A Housing NZ unit was written off after a fire ignited on a stove.

Stove fire destroys home video

1:47 PM  Residents of a Hamilton home were asleep when fire erupted in their kitchen.

Abominable snowman

Richard David Parker was charged by the Ohakune Police for disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest after building a ...

12 min ago  He created his own snow cave, complete with front balcony, and had  grand plans. Then he was arrested.

Stop-go accused's father on stand

1:58 PM  Max Winders, father of murder-accused Quinton Winders, takes the stand.

Lake Taupo not a final resting place

3:13 PM  There are many prime spots that can be chosen to spread the ashes of a loved one but Lake Taupo is not one of them.

Church, 103, for sale

2:17 PM  The structure would answer the prayers of enthusiastic do-it-yourself folk.

Bomb at police station

Woman drove it from her parents' Auckland home to Matamata where she left it outside the station.

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Machete attack sparks lock down

A man is in custody and will appear in Rotorua District Court on Tuesday.

2:47 PM  A man was arrested after hitting a vehicle with a machete, sending a primary school in Rotorua into lock down.

Blue Spring cafe decision still unclear

Controversy over whether or not to allow a cafe to be build at the Blue Spring near Putaruru continues following a ban on swimming.

Missing siblings in family care

Kinleith strike brought out of the dark

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Women-only gym split 'amicable'

The national franchise for Configure Express says it was “mutually beneficial to part ways” with four Wellington gyms.

National chain says split will be "mutually beneficial" but neither side say why it is happening.

Hutt project manager wins big

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Ferrybank up to voters

Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture directors John Hardwick-Smith and Megan Wraight display their design plans ...

A vision to transform an inner-city stretch of river bank into a premier destination has been adopted.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

Come to Cambridge this Saturday to welcome home our Olympic athletes. Including the New Zealand Men's Olympic Track ...

A Ranfurly Shield defence, Takes A Village night out or welcome home our medal-winning Olympians!

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Ngongotaha complete perfect home record

Ngongotaha celebrated winning the WaiBop Premiership trophy by completing a perfect home record on Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Waikato Unicol capped off a perfect home record for the Villagers.

Xtravagant set for return

Outstanding galloper Xtravagant will open his 4-year-old campaign at Moonee Valley.

Xtravagant on target for fresh-up Aussie run.

Para-athlete features in Rebel Sport ad

Wheelchair basketball player Maioro Barton was filmed for a Rebel Sport commercial.

Cambridge para-athlete Maioro Barton is featured in a national ad for Rebel Sport.

Swifts score delicious derby-day victory

Logan Raynel, centre, scored Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts opening goal.

Matamata takes football win against neighbours, Cambridge.

Cambridge lacrosse team undefeated for three years

Cambridge High School's Melissa Gratwicke.

Cambridge High School's lacrosse team completes its third season undefeated.

opinion

Steep price for medal glory

US swimmer Ryan Lochte snared his sixth Olympic gold medal but left Rio in disgrace.

Squillions of dollars have been spent on what amounts to a 10-day bash to treat a small group of privileged people paid by the state to do what they like doing – running, jumping etc.

All work no way to live

Duncan Garner, pictured with his Story co-host Heather du Plessis-Allan, declared Kiwis a bunch of lazy sods in a recent ...

OPINION: "Lazy sods" Duncan Garner called us, but buying into the Protestant work ethic can't be good for you.

Max Christoffersen: Village delight

Produce draws the crowds to farmers’ markets but it’s the people who bring the atmosphere.

OPINION: Comfort in the company of strangers on a brisk Sunday morning at the Farmers' Market at Claudelands in Hamilton.

Land Wars were a civil war

Otorohanga College students presented a 13,000 signature petition to Parliament, in support of a national commemoration ...

OPINION: Tom O'Connor argues that the conflict variously known as the Land Wars and the New Zealand Wars was, in fact, a civil war and should be remembered as such.

Opinion: In defence of small towns

A more relaxed pace of life attracts many people to New Zealand's smaller towns such as Raglan.

OPINION: Small town New Zealand is not ready to give up the ghost just yet.

Life & Style

Roosters dumped roadside video

25082016 News Photo: CHRISTEL YARDLEY/FAIRFAX NZ
News: poultry roosters.

It's a hardscrabble life for a rooster at a rest stop – but why are they even there?

Waikato musician a top cellist

Musical prodigy takes title on home ground.

Lost knowledge of the hunter gatherer

Owen Boynton ventures around Aotearoa in his Maori Television series Toa Hunter Gatherer, looking at historical ...

Owen Boynten's new show will target historical approaches to hunting, fishing and bush craft.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

Come to Cambridge this Saturday to welcome home our Olympic athletes. Including the New Zealand Men's Olympic Track ...

A Ranfurly Shield defence, Takes A Village night out or welcome home our medal-winning Olympians!

Ag day needs more judges

Cambridge is in dire need of Ag Day judges.

Agricultural days at school are always popular among children, but finding judges can be hard.

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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