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A railway bridge in Ngaruawahia.

Girl, 11, killed after being hit by train 1 hour ago

She was hit on a railway bridge in Ngaruawahia.

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King has said his political body was tried by the media over a possible council name change.

Media coverage killed off Hamilton name change - Mayor

Yet Andrew King has no regrets about raising the idea.

CARTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 07:  Police stand guard at the cordon near the accident site on January 7, 2012 in Carterton, New Zealand. Emergency services attended a hot air balloon crash that has killed 11 people in the early hours of Saturday near the Wairarapa plains town of Carterton. The balloon burst into flames and crashed killing all aboard.  (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

Hamilton shopkeeper attacked with machete

The man is now recovering after suffering a fractured skull.

Cyclone Hola is expected to hit New Zealand on Monday.

Cyclone Hola moves toward NZ, expected to hit Monday

The upper North Island will bear the brunt of the weather.

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Fires in Waikato, Greymouth

It could be hours before a blaze south of Hamilton is fully extinguished.

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Huntly thieves steal pies in morning raid

One of the trio has since been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.


Police release dairy robbery footage

Two armed men bashed their way into locked cabinets and made off with armfuls cigarettes.


Two dead in crash near Matamata

Fire crews are at the scene.

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One dead after car flips into ditch

The car clipped had a tractor.

Dylan Cossey was found guilty on all four counts of manslaughter.

Hamilton street racer found guilty of manslaughter

Four people were killed in a high-speed crash in June 2016.

Rodeo protesters and fans squared off in Waikato on Saturday.

Rodeo industry to 'fight back' against protests

Around 130 people gathered at the Waikato Rodeo on Saturday to call for an end to the sport's "cruelty".

Emergency services are focusing on an area surrounding a harvester, a Newshub cameraman says.

Workplace death on Waikato farm

A Newshub cameraman at the scene says emergency services are focusing on an area surrounding a harvester.

Four people were killed in a crash in Hamilton in June 2016.

Court shown harrowing cellphone footage of Hamilton crash

Two men are on trial for manslaughter after four people were killed in a collision.


Crickets swarm North Island

Auckland and Waikato residents are being assaulted by thousands of the bugs.

Much of the North Island and the West Coast are in for a heavy dump of rain, forecasters say.

Heavy rain forecast across New Zealand

MetService has issued a severe weather warning in many regions for Sunday.

She was flown to Waikato Hospital but died at about midnight, police say.

Woman dies after Waikato crash

A 34-year-old woman has died in Waikato Hospital hours after crashing into a tree on a rural road. Her husband survived the crash.


Two killed in serious crash in the Waikato

State Highway 3 is now closed at the Golf Rd intersection.

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Wet weekend forecast across New Zealand

It's time to batten down the hatches and get out the hot chocolate.


Pair steal branded clothing in Raglan ram-raid

Police are asking anyone who is offered cheap designer clothing to think twice.

One person has been killed in a crash west of Te Kuiti after a car rolled early Sunday morning.

Fatal crash in Te Kuiti

One person has died after a car rolled early Sunday morning.

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