Hamilton & Waikato

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Teen motorcyclist dead after crash with car in Waikato

Ethan Nathaniel Bishop, 18, died at the scene.

They’re frustrated with what they say is a lack of Government action.

DOC to close 21 tracks to stop spread of kauri dieback

The tracks are located Kaitaia, the Kauri Coast, Whangārei, on Aotea/Great Barrier Island, in Hauraki, Waikato, and Tauranga.

There is an estimated 63 Maui dolphins left in the world.

Net - not blood poisoning - may have killed rare, pregnant dolphin, expert says

The critically-endangered Māui dolphin was found washed up north of Raglan Harbour last month.


Planes' close call in Hamilton, caused by air traffic tower panic, revealed in new report

The December 2015 incident was outlined today by the Transport Accident Investigations Commission.

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Woman found with 'unexplained' critical injuries in Hamilton dies in hospital

Police are continuing to make inquiries into the death.

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Police seek information from public after woman found critically injured in Hamilton

The 24-year-old woman was found critically injured on Charlemont Street, Hamilton, shortly after 8pm.

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Waikato bus drivers to strike again tomorrow as talks try to break stalemate

The Employment Relations Authority is being brought in to facilitate bargaining in the pay dispute.

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Police in stand-off with man barricaded in Huntly house

The stand-off is stretching into its ninth hour with officers closing a section of the road.

Education Ministry encourages parents to complain to Hamilton school if unhappy with principal's truant rape speech

Fraser High School principal Virginia Crawford's speech to assembly seems to have backfired with angry students said to be planning a "mass wag".

The incident took place in Nawton at 10.25pm yesterday – the offender fled the scene by car.

Hamilton shooting which left man in hospital was 'targeted attack'

That's according to police who are investigating yesterday's late night incident.

The incident took place in Nawton at 10.25pm yesterday – the offender fled the scene by car.

Police on the hunt after man seriously hurt in Hamilton shooting

The incident took place in Nawton shortly before 10.30pm yesterday.

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Teen, 17, in hospital after being shot in the face in Waikato

Police say the incident occurred about 11.30pm on Sullivan Road, Horsham Downs on Friday night.

'I'm absolutely stoked' - Hamilton McDonald's worker scolded by manager now allowed to speak Te Reo Māori with customers

Janine Eru-Taueki was originally told it would be considered rude to address customers in te reo.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Auckland’s median house price increases for the first time in six months

Excluding Auckland, the media house price went up 6.2 per cent annually with three regions breaking records.

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Major delays expected after crash on State Highway 1 in Waikato

A car and a truck were involved in the crash at Tokoroa.

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One person seriously injured in early morning Hamilton assault

The incident took place in the suburb of Bader.

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One person killed following crash on SH1 at Huntly

Roadblocks have been put in place near Fletcher and Main Streets, police ask motorists to avoid the area.

People could be made to pay for day trips to Coromandel's Hahei Beach under proposed parking bylaw

Council wants to extend carpark and ban on-street parking during summer.

Truck veers off road in Hamilton fatally hitting man walking his dog

The Serious Crash Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team are investigating.

Girl, 10, 'very shaken up' after man lunges at her from black van in Hamilton

Police say the girl showed great instincts and immediately ran away this afternoon.

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Woman sexually assaulted while sleeping at home in Hamilton by unknown male intruder

The attack happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police name woman killed in Waikato shooting

The 50-year-old woman died last night at a rural address in Otorohanga, police say.

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One person dies after crash between van and truck in Waikato

Fatal crash adds to a horror 24 hours on NZ roads after five died in accidents yesterday.

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