Person dies following fatal crash near Rangiotu, Manawatū District

Person dies following fatal crash near Rangiotu, Manawatū District

Police report that one person has died following a fatal crash near Rangiotu (Bainesse), Manawatū District, Tuesday. The crash happened on Rangiotu Road at around 6.15pm involving two vehicles. Motorists were asked to avoid the area while diversions were put in place. For some time, the road was closed while...

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State Highway 4 closed after tree falls, blocking road South of Raetihi

State Highway 4 closed after tree falls, blocking road South of Raetihi

Police report a tree has fallen on State Highway 4 South of Raetihi, Central. The Highway was closed between the township of Raetihi and Fields Track. Diversions were put in place as a result of the incident. Motorists were advised to expect delays. Contractors were advised to remove the fallen...

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Fielding Police Station to close temporarily for renovations

Fielding Police Station to close temporarily for renovations

Fielding’s Police station will be closing temporarily for a much-needed refresh. The closure will happen from midday today until the end of July. Reopening dates will be confirmed to the public in the near future. Staff who work at the station will be operating in a mobile Police bus that...

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Fire Crews respond to industrial Fire in Palmerston North

Fire Crews respond to industrial Fire in Palmerston North

Fire crews responded to a fire in the industrial area of Palmerston North on Wednesday. The incident occurred just after 2pm this afternoon near Tremaine Ave and Armstrong Street. A blaze reportedly started inside of a workshop and spread after a car fire ignited onto tyres. Three fire trucks were...

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Person dies following serious crash on State Highway 1 near Foxton

Person dies following serious crash on State Highway 1 near Foxton

Emergency services and Police responded to a serious crash that occurred on State Highway 1 near Foxton on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened just before 1pm between two cars. SH1 was reportedly closed between the intersections of Avenue Road and Motuiti Road. One person sadly died as a result of...

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Suspicious activity around Power Poles in Manawatū

Suspicious activity around Power Poles in Manawatū

Manawatū Police are asking the public to look out for and report suspicious activity around power poles and lines in their local communities. Approximately 10,000 metres of copper cabling was stolen from Powerco’s electricity network this year in the Manawatū-Wanganui region alone. The suspicious activity around power poles and lines...

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Vodafone rolls out Next Gen 5G Tech in Palmerston North

Vodafone rolls out Next Gen 5G Tech in Palmerston North

Businesses and locals can now get connected to use Vodafone 5G technology in parts of Palmerston North. The technology is set to expand in the wider Manawatū-Whanganui region as part of the largest 5G network in New Zealand. Cell site upgrades are part of the turbocharged network investment program to...

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Fatal crash involving Truck and Train reported near Marton, Central

Fatal crash involving Truck and Train reported near Marton, Central

Emergency services responded to a fatal crash involving a truck and train near Marton on Thursday afternoon. Police later confirmed during the evening that the person who was travelling in the truck had died. The crash occurred near Saunders Road at around 3.30pm. The truck collided with the train and...

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Truck crashes into Power Pole in Bulls, Manawatū

Truck crashes into Power Pole in Bulls, Manawatū

thisquality received reports indicating that a truck crashed into a power pole in Bulls this morning. It is understood the crash occurred at the intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 3. There are no known descriptions of injuries, if any, because they were not immediately reported. The road...

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State Highway 3 blocked, Helicopter called following serious crash near Whanganui

State Highway 3 blocked, Helicopter called following serious crash near Whanganui

Emergency services attended the scene of a crash between a Ute and a Van near Whanganui on Tuesday evening. The crash occurred south of Ratana on State Highway 3 just after 5 pm. According to reports, initial indications suggested that one person sustained critical injuries, and three others have sustained...

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