Now police in one city have reported dramatic results, slashing the number of burgled homes by two-thirds in just two months.
A company that owns several south Waikato dairy farms has been slapped with a $30,000 fine for illegally discharging stock effluent.
Police say they've received "positive signs" in the search for a missing West Coast man, after a member of the public reported sighting his vehicle.
Waikato police say they need public help in what is otherwise a potential needle-in-a-haystack search for a missing West Coast man.
Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal crash on State Highway 1, north of Tokoroa.
The man who wrote and starred in the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show is to be awarded an honorary master of arts.
A passenger on board a truck and trailer unit that crashed through a train barrier near Matamata last night is being treated in hospital.
A scene guard remains in place this morning at the site of a major house fire in Hamilton.
Nineteen-year-old Abby Benge's life hung in the balance just days after she was involved in a head-on crash, as her family gathered at her bedside.
Two men who raped and abducted a 15-year-old girl in Hamilton and abducted her 17-year-old cousin have been handed lengthy jail terms.
The father of a man accused of assaulting Kawhia policeman Perry Griffin has laid an assault complaint against the officer.
New video of the alleged attack on a sole police officer in January has emerged, and the family of the accused man say it clears him of any wrongdoing.
Firefighters are battling a large scrub fire in a rural area between Taupo and Rotorua that has come within 30 metres of a house.
Police now have a clear idea about why roadworker George Taiaroa was shot in cold blood.
A Hamilton mum called police after her son stole her car last night, police say.
Police investigating the murder of George Taiaroa believe he was targeted by his killer.
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