Hundreds roll up for drive-though vaccination

Waikato-Tainui chief executive Donna Flavell was on hand to oversee the mass vaccination event at the Hopuhopu Sports ...

The chance to win a Rarotongan holiday as well as saving themselves and others from possible death has proved a good motivation for Waikato people.

The hunt for 'Sydney Lloyd' video

David Lloyd’s quest to uncover the long-forgotten story of his great-uncle Sydney's wartime experience started with ...

A search for family history uncovers a dramatic story of German raiders, prisoner of war camps, Wellington Hospital and an explosion on a Waikato beach.

One trapped after truck rolls, blocking state highway

The truck crash happened at 7.45am in Tihiroa, in the South Waikato area.

The crash happened near Kawhia Rd in Tihiroa, Otorohanga, at 7.45am on Saturday.

Council's Zoom meeting goes viral as people pretend they're in it

Waipā District Council's Finance and Corporate Committee Zoom meeting has gone viral as people around the world use it ...

More than 300,000 people from throughout the world have watched a Waipā District Council Zoom meeting on YouTube, many pretending they're actually in a busy meeting to avoid family, workmates or chores.

Covid freedom relies on Waikato youth video

Immunisation Advisory Centre medical director Dr Nikki Turner, right, gets a Covid-19 vaccine jab from Johanna Fowler ...

Getting high vaccination rates across Waikato demands creative thinking and buy-in from young people.

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Woman dies in hospital after serious assault in Hamilton

The victim was rushed to Waikato Hospital that night and has since died.

A 57-year-old man, known to the woman, has been arrested in relation to the death, police say.

Alleged fake Covid texter turned away from court

Devon Graham Stock, 27, was due to appear in the Hamilton District Court on Friday.

A man who allegedly altered a text message to say he had returned a positive Covid-19 test result has reportedly been in the Auckland area.

Upper Hauraki to move down levels video

All staff and students at Mangatangi School have been tested and returned negative tests.

Communities inside the "bespoke" lockdown zone near the Auckland-Waikato border will move to alert level 2 on Saturday night.

Public service requires 'a thick skin' video

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said the survey results were similar to those recorded by neighbouring councils.

Public perception of Waipā District Council takes a dive but elected members say they won't shy away from controversial issues.

Wowsers! Beer fest back on

An estimated 8000 people attended the 2021 Great Kiwi Beer Festival in March, where crowds imbibed craft beer and ...

Organisers pulled the plug citing puritanical pressure from the police, but it looks like the Great Kiwi Beer Festival will flow again in Hamilton.

Waikato man charged for fake positive Covid-19 test result video

The 27-year-old from Cambridge allegedly edited an official text message informing him he had returned a negative ...

A 27-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly editing an official text message to read that he had returned a positive test result.

Cause of clubroom fire unknown

The cause of the fire which destroyed the clubrooms is undetermined.

A Waikato community lost its rugby clubrooms in a night time blaze

Man arrested after gang street fight does rounds on social media

A social video of gang members fighting in Huntly has seen one man arrested.

Footage of a scrap amongst gang members on Huntly's Main Street has led to a 32-year-old being charged with fighting in a public place.

Has upper Hauraki dodged a Covid-19 bullet? All signs point to yes video

Residents in cars line up for Covid-19 testing at Wharekawa Marae in Kaiaua on Monday.

Significant level of testing in patch of north Waikato under a bespoke lockdown shows no further sign of infection.

Employees' vaccination status set to pit human rights against workplace safety video

How businesses deal with vaccinations in their workplaces is an emerging issue (file photo).

Workplaces are moving into uncharted Covid-19 waters and experts foresee a balancing act for businesses dealing with unvaccinated staff.


Woman dies at Bay of Plenty address, homicide enquiry launched

A woman was found dead on Hall St, Kawerau, on Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to a Kawerau address shortly after 12.30pm on Saturday.

Son sacrifices rugby career to donate kidney to his dad video

For the past few years, Evan Smith has spent his nights hooked up to a machine to survive. Soon he won't need it any more - thanks to his son.

A wheelchair couldn't restrain Mike Pulman's spirit

Taliban believed to have killed Afghan man waiting for NZ visa


The psychology of our beach house obsession video

A street of Port Waikato houses is on borrowed time, yet many have retained financial value.

Many Kiwi beach houses are at risk of coastal erosion. So why do their values keep going up?

Public service requires 'a thick skin' video

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said the survey results were similar to those recorded by neighbouring councils.

Public perception of Waipā District Council takes a dive but elected members say they won't shy away from controversial issues.

Riverside pool, please video

Members of Swim in the City stand outside the disused Municipal Pools. From left, Judy Patterson, Gail Jonson, Katherine ...

The battle for an outdoor public pool in Hamilton's CBD has been reignited.

Expect more retirement villages in Waikato

Retirement Villages Association executive director John Collyns said Waikato should expect more retirement villages to ...

The region is at the epicentre of the retirement village golden triangle but more work needs to be done to supply affordable pensioner housing to those on low incomes.

'Golden Triangle' dominates property development numbers video

News: Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Economic and Regional Development, Small Business, ...

Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty continue to dominate, accounting for close to 60 per cent of building consents.


Waikato snap 14-year drought against reigning champions Tasman video

Waikato Player Gideon Wrampling scores early in the second half agains Tasman in Nelson on Friday night.

The Mooloos didn’t just snap a seven-match losing streak against the Mako, they recorded their first away win against Tasman in 14 years.

Inspiring writer and disability advocate proposed in his final moments video

Chiefs and All Blacks halfback Brad Weber led the tributes to Hamilton sports writer Mike Pulman.

Just six hours before he succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident, inspirational sports journalist Michael Pulman asked the love of his life to marry him.

Refs admit blunder in Waikato v Canterbury conversion drama video

Waikato co-captain Fletcher Smith remonstrates with referee Cam Stone after Waikato’s controversial defeat to Canterbury ...

NZ Rugby referees boss acknowledges Mooloos co-captain Fletcher Smith should have got a second shot at a match-winning kick.

Sam Winders rises from Silver Ferns' scrap heap to key starter video

Silver Ferns Sam Winders and Sulu Fitzpatrick celebrate after beating Australia in the third Constellation Cup test in March.

Unwanted by the Silver Ferns for 20 months, 41-test midcourter is now one of the first names on Dame Noeline Taurua's team sheet.

Canterbury nab controversial win as Waikato miss late conversion video

Referee Cam Stone calls full-time despite protests from Waikato first five-eighth Fletcher Smith.

Mooloos first-five Fletcher Smith was aggrieved he didn't get another conversion attempt after the hooter after Canterbury appeared to charge him early.


The vaccine push means considering a host of motivational measures

It’s a simple step to take – but not so simple to facilitate.

OPINION: We should be careful, but not precious, about extra motivations for people to get vaccinated.

Hawkish Aukus not for us

Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced a new strategic defence partnership – known as Aukus ...

OPINION: Friends not allies? It works for us.

A measure of relief for Auckland - but Waikato was let down

Auckland under level 4 lockdown: They lasted well and earned the step-down status to level 3.

OPINION: Auckland had served its time in level 4 lockdown.

Afghanistan deminers have a claim on our conscience video

The women who worked for the ground-breaking demining team say they now fear for their lives.

OPINION: We contracted women for dangerous work but that was good. If we abandon them to an endangered future, that would be bad.

Could those who bestow citizenship value it properly in the first place?

Citizen Cooper.

OPINION: It's not really about acclaim, is it?

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