Waikato

Pride setting pace in women’s league

The team to beat in this season’s National Women’s League appears to be the Canterbury United Pride after last year’s runners-up posted their second big win in succession, sweeping aside WaiBOP 6-0 yesterday afternoon in Christchurch. They...... Read More

Owner of pet food plant sentenced over bobby calf cruelty

The owner of a pet food plant has been sentenced for allowing one of his employees to ill-treat bobby calves. Alan Cleaver from Te Kauwhata has been sentenced in the Hamilton District Court to six months community detention and 180 hours community...... Read More

Hamilton shooting a targeted attack

Police investigating the shooting of a man in the Waikato say it was a targeted attack. Inspector Freda Grace says the 35-year-old victim remains in Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries which are not thought to be life threatening. "We are...... Read More

Driver’s lucky escape from harrowing crash

A driver is lucky to escape a crash with only a sprained ankle after a wooden fence smashed through the windscreen and brushed the side of the driver’s face. The vehicle crashed near Te Aroha yesterday, and police are sharing a crash photo on...... Read More

Man seriously injured in shooting

Police are looking for the people responsible for a shooting in Hamilton. At 10:25pm, police responded to Derby Street, Nawton, Hamilton after receiving reports a man had been shot. The man was transported to hospital in a serious condition, says Detective...... Read More

Witnesses sought to expressway fatal

Police investigating the death of a pedestrian on the Waikato Expressway are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. The crash happened at around 7.30pm southbound on the Waikato Expressway north of the Horotiu turnoff. "Police...... Read More

Police to close road after fatal motorbike crash

Settlers Road in Reporoa will be closed today as the investigation into Saturday’s fatal motorcycle crash continues. The road will be closed from 8am for around 2-3 hours, says a police spokesperson. This is to allow the scene to be mapped...... Read More