Hamilton & Waikato

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Police investigating 'suspicious' death of woman in Hamilton

Emergency services were called to a house in Hillcrest a little after 2am.

Three people convicted over $54 million Auckland and Hamilton home loan fraud

The Serious Fraud Office said the scheme took "a high level of calculation and collaboration".

Road spikes used to stop three men in stolen car after Waikato ram raid

Two men aged 20 and one aged 17 will now face Hamilton District Court this morning on charges of burglary, unlawful taking of a vehicle, reckless driving and failing to stop.

Showers for first day of Fieldays today - but it should improve tomorrow

The event showcases rural technology, careers and entertainment and runs until Sunday.

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Jacinda Ardern says Waikeria Prison has "significant infrastructure issues".

Future of Waikato's Waikeria Prison set to be decided today

The Waikato facility is home to around 700 inmates.

Auckland, New Zealand - May 26, 2013: People walk beside a MAXX train at platform in Britomart Transport Centre on May 26 2013. It designed to serve up to 10,500 passengers during the peak hour in its current configuration as a terminus

Transport Minister won't commit to timeline for Auckland to Hamilton passenger rail and it's unlikely by 2020 based on Government reports

Feedback to the Government on a fast-tracked 2019 "interim option" rail service has been largely negative.

Mt Ruapehu experiencing 'minor volcanic unrest', Crater Lake's temperature rising

Volcanologists say this is a reminder eruptions can occur with no warning.

Lotto Powerball (file picture).

Lucky Hamilton Powerball player to become $9 million richer

The winning ticket was sold at Chartwell Lotto.

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Police received calls about a shooting at Whakaaratamaiti Marae this afternoon.

Police say ‘nothing to indicate anyone has been shot’ after armed call out in Putaruru

Multiple calls about a shooting at a local marae were received this afternoon.

'Interim' diesel passenger train service from Auckland to Hamilton possible by 2019 - Ministry of Transport report

OIA documents show the Government is taking advice on building a fast-tracked "interim" train service between Auckland and Hamilton using refurbished carriages.

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Our reporter Whena Owen with this investigation into the state of homelessness in Hamilton City.

Hamilton 'absolutely not' over peak of homelessness - politicians under pressure for those needing emergency housing

Hamilton Nightshelter's Peter Humphries said they've had the busiest month, ever. Whena Owens investigates the state of homelessness in Hamilton City.

Missing man - John Emanuel Comer

Have you seen this missing 34-year-old Hamilton man?

John Emanuel Comer went missing on May 22.

Motorcyclist dies in crash in South Waikato

The motorbike crashed on Whites Road near Tapapa this afternoon.

02:26
Jacinda Ardern is in the Waikato to see the spread of the cow disease firsthand.

Cow disease 'could cost New Zealand, much, much more' than thought - PM

Jacinda Ardern is in the Waikato to see the spread of Mycroplasma bovis firsthand.

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The National leader said his years as a crown prosecutor revealed "you do have to send your most serious offenders to jail".

Waikeria Prison expansion is ‘unfortunately’ needed and Government is ignoring the reality of high inmate numbers – Simon Bridges

The Waikato prison is yet to be approved by the government, amid their ambition to reduce the NZ prisoner population.

A Google Streetview image of the rail crossing on Princess Street in Ngaruawahia.

Two people badly hurt after train hits vehicle in Ngaruawahia

Police said the incident took place about 10.10pm at the rail crossing on Princess Street.

Multi-vehicle crash in Waikato on May 20.

Nine people injured after multi-vehicle crash in Waikato

A helicopter was also dispatched to the scene of the crash in Hoe-O-Tainui.

Police release CCTV images from attempted robbery in Morrinsville.

Man tries to rob Morrinsville store with a pocket knife, leaves empty handed

An unknown man entered Super Clearance at around 6am today with a pocket knife and demanded cash.

Firefighters battle large Waikato house fire

Emergency services were called to the scene in Onewhero, Waikato, at 5.10pm today.

St John Ambulance (file picture).

Person critically injured in animal attack near Raglan

The victim has been transported to a medical facility.

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Car crashes into river in Karangahake Gorge

Driver suffered moderate injuries after rolling into water between Paeroa and Waihi.

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Breakfast weatherman Matty McLean has the latest weather update.

Thunder and rain warnings in place for Waikato, Taranaki, Nelson and Marlborough

Take a coat or an umbrella with you if you're out and about.

Waikato Police to wear pink vests in stand against bullying

The Police are organising a 'Linked In Pink' event as part of the Mental Health Foundation's Pink Shirt Day on Friday.

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