Spending scandals, growing deficits, board sackings: staffers at Waikato DHB have worked through it all in recent years.
But people don't stop getting sick while there's turmoil at the top of the district health board.
Thousands of employees carried on helping patients and keeping health services ticking over. Hard Yakka introduces readers to some of those people.
Our first story in the series here.
We'll have a new one each day over the coming weeks.
So check out the Waikato Times and Stuff for them.
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The lineup for this summer's arts festival was revealed at a special gathering at Turtle Lake on Wednesday night.
There are more than 50 performances ranging from opera to immersive theatre to K-pop and many other forms of artistic expression.
The performance venue list has also expanded. It will now include the Meteor and Clarence Street theatres, Garden Place and Victoria On The River.
What do you think of the festival lineup?
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