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Local news for Waikato, New Zealand continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

9 hrs ago | Southland Times

River's low ebb

Record low water levels in the Waikato River have made for a challenging year for one of the country's major power companies.

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9 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Farm sales okay, as long as there's jobs

A majority of voters approve of farm sales to foreigners only when it brings a significant advantage over a New Zealand buyer such as jobs, according to the latest Herald -DigiPoll survey.

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19 hrs ago | Scoop

Persil ups the agitation cycle on Hamilton offenders

Hamilton Police say a highly visible crime prevention operation conducted in the City yesterday is aimed at disrupting offenders' activities before people become victims.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Portal provides central access for health data

Low immunisation rates and a challenging geographical area are behind the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts being used as a pilot for an innovative child healthcare information sharing scheme.

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Scoop

Solution to problem of stock on roads lies in partnership

Police say solution to problem of stock on roads lies in partnership, not blame Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:58am Waikato Police are urging land owners to check the integrity of their fences and gates and motorists to ensure their vehicles are up to warrant of fitness standard following a number of crashes and near misses this week.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Otago Daily Times

Man run over by tractor

A 49-year-old man suffered critical injuries when he was run over by a tractor in northern Waikato yesterday.

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Waikato Times

Sculpture could boost 'bland' Hamilton

Hamilton's days of being described as a bland, featureless city could soon be a thing of the past, with the addition of a colourful, three storey-high sculpture in one of its most prominent locations.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Scoop

Make the 2015 New Zealander of the Year a local

Thames Coromandel District Mayor Glenn Leach today challenged local residents to nominate someone to be New Zealander of the Year.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Infrastructure report: Making a big contribution

McConnell Dowell managing director Roger McRae says his firm has played a role in three of New Zealand's largest infrastructure projects: the $500 million Te Mihi geothermal power plant for Contact Energy; the $1.4 billion Waterview Connection project and the Christchurch horizontal infrastructure rebuild.

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Stuff.co.nz

Compensation boosts Contact's profit

The election looms as the dominant force unsettling Contact Energy, despite the electricity retailer announcing the conclusion of major capital expenditure and a focus on dividends, analysts say.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Scoop

Parking rules out for review

We've worked with our Community Boards on appropriate parking controls around the Coromandel, and now have a revised draft bylaw for our communities to check over and let us know their feedback.

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Stuff.co.nz

Lucky escape as car smashes into tree

DRIVER OK: Police are assessing whether charges will be laid against the driver of this vehicle, which crashed in Te Aroha on Saturday.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Waikato Times

Young scientist spotlights bats

A 12-year-old "batman" has confirmed Cambridge has its own urban population of rare bats - a question experts have long been in the dark over.

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Waikato Times

No sale - hands off our land, say most Kiwis

The latest Stuff.co.nz/Ipsos poll suggests three-quarters of voters say it should be made harder for foreign investors to buy large tracts of farmland, while just under a quarter say it should not.

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The New Zealand Herald

Foreign land sales: the facts

As politicians trade claims over overseas interests buying more New Zealand farmland, Geoff Cumming goes in search of hard numbers It is undoubtedly higher than the 2 per cent of rural land figure Prime Minister John Key drew on when attempting last week to defuse the row over the Chinese bid for Lochinver Station near Taupo.

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Malaysian National News Agency

New Zealand University Launches Scholarship Fund For Students From Asia

Malaysia is one of 12 Asian countries whose students can apply for financial aid from the NZ$1-million international scholarship fund of the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Neatorama

This McDonald's Is Inside an Airplane

Kjb, a writer for Jaunted, encountered this unique restaurant while traveling in New Zealand.

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NBR Newsroom

Opinion: Yet more political grandstanding over foreign ownership

Democracy is a very fine thing, yet is worth dying for, and it is humbling to think of all those who have.

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Stuff.co.nz

Burglary spree in Waikato

And commercial drivers may hold the key to tracking the perpetrators down, Senior Sergeant Andrew O'Reilly, of the Waikato District Command Centre, said.

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Stuff.co.nz

Pregnant woman hurt in crash

A pregnant woman was injured when the car she was travelling in hit black ice south of Taupo this morning.

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