Help us start a Red Cross Knitter Knatter Group!
Our knitting group will meet regularly to craft sweaters, hats, blankets, scarves and other treasures to deliver to people in need, from premature babies in the neonatal ward to newly arrived refugee families.
Drop off your wool at our Waikato Service Centre, 422 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton or call 07 849 0285 for more information.
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here
Have you been to Waikato Hospital recently? On Wednesday, all its beds were full and, recently, 300 people presented to ED in 24 hours.
That's well above the average for this time last year, of about 250 people in a day.
An urgent care app, Emergency Q, is being used to give an idea of how long wait times are at ED, and gives details of other after-hours clinics.
Read more here.