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19,566 new cases: Supermarket warns of fewer online order slots as 'nearly 1000' staff off work
Suppliers, growers, manufacturers feeling pinch, Countdown says.
Council gives $200,000 towards saving New Chum Beach headland
The charity that purchased the headland wants government agencies to fund some of it.
Council pulls livestream after offensive subtitle blunder
The subtitle on the livestream misread "RAT test" as "rape kit".
National MP breaks arms, fractures spine after falling from platform
National MP out of action after suffering multiple injuries.
Falling tree misses killing man by 'half a second'
"I saw the tree, I swore and then there was a bang."
Massive effort given to clear downed trees and to restore power to homes
Most of the power should be restored to the remaining homes today.
Omicron surge - NZ could enter phase 2 within days, long queue at test site
Could the country be moving to phase 2 as Covid-19 cases are expected to rise further?
East Auckland restaurant and Rotorua fast-food joint named as latest high-risk locations of interest
Schools are being hit by new Covid-19 cases within days of opening this year.
Council considers exemption for unvaccinated councillors to attend meetings
Regional council could change policy so any unvaccinated members can attend meetings.
Woman killed by train was with her very young newborn
The baby killed in the Hamilton train tragedy was less than a week old.
Family desperate to reunite stranded 11yo with cancer-stricken mother
"Her mum has been sick so she wants to go home and keep an eye on her mum," says dad.
Police hunt for fleeing driver who crashed car, injuring two others
The crash happened on the corner of Ulster St and Abbotsford St.
Firefighters tackle large blaze at Waitoa rendering plant
Seven fire crew from around the Waikato are tackling the large blaze.
74 new Covid cases, 1 death as Taranaki school cluster emerges
The person who died was being cared for at Tauranga Hospital.
Auckland deluge, motorway crashes as storm heads south
The South Island is expected to get drenched today.
Mayor reveals startling projections: Waikato could reach up to 640 cases a week by the end of January
Mayors reveals startling projections that Waikato could reach 640 cases in six weeks.
Waikato councillors censure chairman over racist comments, tell him to perform better
Waikato Regional councillors have distanced themselves from their chair's racist comments.
Māori leader fears group of young people putting community at risk
King Country leaders fear Covid could continue to spread throughout the community.
Waikato Council chairman accused of 'racist' comments suffers Xmas party snub
Poor attendance at the regional council's elected Christmas party at the weekend.
Waitomo mayor worried as Covid continues to spread in his community
"It's a real struggle, all this, for us in a small community," says Waitomo mayor.
Waikato council chairman accused of 'racist' comments against Māori
Rimmington has 'unreservedly apologised' for offence caused by his comments about Māori.
Labour MP reveals mystery health scare, 'worsening' symptoms
Hamilton Labour MP Gaurav Sharma doesn't know the cause of severe headaches and neck pain.
Corrections puts 152 unvaccinated prison staff on 'special leave'
Corrections says placing about 150 staff on leave has not affected its operations.
Excited shoppers already queuing outside Auckland's Sylvia Park mall
Aucklanders will start to enjoy less restrictions as shops open tomorrow.
Live: Aucklanders eyeing retail therapy; Xmas border rules being developed
Aucklanders will find out at 4pm if an alert level 3 step 2 phase will go ahead.
Live: Four more Waikato Covid cases; Auckland businesses ready to open now
Auckland is set to see more restrictions eased back from next Wednesday.
Covid case went out socialising after being told they had tested positive
Cabinet will discuss new modelling showing community cases could peak at 200 per day.
Inside NZ's biggest cyberattack: DHB took almost eight hours to tell public
Official documents reveal how day of IT drama unfolded at hospitals.
Third person tests positive for Covid in Ōtorohanga
The person is understood to be a close contact of the existing Ōtorohanga cases.
Questions asked after Thames Coromandel's vaccination ranking drops
Coromandel politicians question whether mayor's own anti-Pfizer stance is rubbing off.
Minister's message for Sandra Goudie - 'no exception' for mayor vaccinations
Thames Coromandel mayor says she won't be forced into having the Pfizer jab.
Live: Sting in the tail - Waikato Covid cases threat to Auckland alert change
Will Auckland move out of alert level 4 and will Waikato move up a level?
Communities shocked, baffled as to what has happened to missing Otorohanga dad and kids
Community 'in shock' over family's disappearance.
Up, up and away: Waikato residents finally showing support to local airport
With Auckland Airport out of bounds, travellers are turning to Hamilton Airport instead.
Hamilton City Council looks to chase developers for costs after winning court case
Hamilton City Council says the decision proves there's nothing wrong with its DC policy.
A town divided: Auckland border splits Waikato street
Waikato mayor Allan Sanson says they are "stuck" with the current boundary.
Waikato Hospital serves mum mouldy toast for lunch
Waikato DHB says parents are welcome to help themselves to supplies in the ward kitchen.
Hamilton City Council staff quit over controversial Ward St makeover
Despite mixed reactions from the community, the Ward St redesign is here to stay for now.
Baby boy born with organs on outside deserves 'fighting chance'
Doctors have told the baby's family nothing more can be done, but they won't give up yet.
Waikato councillor's six month suspension set to be extended
Fred Lichtwark says raising his voice in frustration does not mean he has an anger issue.
Revealed: Hamilton City Council's $22k on talk fest for staff
Hamilton City Council boss says it's a good use of ratepayer money.
Breakaway carriages: Passengers in disbelief after 'bizarre' train trip
Passengers watched in shock as their carriage slowly broke off from the rest of the train.
Intermediate principal resigns after three-year mystery absence
The school's statutory manager couldn't explain why the principal had been absent.
'Treat it like it's Covid': Mum fighting for daughter's life as RSV soars
A Napier mum is terrified of losing her four-month-old daughter who is in ICU with RSV.
Waikato DHB still receiving incorrect pay packs weeks on
Waikato DHB staff may have to wait three months before receiving their correct pay.
Dire shortage of hotels and motels leaves Fieldays visitors scrambling
Exhibitors are staying in campervans due to city's lack of accommodation.
'Big step forward': Waikato DHB partially restores services one month after cyber attack
Hackers sent threats and demanded money - but the DHB refused.
Ward Street trial 'diabolical': Waikato Regional Council chair
WRC chairman say he's tempted to make his own carparks on Ward St.
'Whole thing is just a mess': Waikato ED doctors, nurses at breaking point
Emergency department staff breaking down in tears almost every shift due to pressure.
Hamilton City Council refuses to pull Ward St safer street trial
Council says it will tweak the Ward St trial depending on the feedback it gets.
Mass cull: Council calls time on geese at Huntly lake
SAFE says the council should be re-homing the geese rather than killing them.
DHB clinicians relying on GPs to check patient files
Waikato DHB's IT systems failures are putting extra pressure on local GPs.
DHB hack: 'A national crisis' - cancer patients could be sent to Australia
The Government must intervene to protect sick patients, Waikato cancer doctor warns.
Cyber attack: 'Vast majority' of files should be recoverable, DHB says
Waikato DHB warns there will be more disruption over the next few weeks.