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Significantly more Hamilton fault lines discovered

"Something funny is happening" between Auckland and Hamilton, scientists say.

Queen for a day: the royal Te Aroha celebrations

Te Aroha's right royal wedding party

The sleepy Waikato town is going all out for Harry and Meghan - thanks to a community of committed royalists.


One critical after car crashes into house

Emergency services were called to the Waikato property on Thursday night.

Mr Lewis on his wheelchair.

'Low-life thieves' target rural Waikato wheelchair user

Thieves have stolen Phillip Lewis' garden cart and in the past gone after his wheelchair.

The scope of Mycoplasma bovis  is a lot wider than originally thought.

Case of Mycoplasma bovis confirmed in Waikato

The affected owner says he's frustrated with MPI's lack of communication.

Around 75 percent of slot machines in south Waikato are in Tokoroa.

Activists want judicial review of Tokoroa pokies

A group of residents in the small south Waikato town are threatening to take the Government to court.

The Feed Families Not Pokies group believes the addition of 30 slot machines in Tokoroa would create a mini-casino.

Tokoroa residents say plan for more pokies will fuel poverty

The Feed Families Not Pokies group believes the addition of 30 slot machines in Tokoroa would create a mini-casino.


Iwi gives $100,000 to KidsCan

Waikato-Tainui's contribution will go to 23 Waikato and south Auckland schools.

A wire prison fence.

Lack of fence one of many faults at Waikeria Prison - report

All of the individual units at Waikeria Prison are fenced, but the site as a whole is not.

Would you move to Te Aroha?

Why you should move to Te Aroha

Newshub looks at the realities of upping sticks and leaving Auckland. This week, we check out Te Aroha.

Michael Graham and his 17-year-old daughter were lost at sea for two nights.

Missing boaties found alive and well - report

The father and daughter didn't return after a fishing competition on Friday.

Jacques Windell has taken matters in his own hands in the hope of giving power to the people.

King Country residents get electricity alternative

Many whānau struggle to pay one monthly power bill, so imagine having to pay two.


Waikato doctor runs ED while cuddling sleeping baby

Dr Muir was the only one able to calm the baby.

The Waikato River.

Fugitive last seen in the Waikato River

The 36-year-old is wanted in relation to a serious assault on a woman.

The future of concrete may have changed forever.

Kiwi researchers invent self-repairing concrete

The development could mean the end of cracked roads and pavements.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says the 120km cycleway will be lengthened to about 170km.

Hauraki cycle trail to be extended

The Government has announced a $3.4 million extension to Waikato's Hauraki Rail Trail, aimed at encouraging riders to stay longer in the region.

The hunter died after an incident in Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park near Te Aroha.

Man charged over Waikato hunting death

He's been charged with careless use of a firearm causing death.

Sergeant Rob Pierce was able to rescue a driver who was having a seizure while on the road.

Driver has seizure, crosses centre line in Te Awamutu

A police officer saw him and knew he had to act.

Gordon Douglas Leech was shot and killed while hunting on Monday.

Hunter killed in accident named by police

He was Gordon Douglas Leech, 57, of Katikati.

A hunter has died following an incident in Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park near Te Aroha.

Man shot dead while hunting in Waikato

Medical staff reached the man by helicopter but sadly he died at the scene.

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