Waikato

Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail trial is a go

The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved a business case for the next steps in a start-up trial Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service. Transport Minister Phil Twyford says approval of the business case is an exciting step towards the planned...... Read More

Driver crashes into Christmas tree

Waikato police have put a driver on their '"naughty list" after a crash under a Christmas tree in central Hamilton. The car mounted the traffic island outside the city's casino about 9pm on Monday, flipped and rolled towards the Christmas...... Read More

One seriously injured in Thames crash

One person has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a crash in the Thames-Coromandel District. A police media spokesperson says a motorcycle and truck collided around 10.15am. "This has happened on Waihi Whangamata Road. "Northbound...... Read More

Green light for Waihi mining project

Further mine development in Waihi has been given the green light following the Project Martha hearings. OceanaGold (NZ) lodged resource consent applications in June with the Hauraki District and Waikato Regional Councils for its proposed Project Martha....... Read More

Two people believed dead after plane crash

Two people have believed to have died in a light plane crash in Raglan this afternoon. A police spokesperson says the deaths are yet to be confirmed by medical staff at the scene. “The crash occurred toward the shoreline at the end of East...... Read More

Light plane crash in Raglan

Police are responding to a light plane crash in Raglan. The incident occurred near East Street about 3.20pm. Further information will be released when it becomes available, says police.   ... Read More

Ngaruawahia Police Station official opening

Under the cover of darkness, a Police operation of a different kind got underway – operation new police station. This morning, residents of the Waikato town of Ngaruawahia awoke to find a new police station had appeared overnight. The brand...... Read More

$500,000 win for two lucky Lotto players

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for two lucky Lotto players from who have won $500,000 each in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at New World Kerikeri and New World Waihi. Powerball was not struck this evening...... Read More