Man shot dead, woman missing

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 48-year-old man in Kinloch, near Taupo. Police believe the man was shot at his rural property, on Whangamata Road, yesterday evening, says Bay of Plenty CIB Detective Senior Sergeant...... Read More

Science rock star offers journey back in time

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato will transform into a time portal on Sunday 30 July as one of New Zealand’s foremost science communicators takes visitors on a journey hundreds of millions of years into the past. Geology and palaeontology...... Read More

Man dead following incident in Taupo

Police are responding to an incident at an address on Whangamata Road in Kinloch, Taupo. Police were called around 8:45pm to assist ambulance following reports of an injured male at the address. A man has been found dead at the scene and at this stage...... Read More

Council acknowledges passing of former colleague

Former Hamilton City Libraries Director Su Scott has passed away. Su was 59, and passed away at her Hamilton home following an illness. A distinguished and innovative libraries professional, Su was in charge of Hamilton City Libraries for more than...... Read More

Iron bar used in armed robbery

Five men are alleged to have burst into a liquor store armed with an iron bar. Police say the men threatened staff with violence before taking off alcohol, cigarettes and cash at about 4.30pm. Police are appealing to the public for any information...... Read More

Appeal launched after Hamilton robbery

Police in Hamilton have launched an appeal for the public's help following a robbery in the suburb of Dinsdale this afternoon. The appeal comes after a liquor store on Tuhikaramea Road was robbed at around 4:30pm. Authorities have confirmed...... Read More

Trio reported trapped in State Highway 27 crash

A serious crash has occurred between a truck and car on State Highway 27 in Waharoa, close to the Waikato town of Matamata. Early reports suggest three people appear to be trapped in a vehicle near Pitt Street The emergency services, including a helicopter,...... Read More

Williamson Park feedback received

Feedback about whether to hold more events at Williamson Park, Whangamata, has seen the majority of submitters in favour of the proposal. "We're looking to secure resource consent for a period of 15 years to protect the existing traditional...... Read More

Man, 94, fails to show up in Taupo

A 94-year-old man who had planned to travel between Auckland and Taupo is currently missing. Police received a report from a relative overnight that the man was intending to drive to Taupo, after leaving his Hillsborough, Auckland yesterday morning.  “The...... Read More

Further fine for Fernaig Farms

A south Waikato dairy farming company has been prosecuted for the second time in four years for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment. The most recent case resulted in a conviction and a fine of $33,750 for Fernaig Farms (2006)...... Read More