Waikato

Concerns grow for missing boy

Police are very concerned for the whereabouts of an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Thames on Sunday. The boy's name is Tematau Wilson and he is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. “He was wearing a lightweight long sleeved...... Read More

Appeal to identify four men who robbed woman

Tokoroa Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify four men who robbed a woman on Bridge Street, Tokoroa, on Wednesday April 19 2017. At around 8pm, the woman parked her black five-door car on Bridge Street near Mannering Street and...... Read More

Old L&P bottling plant up for grabs

A former plant used for bottling L&P has been put up for sale. The property, in the Thames Valley town of Paeroa, was first used to bottle the iconic fizzy drink as far back as 1926.  The Station Road site underwent various expansion projects over...... Read More

When the rubber meets the Rural Support Trust

There were plenty of gumboots on display at the Patetonga Hall in the Hauraki Plains yesterday morning, as support agencies and flood-affected farmers came together to discuss a way forward following last week's weather event. Heavy rain on already...... Read More

Police urge caution after crash claims two lives

Police have revealed details of the crash that claimed the lives of two motorcyclists near Tokoroa yesterday. The emergency services were called at 2:40pm after reports of a crash on State Highway One, approximately one kilometre north of Puriri...... Read More

Two motorcyclists dead in Tokoroa crash

Police have confirmed that two motorcyclists died following a collision with a tanker north of Tokoroa earlier today. The crash happened at approximately 2:40pm this afternoon on State Highway One, between the intersections with Rollett Road and...... Read More

UPDATE: Auckland motorway incident

UPDATE 5.10pm: NZTA is now reporting that the incident blocking Auckland's Southern Motorway has been cleared. Motorists can, however, expect significant congestion in both directions. Update: The police incident on the Sthn Mwy is now clear....... Read More

Man killed in Waitomo truck crash

Police have named the Bay of Plenty man who died in a truck crash in the Waikato yesterday morning. He was 56-year-old Albert Frans Devries of Rotorua. Police’s thoughts are with his family and friends, says Sergeant Warren Shaw. “Police...... Read More

Eight mussel barges issued notices

Maritime New Zealand teamed up with Maritime Police to conduct health and safety inspections on 15 mussel barges in the Coromandel and Firth of Thames recently. The patrol boarded 15 of the 18 barges operating in the area over three days as crews worked,...... Read More

Art award winner breaks down walls

Auckland’s Jill Godwin is the overall winner of the 2017 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award with her topical entry The No.8 Wire Lettering System: Fences vs Walls. The annual competition, partnered by Farmlands and managed by Waikato Museum,...... Read More