Waikato Westpac rescue helicopter crew winch a 13-year-old girl from the Hakarimata Range.

Injured girl winched to safety

Firefighters sent two of their fastest runners up the Hakarimata stairs to reach a 13-year-old girl who was winched out.

Thunderstorm watch

Keep a watch on the weather if you live in the western Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui or Taranaki.

Thunderstorms, wind gusts that break the speed limit and even a small tornado could be on the way.

Helper has car stolen

The farmer saw two people had crashed and pulled over. The pair made off in his ute.

Arts in-fighting ends in argy-bargy

The country's oldest arts society has been riven by conflict.

Homeless Trust needs new home

The trust's current building will be turned into parking spaces.

'I'm not lying'

Woman who says top cricketer raped her breaks down during defence counsel's grilling.

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Shining at the check-out video

Contestants had to scan 30 items as fast as possible, while also staying friendly and composed.

Nerves of steel are key for a good check-out operator - customers can smell fear.

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

Lego comes to Hamilton

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!

Explosion-proof nappies video

Grant Taylor and Louise Stainthorpe started Rascal + Friends, designer nappies that look good and prevent leakages.

"You get a bit of a pocket under the bottom, so when when you get a high speed explosion it catches it quite nicely."

Extra Qantas flights for Christchurch

Daily Qantas flights between Christchurch and Melbourne will begin in December.

Qantas is launching new services between Christchurch and Australia in time for Christmas.

sport

Nyika bounces back to win title

David Nyika said he hated training after his Olympic qualifying disappointment.

The Waikato fighter had to deal with the disappointment of not making the Olympic Games.

Somervell up to old habits

Celebrity Miss (red cap) ridden by Trudy Thornton chases home stablemate Addictive Habit, relation of Impulsive Habit, ...

Big weight in tough conditions might stymie Celebrity Miss but Impulsive Habit ready to show talent.

Super stats - say what?

Aaron Smith and Waisake Naholo celebrate too soon as a try against the Chiefs in their final regular season game is ...

Super Rugby down to four, so which team statistically has the edge? Find the title favourite here.

Rennie: ABs assistant, no thanks video

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he isn't keen on an All Blacks assistant coach job ahead of 2019.

"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says of top All Blacks job.

Double boost for Chiefs video

Sam Cane is making good progress from his concussion and should be right for the Chiefs' Super Rugby semifinal against ...

Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu set to play in Saturday night's blockbuster semi against the Canes.

opinion

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?

Hillary Barry the pioneer has done her job

Hillary Barry should, perhaps, just let the next generation get on with it.

OPINION: Perhaps Hillary Barry should just disappear, the way Belinda Todd did.

Life & Style

Lego comes to Hamilton

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!

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.

Cyclists have ride stuff

Some of the fashionable cyclists taking part in the Tweed Ride assembled to check out each other's bikes and clothes, ...

The Hamilton Tweed Ride gives the more genteel an opportunity to look good on a bike.

Prepared for Swift vengeance

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic players celebrate their 59-57 win over the Southern Steel at Invercargill's Stadium ...

Magic supporters are prepped for Monday night's semifinal clash.

Te Kuiti: flying under the radar video

Christo and Marinda de Beer went from paying $620 a week in rent on the North Shore, Auckland, to owning their own home ...

Houses are cheap, the community is friendly, the job market is steady. Why aren't we all living there?

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