The Government will pitch in and pay $215,830 towards toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
Last year, the Council submitted an application to the MBIE Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is designed to help local councils meet... Continue reading »
Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash on State Highway 2 at Waikino, in Karangahake Gorge around 9 pm on Friday 2 February.
The Serious Crash Unit are investigating the crash between two cars in which one person died at the scene.
A female... Continue reading »
Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little has welcomed the launch of Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa—Pike River Recovery Agency in Greymouth today.
“The mining disaster at Pike River was a national tragedy. After seven long... Continue reading »
The body found on Papamoa Beach this morning was that of a 57-year-old man.
There were no suspicious circumstances and the death has been referred to the Coroner.
Police would like to thank the members of the public who assisted at the scene. Continue reading »
State Highway Two is closed at Tahawai, north of Katikati, following a serious crash.
Police were called to the two car crash at the intersection with Kauri Point Road at 8:44 am.
Senior Sergeant Glenn Saunders says one person has been critically... Continue reading »
South-bound trucks are back using the storm-damaged SH25-Thames Coast Road from today.
The NZ Transport Agency today lifted part of the 5-tonne weight restriction on this section of road.
“Our engineers are satisfied that we can allow trucks... Continue reading »
The damage along State Highway 25 between Thames and Manaia has now been assessed and the Transport Agency has developed a programme which aims to complete the final repair work by the end of March, weather permitting.
Over the next month the... Continue reading »
Initial assessments of the damage to homes and farms in storm affected areas of the Kaiaua coast, including Kaiaua, Waharau, Whakatiwai, and Pukorokoro/Miranda, have now been completed. Anyone who thinks their home or property may have been missed... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency will remove the cordons on State Highway 25 north of Thames at 6pm today (Wednesday 10 January), with light traffic able to use the road without the need for convoys.
“This a great result to be able to remove the cordons and... Continue reading »
State Highway 25 is now open to both north and south bound traffic however all travel is through escorted convoys and long delays are likely.
There are currently cordons at Thames and Manaia, at the junciton of the 309 Road, where traffic can... Continue reading »
Weather expected overnightWinds have turned westerlyRain expected to ease right backHigh tides are expected at approximately 11 pm tonight and 11.30 am tomorrow
What’s happening tomorrowCivil defence and Council presence making house to house rapid... Continue reading »
Auckland motorists thinking of travelling to Kaiaua from the North end of East Coast Road (accessed from Auckland) are advised to stay away. This end of the road is not currently closed but there are multiple areas of flooding, debris and fallen... Continue reading »
At approximately 10:45 am emergency services were called to Arawa Street, Rotorua, near Amohia Street, following reports a tree had come down on a car and building.
It has been established that the sole occupant of the car has died and emergency... Continue reading »
Front Miranda Road and East Coast Road in Kaiaua are now both closed due to flooding. It's expected they will remain closed for at least 3 hours until the water drops with the tide, which has now peaked and is starting to go out.Local... Continue reading »
Police have arrested and charged a person in relation to the death of a man who was dropped at Tauranga Hospital with critical injuries at around 11:30 am yesterday.
The victim, 58-year-old Lance Wayne Waite, died in hospital a short time later.... Continue reading »
DOC has engaged contractors to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake Gorge Reserve carpark. The project is a collaboration with Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Tara Tokanui and Hauraki District Council.
The new bridge will... 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 »
Tired changing rooms at the Waihi Community Swimming Pool will receive a new lease on life as part of an overall upgrade planned for next year.
Built at Waihi College with the assistance of community fundraising around 50 years ago, the pool and... Continue reading »
Police are now able to name the man who died in the Tauranga Harbour area on Saturday afternoon.
Gregory Dean Bunyan, a 55-year-old from Hamilton, was unable to be revived when he was pulled from the water near the Tauranga Harbour entrance.
... Continue reading »
Police and emergency services were called to attend a serious crash on State Highway 2 near Whakamarama just before 3:00pm following a two car crash.
One person has died at the scene and two other people have serious injuries.
The road is likely to... Continue reading »