The Waikato Independent is an online student project which aims to cover newsworthy events through Waikato and beyond.

The Waikato Independent is written, designed and produced by students in degree and diploma level journalism courses at Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) offered by the School of Media Arts.

The publication is updated constantly with multi-media stories written as part of the course under the supervision of experienced journalists. Students are responsible for the complete package, from story initiation through interviews to final production.

Students gather their news from a wide variety of sources and each story passes through a series of checks to ensure that our news is as relevant and accurate as possible.

Every care is taken that each story is factually accurate and adheres to press codes.