Waikato

One killed in Karapiro crash

One person has died in a two-vehicle crash this morning north of Karapiro. A truck-and-trailer and a ute collided on SH 1 around 1.15am, just south of Hickey Road. "The driver of the ute died at the scene. "The truck driver is in Waikato...... Read More

Police investigate robbery at Tokoroa bottle store

Tokoroa Police are investigating a robbery at the Thirsty Liquor bottle store in Chambers Street. A person entered the store at around 8pm and took an amount of alcohol. At this stage there is no CCTV footage available, says police. "We'd...... Read More

Logging truck rolls, blocking state highway

UPDATED: Bay of Plenty Police are advising motorists that State Highway One, Wairakei, remains closed after a crash earlier this morning . A crane has arrived to assist with moving the truck and this is expected to take about three hours, says a police...... Read More

NZ crews make bright start to Kiel Week

  The New Zealand contingent made a strong start to Kiel Week, with five boats inside the top four after the first day or racing.   Kiel Week is the world's biggest sailing regatta, with more than 4000 sailors competing across 45 classes,...... Read More

Concerns growing for missing man

People in the Tauranga area are being asked to keep an eye out for a man who has been missing since Monday. Warren Quaife, 31, has not been seen since Monday, June 18.  His family are concerned and are appealing for information on his whereabouts.  Quaife lives...... Read More

Thousands flock to 50th Fieldays

The 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays saw 130,866 people come through the gates, well exceeding the average across the last five years of 125,000 people. New Zealand National Fieldays Society CEO Peter Nation spoke at the opening...... Read More

Caved in road to remain closed for several days

A road in Waihi will remain closed for several days after a large tomo, which caved in underneath the road last night, leaving a hole about 1.8m wide at the surface and extending 4m - 5m deep under the road. The tomo was discovered by a local contractor...... Read More

Road in Waihi caves in

A road near Waihi has caved in, forcing the Hauraki District Council to close the road. Trig Road South is closed near the Mathers Road intersection, says Hauraki District Council on its Facebook page. A large tomo caved in under the road, council...... Read More

Matamata boy whipped up in tornado

A Waikato boy has had a lucky escape after he was swept up into the air by a tornado on his way home from school yesterday. George Jeffrey, 13, from Matamata Intermediate was walking back home from school when he was the lifted into the air by the twister. "I...... Read More

Suspected spinal injury prompts rescue callout

A suspected spinal injury sustained during a rugby game has been the reason behind a call out for Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter. A spokesperson says the crew was called out to assist on Saturday morning. “The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter...... Read More