Waikato

Update: Serious crash in Waikato District

One person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 1B in Taupiri. The crash involved five vehicles and the road remains closed with diversions in place.  The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene.  ... Read More

Serious crash in Waikato

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 1B in Taupiri. Police were called at 1.57pm. Early indications are at least one person has been seriously injured. The road is closed and diversions are in place. Motorists...... Read More

It’s a job hunters market

The Bay of Plenty and Waikato workers have fared well when it comes to a rise in wages and the number of jobs on offer. The latest figures from Trade Me Jobs, analyzing over 74,000 vacancies listed on its site, shows 2018 ended with the largest national...... Read More

Night vision goggles used in quad bike rescue

Rescuers had to use night vision goggles and a winch to reach a man who had rolled his quad bike. The Auckland rescue helicopter was called to the crash site near Taumaranui late last night. The crash happened in an area of steep terrain, which meant...... Read More

Hamilton Mayor moves to block Sky City pokies expansion

Hamilton's Mayor is opposing a bid by Sky City to add more gaming machines to its Hamilton casino. The company has made an application to the Gambling Commission for an extra 60 machines. It currently has 339. Mayor Andrew King described pokies...... Read More

Court convicts woman from unruly tourist group

A woman who is one of a group of unruly tourists set to be deported has been convicted for stealing $55 worth of goods from a petrol station. Tina Maria Cash, 26, appeared in Hamilton District Court today facing two shoplifting charges. She is one...... Read More

Man seriously injured in culvert crash

A man is in serious condition after a crash in Hikutaia, north of Paeroa. Emergency services were called to the crash at 12.39pm on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust says a man in his 50’s suffered multiple injuries...... Read More

One person dead following crash

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 1, approximately 10 km south of Taihape, this afternoon.   The crash occurred at 4.40pm and reportedly involved a truck and a van.   A police spokesperson says the deceased person,...... Read More

Five people arrested following attempted robberies

Five people have been arrested following an attempted robbery and fleeing driver incident in Hamilton.    About 9.30am yesterday, a group of people entered a dairy on Knighton Road in Hillcrest armed with screwdrivers and poles.    They...... Read More

National waka ama championships underway

The 30th National Waka Ama Sprint Championships is officially underway this week. Taking place in Karapiro, this year’s event is focussing on children. Crowds of around 1300 people gathered in Karapiro on Monday, all coming together for a Pōwhiri...... Read More