Somehow we must cover the burgeoning costs of healthcare.

DHB mulls masks for staff

1:20 PM  Waikato DHB staff who don't get the flu jab may have to wear surgical masks.

Fatal shooting inquiry video

Scene of a Thames home where a 33-year-old was shot by police.

1:32 PM  Police focus on building a picture of the events that ended with the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man.

'No dogs' policy upsets

"No dogs" signs on the Waikato River Trails have upset Arapuni residents.

Funerals are a family affair

It's not everyone's dream job but for the Graham family, looking after funerals is their calling.

School's Anzac memorial vandalised

Pukekohe school principal left horrified after finding Anzac memorial desecrated.

Man charged over alleged stabbing

Tauranga police have charged a 32-year-old man after an alleged stabbing.

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ANZAC crosses kicked over

A cluster of 30 Anzac crosses in the grounds of St Mary's School, were trampled by vandals over the past two weekends.

10 min ago  Vandals have repeatedly struck at a King Country school's Anzac display.

New Chum Beach hearing on hold

11 min ago  A hearing into plans to subdivide New Chum Beach is on hold at the request of the applicants.

Help hip hop dancers compete in Las Vegas

Waiuku man's tears for Nepal


NDA targets Aussie mines for growth

NDA's Tim Foote stands next to the 18-metre water purification systems he has spent the past year project managing.

12:17 PM  Hamilton company NDA is gearing up for expansion on the back of the Australian mining sector.

Squabble over New Chum access

Squabbling developers have asked a public hearing regarding a controversial subdivision on a pristine Coromandel coastline to be suspended until they can sort out their differences. 

The 2015 New Zealand Dairy Awards Winners, from left, Dairy Trainee of the Year James Davidson, Sharemilker/Equity Farmers of the Year Melissa  and Justin Slattery and Farm Manager of the Year James Foote.

Dairy award 'icing on the cake'

Canterbury and Waikato-Hauraki farmers were the big winners at the NZ Dairy Industry Awards.


Cambridge resume league lead

Cambridge went back to the top of the WaiBop Premiership.

2 min ago  WaiBOP Premiership favourites, Cambridge, have climbed back to the top of the table after a 4-1 win at previous leaders, Melville United, while Ngongotaha moved into second after taking a point from their home match against Matamata Swifts.

College rugby has sensational start

1:23 PM  COMAG Matamata College 1st XV started their season with a 36 – 10 win against Hillcrest High School 1st XV on the weekend.

Ngaruawahia United, in green, want their defaulted match rescheduled.

Ngaruawahia want match rescheduled

1:31 PM  Ngaruawahia United say they're not at fault for a defaulted Northern League match against North Shore United. 


Bali Nine, mercy and the drug trade

A vigil held before Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed on Wednesday.

OPINION: Justice is a harsh thing sometimes. Never is it harsher than when crime meets the ultimate punishment, as it did this week in Indonesia.

It's not sport, it's chasing birds with guns

OPINION: It’s that time of year when grown men play dress ups with loaded guns.


Celebrate Orson Welles on his 100th

OPINION: Growing up, while contemporaries indulged every ghastly musical trend of the moment, my attention was on the movie stars of yesteryear.

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Pilates takes woman to ultra marathons

Mimi Robbins watches over Jenni Hoogeveen as she works out.

One Cambridge woman knows more about reforming her health and fitness levels than most.

Cat show comes to Ngaruawahia

Purring pussies of every colour and size, both long and short haired, will be putting their best paw forward at Ngaruawahia's first cat show.

Mark 1 owner, Chris Lander, is getting ready for Free Comic Book day on Saturday.

Free comic book day

Darth Vader is coming to Hamilton on Saturday.

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