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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.

Waikato River.

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.

Chief executive Nigel Murray's resignation was immediate.

Waikato DHB boss Nigel Murray quits

Nigel Murray has promised to repay $25,000 he overspent in relocation costs.


Fatal car accident after driver flees police

A passenger died at the scene while the driver received moderate injuries.

Ms Corbidge said the incident was the worst experience of her life.

Kiwi triathlete hospitalised after 'horror' cockroach encounter

Sophie Corbidge labelled it "the worst experience of my life".


Airwaves silent as transmission pole ripped from ground

Photos show the Waikato tower lying in a mangled mess after strong winds.

No one was injured during the incident (Getty, file)

Tokoroa superette robbed

Tokoroa police are appealing for the public's help after the Kelso St Superette was held up with a gun.

Judge Marshall also dismissed this attempt by Siddiqui to delay proceedings any further and will sentence him on Monday afternoon.

Fake psychiatrist sentenced to jail term

A man who faked his qualifications to gain employment at the Waikato District Health Board as a psychiatrist has failed in his bid to vacate his guilty pleas.

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