Ngāti Ruanui raises concerns over lack of Covid-19 wastewater testing in wider Taranaki Region

Ngāti Ruanui raises concerns over lack of Covid-19 wastewater testing in wider Taranaki Region

Ngāti Ruanui is raising serious concerns following wastewater testing in the wider Taranaki region. The Covid-19 virus was found in wastewater of New Plymouth recently, but the response from Taranaki’s District Health Board (TDHB) is understood not to be doing enough test sampling in the surrounding areas. Answers are needed...

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Ministry of Health reports Covid-19 positive results detected in New Plymouth wastewater

Ministry of Health reports Covid-19 positive results detected in New Plymouth wastewater

JUST IN: The Ministry of Health reported Friday evening ESR has detected Covid-19 in New Plymouth’s wastewater. A positive test result was detected from a sample taken in wastewater earlier today, and a second sample returned another positive result this evening. The two results are likely due to cases that...

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Mariners isolating at sea off coast of Taranaki after two positive Covid-19 results return

Mariners isolating at sea off coast of Taranaki after two positive Covid-19 results return

Two mariners are currently isolating off the Taranaki coast after they were confirmed to have returned positive results this afternoon, the Ministry of Health reports. Both mariners are part of a group of nine arriving in Auckland on Monday before they went onto a deep-sea fishing vessel in New Plymouth....

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Bodies of two Climbers believed to have fallen to be retrieved near Mt Taranaki

Bodies of two Climbers believed to have fallen to be retrieved near Mt Taranaki

Police say a recovery operation is underway in Taranaki after it is believed that two climbers fell to their deaths following an incident overnight. Reports indicate just before 10pm that a climber fell near the summit of Mount Taranaki. thisquality understands that Police found the bodies of two climbers at...

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Crew member on Taranaki ship under investigation due to weak positive COVID-19 results

Crew member on Taranaki ship under investigation due to weak positive COVID-19 results

The Ministry of Health reported to thisquality that a crew member who works on the Boka Summit ship parked at Taranaki’s port had returned negative results after being under investigation. It was reported that the crew member returned a weak positive followed by a negative result for COVID-19, which was...

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Taranaki Homicide Investigation launched following death of two people

Taranaki Homicide Investigation launched following death of two people

Police launched a homicide investigation on Monday into the death of two people at a Harwera properly during the morning’s early hours. Emergency services were called at around 2:50 am in the morning to an address where two people were located deceased. One person was arrested without incident at the...

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Reported gas leak risk closes roads, New Plymouth

Reported gas leak risk closes roads, New Plymouth

Emergency services responded to a report of a gas leak in Vogeltown, New Plymouth. The gas leak was reported at around 9:00 am on Friday. Carrington Road was closed between Essex and Parsons Streets. Locals were asked to avoid the area and follow instructions by emergency services. Powerco said in...

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Free WiFi in Stratford’s CBD for all thanks to Primo

Free WiFi in Stratford’s CBD for all thanks to Primo

Downtown Stratford is getting a WiFi upgrade at no cost to you, it will be entirely free to use. The District Council for Stratform is pleased to be announcing this, in partnership with internet provider primo. The free WiFi can be used along downtown, Broadway in Stratford between 7:00 am...

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Police arrest man following two-vehicle crash in New Plymouth

Police arrest man following two-vehicle crash in New Plymouth

Police have arrested a man for drug and driving-related offences following a two-vehicle crash in New Plymouth on Sunday, September 27. The crash involving the two-vehicles was at the intersection of Courtenay Street and Eliot Street and happened at around 6.15 pm on Sunday. One of the vehicles fled the...

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Highway blocked after Logging Truck rolls over, Taranaki

Highway blocked after Logging Truck rolls over, Taranaki

Police have said to media that a logging truck has rolled over just before 2 pm today between Waitara and Urenui. The logging truck rolled over ten minutes north of Urenui. There are no injuries to report. Both lanes north and southbound have been blocked and there are no diversions....

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