Turei Rawiri Kingi appeared in the Hamilton District Court on August 11, charged with murdering an eldery man in London Street, Hamilton, earlier that day.

Toilet murderer gets life imprisonment

Turei Kingi hit Jaques Donker so hard with a bourbon bottle the label was found stuck to the dead man's face.

Housing project stalls

Work at Hamilton's Wairere Village on Shakespeare Avenue has ground to a halt .

Social housing project in Enderley grinds to a halt before any houses finished.

New freight hub

Ports of Auckland is moving ahead with plans to develop a Waikato freight hub as Waikato-Tainui eye Ruakura.

Councillors butt heads

A spat has broken out among the city's politicians over legal fees.

$7.1m Tauranga Lotto win

It's the third time Powerball has been struck so far this year.

Fraud accused named

Woman charged with conducting a massive farm worker visa scam named.

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Good news for Fairfield College on ERO front

Principal Richard Crawford and students, from left, Mika Hill, 16, April McLean, 15, Tyler Skelton, 15, Gabby Butler, 15, and Darian Waitere, 16, celebrate the good news.

ERO reviews for the school are set to be on a three-year cycle instead of an annual one.

Ruakura the 'premiere hub', Tainui says

Ruakura consents due in February, as Waikato's logistics credentials grow.

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Ruakura the 'premiere hub', Tainui says

Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Chris Joblin expects consents for the Ruakura project in February.

Ruakura consents due in February, as Waikato's logistics credentials grow.

Combining tea and coffee

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.

Kiwi bike trainer strikes European deal

Revbox Erg designer Philipp Schacht has developed a cycling trainer for professional riders.

The designer of a New Zealand-made training bike has found a distributor in Europe.

Icecream all day, every day

Thursday could see temperature records fall.

The Waikato's newest icecream factory is on the hunt for workers.

A tale of John and two Malcolms

Austalian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key are two personally wealthy, pre-political success stories who seem to share a lot in common.

OPINION: OPINION: Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, will take the stage next week for what should have been a mutual love-in.


Webster edges Dawkins in sprint showdown

Sam Webster had more gas than New Zealand team-mate Eddie Dawkins in the men's sprint.

Sam Webster has hit fine form on the second night of the national track championships, winning the men's sprint title.

Rennie running out the big guns

Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane is ready to rip into his first game since the World Cup - back on home turf in Rotorua against the Waratahs in the team's first pre-season hit out.

First hit out serves as a big opportunity for Chiefs players to push their case for selection.

Cambridge local's poignant reason for riding the REV

Cambridge’s Samantha Fairweather with be riding the REV with her late father in mind.

Cambridge local to ride the REV with her late father in mind.

Capella in for fight

Mark Du Plessis riding Capella wins the Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic at her last race day appearance on Boxing Day.

Favourites have history on their side in fillies feature.

Xtravagant Te Rapa sprint favourite

Star galloper Xtravagant lived up to the hype with a bold, front-running performance to take out the New Zealand Herald 1400 at Ellerslie on Boxing Day and will be out to do the same at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Speed machines clash in Te Rapa sprint.


Waist trainers: investing in eating disorders

Kim Kardashian may have single-handedly ignited the waist training trend, with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney quickly getting in on the action.

OPINION: The stomach cinching contraption from a bygone era, the corset, has made a comeback.

Lack of hard data on TPP comes back to bite

A firebomb failed to ignite in Anne Tolley's Whakatane office after the TPPA was signed in Auckland.

OPINION: In the absence of information, rumour will fill the vacancy.

Waitangi Day: a good outcome for all

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives.

OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi, in the end, has proved a cohesive document.

Country's full of grey men in grey suits

Rene Magritte's The Pilgrim - the epitome of the grey-suited man, visually, anyway.

OPINION: Shallow people make shallow decisions.

An educated answer to the national health crisis

Greg Smith, Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director.

OPINION: Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director has a plan to tackle a looming national health crisis.

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Pedalling for the people

Paul Carrick is cycling to raise money for two charities.

A Cambridge man is doing his bit to support two health organisations by cycling 125 kilometres.

Cambridge course to bring families closer

A six-session course starting in Cambridge next week is aimed at making family life easier

Cambridge-based course aimed at helping families navigate parenthood

Marae's kai success in Cambridge

About 160 people turned out to the Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae - their biggest turnout yet.

The big Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae hit a record number last year.

No nonsense go-to-guy at the Franklin show

John Fleet is the familiar face of the Franklin A&P Show, which is on in Pukekohe February 20-21.

He’s a little bit abrupt, sometimes direct, and on occasions a tad curt - but that is how John Fleet gets things done.

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

Annah Stretton is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

Annah Stretton shares some of her favourite things about Morrinsville, Waikato.

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