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Hamilton & Waikato

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The five-year trial will cost $78 million, with the service capable of carrying 150 passengers.

Government gives Auckland to Hamilton passenger rail service the green light

NZTA has approved a business case for the service with a five-year trial to start in 2020.

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Seven Sharp met with Karl Johnson who cares for Seddon Park and Waikato Stadium.

Watch: The groundsman who keeps two of NZ's most loved sporting patches pitch perfect

It's not all sunshine and daisies but his job has seen him travel the world and meet his wife.

Two people dead after light plane crash at Raglan

Police say the crash occurred toward the shoreline of Raglan Harbour at the end of East Street.

Complaints as anti-1080 float wins top prize at Taupō Christmas Parade

The float was the winner of one of the five top entry awards and received $200 in prize money.

Pair charged over aggravated robbery of Hamilton dairy

Police will allege that the pair were wielding a knife and a screwdriver.

The Independent Complaints Authority has upheld every criticism levelled at police by the family of Nicky Stevens

Waikato DHB slammed in coroner's report into death of mental health patient Nicky Stevens

Key findings from Coroner Wallace Bain’s report are damning. Most notably, that Nicky’s death could have been avoided.

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Clem and Karen Newby had just finished milking when they heard the enormous clap.

'You lose cows farming, it's a fact of life, but this was quite sad' - Waikato farmers on loss of four 'girls' in lightning strike

"If a worker had been following behind those girls there's no doubt they would have been struck," said Clem Newby.

Pair leave area of Waikato farm minutes before lightning strikes and kills stock

“It could have been me,” farm worker James Miles mused today as he arrived to find the dead cattle.

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Four staff members at Hamilton North Special School were checked over after the dramatic lightning strike this afternoon.

'Huge bang!' Lightning strikes Hamilton school, puts four staff in hospital, knocks out equipment

Lightning struck a goal post at the adjacent Hamilton Junior High School and jumped.

Flash flooding causes homes to be evacuated in Hamilton

Eight of the evacuees may have to stay out of their homes overnight, while a clean-up takes place.

Two people wanted over November 30, 2018, robbery of River Road Food Market, Hamilton.

Pair threaten female dairy owner with knife, screwdriver during aggravated robbery

Can you help identify these two who hit a Hamilton business?

Mr Stevens died at 21 when he was allowed to walk out of a mental health unit unsupervised. An inquest is being held into his death.

Father of Nicky Stevens wants mental health inquiry released

Nicky, 21, drowned after walking out of the mental health unit at Waikato Hospital unsupervised in March 2015.

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

Auckland to Hamilton passenger rail service wins Waikato council backing

The council has approved a business case seeking government funding for a start-up service to be operational by early 2020.

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Hamilton man's lucky numbers help dreams come true after taking home $6.3m Powerball

He said he chose the numbers using a method from a TV show.

New Zealand All Blacks v Tonga at St James Park,  Pool C match of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. 9 October 2015. Photo credit: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Hamilton's 'proud' Tongan community ready to support team against All Blacks

The All Blacks' haka will face the Ikale Tahi tau when the teams front each other next September.

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Woman charged with neglect of a child after incident at Hamilton shopping centre

Police say the woman, 23, will be appearing in the Hamilton District Court on November 26.

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Hadyn Jones visited a special class at St Columbia’s Catholic School.

Good Sorts: The Hamilton school teaching girls it's what's on the inside that counts

Lessons on make-up and fashion become conversations about empowering girls to be who they are, not somebody they're not.

Teen swept off rocks near Raglan while fishing named, as search continues

Jack Macnicol, 17, from Te Awamutu was fishing with family members on Saturday.

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Councils to consider case for rail service from Hamilton to Auckland beginning 2020

The business case proposes a start-up service cost of $57.77 million over the next three years.

Police seek witnesses of vehicle 'at speed' on Hamilton Expressway before triple-fatal crash

Two women and a man died in the two-car crash in Hamilton shortly after midnight.

Senior Killer Beez gang member arrested for meth, firearms offences

The 31-year-old was arrested yesterday and will appear at Hamilton District Court today.

DOC staff bury southern bottlenose whale that beached at Port Waikato

Efforts were made to re-float the southern bottlenose whale on Friday.

Watch: Large tornado rips through farms near Hamilton as Civil Defence warns don't stand in front taking videos

Eureka sharemilker Sam Owen snapped photos of the tornado while sitting on his tractor

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