Fifty people were on board a bus which collided with a car in the Karangahake Gorge near Paeroa at about 3.30pm today.
Fire crews from Paeroa and Waihi attended the crash scene on State Highway 2.
At this stage one person is reported to have... Continue reading »
Nofitication of a crash that has closed Karangahake Gorge came through just after 3 pm today.
Drivers are asked to follow emergency services' instructions.
Detours in place are for westbound traffic at Waihi via Sh25, Sh25a and Sh26. Eastbound... Continue reading »
A 40 year old fisherman has a taller tale to tell than the one that got away.
The man was fishing with a mate off near Mayor Island last night when their boat was capsized by a rogue wave off the notorious Bowentown bar at about 11 pm.
Police Senior... Continue reading »
OceanaGold shareholders will be smiling with the news that gold is at its best price in seven years.
Shares in the company that bought Waihi Gold and took over Waihi mining operations at the end of October have gained 50% in value in the past three... Continue reading »
The date for the Thames Coromandel District Plan hearings on Variation 1 - Natural Character, will now be held on 25-26 February starting at 9am at the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, Mary Street, Thames, instead of 16-18 February in the Council... Continue reading »
Over Waitangi weekend, the Waihi Beach Surf Life Saving Club hosted the North Island Surf Boat Championships, which makes up part of the NZ Surf Boat Series 2016.
Waihi had two teams entered into the competition – an Under 19’s Men’s (Marc Everson,... Continue reading »
The Department of Conservation (DoC) is investigating a bogus booking at the Waitewhata Hut on January 30.
A volunteer warden went to check the 26 bunk hut in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest, knowing it had been fully booked by a family group, and noticed... Continue reading »
Waitangi Day Changes to Collection
Due to Monday the 8th of February 2016 being a holiday collections scheduled for this week will be carried out a day later than normal.
Township Collection Day ... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Moe Stevens about the busy Waitangi Weekend the Waihi Volunteer Fire Service had with two serious crashes in Karangahake Gorge within an hour and a half on Saturday.
Rain causes dangerous driving conditions in Karangahake... Continue reading »
A 14 year old Tairua teen has been taken to Thames Hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the foot.
Police and emergency services attended the scene and a spokesperson said it appears a young male was playing with a slug gun when it went off... Continue reading »
The total fire ban for the Coromandel was lifted yesterday, Monday of Waitangi weekend (8 February) after higher than normal rainfall over December and January.
The decision was made jointly by the Thames Valley Rural Fire Authority and the... Continue reading »
Several people are assisting with enquiries after Police, including members of the Armed Offenders Squad, attended the Kennedy Bay on Coromandel Peninsular searching a number of addresses yesterday.
A Police statement said they were called to... Continue reading »
Police have cordoned off Kennedy Bay Road on the Coromandel and Harataunga Marae at Kennedy Bay is in lock down after armed Police swooped on the holiday spot today.
Locals say they heard gunshots, which has frightened children at the Marae and... Continue reading »
A large shark is reported to be swimming in the Pilot Bay area of Mt Maunganui.
The first sighting was at 9:30 this morning - Sunday 07/02/16. At that time it was approximately 250m offshore.
Reports vary as to the size and species. It is reported... Continue reading »
The vehicles involved in a serious crash in Karangahake Gorge this afternoon have been removed. The scene is being cleared and the road will re-open shortly with speed restrictions in place.
Three people were seriously injured in the head-on crash.... Continue reading »
With Waitangi weekend off to a tragic start with four people losing their lives on the road, Police are strongly urging drivers to take responsiblilty for their actions and drive smartly.
"It's an incredibly sad and frustrating start to... Continue reading »
Counties Manukau Police have now located Patrick Dixon.
This follows search warrants at a Cambridge address, assisted by Waikato CIB and Armed Offenders Squad staff.
The 30-year-old has been charged with two counts of using a firearm against a law... Continue reading »
Waikato Police ask that all travellers avoid using SH2 Karangahake Gorge between Waihi and Paeroa following a serious crash in the gorge itself.
Due to the nature of the crash the road will be closed for some time and travellers are asked to use... Continue reading »
A coach carrying overseas tourists crashed into a ditch on State Highway 27 in the Hauraki Plains.
Police say the bus was carrying 15 passengers at the time of the accident which happened north of Patetonga this morning.
One woman suffered a minor... Continue reading »
A man who has previously been convicted and jailed for indecently exposing himself at Coromandel beaches admitted to doing it again when he appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday.
Michael Bruce Bell was jailed for two months last year... Continue reading »