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Passengers in Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Otorohanga will be affected.

Waikato bus drivers striking over working conditions and pay

Passengers in Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Otorohanga will be affected.

Five thousand dairy farms went entirely unmonitored in 2017.

'Extremely concerning' lack of farm monitoring exposed

Federated Farmers say councils favour inspections from helicopter.


Cyclist hit and killed in Waikato

A cyclist was killed after being hit by a car on Friday night.


Watch: Raglan man appeals to Elon Musk over alleged broken promise

"I want you to stop messing me around."

Niall Darwin bought a wrecked Tesla in Australia, rebuilt it and brought it to New Zealand.

Waikato man suing Tesla over lack of promised support

"Once I had been told I was getting something, I expected that I would get it."

A steering wheel.

Mother caught nearly four times over the alcohol limit

She had her two children in the car.

Cory Jefferies has been found guilty of murdering the mother of his three young children, Kim Richmond.

Family says Kim Richmond's kids have lost both parents

Cory Jefferies was found guilty of murdering the mother of his three young children.

Defence had opted not to call witnesses or give evidence in the trial of Kim Richmond's death.

Cory Jefferies 'unemotional' after guilty verdict

The jury's decision was unanimous.

Comfort Joy Witeri-Thompson died in Waikato Hospital late on Tuesday night.

Waikato toddler killed in 'non-accidental' incident

The 18-month-old died in hospital on Tuesday night.

Mitchell Paterson was found dead under the McLaren Falls Bridge on July 13.

Three more face manslaughter charges over Mitchell Paterson homicide

Two men have already been charged in relation to his death.

Kim Richmond was killed in 2016.

Kim Richmond murder trial: Victim's partner in court

Her body was discovered in a ute at the bottom of the lake in 2017 after 11 months of searching.

Working dogs in Australia

Bugger! MPI's tightening of dog on ute law

One farmer is rubbishing the change saying "it's ridiculous".

Mitchell Paterson was one of three people killed in the Waikato in two weeks.

Horrific new details in McLaren Falls homicide case

Mitchell Paterson was beaten to death, police revealed.

Mitchell Paterson, Robert Nelson and Wayne Noda.

Waikato mayor alarmed by spate of gang violence

Three people have been killed.

A Man praying holding a Holy Bible.

Ad claiming prayer can medically heal amended after ASA complaint

The complainant said it was "useless quackery".

The serious crash unit has been notified.

Man hit by car near Ngarua, Waikato

He has suffered serious injuries, police say.

Angga Rahadian's research has found mothers who feel supported by their partners have better milk production.

Dads doing housework can boost breast milk production

New research reveals breastfeeding success rates also increase.


Tokoroa community not satisfied with changes to gambling policy

The council is pushing ahead with plans to allow three clubs to form a new mega venue.

New Zealands Daniel Kereopa makes the most of the small surf during the Vodafone Expression Sessions surfing event at Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand, on Friday 21 October, 2005. Photo: Renee McKay/PHOTOSPORT


Why you should move to Raglan

Newshub looks at the realities of upping sticks and leaving Auckland. This week: Raglan


Waikato Police investigating suspicious death in Huntly

A 48-year-old was found dead in his home on Saturday.

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