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Short delays for motorists travelling on SH3 in the Waitomo district

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists on State Highway 3 (SH3) near the intersection to Waitomo Caves (SH3/37) to drive with care and expect some delays over the next two days.

Cain Douglas-Tera wanted for removing EM bracelet

Police are seeking Cain Douglas-Tera who removed his electronic monitoring bracelet in late May in Ngaruawahia.

Douglas-Tera has extensive contacts in the Waikato region and is regarded as dangerous and should not be approached.

Beyond lie detectors: 'The brain does not lie'

Imagine if police officers were able to scan the minds of suspects to find out whether they had critical knowledge relating to a serious crime; being able to read brainwaves could revolutionise the way crimes are solved.

West Coast wandering stock - danger on highways, check your fences

Wandering stock - both sheep and cattle - continue to create a road hazard for drivers on West Coast and Buller highways. In each of the past two years, there have been more than 70 reports of stock on the region’s state highways.

Heavy vehicles to stay off Kennedy Bay Road

Due to heavy rain over the past week there's been further deterioration of the washout on Kennedy Bay Road (the site closest to the Coromandel side of the Tokatea summit) we're having to put a vehicle weight restriction in place to maintain road user safety until permanent repair works can be con

Hamilton Boys' High make their mark at Waikato chemistry challenge

A Hamilton Boys’ High School team was awarded first place at the annual NZIC Analytical Chemistry Competition for the fourth year in a row.

More sub-tropical rain coming in July

If you're waiting for "real winter" to arrive you may be waiting some time - with WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasting two more lows with sub-tropical rain in the first half of July - with potentially another Tasman Sea low in the middle of the month too (although too far out to lock in).

Fatal crash in Central Hawke's Bay

One person is deceased after a two-car collision in Central Hawke's Bay.

It happened near the intersection of Plantation Road and Ongaonga Road around 8am today.

A second person has been taken to Hastings Hospital by ambulance with serious abdominal injuries.

Roof shout a screaming success for Tauranga Boys' building students

Students of Tauranga Boys’ College Wood-Related Trade programme recently hosted their first non-alcoholic roof shout to celebrate a milestone in construction of four cabins.

Animal welfare accreditation for Brooklands Zoo

Brooklands Zoo’s high standard of care for its animals has been confirmed with a new accreditation.

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