Seventy eight years ago, on April the 3rd 1940, Waikino made national news when the bodies of 27 year old Alice Hamilton (Elizabeth Agnes Hamilton - nee McClung) and 16 year old Waihi High School student Lloyd Moran were found three miles apart on... Continue reading »
Being homeless, without a benefit and hungry was why a couple took the wallet and phone from Henry Pere as he suffered an aneurysm in Waihi's main street their defence lawyer told the Gore District Court yesterday.
Donald Selwyn Bridge and his... Continue reading »
Waihi’s Police Youth Aid Officer; Sterling Huett is on the move.
After 10 years in the role, Sterling recently accepted a promotion and will be based at the Thames Police Station as the new prosecutor for the Thames Coromandel area.
As a Youth Aid... Continue reading »
19-year-old German tourist Felix Eisele has been ordered to pay $5000 in reparations after causing the death of his friend in a road crash on the Coromandel in November.
Felix Eisele and his friend Melanie Dangel were in a rental car driving from... Continue reading »
Thames is the first cab off the rank for ultra-fast broadband, with the CBD area now ready to connect to the new Chorus fibre network.
Internet users in this area should be receiving information from their service provider offering an upgrade to... Continue reading »
Over the weekend the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Road Policing ran their annual Tri-Cities road policing checkpoint in Hamilton, targeting drink driving.
The results from this operation are both astounding and disappointing, as a number of drivers... Continue reading »
Waikato Police yesterday terminated a major, district-wide operation targeting organised criminal groups and drug dealing.
The Waikato District Organised Crime and Major Crime Teams have been conducting search warrants at 14 properties across the... Continue reading »
Eight people have been charged with interfering with the remains of Jason Lines, the 24 year old who died after a dinghy capsized off Bowentown Harbour.
Shannon Shiloh Apirana, 28, Rhys James Phillips, 25, Ryan Rawiri Lingman, 25, Maurice Ututaonga,... Continue reading »
The 19-year-old woman involved in a crash between a car and a truck at the intersection of SH 25 and Hauraki Road on November 24 has died.
She was Melanie Dangel from Germany.
Police are supporting her family members who have flown to New Zealand.... Continue reading »
The man accused of stealing a wallet and phone from Waihi man Henry Pere, as he was suffering a fatal aneurysm in Seddon Street, failed to show up at a court appearance in Waihi yesterday.
Police have issued a warrant to arrest 26 year old Napier... Continue reading »
A 67 year old health worker from Thames whose job was moved 100 kms away and told to accept the change or leave has received a more substantial payout after the Waikato District Health Board appealed an Employment Relations Authority case which... Continue reading »
Paeroa man Posini Munu has been found not guilty of three charges including an alleged attack involving petrol on his former partner Darlene Fenton while she was at her Paeroa home on August 20.The charges stem from two separate incidents at their... Continue reading »
Refusing to pay a tax bill of almost $1.5 million has landed Waihi farmer Ewan Malcolm Campbell a jail sentence.
The 51 year old faced 59 charges of evading or attempting to evade the assessment or payment of tax. He had not filed GST, PAYE or... 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 »
Michael Te Aroha Kohinga, the 55 year old man who lay in wait and attacked a Waihi business owner last year, has been sentenced to a minimum of seven years imprisonment for robbery, four years imprisonment for burglary and three years for attempted... Continue reading »
A Waihi man who tried to justify his paua poaching with a customary permit reserved for Maori has been fined in court.
The Ministry of Primary Industries say the man was caught with 24 shucked paua on December 7.
The daily limit is 10.
MPI says the... Continue reading »