Waikato

Focus on stopping meth supply in Thames

Thames Police are warning anyone considering supplying drugs in the community to expect to be prosecuted and face a lengthy prison term. Roman Cossey, a 31-year-old local man, was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years imprisonment for a number of methamphetamine...... Read More

Gold Rush Rally route finalised

A new route has been drawn up for this year's August 26 event, taking in some northern parts of the Coromandel that haven't been used for rally driving for several decades. The forestry roads that have been used in previous years are unavailable...... Read More

Slip frustrations reach boiling point

Frustrations around on-going road closures due to slips and drop-outs around the Coromandel's State Highway network, has seen a public meeting being called in Coromandel Town next week. The Coromandel Business Association has arranged the meeting,...... Read More

Woman sentenced for racist outburst

A woman who was drunk and racially abused a Muslim woman in Huntly earlier this year has been sentenced to 12 months' supervision. Megan Walton, a 27-year-old from Auckland, had previously pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and one charge of...... Read More

Police name man killed in Te Awamutu homicide

Te Awamutu Police have revealed the identity of the man who died following an altercation in the Waikato town on Sunday night. He was 35-year-old local Anthony Robert Hallmond. Police are currently liaising with Mr Hallmond’s family and they...... Read More

Helicopter being used on SH25 slip

A helicopter has been used to remove loose rock and dirt from the slip on State Highway 25a in the Coromandel. The estimated 2000m3 sized slip came down Sunday night and is currently blocking the road. The NZ Transport Agency is advising the highway...... Read More

Refuge calling for goods and volunteers

Do you have second hand furniture that could benefit a local woman in need? Or good quality preloved clothing, bedding and linen to help a deserved family make a new home? Waikato Women’s Refuge – Te Whakaruruhau is putting the call out...... Read More

Police make arrest after car taken at gunpoint

A man has been arrested after a car was taken at gunpoint in Hamilton on Friday.   The 29-year-old was taken into custody this afternoon in relation to the robbery, with police concluding he was working alone. The man was located at a central Hamilton...... Read More

Slip expected to take days to clear

  State Highway 25 in the Coromandel is unlikely to be open until Thursday, says police. A large slip is blocking both lanes of the highway, near Kitahi Road, close to the summit. In a statement released this morning, police says the highway is...... Read More

Storm damage closes Tararu Cemetery to public

Access to the Tararu Historic Cemetery has been shut down. In a statement released in the weekend, the Thames Coromandel District Council says weather-related damage to Tararu Historic Cemetery means it is unsafe to enter so the council has closed...... Read More