in the Ōaonui and Ngapirau streams...... Read More

All students in fatal Taranaki bus crash discharged

The remaining student involved in yesterday's fatal school bus crash in Taranaki has been discharged from hospital. Police said they expected the bus, a Mitsubishi Fuso, to be moved later this morning. Tranzit managing director Paul Snelgrove...... Read More

15 suffer minor injuries in Taranaki school bus crash

Emergency services are at a school bus crash on State Highway 3, north of Inglewood in Taranaki. The crash happened at 3.30pm, and police said the bus was 'Route 3022'. A St John spokesperson said 15 passengers have minor injuries. Four are...... Read More

Offender sought in Palmerston North robbery

Police are investigating a robbey where three offenders stole tobacco from a dairy in Palmerston North . On Saturday August 4 at 8.20pm police attended reports of three males entering the Top Cook Dairy and Takeaways near...... Read More