Cold homes, mouldy pillows, overcrowding, homes in places they'd never heard of: the Whare Ora team has seen it all.
They help families from the Coromandel Peninsula to Taumarunui, making homes warmer and dryer and aiming to keep kids out of hospital.
Read more here. How warm is your home?
Don't forget to support Tamahere Lions Best Artisan Market this Saturday morning February 1st: 09:00 - 13:00 at Tamahere Community Centre, Devine Road
Over 50 indoor and outdoor stalls: Gifts, crafts, food, coffee, clothes, some produce, jewellery, candles, art, photography … you want it and you will be able to find it
- we will also be collecting good quality toys, books and clothes for Kids in Need Waikato recycle glasses and wine bottle tops/can tabs for Kid can
Come on down, join the fun - all proceeds to the local, national and international community
The longest operation at Waikato Hospital last year lasted 18-and-a-half hours.
Long, complex operations like this are planned weeks - maybe even months - in advance, experts say.
Read more here. Have you ever had a long surgery?