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Morrinsville hit by water crisis

Officials say the town's water levels are now "critical".

Police are appealing for people with information to come forward.

Home invasion in Tokoroa

A middle-aged couple have been confronted by a man wielding a crowbar in their Tokoroa home in an early morning break in.

The region's rescue helicopter headed to the event about 12pm on Sunday.

Three injured in Waikato trail bike event

Three riders have been injured at the annual Ngaroma trail bike event in Waikato.


Exclusive: The night Hamish and Andy took over Pirongia

We joined fans travelling from around the country to see the Aussie duo perform one song.

Diversions are in place around the closed portion of highway.

Two injuries in crash at Maramarua

State Highway 2 is closed in both directions at Maramarua after a crash on Sunday afternoon.


Report finds rampant overspending by former Waikato DHB CEO

Nigel Murray spent large on flights and hotels.

The trio remain paralysed in hospital.

Waikato family treated for botulism after eating wild boar

The trio remain paralysed in hospital


'Buffoon' steals part of State Highway 21 sign

Police say it could have been stolen as part of 21st birthday celebrations.

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Lucky escape after car plunges into the Waikato River

Two children and an adult have had a lucky escape.

The family were found unconscious.

Family face permanent disablity after eating wild pig

The Waikato trio are spasming in hospital and could have "total paralysis".


Dog mauled to death in Hamilton

"I stood back in disbelief of what I'd just witnessed."

Robert Love has been awarded $10,000 for the neglect his mother suffered at a Bupa Care Services facility.

Calls for inquiry into care facility neglect

A Waikato man has been awarded $10k for his late mother's substandard care.

Nigel Murray

DHB chief's $200,000 spending costs to be investigated

He spent $50,000 relocating from Canada.

Dangerous levels of pathogens can enter the water following bouts of heavy rain.

Bacteria warnings planned for Waikato beaches this summer

Dangerous levels of pathogens can enter the water following bouts of heavy rain.


Driver caught speeding at 193km/h in Waikato

The 23-year-old is set to appear in court and his licence has been suspended.


'I'm angry': Family of robbed dying man speak out

The theft meant Henry Pere couldn't be buried with his most prized possession.


Three men rescued after boat capsize in Port Waikato

There was only one life jacket between the three of them.

Marijuana is still illegal, as are most recreational drugs.

Police probe Facebook drug sales

Police want to talk to the owners of "nightmare" Facebook buy-and-sell pages to "nip things in the bud".

Mayor, Waikato

Creator of 'Sh*t towns of NZ' Facebook page 'should be shot' - Waikato mayor

South Waikato District Mayor Jenny Shattock made the shock call, but now claims she was only joking.


Heavy rain across North Island

The dreary weather is spanning most of the upper North Island.

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