Waikato

Two critically injured after vehicle rolled

Two people have been critically injured following a crash near Matamata. This is understood to be the same crash in which a passenger was thrown from the vehicle around 10.30pm. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene of the accident...... Read More

Cameras to watch high-risk crash areas

Two new safe speed cameras are in operation on Waikato roads in an effort to reduce the number of fatal or serious crashes. “Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” says Inspector Peter McKennie, Operations Manager...... Read More

Person thrown from vehicle in crash

A person was thrown from a vehicle following a serious crash in Matamata. Emergency services were notified at 10.25pm of the single-vehicle crash on Morgan Road, west of the town. "The two passengers were seriously injured, and the rear passenger...... Read More

Man critically injured in hit and run

Enquiries are being made to locate the driver of a vehicle which took off from the scene of a serious crash in Taupo. A man was critically injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Huka Falls Road just before 2pm on Sunday. Police say the car fled...... Read More

Minister to open emergency management office

Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi will be in Hamilton on Monday 16 April to open the Waikato Group Emergency Management Office. Mr Faafoi says the new facility will improve the ability of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group...... Read More

Kawe Kōrero app scoops top award at SOLGM awards

Waikato Regional Council’s cultural intelligence app Kawe Kōrero has taken out the Supreme Award at the annual SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards. The app was launched last September after being developed specifically to help staff, councillors...... Read More

New speed cameras to launch next week

Auckland City, Waikato, Canterbury and Counties Manukau are the latest to receive new speed cameras which begin operating next week. The new cameras are part of an effort by police to ensure safe speeds and reduce deaths and...... Read More

Arrest made in Hamilton sexual assault

Hamilton Police have made an arrest in relation to the sexual and physical assault of a mother and her daughter in St Andrews, Hamilton on the weekend.  “A male, aged 16, will be appearing in the Hamilton Youth Court tomorrow charged with...... Read More

Child freed from vending machine

A 17-month-old child is the reason behind an unlikely rescue, after becoming trapped inside of a vending machine near Waihi Beach earlier this week. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Craig Dally says Mayor View Volunteer Fire Brigade were...... Read More

One dead following Hamilton crash

A man is dead and two others are injured following a crash in Hamilton.  It appears that three cars were involved in the crash on River Road, at around 8.20am.  One woman sustained serious injuries and has been transported to hospital, says...... Read More