Waikato

$1bn Hamilton city ’gateway’ planned

A $1 billion residential, tourism and recreational development is being proposed just north of Hamilton. Te Awa Lakes development is situated on an old quarry that is bordered by the Waikato River and the new Waikato Expressway. Perry Group, which owns...... Read More

Naughty calves up pasture bed time

A Paeroa Police officer is reminding drivers about safety on rural roads in an amusing update on social media. Paeroa Constable Jacinda Karaitiana has given an insight into what a common night shift looks like to her, in a post on the Waikato Police...... Read More

Fatal police shooting ‘justified’

An investigation into the fatal shooting of a Paeroa man has found the shooting was “justified”. The Independent Police Conduct Authority investigated the shooting of 57-year-old Michael Taylor following his death on June 10, 2016. Waikato...... Read More

Knifepoint robbery in Tokoroa

A robber who allegedly threated a dairy worker with a knife left the Tokoroa store empty handed. Police are investigating reports of an aggravated robbery at the Bridhe St dairy at 10pm. A police spokesperson says police were called when a man entered...... Read More

Large slip prompts council warning

Waikato Regional Council staff are due to assist in assessing the impacts of a massive slip of soil beside and across the Mangaokewa River near Te Kuiti. The event has also prompted a reminder about potential slip hazards when catchments are heavily...... Read More

Cocaine, cash and contraband seized

Police have seized cocaine, cash and drug related items from a property in Te Aroha. Waikato Police have arrested five men today after carrying out a number of searches in the town earlier today. The searches are a part of an operation targeting...... Read More

Next step for street revitalisation

The revitalisation of Durham Street and Durham Lane has moved a step closer today with Tauranga City Council resolving to proceed to the detailed design stage. Earlier this year in February, TCC identified Durham Street, particularly the section between...... Read More

New Raglan bar crossing course 

It could save your life. Raglan Coastguard is running its latest Raglan Bar crossing awareness day on Sunday 8 October, with support from Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team. The day gives boaties a chance to learn about how to...... Read More

Suppliers warned of contaminated water risks

Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. Visiting water contamination expert, Dr Steve Hrudey from the University of Alberta,...... Read More

Forced to work with supervisor who threatened life

A postal worker was expected to continue working with her supervisor after the supervisor threatened to kill her, despite New Zealand Post investigating the worker’s complaint and acknowledging that the threat actually happened. Jessica Peebles,...... Read More