The ownership of the old single-lane Kopu Bridge near Thames has been passed to the Kopu Bridge and Community Trust.
After several years of consultation and negotiations, the Society presented a business case to NZ Transport Agency representatives... Continue reading »
Police have released the name of the man who was found in the water near the rocks at Homunga Bay, Waihi, yesterday afternoon.
He was Yingbo Xu, 28, from Hamilton.
Another man, who was believed to be fishing with Mr Xu, is still missing.
Police... Continue reading »
Work to rebuild SH25 the Thames Coast road will take longer than initially expected after detailed investigation revealed more damage than first thought to sea protection walls and the road surface.
The project to rebuild this stretch of SH25 should... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles.
The appeal for information follows the arrest of a man from Thames, Waikato on Wednesday.
The man is currently facing a number of... Continue reading »
Police have named the pedestrian who died after being hit by a car on Wharepoa West Road in Kerepehi, Hauraki District on Saturday 10 February.
He was 17-year-old Whetu Peke of Ngatea.
The driver of the car is assisting with inquiries.
Police extend... Continue reading »
Dog owners are being warned about taking their pets on Whangamata and Whitianga beaches after a number of dead pufferfish were found washed up today.
People and pets are advised to keep a safe distance and not touch the fish as they have sharp... Continue reading »
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 »