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

Additional charges following fatal crash

Police have now filed additional charges in relation to the fatal Rothesay Bay crash on June 23. An 18-year-old man was initially charged with dangerous driving causing injury. He is now also been charged over the weekend in relation to the following: -...... Read More

Matakana man conquerors Greenland

Matakana adventurer John Gluckman has added another notch to his belt after crossing Greenland – the largest island in the world. John was a member of a six-man party, plus two dog handlers, that completed the crossing in 24 days in late May....... Read More

Bungled sewage repair job pollutes Kaipara Harbour

Tonnes of sewage was needlessly allowed to flow into the Kaipara Harbour for days after Watercare failed to properly attend to burst pipes. The Wellsford representative on the Rodney Local Board, Colin Smith, says the incident is symptomatic of more...... Read More

Increased fuel costs taxing drivers’ patience

Motorists appear to have grudgingly accepted the imposition of the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax, with most petrol stations reporting little change in volumes of fuel sold or spending patterns two weeks after the new charge was levied. However, there...... Read More

Women unite to fight ‘period poverty’

A scheme to help women who struggle to afford sanitary items every month has been extended to include Mahurangi. Last month, after becoming aware of the difficulties many women face in the community with finding enough money for sanitary items, Michelle...... Read More

Arrest made following spate of bank robberies

  Waitemata Police have arrested a person following an investigation into three bank robberies in West Auckland in the past month.   In each incident, a lone offender entered the bank, handed the teller a note indicating they were in possession...... Read More