Waikato

Fatal farm crash in the Coromandel

A man has died after the ute he was driving rolled on a farm in Coromandel overnight. Police were called to the farm about midnight after the man failed to return home as usual. He was found trapped beneath the vehicle about 2.35am, says a police...... Read More

Public suspicions lead to P lab discovery

A cache of weapons, including a 357 Magnum Desert Eagle and a semi-automatic shotgun converted into a pistol, was discovered during police raids on Tuesday. Matamata-Piako CIB received information about suspicious activity in the Waikato, and after...... Read More

Emergency responder is top soldier

One of the New Zealand Army’s outstanding emergency responders, Corporal Tom Grant from Thames, has been named Soldier of the Year. For Corporal Grant, 25, his day job includes equipment checks, training, fitness work and responding to civilian...... Read More

Reckless driving caught on camera

Dash cam footage of a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road in the Waikato has left people on social media astounded. Kaysi Fredericks posted a video on the Bay of Plenty Accidents Facebook page she captured while driving back from Waikato...... Read More

Serious crash on State Highway 29

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash near Matamata on State Highway 29. The two-vehicle crash happened just after midday at the intersection with Hopkins Road. Indications are at this stage there are serious injuries, says a police...... Read More

Arrest made in Hamilton aggravated robbery

Two men have been arrested in relation to the aggravated robbery of the River Road Food Market in Hamilton on 30 November. Both men have been charged with aggravated robbery, says a police spokesperson. "A 21-year-old man has also been charged...... Read More

Summer snow on Mount Ruapehu

A white Christmas could become a reality in New Zealand this year, or at least for Mount Ruapehu it could. The mountain has seen a heavy showering of snow, despite the warmer summer conditions felt across many other parts of the country. MetService...... Read More

Truck fire closes state highway

State Highway 27 is closed this morning following a truck fire near Tatuanui in the Waikato. Fire crews were called to the scene of the blaze at 5.156am. Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Paul Radden says the truck and trailer...... Read More

Bridge opens over new Waikato Expressway section

Whangamarino Road Bridge which connects communities over a new section of the Waikato Expressway opened today. The Whangamarino Road Bridge overbridge is a key part of the 5.9km Longswamp section of the expressway, north of Te Kauwhata. Longswamp...... Read More