The only thing now standing between 11,000 Waikato dogs and a whole lot of park playtime is the council.

Hamilton goes to the dogs

Thousands of Hamilton dogs will have more places to exercise off-leash if bylaw changes go ahead.

Low-paid 'hit hardest'

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Low income earners will be hit hardest by regional council rate hike.

Kids take aim with rocks at drivers

8 min ago  Huntly children are putting the lives of drivers at risk by deliberately throwing rocks at trains and cars from the footbridge.

Woman's escape was 'planned'

Police appeal to missing woman's family after she left mental health care,

Man's identity thought to be known

Police believe they know the identity of the man whose body was found in Rotorua.

Missing hunters 'safe and well'

Two hunters walk out of the Kaimai Ranges following reports they were missing.

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Woah Mamma! Musical's leads raring to go

Mamma Mia lead actors, Ali Harper and Russell Dixon.

4:55 PM  Hamilton Operatic Society's upcoming production of the hit musical Mamma Mia is a major new production tipped to thrill audiences like never before.

Funding for regional tourism body increased

Hamilton and Waikato Tourism welcome funding boost days after setback.

Court battle looms over Starplus Homes

Passion rewarded with grant


So short staffed orders are being cut back

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John Cook managing director Stainless Design

One of Waikato's big employers says the skills shortage is so bad it is struggling to fill orders.

Rival urged to step down

Hamilton City Council deputy mayor Gordon Chesterman wants Ewan Wilson to resign.

Starplus homes went into liquidation two years ago.

Court battle looms over Starplus Homes

A precedent-setting court battle could be on the way over the failure of one of Waikato's biggest home building companies.


Young Wesley 1st XV out to defend their Counties title

Fuifatu Asomua, pictured here with identical twin brother Suetena, will captain the Wesley College 1st XV this year.

3:29 PM  Wesley College's 1st XV coach is confident that they have what they takes to win the national title this year despite fielding a young side. 

Horrell: Chiefs are out for Highlanders revenge

Chiefs' Mr Fix-it says they owe the Highlanders defeat in Invercargill after blowing winning chances in their first game in Hamilton.

Pukekohe High School First XV captain Ranga Te Rangi will be a player to watch in their televised match against Manurewa this Saturday.

National audience for Pukekohe's opening 1st XV game

When the Pukekohe 1st XV kick off their Counties Manukau Premier Secondary Schools campaign, they will do so in the national eye.


Closed council meetings rarely a good idea


OPINION: In a vacuum of reliable information, rumour, innuendo and suspicion grow like mushrooms in a dark, warm place.

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

Massey Uni's strange new advert

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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