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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Serious crash closes Thames highway

Police have confirmed they are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 26 in Thames this evening. A statement released a short time ago confirmed... read more

Four dead, two injured in Waikato crash

Reports are emerging of a crash near Thames that has claimed the lives of four people and left another two people seriously injured. Emergency services... read more

Red Fox cold case re-opens

Police are re-opening their investigation into the Red Fox Tavern murder, the 1987 shooting in Maramarua, of tavern proprietor Chris Bush. Chris was shot... read more

Waihi high hazard zone ground movement

Some ground movement has been detected near a sinkhole that was discovered in Waihi earlier this year on Council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and... read more

Mining company presents to council

Mining company OceanaGold has shared its proposed plans for a further development in Waihi at a Hauraki District Council meeting in Paeroa. The proposed... read more

A $178M boost for tourism infrastructure

This year's budget will include a $178 million tourism infrastructure package that will fund projects like new carparks, toilets and freedom camping facilities. The... read more



Hammerhead shark found on Papamoa Beach

Photos of a hammerhead shark discovered washed up on the shore at Papamoa beach has surfaced online. The photos... read more

Ruben the Road Safety Bear's new book

Waikato Regional Council's road safety mascot Ruben the Bear stars in a new matariki-themed book aimed at making... read more

Chloe conquers her mountain challenge

UPDATED 12.15PM: A young girl who has severe asthma and bronchiectasis has successfully trekked to the summit... read more

Ain't no mountain high enough for Chloe

It'll be a mountain of a challenge, but Tauranga's Chloe Crump is more than up for it. On Saturday the four-year-old... read more

Celebrating Hauraki-Coromandel business

The top business in the Hauraki-Coromandel will be showcased and celebrated with an awards ceremony for the first... read more


Big turnout for marine plan meeting

More than 150 people turned out to a public meeting focussing on New Zealand's first marine spatial plan Sea Change... read more

Big tick for fisheries management

The Ministry for Primary Industries latest stock assessments show most of New Zealand's commercial fisheries are... read more

A battle of attrition

This season's New Zealand Enduro Championships has so far been a battle of attrition, although it is still too... read more


Putting your best foot forward

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP It's really important that our children get the best start in life and that means ensuring they are able to go to more

Making a positive difference in meaningful ways

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP I know how our local communities value strong social services – and particularly health services – more

Rice is a nice autumn snack

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, more

Weight loss and food addictions

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose more


Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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