University of Waikato student Alex Barlow, 23, moved into a studio unit in Hamilton East in March 2015.

Studio apartment boom

8:38 PM  Explosion of studio units leads to oversupply of student accommodation in Hamilton East.

'Ability' questioned

Mohamed Shakeel Siddiqui appears via audio visual link from prison to Hamilton District Court.

A man who allegedly used a fake CV to get a job at Waikato District Health Board has had his identity revealed.

TGH to sell up to half of The Base

Half of Waikato-Tainui's flagship development  will go up for sale.

Call for forum to be more open

A senior Hamilton politician has called on the Waikato Mayoral Forum to be more transparent.

Guilty plea for forestry death

Forestry firm pleads guilty to safety breaches that resulted in death of Charles Finlay.

'Help me. I've been kidnapped' video

Mum of a missing teen received a plea for help on Facebook.

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King Country Brewing Co opens new brewery

King Country Brewing Co shareholder Willie Berkers uses his tractor to install one of four brewing tanks in his boutique brewery.

A King Country brewery called for help from down on the farm.

'Help me. I've been kidnapped' video

The mother of a 15-year-old girl allegedly being held by a career criminal says she is beside herself with worry.

Entertainment complex planned for Rotorua

French foray the end for legendary shearer?


Drone body takes off

Aeronavics co-director Linda Bulk shows off some of her company's drones at the Mystery Creek Fieldays.

Drone safety is the main concern of a new body joined by Raglan drone manufacturer Aeronavics. 

Entertainment complex planned for Rotorua

A Rotorua developer has announced it will build a $13 million entertainment and retail complex in the city's Te Ngae Road.

King Country Brewing Co shareholder Willie Berkers uses his tractor to install one of four brewing tanks in his boutique brewery.

King Country Brewing Co opens new brewery

A King Country brewery called for help from down on the farm.


Cody Cat, Carston on form

Long-priced winner Cody Cat gave Andrew Carston a flying star to the new season.

The wins have been well spaced but Cody Cat's owners have never lost sight of their reason for racing a horse.

Natzke taking European hunt to final round

Josiah Natzke's latest performance in the European motocross championships has him right in the mix for the European title.

Josh Nyika, right, won his first international bout on the anniversary of younger brother David Nyika's Commonwealth Games win.

Josh Nyika wins first international bout

Josh Nyika couldn't be in a better head space with the Oceania boxing championships less than a month away.


Criticism of Still Life astonishing


OPINION: When I read James Croot’s review of the movie Still Life, which he described as ‘‘emotionally powerful drama’’ and a ‘‘minor masterpiece’’, I heartily concurred.

The ref is always right on the day

OPINION: Sunday morning's epic match at Ellis Park was one I was half convinced the All Blacks would lose.

Tony Robertson was convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco.

Why was Robertson free to kill?

OPINION: I've been to jail several times. It was all part of a learning process. At least, that's my excuse.

Life & Style

Film festival has variety and 'geysers of blood'

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman are the stars of Deathgasm, a "blood-splattered, heavy shredding comedy-horror" that won the Make My Horror Movie competition.

Hamilton film fans will be booking the best part of a month off work with the international film festival about to hit town again.

Top five things to do this weekend

Rock, blues, theatre and kung fu - here are this week's top five picks.

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker overlooks the city's Ferrybank area by the Waikato River.

Public input vital for Ferrybank development: mayor

Hamiltonians will get their first look at concept plans for Hamilton's Ferrybank area by the end of the year.

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