Manawatu-Whanganui

DHBs announce their Christmas Day menu

Palmerston North and Whanganui Hospitals will be serving their patients a delicious Christmas menu beginning with a traditional Christmas Day dinner at midday. Patients can choose to have roast lamb or roast chicken served with roast vegetables, baby...... Read More

Two arrested in Bay of Plenty pursuit

Two people have been arrested following a pursuit across the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The pursuit led police from Rotorua to Kawerau and surrounding forestry areas. A police media spokesperson says it was initiated following a fleeing driver incident...... Read More

Missing fisherman Peter Koziol - info sought

Hawke's Bay Police are looking for information in relation to a missing 55-year-old Palmerston North man, Peter Koziol, who was last seen on Monday 10 December 2018. Peter left Palmerston North early Monday and planned to fish the Waipawa River. He...... Read More

Missing fisherman - have you seen Peter Koziol?

Police in Hawke's Bay are seeking the public's assistance to locate 55-year-old Peter Koziol who was last seen by friends on Sunday 9 December.  "Mr Koziol is from Palmerston North and was last believed to be fly-fishing on the Waipawa...... Read More

Police committed to solving Lois Tolley case

Two years ago, late in the evening of Friday 9 December 2016, four people violently smashed their way into Lois Tolley’s home on Ward Street in Upper Hutt. Lois, aged 30, was in her lounge alone at the time, and had no chance of defending herself...... Read More

Lower Hutt hard-hit by affordable housing shortage

A housing crisis in Lower Hutt is being exacerbated by people moving into the city from nearby Wellington in search of cheaper rent. Homelessness in the city has got so bad almost half of the Wellington region's emergency housing grants are being...... Read More

Police partner with MTA to reduce trailer theft

Central District Police and Motor Trade Association (MTA) have partnered to implement a project aimed at reducing theft of trailers. In 2017 nearly 200 trailers were stolen in Central District, which covers Taranaki, Whanganui, Ruapehu and the wider...... Read More

Whanganui DHB embraces Safe Sleep Day

‘Make every sleep a safe sleep’ - that’s the message Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is urging families of young children to take on board to avoid the risks associated with Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). WDHB is...... Read More