Regional

Police investigate link between Waikato homicides

Waikato Police are working to rule out any link between three recent homicides which have happened across the district in the last two weeks. Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird says more than 60 staff are working on the three homicide...... Read More

Waioeka Gorge closure due to weather conditions

The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne, SH2, as severe weather may mean the Waioeka Gorge will close today at 3pm as a safety precaution. Transport Agency Regional Transport...... Read More

Economic impact of riding in Rotorua quantified

People who ride in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa forest contribute between $30m and $50m in spending annually to the local economy, according to a new study. Between 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent of the total spend in the district is by visitors and...... Read More

Strong winds and heavy rain being forecast

Heavy rain and severe easterly gales are possible over the upper North Island Sunday. The MetService has issued a severe weather watch for most of the North Island. "A deep low is forecast to approach New Zealand from the north on Sunday, directing...... Read More

Prisoners help break out books

Prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility, Hampton Downs, have built and decorated 30 ‘little libraries’ to bring books and a focus for social interchange to small communities across Waikato district’s far-flung rural areas. Holding...... Read More

Mysterious creatures to roam Tauranga on Friday

Friday the 13th is set to bring a night of light to Tauranga. The Winter Nights Winter Lights festival is set to illuminate the city this weekend from Friday through to Monday. The newest addition to Winter Nights Winter Lights are three mysterious...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay DHB preparing for strike

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have voted to strike, significantly impacting services at Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa hospitals and Napier and Central Hawke’s Bay’s medical centres. Hawke’s...... Read More

Gisborne player through to darts masters

Tahuna Irwin will make his big stage debut at the Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King, next month after winning through Monday's first qualifier in Invercargill. Emerging New Zealander Irwin was the winner in the first of three...... Read More

Helping to make biking in the city easier

Work is under way, or about to begin, on a series of central city improvements that will help make getting about by bike a little easier. These include improved connections to the waterfront in several locations, new covered parking for bikes in Grey...... Read More

$120,000 contribution to Waipawa Pool

NZCT recently awarded Central Hawke's Bay District Council a grant of $120,000. This generous contribution to the Waipawa and District Centennial Memorial Pool Redevelopment gives a massive boost in these very early stages of fundraising for the...... Read More