Police say it could have been stolen as part of 21st birthday celebrations.
Two children and an adult have had a lucky escape.
The Waikato trio are spasming in hospital and could have "total paralysis".
A Waikato man has been awarded $10k for his late mother's substandard care.
Dangerous levels of pathogens can enter the water following bouts of heavy rain.
The 23-year-old is set to appear in court and his licence has been suspended.
The theft meant Henry Pere couldn't be buried with his most prized possession.
There was only one life jacket between the three of them.
Police want to talk to the owners of "nightmare" Facebook buy-and-sell pages to "nip things in the bud".
South Waikato District Mayor Jenny Shattock made the shock call, but now claims she was only joking.
Nigel Murray has promised to repay $25,000 he overspent in relocation costs.
A passenger died at the scene while the driver received moderate injuries.
Sophie Corbidge labelled it "the worst experience of my life".
Photos show the Waikato tower lying in a mangled mess after strong winds.
Tokoroa police are appealing for the public's help after the Kelso St Superette was held up with a gun.