Waikato

Motorcyclist killed in Putaruru named

Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist killed in the crash on Whites Road, Putaruru around 2.40pm yesterday. He was 55-year-old Pai Billy Tapurau from Putaruru. "Police’s thoughts are with Mr Tapurau’s family at this...... Read More

Machete used in dairy robbery

A machete was an offender's choice of weapon when he robbed a dairy of money overnight. The armed robbery happened at about 7.30pm at a shop on Peach Grove Road in Hamilton. The offender approached the counter and made off with a quantity...... Read More

Fire rips through Thames and Rotorua homes

A Thames family and a Bay of Plenty family have lost everything after a fire tore through their homes overnight. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Mount Sea Road around 3pm on Tuesday. The two storey dwelling was completely “alight”...... Read More

Waikato dairy robbed at knifepoint

Police are seeking the public’s help following an attempted robbery in Morrinsville. About 6.20am on Sunday, a man entered Super Clearance on Studholme Street with a small pocket knife and demanded cash. The man left the store empty handed...... Read More

Fog cannon activated in armed Hamilton robbery

A petrol station attendee in Hamilton activated a fog cannon to avoid getting hurt in an armed robbery this morning. Three armed men forced their way into a Z Energy petrol station on Wairere Drive at about 5am today. A fog cannon was activated, and...... Read More

SH29 closed due to crash on Kaimai Range

Reports are coming in of a crash between a motorcycle and car on the Hamilton side of the Kaimai Range. The road is currently closed. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes. ... Read More

Update: Fatality in Coromandel crash

Police can confirm that one person has died following a serious crash on Kopu-Hikuai Rd, Coromandel. Police were called at 3.16pm to a two-vehicle crash between Kirikiri Valley Rd and Puketui Rd. From one vehicle, the passenger died and the driver was...... Read More

Serious crash – Coromandel

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on Kopu-Hikuai Rd, Coromandel.   Police were called at 3.16pm to reports of a two-vehicle crash between Kirikiri Valley Rd and Puketui Rd.   Initial reports suggest three people...... Read More

Community divide over Hamilton Gardens fee charge plan

The city council suggested the $10 entry fee as a way to bring in cash to develop the gardens, but many people opposed the idea or said the fee was too steep. Friends of Hamilton Gardens president Virginia Graham told Morning Report that charging out-of-towners...... Read More

Police patrol rammed by stolen vehicle

A police vehicle has been rammed head on by a stolen SUV. The police car was deliberately hit at about midnight on Wednesday in Taupo, when the patrol was responding to a report of an unlawfully taken Isuzu. Once the SUV was spotted, the police car...... Read More