Firefighters battling large house fire in Palmerston North

Firefighters battling large house fire in Palmerston North

Emergency services are at the scene of a large house fire in Palmerston North. Reports indicate that the emergency services were notified of the fire at around 12.20 pm. The blaze is reported to have engulfed a home and neighbouring houses on Upham Terrace off Main St, in Roslyn. Three...

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Bomb planted on the back of a truck outside Marton Police Station

Bomb planted on the back of a truck outside Marton Police Station

A bomb was planted on the back of a truck outside of Marton Police Station on Stewart Street. thisquality understands, according to news tip reports, that a person found the bomb on the back of their truck and drove 50 kilometres from outside of town into town, to the Station...

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9-year Learner License Driver who worked for NZTA sentenced for killing Motorcyclist

9-year Learner License Driver who worked for NZTA sentenced for killing Motorcyclist

A lengthy legal battle following the death of a motorcyclist puts an individual named Laura Amy Brown​ into a position where she will face community services’ sentencing and to fork out a large fine. The NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) employee Brown​ was found to be using a learner license...

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One person dead following serious crash on State Highway 4 near Whanganui

One person dead following serious crash on State Highway 4 near Whanganui

Emergency services responded to a serious single-vehicle crash on State Highway 4 near Whanganui. The crash happened between Whanganui and Raetihi at around 6:35 pm. One person sadly died at the scene of the crash. The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene. Motorists were asked to avoid...

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iwi want KiwiRail to get ‘its house in order’ – Manawatū Infrastructure

iwi want KiwiRail to get ‘its house in order’ – Manawatū Infrastructure

Te Rūnanga o Raukawa wrote to KiwiRail today regarding re-engagement with Ngāti Kauwhat over the rail and road freight centre yet to be built between Palmerston North and Bunnythorpe — it is a plea by 25 hapū and iwi. Te Rūnanga o Raukawa Chair Kelly Bevan says that it will...

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Firefighters keep 45ha Pine Forest fire under control in Manawatū – video

Firefighters keep 45ha Pine Forest fire under control in Manawatū – video

A 45ha pine forest fire on Lake Road started in the Manawatū Tangimoana area since early this morning and firefighters have been battling it all day. The fire is reportedly 90 per cent contained, but the centre is still burning. thisquality understands that the fire will not be fully extinguished...

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Six Helicopters, 50 personnel fighting large 45ha Pine Forest fire, Manawatū

Six Helicopters, 50 personnel fighting large 45ha Pine Forest fire, Manawatū

Firefighters are battling a large growing pine forest fire in the Manawatū Tangimoana area since early this morning. Last night at around 6 pm Fire and Emergency were called to the fire on Lake Road, Oroua Downs. It burnt through 40ha of forestry. Six helicopters, including 50 personnel, firefighters and...

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Suspicious fire lit overnight at Shannon’s Club Hotel

Suspicious fire lit overnight at Shannon’s Club Hotel

Fire and Emergency crews from Levin, Shannon and Foxton took to heat battling a fire that broke out at Shannon’s Club Hotel overnight on Monday. According to reports, the fire started shortly after 12:53 am. Access north and southbound on State Highway 1 was blocked off. A detour was placed...

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Police respond to Bomb threat at Countdown Supermarket in Rangitikei

Police respond to Bomb threat at Countdown Supermarket in Rangitikei

A post was shared online writing that a bomb threat occurred at Rangitikei’s Countdown supermarket at around 4:40 pm on Saturday. thisquality contacted Police to confirm if it was a legitimate post. It was established to be true of that nature. A female called a payphone threatening to blow up...

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Truck rolls over on State Highway 57, Palmerston North

Truck rolls over on State Highway 57, Palmerston North

Emergency services responded to a truck and trailer that rolled over on State Highway 57 near Palmerston North. The crash happened on Fitzherbert East Road in Aokautere at around 2:15 pm. The road remained closed for several hours while tow contractors were at the scene to right the truck. Motorists...

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