Waikato

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Otorohanga

One person has died after a motorbike collided with a car in the Waikato overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened on Scown Road around 7.30pm on Friday. "The motorcyclist unfortunately died at the scene. "The female...... Read More

SH2, near Waihi, open after serious crash

UPDATED 1.25PM: State Highway 2, near Waihi, is now open. The road was closed for a couple of hours following a three car crash outside Waimata School. A police spokepserson says two of the vehicles needed to be towed from the scene. It's unclear...... Read More

SH2, near Waihi, closed following serious crash

UPDATED 12.49PM: State Highway 2 is closed this afternoon following a three vehicle crash. Emergency services were called to the crash, near Waihi, just after 12pm. A police spokesperson says there has been a three-vehicle crash outside Waimata School. "Two...... Read More

Two injured following small explosion

Two people were taken to hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries" after a small explosion. Police were called to a Hamilton address this morning after an incident possibly involving a gas canister led to a small explosion. Emergency...... Read More

Safety improvements planned for SH5 in Waikato

The NZ Transport Agency is holding a series of drop-in sessions next week to talk the community through planned safety improvements on State Highway 5 between Wairakei and the State Highway 5/State Highway 38 intersection, near Rainbow Mountain. Construction...... Read More

NZ cyclists competition in Youth Olympics

Cyclists Phoebe Young (Wanaka) and her teammate Samara Maxwell (Taupo) have one day of competition to go at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. In the team format event, cyclists are competing in five disciplines: road race, time trial, criterium,...... Read More

Hamilton father finds man holding knife to 3-year-old

A Hamilton man was stabbed early this morning after waking to find an intruder holding a knife to his child. The father heard noises in his Pukete home about 12.30am and went to investigate. He found an intruder holding a knife to his three-year-old. The...... Read More

Stolen property recovered in police raids

Police have recovered a range of stolen property following search warrants executed across Te Kuiti this week. Items recovered include a Toyota Motorhome, Toyota Van, Honda ATV, Masport lawnmower, Portable freezer, 14 fishing rods, weed spray, cleaning...... Read More

Items recovered following Te Kuiti search warrants

Police have recovered a range of stolen property following search warrants executed across Te Kuiti this week. Items recovered include a Toyota Motorhome, Toyota Van, Honda ATV, Masport lawnmover, Portable freezer, 14 fishing rods, weed spray, cleaning...... Read More