Waikato

Armed offenders flee Huntly store with till

Four armed offenders stormed a Huntly store and stole cigarettes and the shop's till. Detective Mike Kaukau says police are investigating the aggravated robbery that occurred in Huntly on Tuesday 20 February. Around 2.50pm, four armed offenders...... Read More

Motocross nationals resume at Rotorua

Hamilton's Kayne Lamont, Takaka's Hamish Harwood, Mangakino's Maximus Purvis and Opunake's Taylar Rampton each set benchmarks when they dominated their respective classes at the opening round of the New Zealand Motocross Championships...... Read More

Coromandel local fuming after police pollute beach

Police are apologising after a operation in the Coromandel, allegedly targeting cannabis, went slightly awry when blue liquid was left staining sand at a popular local beach. A helicopter was spraying planted areas of Kennedy Bay on Monday but spilled...... Read More

Visiting motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist visiting New Zealand from Australia has been killed in a crash in the Waikato. The 51-year-old, who is originally from New Zealand, died after crashing off the road and into a farm fence on Mahuta Road near SH25, Mangatarata. Emergency...... Read More

Wrestling team ready to grapple

Three Waikato/Bay of Plenty wrestlers are among the team of seven who will be grappling for gold at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. Ana Moceyawa trains at the Tauranga Judo Club in Moreland Fox Park where the team was announced yesterday. Originally...... Read More

$333,333 celebration for three Lotto players

There will be high-fives all around for three Lotto players from Auckland and Cambridge after each winning $333,333 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Southgate Superette and Airport Oaks Pharmacy...... Read More

Otorohanga fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a quad bike crash in Mangati Road, near Otorohanga last Thursday 15 February. He was 34-year-old Scott Keith Beal from Pirongia. "Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends...... Read More

Te Kuiti local claims $7.3 million

The town of Te Kuiti has been a buzz for the past few days wondering where the lucky holder of the $7.3 million winning Powerball ticket is, and who it could be. Well, they can stop wondering as a Te Kuiti resident has now come forward to claim their...... Read More

Decreased consumption lowers water alert level

A decrease in the amount of water being consumed and wet weather forecasted for the coming week has seen the city's water alert level drop back to Water Alert Level 1. Hamilton City Council City Waters Manager Maire Porter says the city’s...... Read More

Guilty verdict for street race driver in manslaughter trial

The family and friends of some of the victims of a car crash caused by two cars racing near Hamilton in 2016 say they don't want the man convicted of their manslaughter to go to prison, as long as he has learnt his lesson. In the High Court in...... Read More