A 24 year old male who lit a series of fires at Waihi College and an adjoining horticultural business has been sentenced in the Waihi District Court.
Paul Nutsford had previously admitted to setting 4 fires at the two premises on the 2nd of... Continue reading »
Drum roll please. Our ‘Gold Award’ 🏆 this week goes to Will Connolly AKA EggBoy, the teenager who took offence so took an egg and cracked it on the head of Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head.
While we don’t condone egging anyone we do applaud... Continue reading »
A 21 year old Paeroa man plead guilty to dangerous driving, injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and four charges of injuring with reckless disregard for safety when he appeared before Justice Sally Fitzgerald in the High Court at... Continue reading »
Two men are likely to face court action after being found in possession of 3,526 pipi taken from the Ohiwa Harbour near Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty.
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) spokesman Richard Ratapu says the men were caught with the... Continue reading »
Police investigating the disappearance of Denver Chance have made a significant breakthrough in the past few hours.
Just after 7pm this evening, a 41 year-old Kingseat man was arrested by Police, outside a Mt Eden bar.
This man will appear in the... Continue reading »
On the 1st of March 2019, Waihi Police arrested a 21 year old local Waihi male in relation to arson attacks at Waihi College and a neighbouring business on the 2nd of February 2019.
The arrest resulted from information received from members of the... Continue reading »
Waikato Police executed search warrants relating to illegal drugs on Wednesday and uncovered stolen 100-year-old artefacts in the process.
The stolen items had been taken during a burglary of a Te Arapipi Road address last month.
Meanwhile, Police... Continue reading »
A February 8 news report in the Bay of Plenty Times on a court case in the Rotorua High court has stated that OceanaGold New Zealand Limited has appealed the quantum of the fine and reparation to the family imposed in the Tauranga District Court on... Continue reading »
Waihi Police are closing in on further burglary suspects in relation to the spike in burglary over the Christmas and New Year period.
On Saturday, February 2 a 32 year old Waihi female was arrested and charged with burglary, assault with intent to... Continue reading »
After an SPCA prosecution, a 24 year old Tauranga man has been jailed for neglecting his two Staffordshire bull terriers dogs. Louis Delves pleaded guilty to four animal welfare charges and was sentenced to four-and-a-half months in prison at... Continue reading »
A 17 year old male was remanded until January 21st when he appeared in the Waihi District Court earlier this month charged with assault for punching a firefighter after a crash on Snell Crescent, Waihi Beach, in December.
Royce Mercer was a... Continue reading »
Two men are in court this week charged with assault in relation to the ongoing investigation of the death of a 22-year-old man in the Bay of Plenty.
Freedom Taikato died on Matakana Island on New Year's Day.
A 23-year-old and a 59-year-old man... Continue reading »
A 65-year old woman has been discharged without conviction after being charged with obstruction in September. Linda Gilmore was arrested for obstructing a mining company prospecting in conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge when she chained... Continue reading »
A 65-year old Coromandel woman appealing her conviction, served last August, for obstructing a mining company prospecting in conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge, will appear tomorrow morning in the Waihi District Court.
Linda Gilmore,... Continue reading »
Linda Gilmore, 65, local business owner and grandmother has been arrested and charged for obstruction on Mount Karangahake today.
Gilmore chained herself to the gate on Conservation Land this morning in order to block the mining vehicles from... Continue reading »
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 »