Waikato

Police launch appeal after shotgun robbery

Hamilton Police are seeking the public's help in an attempt to identify a man who robbed the Heaphy Terrace Super Liquor Store on Friday night. The man, who was carrying what looked like a sawn-off shotgun, entered the store at around...... Read More

Have you seen these men?

Police are appealing for information from the public to help them locate three men. Whakatane Police Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker says the following people have “absconded from their bail addresses”. Wainui Awatere The 23-year-old man...... Read More

Free de-sexing offer for menacing dogs

Council is worried that owners of menacing dogs that could qualify for the free de-sexing programme currently on offer are leaving things until the last minute and may miss out. Under proposed changes to the Dog Control Act all dogs (male and female)...... Read More

Hitting the highway for Edgecumbe

Tauranga Weekend Riders gathered this morning to lead hundreds of motorcyclists on the S.O.S Edgecumbe Charity Ride. Their goal: to raise money for those still dealing with the fallout from last month's flood, including those still cleaning...... Read More

Person suffers burns in towing yard fire

A person has suffered burns to their hands after a fire at a towing yard in Te Awamutu. Several cars and tyres were on fire at Waipa Towing in Harrison Drive on Saturday afternoon, Fire Service northern communications shift manager Jaron Phillips said. A...... Read More

Managing risks during big annual stock shift

Recent finds of myrtle rust and the pest plant velvetleaf in the Waikato region underline why it’s crucial for farmers to take precautions as they move stock and equipment at this time of year. Moving Day occurs in the week leading up to and...... Read More

Defining a psychopath

When people are asked to define a psychopath, examples from popular culture such as Psycho’s Norman Bates, Silence of the Lambs’ Hannibal Lecter or the Saw series’ John Kramer might spring to mind. But psychopathy is a widely misunderstood...... Read More

Autumnal murkiness to end the month

Fog shrouded parts of the upper North Island and the lower South Island, causing delayed flights and murky conditions on the roads this week. The chance of fog remains high from the Waikato to Wairarapa, warns the MetService. It’d be a...... Read More

Not guilty in homeless man drowning case

A jury has taken only two hours to acquit a homeless Hamilton man on the charge of manslaughter after the death of Tama Retimana in the Waikato River on Christmas eve last year. Neville Harris claimed he was protecting Mr Retimana's partner from...... Read More

Police hunting armed & dangerous man

UPDATED 3.30PM:  The hunt continues for a man involved in a petrol station drive-off using a stolen vehicle in Tokoroa this morning and has been described by police as armed and dangerous. The Armed Offenders Squad, dog units and Eagle helicopter...... Read More