Waikato

Search continues for missing Hamilton man

Police and LandSAR are continuing their search for 84-year-old Raymond Stirling today, who was last seen on January 15. Police and Raymond's family are extremely concerned for his welfare, as he is frail and suffers from mild dementia. Over the...... Read More

NZ’s top ten most connected holiday hotspots

Opito Bay has been named the most connected holiday hotspot in New Zealand, according to data that’s just been released by Vodafone. Opito Bay experienced a large spike in data usage over the summer period, up 735 percent compared to the first...... Read More

Takeaway shop robbed at knifepoint

Two men armed with knives burst into a the Meremere Superette and Takeaways before demanding money and cigarettes. The men entered the store at about 11.30am and verbally threatened the victim (the shop keeper) and his daughter. A struggle...... Read More

Car and truck collide in Taupo

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on Wairakei Drive, Wairakei, near Taupo. Police were contacted at 4.53pm about a report of a collision involving a truck and a car. "Ambulance is on the scene responding to injuries," says...... Read More

Warning as heavy rain approaches

A heavy rain warning is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon. The MetService is forecasting heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and northern parts of Taranaki. An active front lies slow-moving over the North...... Read More

Search for elderly man continues

Police and LandSAR teams are continuing to search for an 84-year-old man who has now been missing for three days. Raymond Stirling, who is frail and suffers from mild dementia, was last seen in the Halcione Close area of Hamilton at about 7.30pm on...... Read More

Two Lotto players win $500,000

Two Lotto players from Auckland and Tokoroa will grinning from ear to ear after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Pacific Superette in Auckland and Balmoral Four Square...... Read More

Day two of search for Raymond Stirling

A man suffering from dementia is yet to be found after being reported missing in the Hamilton area. Raymond Stirling was reported missing yesterday afternoon and police believe he could be hitchhiking. He is described as being of slim and frail build,...... Read More

Logging company ordered to pay sacked worker $12k

A logging worker unfairly sacked just months after going off the benefit has been awarded more than $12,000 by the Employment Relations Authority. Nigel Brown started working for Te Kohu Logging in Hamilton in February last year after relocating from...... Read More

Road repair focused on ‘priority sites’

The New Zealand Transport Agency says repairs to the Thames Coast Road/State Highway 25 are in full swing, with the focus on prioritising sites and minimising inconvenience to motorists and residents. "Repair work is progressing well," says...... Read More