Brake failure fatal for truck driver, inquest finds
The death of a Waikato truck driver could have been avoided if he had applied his parking brake, an inquest has revealed.
Fined farmer attempted to a influencea council inspectors
A Morrinsville farming company has received three convictions and been fined $48,750 for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Horrific attacks result in dangerous dogs being euthanised
Three dogs involved in a horrific attack on a family pet in Whangamata last week have now been euthanised by vets.
Police seek help identifying Hamilton car-jacking offenders
Hamilton Police investigating an alleged car-jacking in the City overnight are appealing for members of the public to help them find the offenders responsible.
Trio carjack, assault motorist
Police say two woman and a man assaulted the Te Aroha driver during the incident that occurred in Newstead on State Highway 26 between Hamilton and Morrinsville at 10pm last night.
Foreign land sales hotly debated
Foreign ownership of farms stirred birthright rhetoric from Labour leader David Cunliffe but gave Prime Minister John Key some of his most assured moments in last night's TVNZ debate.
Residents angry after asbestos burnt in fire
A group of Taupo residents and business owners are furious they may have been exposed to asbestos during a controlled burning of three houses.
Pensioners fight plan to sell their homes
More than 100 older residents watched yesterday as councillors voted nine to three to adopt a proposal which recommended the council sell off its entire pensioner housing stock.
The Queen nearly missed out on hotel room
The Queen lay her royal head to rest in Hamilton on December 30, 1953 but, unbeknown to Her Majesty, it was not without help from the local locksmith.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Spark brings high speed mobile broadband to rural NZ
Spark New Zealand announced today that it has begun its rollout of 4G services on the recently acquired 700MHz spectrum in the Waikato, enabling 12 sites with 4G in the region.
Manuka honey sector gets boost with trial expansion
The lucrative Manuka honey healthcare market is set to expand after New Zealand's largest farmer, Landcorp Farming, announced it'll be planting an additional 93 hectares of manuka honey trees.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Tourism industry a boon to Waikato
New statistics released have highlighted the value of tourism to the region, with 12.7 per cent of jobs in the Waipa district being in the tourism sector.
Triple growth target for new acceleration programme
Enterprise Great Lake Taupo today launched a new business growth initiative to help up to 20 local businesses fast-track their growth plans.
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NZ land on the block: Are the politicians listening?
The Government has maintained that its rejig of overseas investment rules in response to the Crafar farms sale is sufficient to prevent New Zealanders becoming tenants in their own land.
$208,000 for conservation of wetlands
The Government is to provide a $208,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant over three years to Project Tongariro to advance the restoration and preservation of the largest wetland in the Taupo basin, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today at a community event in Turangi.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Kauri dieback meetings
Coromandel and Western Bay of Plenty residents are being urged to support meetings in Whangamata, Thames, Coromandel and Whitianga this weekend aimed at establishing a network of local groups to protect kauri in the Coromandel and Kaimai Ranges.
I remember when...
CELEBRATIONS: Hamiltonians came out to support the arrival of rugby's Ranfurly Shield, after the Waikato team defeated Taranaki for the Log o' Wood in 1980.
The Bold, the Brutal and the Brilliant
The racing was brilliant, the track was brutal and the riders were bold at the inaugural Secondary Schools Motocross Championships at Mercer on Sunday.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Tough assignment to take National's heartland seats
The local electorates for the purposes of this article include the following 10: Hamilton East, Hamilton West, Waikato, Taranaki-King Country, Taupo, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tauranga, and Hauraki-Waikato.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.