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Five die in crash Five people have died following a head-on crash on State Highway 3/Ōhaupō Road last night. Emergency services were called to the…

Council critic in fatal crash

When it came to local body matters, he was a gamekeeper turned poacher. James Parlane, who died in a two-vehicle crash near Ōhaupō last Friday,…

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27 May 10.42am Police have named the man who died following a crash on SH3, Ōhaupō on Friday as James Charles Parlane, 61, of Te…

Scammers hack invoices

Police are urging King Country people to check bank details provided on invoices they receive by email after an Ōtorohanga business lost $11,000 to a…

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Game on for Maestro Mark

Te Awamutu darts player Mark Cleaver has won a spot competing with the biggest names in darts. Cleaver, known as the maestro (because of his…

Visitor’s claim win

Kihikihi Bowling Club started its “Winter Programme” last week with a very successful Presidents’ Birthday tournament. President Dave Barnett sponsored the event and playing conditions…

It’s driving them mad…

To the uninitiated, they are rocks compared to normal golf balls. We are talking about range balls – thousands of them are placed on tees…

Waipā star Kango for it

Waikato interest in the biggest event of Cambridge Raceway’s calendar tomorrow has been boosted following a late withdrawal. Kango, trained at Cambridge Raceway by Arna…

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Our week in review

Here’s how last week looked for police in Te Awamutu… Monday – We attended a family harm incident, a threatening behaviour matter a self-harm incident…

St Helen’s, the aftermath

It is difficult to imagine how much a landscape can be transformed by an eruption, rendering large swaths of land unrecognisable to locals who knew…

Prisons the answer?

Last week we were told of the Coalition government’s plans to increase the number of beds at Waikeria Prison by 1410. Despite the potential growth…

Boy drowns in Mangapiko Creek

When a young boy from Alexandra told his mother he had a secret in January of 1880 he was to reveal a shocking situation which…