Stallholders will be showing off their vintage, retro and handmade wares at Market Place on Saturday. Pictured: Market organiser Kell Pike.

Top five things to do this weekend

Mindlords, a mid-winter festival and an exhibition exploring the human body.

Brother in court

Police at the scene of a homicide in Blundell St, Kawerau on Friday.

The brother of a man killed with an axe has been charged with his murder.

Blanket ignites motel bed

Two people were injured when the bed of their motel room caught fire from an electric blanket.

Search on for tramper 

Search and rescue are back in Coromandel bushland looking for a missing Auckland man.

Cyclist and car collide in Hamilton

Witness says driver, possibly blinded by morning sun, failed to see a cyclist.

Possum hunter found near home

A missing possum hunter was found dead at the bottom of a bluff  Waikato police say.

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Vilagrad food and wine fuels community spirit

02072015 Feature. Rebekah Parsons-King/Fairfax NZ. Vilagard winery clean up after a devastating fire ripped through parts of the establishment. Family and friends have volunteered thier time to clean up.Jos Reekers lends a helping hand, as a youngter he worked at the winery

7:09 PM  Rubble from an early morning fire that ravaged the century old Vilagrad Winery in Ngahinapouri is being cleared for a new era and a reopening in October.

Critical condition after water incident in Rotorua

One person is in a critical condition after a water incident in Rotorua.

Muliaina to plead not guilty

13-year-old boy flown to hospital


Snowball Effect and NXT: The New markets

Who knows what the future will hold...

The Waikato branch of the New Zealand Shareholders Association will host an event looking at new equity markets accessible by Kiwi investors and businesses.

Funding boost for tourism

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism will receive a funding injection from local government partners.

The Lea family in Ratanui's Waikato native plant nursery, from left Chelsea, Charlie, Sophie, Georgia and Helen.

Going the extra mile for sustainability

Charlie Lea farms in a traditional but his rural environmental business is anything but.


Former Hamilton junior rises to top of the world

Former Hamiltonian Mark Hadley, pictured here with mixed doubles partner Ana Salas-Lozano,  is now living in London and has a world No 1 ranking in his age-group.

7:19 PM  Having taken up tennis again, Mark Hadley has reached a significant milestone.

Weight a Thorn in Prince's side at Taumarunui

The weight scale will prove a deciding factor in Saturday's Woods Group Taumarunui Gold Cup.

240614 SPORT Andy Jackson / Taranaki Daily News. A Good Life sports profile series.  Stratford Hockey player Lara Williams, 17, training at the TET Hockey turf in Stratford.

Midlands set for under-18 title defence

A title defence is on the cards for the Midlands under-18 women's hockey team heading to the national tournament on Saturday.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

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The man who grew a church from trees video

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

Opening the door to Sir Peter Jackson's house

Pull the right book in Sir Peter Jackson's house and the bookcase will open to Bag End - the home of Bilbo Baggins.

Engaged couple Tash Sprout and Arie Stokes search for ideas at the Waikato Wedding Expo. Sprout is worried Stokes won't like her dress when she turns up to the altar on the wedding day.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

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