Waikato

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

Taupō water still too risky for swimming

Swimmers are again being asked to avoid a part of Lake Taupō after wastewater spilled into it for the second time within a week. Taupō District Council said latest sampling shows residents will need to keep out of the water as bacteria levels are...... Read More

Missing Hamilton man likely to be hitchhiking

Police are looking for Raymond Stirling who has been reported missing in Hamilton this afternoon. The 84-year-old was last seen in the Halcione Close area yesterday evening around 7pm. He is of slim and frail build. "Police and Mr Stirling’s...... Read More

Disabled man claims he waited six days for police interview

A disabled man who says he was assaulted in his own home waited six days to be formally interviewed by police - and even then he had to make the hour-long drive to the nearest station. Christopher Cook, who lives in an isolated area of the Coromandel,...... Read More

German tourist ordered to pay $5k for causing fatal crash

A 19-year old German tourist has been ordered to pay $5000 in reparations after causing the death of his friend in a road crash near Thames in November. Felix Eisele pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving causing death after he pulled out in...... Read More

Potentially faulty microchips replaced for free

Some Hamilton dog owners will need to get their pets re-microchipped after a potential fault has been found with Virbac BioTec microchips fitted between 2009 and 2012. Microchipping is a key way a dog can be identified and safely returned home if it...... Read More

Five girls injuried in Lake Arapuni Road crash

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 9:30pm to a single car crash on Lake Arapuni road near Waotu.   Five girls were all injured when there vehicle left the road and crashed into the side wall of a farmers concrete underpass.   The...... Read More