Convicted paedophile Jaques Jan Donker was found dead in a public toilet cubicle.

Victim a paedophile

A man murdered in a public toilet had spent time in prison for sexually abusing boys.

Circumcision cut costly

Waikato DHB policy doesn't allow paediatric surgeons to perform circumcisions for religious or cultural reasons. Photo: Chris Hillock/Fairfax NZ

The number of circumcisions has decreased in the Waikato, with many put off by the cost.

Police officer injured in attack

11:25 PM  A police officer has been attacked and injured while making an arrest in Hamilton.

Rare plant found on Pirongia

Dactylanthus spotted on Mt Pirongia has excited a conservation group, who want to expand the species.

Sexual allegations investigated

Police are working with Bay of Plenty college students and their families.

Plane shows true colours

The first plane sporting fledgling Kiwi Regional Airlines livery has rolled out of the paint shop.

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Wild weather lashes Waikato

Heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of the upper North Island.

Heavy, persistent rain has caused flooding and commuter chaos across the upper North Island.

Final four flag designs gallery video

Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Kiwi flies again over Waikato skies

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Kiwi flies again over Waikato skies

Kiwi Regional Airlines chief executive Ewan Wilson was at Hamilton Airport to welcome the arrival of the company's first passenger aircraft, a SAAB 340A.

It was a wet but colourful welcome as Kiwi Regional Airlines' first passenger aircraft touched down in Hamilton.

Meet the dog whisperer video

Selina McIntyre is a dog behavioural consultant.

It started out with a notepad and an 11 year-old girl. Now Selina McIntyre calls herself the dog whisperer.

Fighting the law on holiday leave

The world of work is changing, but are our employment laws keeping up?

The world of work is changing, but are our laws keeping up?

New pool complex opens in city

Shane Vincent, from Fastlane Fitness, at the gym's brand new pool complex.

A brand new swimming pool in Hamilton's city centre is officially open for business.

Farm's $5.25m sale seen as confidence sign

This South Waikato rural property recently sold at auction for $5.25 million.

A recent $5.25m sale price for a large Waikato rural property seen as continued resilience in the dairy sector.


Tuesday trackwork recorded

Stella Di Paco worked well at Matamata on Tuesday in preparation for Whanganui on Saturday.

Trackwork from a wet and windy Auckland-Waikato region on Tuesday.

Patient approach by James

Delago's Secret needs the weather to play a part in his Group I quest.

Parience key as Roger James takes time to hit new season straps.

Perseverance paying off for Tucker

Waikato lock James Tucker is finally fulfilling his potential after being constantly struck down by injury.

After a horror run of injuries, James Tucker is now making his chance with Waikato

Welcome back Partner

Partner In Time returns from a long break at Te Awamutu.

Partner In Time returns to racetrack at Te Awamutu.

Short turnaround frustrates Umaga

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says he is relying on mental preparatiion for his side's match against Taranaki on Wednesday.

Frustrated Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga says his side's short turnaround between matches has left him with little opportunity to make improvements on the training field.


Economic crisis is looming for New Zealand - and not just the farmers

More and more dairy farmers will hedge their economic bets by raising their own bobby calves - which will have an effect downstream.

OPINION: The economic crisis that few New Zealand politicians want to admit is looming could eventually force a refocussing of our trade negotiations offshore and our farms at home.

The madness of a loving family

Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

OPINION: Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

The Auckland effect

QV Registered value Chris Price.

OPINION: By now, we have all heard Auckland house prices are rising to record highs and there seems to be insatiable demand which is fuelling further increases.

How much contribution can any of us make to the nation?

We can't all be Winston Churchills - or Charles Darwins, or even part of the Swainson pantheon.

OPINION: Assessing your own historic legacy is a humbling business.

Founders Theatre deserves costly refit


OPINION: Founders Theatre is worth every cent Hamilton ratepayers spend on it.

Life & Style

Flag debate puts Hamilton in a flutter

A tino rangatiratanga flag was put in the hands of the sculpture Sapper Horace Moore-Jones in Hamilton.

A flag associated with Maori sovereignty flew briefly in Hamilton's main street.

Quilts a treasure for kids

Hellen Borrington has been making quilts for children in care.

Crafting good for the soul.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

Guide biscuits gifted to local Foodbank

Cambridge Salvation Army envoy Jillian Smith with some of the local Brownies, from left, Caitlin Hill, Lucy Eastwood and Ella Welford. In the front is Sophie Howard.

Guide biscuits gifted to Cambridge Foodbank

Top five things to do this weekend

Classical Trumpeter Bill Stoneham and organist Myles Hartley.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this week's top five picks.

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