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Man stabbed after finding intruder holding knife to 3yo

The Waikato father received non-life threatening injuries.

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Pedestrian dies after Waikato car crash

It's the second fatal crash overnight in the region.

Multiple Waikato schools have had windows smashed over the weekend.

'Cynical vandalism': Windows smashed at multiple Waikato schools

One school says thousands of dollars of damage has been done.

Nicholas Way was taken illegally eight months ago by his mother, Lauren Way (also known as Lauren Smith) almost eight months ago.

Waikato father collects abducted son from Zimbabwe

The boy was taken illegally eight months ago by his mother.


Missing 4yo found in Paeroa

Waitoki Hemara, who is autistic, has been found safe at a friend's house.


Locals' epic footage of tornado above Te Awamutu

A Waikato man couldn't pass up the chance to chase the rare weather event.


PM pushes Te Aroha as next tourism hotspot

She says her daughter's namesake has potential to be a 'wellbeing' destination.


Mystery as woman found critical on Hamilton street

Police are appealing for information on her "unexplained injuries".

What laws govern cannabis and how much has thinking changed towards it?

New Zealand's cannabis hotspots revealed

Auckland confiscations have been trumped by other regions.


DoC's 'extraordinary step' to win public over on 1080 drops

It's putting its own investigation into the deaths of two cows under "rigorous review".


Waikato truckie on the heroic act that saved a woman's life

"I saw her sitting there, and my first thought was, 'She is going to jump'."

It comes after a wave of "pretty serious intimidation" and crime.

Police raids crack down on Te Kuiti gang activity

It comes after a wave of "pretty serious intimidation" and crime.


Hamilton man shot in own home in 'targeted attack'

The offenders first approached his neighbour, believing he was their target.

As other countries' road tolls slow down, New Zealand's is on the rise

NZ police share photo of 'lucky' driver's car after crash

Somehow a driver hit a fence at high speed and only came out with a sprained ankle.

Gun safety classes are being offered to children in the United States.

Teen boy shot in face in Waikato firearms incident

The 17-year-old was a passenger in a vehicle.

Watch: A life-long Kiwi criminal opens up about what's keeping him out of jail.

Waikato prison hosts tattoo removals to boost inmates' job prospects

The sessions have been hailed as "hugely successful".

Several others have been injured in the horror crash.

Morrinsville truck, van collision claims life

Several others have been injured in the horror crash.

Is locals-only about to claim a life?

'They were terrified': Waikato surfers shot at off Taharoa

Is locals-only about to claim a life?


Auditor-General asked to look into pokie mega venue

A Tokoroa community group is fighting plans for a gambling centre with 30 pokies.

An elderly Waikato man was tricked out of $30,000 in one phone call.

Elderly Waikato man scammed out of $30k

He was targeted by a con artist pretending to be a Spark employee.

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