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Cattle grazing in a feild with the sun rising in the background.

Waikato dairy company slapped with record fine after stench causes headaches, vomiting

The judge said the odour impacts on local residents were profound.

Health Minister David Clark and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

$100m for Waikato mental health facility

Hamilton's current service is "no longer fit for purpose" according to the PM.

Farmers and councils will be held responsible for freshwater quality in the Government's new proposed standards to protect waterways "under serious threat".

Frustration as 'green stream' complaints flow in around Waikato

"The rural community and the farming industry expect better from their own."

The 10-year-old's quick-thinking may have saved their lives.

'Hero truck driver', 10yo boy help stop car crash on SH1

"Ryan's heroic effort helped to save his nana's life."

A gram of meth can now be purchased for $450 in some areas.

Revealed: Meth prices drop to record lows

Some regions are more expensive than others.

NZ Police

Man in critical condition after alleged stabbing in Hamilton

The incident happened on Tristram Street on Sunday afternoon.

Holden Cheetham.

Baby born with syndrome that could cause it to self-harm

Holden Cheetham may need to have his teeth removed.

Watch: An expert warns of the dangers of buying counterfeit Mongrel Mob gang patches.

Female Mongrel Mob chapter members won't wear back patches

Plans for the new chapter have stoked divisions in the gang.

Massey University Senior Drug Researcher Chris Wilkins on why NZ is being targeted by overseas meth gangs.

More than 200kg of meth seized in Waikato meth bust

Three people have been arrested.

Magpies first-five Lincoln McClutchie impressed in Hamilton.

Magpies seal statement win over Waikato

Hawke's Bay claimed a Mitre 10 premiership scalp in Hamilton.

Watch: The Government will spend $1.4 billion on road safety improvements.

Crash blocks Waikato Expressway

Auckland rugby fans heading to Hamilton should expect delays.

Benneydale sign.

North Island's Benneydale gets a new name

The town will now have a dual Māori/English name.

Watch: Anti-vaccination messages continue to spread amid New Zealand measles outbreak.

Waikato University on measles watch

An infected student visited the campus during semester break.

Bark was taken from outside the Pet Doctors on Monday night.

Bring Back Bark: Waikato Police search for beloved dog statue

The iconic statue was stolen on Monday night.

Watch: Tauranga mum's warning to parents as three out of four children hospitalised with measles.

Auckland's measles outbreak heads south

The disease has spread to Waikato.

Stevens' family spoke to The AM Show about their reluctance to have a suicide reduction target of 20 percent, saying the Government should aim for zero deaths by suicide.

Nicky Stevens' father calls for change after another mental health patient death

A body was found in the Waikato River on Sunday.


Body of missing Waikato DHB patient found in river

The death has similarities with Nicky Stevens' case in 2015.


Bikers in hospital after Waihi collision

Two motorcyclists are in hospital after an early morning crash in Waihi.

Skully has made a mysterious return.

Hamilton fire truck reunited with 'Skully', but he's missing one thing

He's back - mysteriously.

The truck lost its distinctive front skull.

Thieves steal skull from Jolly Roger charity fire truck

The theft has outraged the community.

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