Hunter McGillivray is an active happy boy - a miracle considering he almost drowned and had to placed in an induced coma at Starship Hospital.

'He opened his eyes' video

Doctors were unsure if Hunter McGillivray would survive a near drowning in an effluent trap.

Public input vital

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker overlooks the city's Ferrybank area by the Waikato River.

Hamiltonians will get their first look at concept plans for Hamilton's Ferrybank area by the end of the year.

Dad died in crash

Pukekohe father-of-two Steven Perry died in smash near Karangahake Gorge.

Cop car turned P lab

Ex-police car sold a fortnight ago turns up at the station again, with a possible meth lab inside.

United Sweets in liquidation

National franchise and chain United Sweets of New Zealand owes thousands of dollars.

Backpackers' narrow crash escape

Two tourists had a shaky start to their holiday when their rental van rolled on the way to Rotorua.

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Backpackers' narrow crash escape

Two German backpackers crashed their rental van near Tirau on Friday.

Just a day into a month long tour of New Zealand two German tourists have rolled their rental van on the way to see the sights of Rotorua.

Why faking your CV is a popular pastime

Recruitment agents say there's a spike in CV fraud, and it's up to employers to watch out.

Surfer saves man, another perishes

Kitchen in the planning


Why faking your CV is a popular pastime

CV fraud is not uncommon according to recruitment agents in the Waikato

Recruitment agents say there's a spike in CV fraud, and it's up to employers to watch out.

Naming deal for Waikato Stadium

Waikato Stadium is to be renamed FMG Stadium Waikato.

Finn Puklowski stands inside a United Sweets store in 2012, when business was looking up.

United Sweets of New Zealand placed into liquidation

The national franchise and chain United Sweets of New Zealand has been placed into liquidation owing thousands.


Kerr-Barlow primed for ABs return

Tawera Kerr-Barlow looks to burst free from the grasp of North Harbour's Chris Vui in Waikato's NPC pre-season win.

Halfback makes more progress on his return from injury with an impressive display for Waikato.

Umaga names five Steelers debutants

Five players will make their Counties Manukau debuts in the side's first pre-season hit out of the year against Taranaki in Otorohanga on Saturday.

Marcia Petley is heading to the Athletics World Champs in France.

Octogenarian Petley still gunning for gold

Marcia Petley is your typical amateur athlete, balancing work and training as well as the injuries that come with it.


Morality, religion and what we teach our children


OPINION: Do we really need religion to teach children what is right and wrong?

Waikato Maori to be congratulated

OPINION: Waikato Tainui are finally making the dream of the first two Maori kings a reality.

Market-watchers now see the Australian dollar slipping below US76¢ in coming days or weeks, and then towards US75¢ as divergent monetary policies and growth patterns between the US and Australia drive investor capital away from the Aussie towards the greenback.

GST import threshold could drop

Could New Zealand's GST import rules be up for change if our Australian counterparts change their rules?

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Top five things to do this weekend

I Am Giant will rock the stage at Altitude Bar at Friday night.

Rock, blues, theatre and kung fu - here are this week's top five picks.

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

Hamilton kids are ditching their bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches across the city.

New pop-up shop in Centre Place

Deanna Bayley finds a great little pop-up shop in Centre Place. She quizzed owner Tonimarie Hood on her plans for Hamilton.

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