Waikato

Coromandel crash victims named

Police can now release the names of the three people who died following a two-vehicle head-on crash just west of the Kopu Bridge on SH25 yesterday. They were 66-year-old Ian James Fielder, 64-year-old Jocelyn Fielder from Turua and 20-year-old Haydn...... Read More

Horror Thames crash: Father, son in stolen car

The survivor of a crash near Thames which killed three others was a passenger in a stolen car driven by his 20-year-old son, police say. Emergency services were called to the two-car crash near Thames. Police said the crash, at Kopu Bridge on State...... Read More

Crash kills married couple near Thames

  The sole survivor of a two-vehicle head-on crash near Thames remains in hospital in critical condition. A married couple, both in their 60s, and a 20-year-old man died at the scene of the crash on State Highway 25, west of the Kopu Bridge just...... Read More

Three killed in crash near Thames

  UPDATED 9.58PM: Three people have died and one person is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle crash at the Kopu Bridge, Coromandel. There were two people in each of the vehicles.  Emergency services were called to the...... Read More

Cambridge earthworks company fined $19,000

Waikato Regional Council is urging earthworks contracting companies to be vigilant with their environmental obligations after a Cambridge company was convicted and fined $19,125 for sediment discharges into a Tamahere stream near Hamilton. The prosecution...... Read More

Bold rescue in challenging conditions

Saving nine people from a cold night stranded on an island off the coast of Whangamata is being described as a bold rescue. A group of seven lifeguards from Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club carried out the challenging rescue during Easter weekend,...... Read More

Bright future for Hauraki District

The future looks brighter than ever for Hauraki District thanks to a funding boost from the New Zealand Transport Agency. Over the next few months most street lights in the district will be converted to new state-of-the-art LED lights. Exceptions...... Read More

Two critically injured after vehicle rolled

Two people have been critically injured following a crash near Matamata. This is understood to be the same crash in which a passenger was thrown from the vehicle around 10.30pm. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene of the accident...... Read More

Cameras to watch high-risk crash areas

Two new safe speed cameras are in operation on Waikato roads in an effort to reduce the number of fatal or serious crashes. “Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” says Inspector Peter McKennie, Operations Manager...... Read More

Person thrown from vehicle in crash

A person was thrown from a vehicle following a serious crash in Matamata. Emergency services were notified at 10.25pm of the single-vehicle crash on Morgan Road, west of the town. "The two passengers were seriously injured, and the rear passenger...... Read More