Amelia  waits to be called to the stage for her bravery award. Her brother Finn was pretty excited for her.

Amelia saves her poppa video

Seven-year-old Amelia Burnell walked for 20 minutes in gorse and prickles to save her grandfather, who was trapped under a quad bike.

Suburb gets boost

An artist's impression of what the new flyover at Wairere and Cobham drives would look like.

City councillors look to Hamilton's south for residential development.

New theatre proposal gets tick

Council votes to back talks with Momentum Waikato about a proposed new theatre.

Two killed in Bay of Plenty crash

10:45 PM  A serious five-car crash has claimed the lives of two people in Mt Maunganui.

Siege cop's injuries remain

Four officers who came under fire at Kawerau return to work but one is still recovering.

Our excuses are dead

OPINION: Our babies don't need us to scream when they die. They need us to give a damn when they are alive.

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Rape accused's text queried

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn leaves the Hamilton District Court following an earlier appearance.

"You were doing what you could to mitigate the damage," say claims in cricketer's rape trial.

The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Maitland's Top 5

Big plans ahead for Cambridge Museum

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Leafy green shortage

Smoothie lovers may have to go without kale for a little longer.

Fancy some spinach in your smoothie? You may have to wait.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

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Langman seeks unique prize

Laura Langman was inspired to join the NSW Swifts after watching last year's grand final. Now, she's playing in the rematch.

If her New South Wales Swifts win on Sunday, she will become the only Kiwi with two trans-Tasman league titles.

Chiefs embrace underdog tag

When the Chiefs and Hurricanes last met, in Wellington in April, it was a thrilling affair, won by the visitors, who ...

The Hurricanes are the ones with all the expectations on them, and the Chiefs are quite happy to slide under the radar.

Johnson returns to riding action

Danielle Johnson riding Xiong Feng celebrates winning the Karaka Million at the Ellerslie to highlight her season.

Danielle Johnson back in action after holiday.

Waikato blooding new stock

Nathaniel Apa, who has Canterbury and Crusaders experience, will make his Waikato debut on Saturday.

Three debutants to start Ranfurly Shield defence against King Country in Matamata, with another three waiting on the bench.

Cortado in Ryder test

Experienced jockey Vinnie Colgan takes the mount on Cortado in the Ryder Stakes.

Cortado into unknown on sodden Otaki surface.

opinion

Our excuses are dead

Our excuses are dead like hundreds of our children.

OPINION: Our babies don't need us to scream when they die. They need us to give a damn when they are alive.

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

No friends in trade matters

Prime Minister John Key says he has heard nothing about potential retribution if we impose sanctions on China for ...

OPINION: To not thoroughly investigate the accusations of dumping poor-quality steel here would be to engage in the politics of appeasement and that will be a tragic first for New Zealand.

Singlet a fraud, but Snell isn't

Peter Snell pictured at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics alongside the singlet that turned out to be not his.

OPINION: Peter Snell's offer to gift his medals more generous than most people understand.

Old boys' clubs and diversity

Even kids can spot the difference between boys and girls.

OPINION: Why can't we have single-sex institutions?

Life & Style

The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Star Wars fan Chris Gardner, with Darth Vader at a convention in 1998. He has now written about the films for an ...

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

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