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Dame Tariana Turia has criticised Oranga Tamariki for advertising children on Trade Me.

Families whose kids were taken by Oranga Tamariki gather for hui

Organisers say many removals are not justified.

The Awatene Rd / State Highway 3 intersection.

Two dead in serious crash in Waikato

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.


Health Minister sacks entire Waikato DHB

It will be replaced with a commissioner.

Mitchell Alexander on The AM Show.

Sterilisation scare: Three more DHBs used unsterilised equipment in surgery

Hawke's Bay Hospital's not the only one.

A member of the public identified the alleged offender, police say.

Man arrested following Waikato cafe shooting

A member of the public identified the alleged offender.

A planned service at The Point will still take place.

Vandals damage Ngaruawahia cenotaph ahead of Anzac commemorations

A planned service at The Point will still take place.


Waikato invention could prevent skin injury in premature babies

It could help thousands of babies during their hospital stay.

Photo: Construction on the Longswamp section of the expressway in October 2017.

No end in sight for Auckland to Hamilton roadworks

It's been six years since major roadworks began.

Map centered on Horsham

Nine reported injured, power down after Waikato crash

Power has been restored to the vast majority of affected properties.

A police car.

Person trapped in truck cab after Tokoroa crash

Police don't yet know how badly injured the person is.

WATCH: Fire crews are dampening down hotspots after the huge fire.

Waikato honey business picking up the pieces after devastating fire

The massive blaze destroyed its main processing plant.

A bush and an old building.

Honey factory destroyed by fire

Nine fire crews were needed to put it out.

Federated Farmers Waikato president, Andrew  McGiven spoke to Rural Exchange about how farmers can get help.

Stress builds for Waikato farmers as land continues to dry out

They're being urged to not suffer in silence.

Emma Dangen received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Matamata Racecourse.

Waikato vet to make history at Young Farmer of the Year grand final

For the first time, two women will compete in the iconic competition.

police car

Serious crash sees person airlifted to hospital

St John says the person was taken to Waikato Hospital.


Ex-police firearms manager concerned about ease of alleged gunman's licence

There appeared to be "no home interview" during his vetting process.


Two dead in truck vs ute crash

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 11am.

Footage shows it sucking debris close to 100 metres into the sky.

'Big as a roundabout': Twister rips through Waikato farm paddock

Footage shows it sucking debris close to 100 metres into the sky.

The Waikato River.

Waikato River becomes first in NZ to be mapped on Google Street View

Now all 425km of it can be explored from anywhere in the world.

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

Record fine for Waikato farmer for dairy effluent discharges

"This farmer is undermining all of the positive work being done by the wider farming industry."

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