Waikato

Guns, drugs and cash seized in police raid on Waikato house

Nine guns, including a military-style semi-automatic weapon, and illegal drugs were found at a rural property in Waikato yesterday, say police. Cannabis was discovered growing in various indoor concealed cabinets as well as outdoors at a house in the...... Read More

100-year-old stolen artefacts recovered by police

Illegal drugs, cash and stolen 100-year-old artefacts have been recovered by police executing search warrants in Thames. The stolen artefacts had been taken in a burglary of a Te Arapipi Road address in early January. Methamphetamine and a significant...... Read More

Speed and daring will be tested in IRB racing

Engines will roar, and inflatable rescue boat drivers will push themselves to the limits, to find the IRB North Island Champions, at Waihi Beach this Saturday and Sunday. A total of 58 IRB rescue boat crews from 17 Surf Life Saving NZ clubs throughout...... Read More

Woman arrested for allegedly stealing medication

Police have arrested a woman who has allegedly been stealing medication from elderly people across the region. Victims have advised that the woman claimed to be from the Waikato DHB in order to gain entry to their homes. Victims, some of whom reside...... Read More

Warning for tradies following crash

Tradies are being warned to avoid fly tools in their vehicles following a crash in the Waikato recently. Police attended a crash on Osborne and Kay roads in Hamilton on Thursday, where the driver of the van was both “lucky and unlucky”. “The...... Read More

Charges laid after 2018 Waikato fatal crash

Just after midnight on 11 November 2018, two women and a man died in a fatal collision on Avalon Drive Bypass Road, Hamilton. Police have now charged a 32-year-old man from Auckland with three counts of Manslaughter and Dangerous Driving causing injury. A...... Read More

Karangahake Gorge to closed for night works

If you are planning on travelling between Waihi and Paeroa tonight or tomorrow night, you might have to change your plans or take the long way home. Asphalt road resurfacing is planned to take place on State Highway 2 through Karangahake Gorge from...... Read More

Majority of submissions oppose Kaimai windfarm

Submissions are now closed on Kaimai Windfarm Ltd’s proposed wind farm project. Overall Hauraki District Council received 220 submissions on the proposal, of which 57 were in support and 157 were opposed to the idea. Waikato Regional Council...... Read More

Nicky Stevens’ mother devastated at DHB’s payout delay

The family of the man who took his own life after walking out of a mental health unit is devastated the Waikato DHB is delaying compensation and an apology by challenging the coroner's findings. Nicky Stevens, who was 21 years old, walked out of...... Read More