Waikato

Man with rifle leads police on hour-long chase

Three men are in custody after a police pursuit that lasted more than an hour in Waikato early this morning. Police spotted a stolen car in Ngaruawahia shortly after midnight and signalled the driver to stop. Senior Sergeant Pete Simpson says at...... Read More

Highway closed after truck crash

A truck driver is injured and State Highway 1 is closed, after a truck rolled near the Hampton Downs on ramp.   A police media spokesperson says the incident happened just before 2pm. "The truck driver is reported to have sustained minor...... Read More

Bomb left on police station steps

An unexploded bomb has been found on the door step to the Coromandel Police Station. The army’s bomb disposal unit was called to the police station on Kapanga Road when the bomb shell was found. Whitianga police Sergeant Andrew Morrison says...... Read More

Most of the 57 trampers stranded in Coromandel now out

Nearly 60 trampers were stuck in the Coromandel Peninsula last night due to the wild weather. Most of them have since made it out. The storm swept down the North Island causing slips and flooding across Auckland and the Coromandel. Department of Conservation...... Read More

Coromandel roads closed following storm

State Highway 25 and State Highway 25A in the Coromandel are closed this morning. The NZTA says SH25 is closed in both Tapu and Ruamahunga, while SH25A in Kopu and Hikuai is closed due to slips in the area. SH25/25A COROMANDEL - ROADS CLOSED - 6:15AM,...... Read More

Man rescued after night trapped on Mt Ruapehu

A 21-year-old man has been rescued following a cold and wet night stuck on Mt Ruapehu. Police were called at about 5pm yesterday after the man did not return from a day hike up the mountain. Four search teams were set up and searched overnight. The...... Read More

Fatal crash in Te Anga, Waitomo

One person has died following a fatal crash on Speedies Road in Te Anga. Police and emergency services were called to the scene at around 9.15am. A ute has left the road, crashed down a 10 metre bank and ended up in stream. One person has died at...... Read More

Suspicious fire on same street as fatal Hamilton shooting

A fire on the same street as a fatal shooting in Hamilton has been deemed suspicious. Robert Nelson, 23, was killed last Sunday and two others were injured in the shooting, at a house in Matthews Crescent, Melville. Emergency services were called...... Read More

Severe weather comes just in time for king tides

A low pressure system currently lying to the northeast of New Zealand is set to end the week on a wet and windy note. “While there is still some uncertainty on the severity of the heavy rain and strong winds forecast ahead of this low, it is...... Read More

KCE completes handover of customers to Trustpower

Customers of electricity retailer and generator King Country Energy have had their energy services transferred to Trustpower. The handover was completed in mid-July, following an announcement in March of a joint venture takeover of KCE by shareholders...... Read More