An artist's impression of Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct which shows people socialising by the Waikato River.

Ferrybank plan revealed

6:46 AM  A vision to transform a stretch of river bank into a premier destination has been adopted.

Orphaned by tragedy

Hine-Titama has lost both her parents at just two years of age.

The Taupo two-year-old's father was found dead...then cancer took her mother too.

Lost art of ancient hunter-gatherers

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

Man stabbed at work

7:10 AM  Workplace argument between two colleagues escalates to stabbing.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

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

'In a split second'

Richard Keremeta barely broke the surface when he was struck in the head by a fellow jumper.

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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.

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!

Gold standard for Hamilton hotel

Hotel general manager Sarah King (front) and (back from left): Lee Goddard, Annalise Eagles and Shazia Bano.

Sarah King has managed Clarion Suites Ambassador to a gold standard.

First of 1,000 visitors treated in Taupo

An opera performance at the Taupo library made for a great treat for visitors.

The first of the 1,000 tourists from Shaoxing arrived in Taupo on Monday and were given a tour of the district's attractions and culture. 

Students, bakers, chocolate makers

Rachael Wilson, Tara McGill, Yasmin Kingi, makers of 'Naturally Delish' chocolate.

It looks, smells and tastes like chocolate, but there's a twist.

sport

Halaholo committed to Cardiff

Willis Halaholo starred for the Hurricanes as they won their first Super Rugby title.

Waikato midfielder keen to play for Wales in three years time after his super form for the Hurricanes.

Waikato's Ranfurly changes

Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara will make his NPC debut on the right wing.

Injury and McKenzie's ABs call-up sees a shuffle in the backline.

Harbour embrace Shield challenge

Matt Vaega was outstanding for North Harbour against Counties last weekend.

Harbour coach Steve Jackson has made this week just about the Ranfurly Shield.

Xiong Feng heads Ruakaka talent

Karaka Million winner Xiong Feng heads a quality field of 3-year-olds at Ruakaka.

Talent galore in Ruakaka 3-year-old race.

Trainers comment on Makfi runners

A share in Stolen Dance will be auctioned for the Cancer Society on Daffodil Day at Hastings.

Sharrock happy with Kawi heading into Makfi.

opinion

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.

Obituary: Harry Manley, 1923-2016

Harry Manley

OBITUARY: Harry Manley was a quiet man who never sought the limelight.  Of an even disposition, he had a strong work ethic and loved his family dearly.  Generous, modest in his achievements and disinclined ever to say a bad word about anybody, Harry did his duty.  He lived through and bore witness to some of the most significant events of last century.

Predator-free NZ achievable

Stoats are one of the most difficult animal pests to control.

Predators kill an estimated 25 million native birds a year. If current trends continue, our national icon the kiwi will disappear from areas with no predator control.

Chlorinate the water

Campylobacter - Stock image

OPINION: The contamination of the water supply in Hawke's Bay should spur the central government into action over mandatory chlorination.

Sacred cows and sacrifices

A man kissing a window of a bus finds out "she is a he" in an ad that has since been taken down by Auckland Transport.

I suppose every generation has  sacred cows. But no religious lot can compare with a secular society when it comes to the sheer number of sacred cows rambling around.

Life & Style

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.

Sir Edmund Hillary used to ride this bike

Cambridge man Tony Jecks with a bicycle that was ridden by Sir Edmond Hillary and his good friend Julian Godwin.

A bicycle ridden by Sir Edmund Hillary has made its way to the Waikato.

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