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Court this morning opened with a karakia and waiata by iwi representatives.
The 57-year-old collapsed following the fight around 7.30pm yesterday, and died shortly later.
Civil defence ask people to keep safe and stay indoors.
They face charges including supplying methamphetamine.
Rick Field was driving just at the moment a tornado ripped through the area.
The local fire station manager says parts of homes have been blown away.
Severe winds with gusts up to 110km/h have been forecast to continue in the area.
Jamie Allen sold his house and quit his job to start the retreat.
The region's economy has traditionally relied on oil, gas, minerals and dairy - the new investment is aimed at modernising it.
Taranaki Police are looking for 16-year-old Rongomai Haddon who was expected in Eltham on March 16.
No injuries have been reported.
The 12 hour swim may be attempted tomorrow or Monday, if the weather improves.
Police were alerted at 2:30pm today after a 39-year-old woman suffered injuries to her arm.
Taranaki Civil Defence says it was “a bit of a wake-up call”.
Almost 100 primary and secondary schools, and early childcare centres, will benefit from the water delivery.
There is still a lot of work to be done to restore full services to the region after ex-Cyclone Gita.
Powerco say they are "mopping up" the remaining customers still without power
New Plymouth District Council say it will take about a week until they lift the boil water notice.
The water pipe supplying New Plymouth and surrounding areas was damaged during Cyclone Gita.
A number of crews are working to get all residents back on supply, restoring 24,000 customers so far.
Slips are preventing vehicles from reaching the damaged lines.
The risk of cows contracting mastitis grows the longer they go without milking.
The largest of these outages was the town of Patea, with 1666 properties affected there alone.
Taranaki is among many regions under a state of emergency as ex-cyclone Gita pounds NZ.
Michelle Ramage and Paul and Joy Russell found the courage to talk about their dreams.
Police got a call a person was walking down the road with a firearm.
MetService warns surface and flash flooding could be caused by this type of weather.
Two of the victims are in a serious condition after the accident near the city's airport.
Diversions in on State Highway 3.
Sam McIntosh was duly rewarded for his good deed.
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