Waikato

US woman dies in Coromandel climbing incident

Police have confirmed that a 28-year-old woman has died in a “climbing incident” at Castle Road in the Coromandel. At 10am on Sunday, police attended the scene of a reported climbing incident at Castle Rock, near Whitianga. Police can...... Read More

Body recovered from Castle Rock in the Coromandel

Police are investigating the death of a person whose body has been recovered at Castle Rock in the Coromandel. Emergency services were called to Castle Rock just before 11.30am on Sunday. Kuaotunu Land SAR members responded to the callout to assist...... Read More

Mormon temple closes for earthquake strengthening

New Zealand's only Mormon temple is to close for three years while earthquake strengthening and renovations take place. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints temple, built in 1958 is at Temple View, near Hamilton, serves the country's...... Read More

Police treating sudden death as ’unexplained’

Police are attending a sudden death at Castle Rock, west of Whitianga. Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 10.30am. The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing, police said. ... Read More

Information sought after Turangi robbery

Police are after anyone with information about a reported aggravated robbery just south of Turangi. The reported aggravated robbery happen at 4.30pm on Saturday August 18 on Atirau Road, near the Turangi Golf Course. A police spokesperson says that...... Read More

Sudden death at Castle Rock

A person has died after a sudden death at Castle Rock, near Whitianga. Emergency services were called to the area at 10.30am this morning. A police spokesperson says that inquiries are still ongoing. “Inquiries are ongoing to understand the...... Read More

$500,000 win for two lucky Lotto players

Two Lotto players will be counting their lucky stars after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Chartwell Lotto in Hamilton and on MyLotto to a player from Wellington. Powerball...... Read More

One critically injured in Waikato crash

One person is critically injured following a crash near Ngaruawahia. Police are in attendance of the crash which has happened on River Road in Horsham Downs, says police. "The crash happened just after 1pm. One car has hit a tree opposite the...... Read More

Councils enjoy visit from Mr Jones

Last week Minister Jones spent time with all three district Mayors to hear what sort of projects could benefit from investment from the Provincial Growth Fund, which has $1 billion per year in its coffers over the next three years, to drive economic...... Read More

Toddler’s death investigated, arrest made

Police have laid charges against a 24-year-old woman following the death of toddler Comfort Joy Witeri-Thompson. The 18-month-old died in Waikato Hospital on July 2 following an incident at a Tirau address. "The woman’s charges are in relation...... Read More