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The Government has given itself until 2020 to create new rules to stop the "degradation of fresh water"

Waikato farming company 'undoing the good work of so many'

It's been ordered to pay over $100,000 after unlawfully discharging dairy effluent.

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Watch: Brown discharge contaminates pristine Huka Falls

Contact Energy confirmed there was "an incident".

The rifles seized in the raid.

Drugs, guns seized in Matamata police raid

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged with drug and firearm offences.

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Government 'arrogant' for thinking people want to live in Te Kauwhata - Collins

"You've got to build houses where people want them."

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Woman arrested for stealing medication from elderly people

Victims say she pretended to be from the Waikato DHB.

Nicky Stevens' parents lashed out at Waikato District Health Board for attempting to re-litigate findings that it made mistakes in the lead up to his death.

Nicky Stevens' parents shocked by DHB's call for second inquest

A previous inquest ruled his death was avoidable.

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Nicky Stevens' parents 'angry' DHB won't accept responsibility

Waikato DHB was found to have made mistakes in the lead up to his death.

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Police hunting for Hamilton man

Police want to arrest a man, and are asking the public for help finding him.

Watch NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for the summer months.

Scorching hot 30degC+ temperatures to hit parts of NZ

Most regions will have daily highs of at least 27degC.

Health officials responded to a measles outbreak in the South Island last year.

Measles outbreak in Waikato

Six cases of the disease have been reported in two weeks.

They've begun testing for the lethal American Foulbrood - and want help.

Waikato beekeepers plan eradication of fatal disease

They've begun testing for the lethal American Foulbrood - and want help.

CCTV showed one savagely beating the shop worker in the face.

Two female teens arrested over brutal Tuakau dairy robbery

CCTV showed one savagely beating the shop worker in the face.

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Afghan refugee brothers find new passion in Waikato

They were introduced to trail running by a local pastor.

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Fireworks start scrub fire in Port Waikato

The blaze at its peak was the size of two rugby fields.

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Man accused of killing mother in Waikato remanded in custody

Paraki Edwards didn't seek name suppression when he appeared in Hamilton District Court.

Bay of Plenty Waikato avocados

Alleged avocado thief caught with massive haul

Bay of Plenty police are now trying to reunite the fruit with its rightful owner.

Animal activists broke into a Northland chicken farm last year owned by Mainland Poultry to expose what they described as "disgusting" and "heartbreaking" conditions.

'Industrial eyesore': Backlash over proposed Waikato egg farm

"It's appalling when a council bows to the pressure of a multi-national."

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Mining company fined after discharging diesel into a stream

A judge called Taharoa Ironsands' actions "careless".

Watch: NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for summer.

'Tropical-fuelled' storms to kick off first days of NZ summer

'True summer' won't be here for a while, Weather Watch warns.

Some freedom campers have been found defecating in plain sight.

Waikato council staff impersonators demanding money for fake camping permits

There have been six recorded cases of the deception.

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