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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.

Irrigation farming

Angry farmers to rally in Ardern's hometown

Farmer-targeted taxes will be at the centre of a protest in Morrinsville.

The man who faked his psychiatry qualifications is due in Hamilton District Court on Monday.

'Fake psychiatrist' to be sentenced

The man worked at Waikato Hospital for six months on fake qualifications.

Jamie Booth

Turbos fightback to topple Mooloos

The visitors superior set-piece sees them win against their Championship division rivals.

The hospital was unable to perform both C-sections at once.

Baby dies after caesarean delay

The elective C-section was pushed back in favour of an emergency one.

Rollie Heke

Rollie Heke pleads not guilty to attempted murder

He is alleged to have shot at police officers with a semi-automatic rifle.

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SkyCity fraudster gets jail time

Tessa Grant wept as her sentence was handed down in Hamilton District Court.

police car

Axe-robber hits dairy, takes cigarettes

Two men, one believed to have been armed with an axe, robbed a dairy in rural Waikato.

Police say he is new to the city and doesn't know his way around.

Fears for missing 12yo in Hamilton

Police say he is new to the city and doesn't know his way around.

Protesters against mining.

Anti-mining protesters split by slip

The slip covered State Highway 2 completely, cutting the protest group in half.


Strange noise prompts driver to hit extreme speeds

A man has lost his licence after being caught driving almost 170km/h on the Waikato Expressway.


Meatworkers prefer Labour's education policy over Nat's tax cuts

The Horotiu meatworkers became big players in last night's debate.

Waikato's Laghlan McWhannell in action against Auckland

Waikato edge Auckland in thriller

The 'Mooloo Men' jumped clear with a second-half try burst.


Archaeologists make discovery at North Island site

Māori ancestors had been living along the banks of the Waikato River.

A police officer shot at a car in Thames after it rammed a patrol vehicle.

Police shoot at threatening car in Waikato

The police officer was fearful for his life when the car rammed his vehicle.

Sir Colin Meads passed away on August 20 at the age of 81.

Live: Sir Colin Meads' funeral in his hometown

Thousands are expected to turn out for the rugby legend's funeral in Te Kuiti from 12:40pm.

Waikato winger Savu Reece attempts to burst through the defence of Counties Manukau

Mooloo Men power past Steelers

A 21-0 first-half lead set up a 33-21 Waikato win over Counties Manukau.

Rollie James Heke was arrested overnight.

Rollie James Heke charged with attempted murder

He appeared in court after almost two weeks on the run.


Key expressways get 110km/h speed limit

Tauranga Eastern Link and parts of the Waikato Expressway will be the first to get the new speed limits.

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