Aug 4

Farm worker puts pitchfork through his foot

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A Waikato man is recovering after having surgery to be remove a pitchfork from his foot after a farm accident. The 19-year-old stuck the pitchfork about 7cm into his ankle while feeding out at a Te Aroha farm yesterday morning. He was taken to Waikato Hospital with the pitchfork still in his foot…

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Jul 15

Prison guard arrested for smuggling drugs into jail

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A Waikato prison officer has appeared in court after being arrersted yesterday for allegedly smuggling methamphetamine and cannabis into jail. The 41-year-old Waikeria Prison officer was arrested after a joint operation between prison management and police. He was granted interim name suppression when he appeared in Hamilton District Court yesterday so he could…

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