Video of the moment has had more than 110,000 views on Facebook.
A coroner had earlier ruled that death was an accident, but the case was reopened after the woman went to police years later.
The proposal comes after the region was named the world's second best.
Officials seem satisfied everything will be hunky dory as the Taranaki seabed is torn up. Are you?
Trans-Tasman Resources will be able to mine 50 million tonnes of iron ore sand off the coast each year.
State Highway 3 just north of Urenui is blocked by a slip, with no alternate route.
The pit bull, named Yoza, has been euthanised by the council.
The people of Parihaka waited more than 130 years for an apology.
Specialist cliff rescuers had to be called in to save pig-hunting dog Reggie.
Council staff are telling Waverley residents to boil water.
Emergency services are on their way to an explosion in Tataraimaka, Taranaki.
NZ Most Notorious: Taranaki's 'Sharky' is feeding stray dogs in Thailand after retiring from being a loan shark and pimp.
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet says it's "a perfect circle emerging from the green forest".
A 19-year-old German woman hadn't been seen since Monday
It's like rain on your wedding day - but a lot more destructive.