Crew failed to stick to navigation and watchkeeping standards for at least six voyages before container ship's grounding.
Three Waikato people have died in road smashes over three days this week.
Elderly people targeted by fraudsters pretending to be their friends, say police.
OPINION: The first sunrise of the New Year is only a few horizons away.
A lengthy diesel spill, ranging from 10km to 20km, has been reported by Coromandel Peninsula motorists.
Waikato saw four major dairy factory builds or upgrades in 2014, and the flow-on effects are still coming,
The test keeper feels the World Cup is out of reach but returns for ND with test series on the horizon.
Let me tell you about the Hamiltonains and Waikato-ites that impressed me the most this year.
You can see some interesting and somewhat crazy sights on New Zealand's roads.
An array of colourful floats entertained the masses at Te Awamutu Christmas parade.
Whitney Beseler will remember her stint on the Millionaire Hot Seat as the most embarrassing moment of her life.
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