Taranaki

Paddock transformed into open-air sculpture studio

A paddock in central Taranaki has been transformed into a massive open air studio after Stratford sculptor Tai Meuli invited a few of his mates over. About 30 artists from around the country have been taking part in the month-long Oro Haaruru sculpture...... Read More

Flare exercise near New Plymouth

Police are advising residents of Urenui, near New Plymouth, to expect to see flares early Saturday evening. Up to 35 mixed flares will be set off at Urenui Domain between 5pm and 7pm Saturday 20 October as part of a training exercise. The flares will...... Read More

Checkpoint uncovers massive illegal paua haul

A joint Ministry for Primary Industries and NZ Police checkpoint in Taranaki has uncovered a massive illegal haul of paua, the majority of which were undersized. MPI fishery officers and Police stopped and inspected cars travelling on State Highway...... Read More

Two people die in crash north of New Plymouth

Police can now confirm two people died in the two-car crash on SH3/Devon Road, near Waitara last night. Police were called to the crash between Raleigh Street and Richmond Road shortly after 10pm. The sole occupants of both vehicles died at the scene. Police...... Read More

Victim named in Taranaki diver death

Police can now name the man who died while diving at the beach near Puketapu Road, Pihama in Taranaki yesterday around 4:25pm. He was 46-year-old Kane Allan Green of Normanby. Police extend our sympathies to his family and friends. His death has been...... Read More

Arrest made in relation to dairy robberies

A man has been arrested in relation to the aggravated robbery at the Highlands Dairy and the attempted aggravated robbery of the Barriball Street Dairy in New Plymouth, both on Sunday 30 September. "The 21-year-old has been charged with aggravated...... Read More

Police seek info after dairy robbery in Taranaki

Police are on the hunt for information about a robbery in Taranaki. At about 7.50pm on Sunday, a man entered the Highlands Dairy on Coronation Avenue armed with a knife and obtained cigarettes and tobacco. The man is believed to have left in...... Read More

Scoping out oil rigs in Taranaki

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, is on its way to Taranaki to send a message to Austrian oil giant, OMV. The Rainbow Warrior is currently in New Zealand as part of a national tour to celebrate the Government’s April announcement banning...... Read More