Hamilton & Waikato

A surfer crests a wave.

'They were terrified' - Waikato surfers say they were shot at, police say shooter may have 'taken exception to strangers' in the water

A bullet hit just two metres away from one surfer, and police say the shooters were concealed in the bush.

Witness describes hearing a 'sonic boom' as lightning strikes tree in Tokoroa, sparking a fire

Two streets are in the Waikato town are closed after the incident.

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Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Huntly

A man known to the victim is assisting police with their inquiries.

A Busit vehicle in Hamilton

Waikato bus drivers walking off the job to protest poor pay and conditions

FIRST Union says many of the buses are broken down, and that if drivers refuse to drive them, others are told to step in.

Flax plant against stormy day background in Auckland, Sky tower in background.

Don't put out the washing - downpours due in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga tonight

About 25mm could fall within a couple of hours in Auckland.

More than 30 years ago Dan Hanara escaped with an injured leg after being run over by a train.

Man who survived being run over by train as toddler helps raise awareness for Rail Safety Week

Dan Hanara had an injured leg after he was run over by a train in 1985.

Mitchell Curtis Rehua Paterson.

Name suppression lifts for five men charged over Ngāruawāhia man Mitchell Paterson's death

A homicide investigation was launched after the 26-year-old's body was found in water below the McLaren Falls Bridge on 13 July.

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One dead in two-car crash on SH1 at Turangi

The accident happened at 6.25am.

Cops are searching for a man after an aggravated robbery at a bar in the Hawke’s Bay town today.

Five Hamilton teens arrested over stolen vehicle, attempted robbery and fleeing police

The group also allegedly stole fuel from a Waikato petrol station.

Waikato River flows under Victoria Bridge near the rowing club in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hamilton becomes the country's first 'age-friendly city'

It's the 600th city, or town, to receive the honour from the World Health Organisation.

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Cyclist dead after crash with car on SH2 in Waikato

The road is closed and diversions are in place at Ferndale and Kopuku.

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Man dies in Hamilton after own vehicle rolls over him in car park

The man was removing belongings from the boot of his vehicle when it began moving backwards.

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Reports of multiple people injured in crash on SH1 at Tokoroa

The two-vehicle crash is partially blocking the highway.

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House fire in South Waikato being treated as suspicious

Fire crews were called to a house ablaze in the town of Tirau just after 9pm last night.

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Part of SH39 closed after three-car-crash leaves one seriously injured in Waikato

The incident occurred on State Highway 39 in Pirongia, Waipa, around 4.51pm.

Comfort Witeri-Thompson died on Tuesday evening in hospital, and police saw her death wasn’t an accident.

Post mortem underway on 18-month-old who died in 'non accidental' Waikato incident

Police believe the injuries which killed Comfort were non-accidental.

Jefferies is on trial at the High Court in Hamilton over his partner’s death two years ago.

Crown accuses man of leaving his partner to 'rot' in lake while lying to their children about where she was

Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of killing mother-of-three Kim Richmond after a night drinking and watching rugby.

Three violent deaths in Waikato linked to gang crime, police say public not at risk.

Further arrests after man's body found at waterfall near Tauranga - total of five men now charged over death

The body of Mitchell Paterson, 26, was found in the water at McLaren Falls, near Tauranga, on July 13.

Woman rescued after getting stuck in cat flap at Waikato property

Caitlin Mays says the person who answered her 111 call for help was in "utter disbelief".

Jefferies is accused of murdering his partner Kim Richmond.

Kim Richmond argued with partner over 'Feelers CD' in car on night she died, court hears

Kim Richmond disappeared on July 31, 2016, and her body was discovered in her car in Lake Arapuni nearly a year later. Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of her murder.

Jefferies is accused of murdering his partner Kim Richmond.

'I just want to f***ing kill the b****' - court told of threat made by man accused of killing partner Kim Richmond

Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of murdering the mother of three, whose body was found in a lake a year after she went missing.

Three violent deaths in Waikato linked to gang crime, police say public not at risk.

Tears in court as man accused of murdering Ngaruawahia man Mitchell Paterson granted name suppression

The 26-year-old father of one's body was found at McLaren Falls a short drive from Tauranga on July 13.

The 45-year-old was arrested last night following the discovery of Richmond's body in a submerged car.

Jury selected as Kim Richmond's partner goes on trial for mum-of-three's murder

Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of killing his partner of 26 years in 2016.

Three violent deaths in Waikato linked to gang crime, police say public not at risk.

Two men arrested in homicide investigation into McLaren Falls death of 'well-loved father'

Mitchell Curtis Rehua Paterson was found in the water at McLaren Falls, near Tauranga, on July 13.

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