Waikato

Fatal police shooting ‘justified’

An investigation into the fatal shooting of a Paeroa man has found the shooting was “justified”. The Independent Police Conduct Authority investigated the shooting of 57-year-old Michael Taylor following his death on June 10, 2016. Waikato...... Read More

Knifepoint robbery in Tokoroa

A robber who allegedly threated a dairy worker with a knife left the Tokoroa store empty handed. Police are investigating reports of an aggravated robbery at the Bridhe St dairy at 10pm. A police spokesperson says police were called when a man entered...... Read More

Large slip prompts council warning

Waikato Regional Council staff are due to assist in assessing the impacts of a massive slip of soil beside and across the Mangaokewa River near Te Kuiti. The event has also prompted a reminder about potential slip hazards when catchments are heavily...... Read More

Cocaine, cash and contraband seized

Police have seized cocaine, cash and drug related items from a property in Te Aroha. Waikato Police have arrested five men today after carrying out a number of searches in the town earlier today. The searches are a part of an operation targeting...... Read More

Next step for street revitalisation

The revitalisation of Durham Street and Durham Lane has moved a step closer today with Tauranga City Council resolving to proceed to the detailed design stage. Earlier this year in February, TCC identified Durham Street, particularly the section between...... Read More

New Raglan bar crossing course 

It could save your life. Raglan Coastguard is running its latest Raglan Bar crossing awareness day on Sunday 8 October, with support from Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team. The day gives boaties a chance to learn about how to...... Read More

Suppliers warned of contaminated water risks

Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. Visiting water contamination expert, Dr Steve Hrudey from the University of Alberta,...... Read More

Forced to work with supervisor who threatened life

A postal worker was expected to continue working with her supervisor after the supervisor threatened to kill her, despite New Zealand Post investigating the worker’s complaint and acknowledging that the threat actually happened. Jessica Peebles,...... Read More

Endangered Whio hatched at Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo has welcomed two whio (blue duck) ducklings, believed to be a male and a female, the first hatched at the zoo since October 2000. The eggs were laid in whare rere manu, Hamilton Zoo’s free flight aviary and hatched in incubators...... Read More

The search is on: Where is the $30m winning ticket

It’s the $30 million question everyone in Taupo is asking: Where is Saturday’s winning Powerball ticket? New Zealand’s third largest Powerball prize was won in Taupo over the weekend, with the $30 million winning ticket purchased...... Read More