Taranaki

It's been a wet and wild start to the day in the south.

Heavy rain set to hit much of the upper North Island with Northland bracing for thunderstorms

MetService warns surface and flash flooding could be caused by this type of weather.

Six people injured in New Plymouth crash

Two of the victims are in a serious condition after the accident near the city's airport.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

Two people seriously injured in Taranaki crash

Diversions in on State Highway 3.

Power cut knocks out traffic lights in New Plymouth's CBD

The power cut could last until 2pm today and no reason has been given for the outage.

A herd of cows grazes a drought-hit paddock.

Government boosts funding for drought-stricken North Island farmers

The "fast-growing drought" was on Thursday rated a "medium-scale adverse event".

Two people dead after vehicle rolls on farmland in Taranaki

Emergency services were called to the scene in Whangamomona Valley, near Stratford this afternoon.

Watch: Thick, black smoke billows from burning pile of tyres near New Plymouth

Firefighters have been battling the fire at Tarurutangi this afternoon.

Dog owners 'egged dog on' to viciously attack fur seal on New Plymouth beach

DOC are appealing to the public for more information over the attack.

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DOC threatened for second time in three months over use of 1080 poison in Taranaki

They have asked police to investigate a threatening letter.

MetService warns North Island residents of 'severe' thunderstorms

Locals are being advised to look out for flash flooding and slips.

One person dead after boat found submerged off Taranaki coast

Another person was found alive by Coast Guard.

02:12
The opportunity also gives Brian Kettle the chance to do the one thing he loves the most.

Good Sorts: New Plymouth business owner gives up his time to underprivileged kids

The opportunity also gives Brian Kettle the chance to do the one thing he loves the most.

Police searching for Taranaki man, Taiko Cribb, over thefts

The 20-year-old Cribb is driving to Napier in a white Holden Barina.

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A large house that popped up in Taranaki has been deemed illegal by the local council, but the builder isn't listening.

'The council have no say' - Maori land squatter builds beachfront house without council consents

New Plymouth Council says the structure is illegal, but Kevin Moore says he's going nowhere.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

Eight-year-old girl riding her bike killed after colliding with truck in Taranaki

Police are providing support to the young girl's family.

Amazing footage of lightning striking New Plymouth art structure takes internet by storm

The Wind Wand suffered no apparent structural damage but will be inspected.

03:55
John McCullough has turned his love of seeds into a business that now employs a dozen staff.

Meet the Taranaki man on a mission to get Kiwis excited about seeds

John McCullough has turned his love of seeds into a business that now employs a dozen staff.

Police emergency scene

Man in critical condition after becoming trapped under ute that rolled off-road

The accident occurred in South Taranaki, with the man transported to hospital by helicopter.

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Maiki Sherman was with Ngati Ruanui when the news came through that the controversial mining application had been accepted.

Environmental groups lodge appeal against Taranaki seabed mining approval

A second application by Trans Tasman Resources was approved to extract 50 million tonnes per year.

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Rajshan Featonby is now part of a rugby academy and is working towards NCEA.

Watch: The New Plymouth teen putting drugs behind him and turning his life around

Rajshan Featonby is now part of a rugby academy and is working towards NCEA.

04:48
New Plymouth Boys' High principal Paul Veric has made headlines by talking to his pupils' about love.

Teenage boys open up after Taranaki principal's inspiring speech on love

New Plymouth Boys' High principal Paul Veric has made headlines by talking to his pupils' about love.

Police emergency scene

Search called off for man who went missing after New Plymouth crash

Karl Roberts has not been seen since the crash on Uruti road on Tuesday.

02:07
Dr Lance O'Sullivan and a Taranaki iwi have set up the virtual clinic after Patea was left without a GP.

High-profile doctor and local iwi establish virtual medical clinic

Dr Lance O'Sullivan and a Taranaki iwi have set up the virtual clinic after Patea was left without a GP.

Strong winds sent a large trampoline flying in Patea.

'Extreme wind' sends trampoline flying onto roof of south Taranaki house

Tony Day was heading through Patea when he saw the airborne trampoline.

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He was reported overdue from a climbing trip just before 4pm yesterday.

Missing climber found dead on Mt Taranaki

Police said his body was found just after midnight last night.

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