Car crashes into ditch

Emergency services were called to the crash on SH1 at 10am on Monday.

11:01 AM  A car has crashed off State Highway 1 but traffic is still flowing.

Number plate theft on the rise

Over the past five years number plate theft has jumped from 4079 to 5673 in New Zealand.

10:01 AM  Criminals are out to poach your licence plate … and boy, is it a hassle to get them replaced.

Dogs protected in house blaze

Turangi firefighters were called to a house fire on Korohe Rd overnight.

Fire crews checked on dogs in kennels and stopped the fire from spreading to nearby buildings when a house went up in flames.

Teens in night of car chases

Three pursuits led to five arrests in Rotorua and Hamilton overnight on Sunday.

Stolen cars loaded with teenagers led police on pursuits in both Hamilton and Rotorua.

Crash on the lower Kaimai

There was an accident on the lower Kaimai involving two cars on Sunday evening.

Police said there may be delays on the Kaimai Ranges, as a tow truck clears the road.

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Taupo Times

Cyclist fights fear with rear vision camera

The Cycle Cam links with a Smartphone app and streams video at 30 frames per second, with traffic visible 75 metres back.

He was knocked off the road by a vehicle, now cyclist Des Hughes is fighting back.

Truck crash blocks highway

Police are at the site of the crash on State Highway 5, approximately 40km out of Taupo.

A truck has crashed, blocking State Highway 5 about 40km out of Taupo.

South Waikato News

Animal charity spends up large

PAWS founder Meg Wilson, far right, and some of the charity's South Waikato volunteers

PAWS team dedicated to animal welfare.

Beauty school strives for success

Cosmetology tutor Rebecca Pakoti with her successful Tokoroa students.

Trial beauty course finds success in the South Waikato.

Ruapehu Press

Fire destroy Kohanga Reo and Marae

Two fires in Ruapehu District have left two organisations in despair.

An electrical fault was the cause of a fire that destroyed Mo te Whanau Te Kohanga Reo in Raetihi.

Appeal for more community patrol drivers

More volunteers are needed to join Judith Manning Lou Dixon, Dave Benefield, Sergeant Bryan Ludlam, Judith Mayer and ...

An appeal to community minded people are needed to join the community patrol team.

Rotorua Review

Speedgolf Open to tee off in Rotorua

New Zealand Olympian and speedgolfer Nick Willis in action.

World Speedgolf champion Jamie Young and New Zealand Olympian Nick Willis are among the star lineup.

Feline thirsty? Stop at cat cafe

Fancy Meow Cat Cafe staff member Mario.

Spend an hour patting cats and drinking a coffee.

Piako Post

Finalists ready for regional sports awards

Hockey player Tarryn Davey's  strength is not just her skill level but also in her mental strength and enthusiasm which ...

Five finalists from Matamata-Piako district will be among those to contest titles at the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards.

Outstanding scissors skills lead to selection

Cutting and styling a person's hair is a responsibility Carly Vivian and Emma Mouat take extremely seriously.

North Waikato News

Huntly's own rock hunt

Rebecca Thompson, back left, has jumped on board to help with the Huntly Rock Hunt page started by Lisa Richardson and ...

The rock hunt craze spreading across the country has been kicked off in Huntly.

More smiles for Huntly

Patient Mark a'Court was grateful for the help from volunteer graduate dentist Imogen Scott, left,  dental assistant ...

Expensive dentist treatments were provided for Huntly residents who couldn't afford it as part of the Smiles for the Pacific programme.

Matamata Chronicle

Stage and wings unlikely for civic centre

Kevin Tappin, is heading the charge to raise additional funds so the new civic centre can include a stage and wing facility.

Hopes are still alive money can b e found for stage and wings for the new civic centre.

Best friends and record breakers reunite

The 1979-1982 Matamata College relay team. They held the national 4x100m relay record until December 6. Wendy Hedley, ...

Relay team's reunion comes just a month after its 1980 record was broken.

Hauraki Herald

Crowds flock to great outdoors expo

Cooking up a storm for Hikuai School are, from left: Sarah Wallace, Michelle McEwan, teacher Joe Stoddart and principal ...

Blue skies and balmy temperatures saw visitors swarm to Kennedy Park for The Great Outdoors Expo in Pauanui last week.

Wind farm in the offing for Paeroa area

Their proposal would see clean energy supplied to up to 49,000 households in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

The director of Auckland based Ventus Energy (NZ) Ltd was in Paeroa yesterday for a meet and greet, get to know the locals, visit.

Hamilton Press

'I become the gong'

Maureen McKain uses Himalayan Healing Bowls in her sound healing concerts.

Will you fall in love with the gong too?

Opinion: Seek wisdom of local wine merchant

Simon Wood will be sharing his tips on the best options for wine and beer.

Opinion: Alternative market sources provide options for those seeking a special drop of wine this summer.

Franklin County News

Car crushed in crash

Emergency services were called to the scene.

Two men have died in a crumpled wreck in Pukekohe.

10-year-old's Antarctic marathon

Quinn Gardiner-Hall will be ditching the kiwi summer to run in the Antarctica Marathon and Half Marathon.

This wee Kiwi is about to run 21km through one of the world's most hostile places.

Cambridge Edition

$3.1m roundabout begins to take form

Work is on schedule for Cambridge's $3.1m roundabout at the town's northern entrance.

Smelly South American invader strikes

Clusters of purple flowers develop into large round berries.

Woolly nightshade can damage farm pasture and prevent the establishment of native plants beside waterways.

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