Flynn Archibald, 4, was hoping to find a Star Wars tale at the Red Cross book fair in Hamilton.

50,000 books, three days

Some people show up with lists of out-of-print pieces they want to find.

Found ... in Levin

Adele Townsend has been found safe in Levin.

Why did "missing woman" Adele Townsend get off her Hamilton-bound bus shortly after leaving Wellington?

Blue Spring cafe decision unclear

Controversy over whether or not to allow a cafe at the springs continues after swimming ban.

Bomb handed in to police

10:46 AM  A member of the public had the old military practice bomb at their home.

The story of roadside roosters video

There're cockfights, lack of food, run-ins with dogs and the risk of getting hit by a car.

Lost runner builds bivvy

She intended to run the track while her family walked it, but became disorientated.

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Kinleith strike brought out of the dark

Tokoroa photographer Chris Williams is preparing to once again showcase his collection of photographs from the 1991 ...

11:42 AM  A collection of black and white photographs of the major Kinleith Mill strike of 91 are set to once again be put on display in Tokoroa.

Tauranga crash victim named

11:22 AM  Paula Kia Heke, 38, of the Western Bay of Plenty, died after the car she was in and another vehicle collided on Te Puna Station Rd.

Cello-only ensemble sublime

Lucky escape from house fire video

business

Hutt project manager wins big

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

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.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

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.

sport

Swifts score delicious derby-day victory

Logan Raynel, centre, scored Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts opening goal.

Matamata takes football win against neighbours, Cambridge.

Cambridge lacrosse team undefeated for three years

Cambridge High School's Melissa Gratwicke.

Cambridge High School's lacrosse team completes its third season undefeated.

Wanderers hold their nerve

A late penalty gave Hamilton Wanderers a big three points against Tauranga City United on Sunday.

A late penalty gave Hamilton Wanderers a 2-1 win over Tauranga City United on Sunday, which means it will now take a dramatic turn of events for them to be relegated.

Gordon rides Thenamesbond in Northern

Raisafuasho will wear the famous Browne colours in this weekend's Great Northern Hurdle and Big Brownie will be ...

Thenamesbond confirms his Great Northern spot.

Waikato schools earn shot at glory

The Waikato will be represented in all three national 1st XV championships.

The province will have representatives in all three 1st XV championships, after Hamilton BHS and St Peter's Cambridge won Chiefs region finals on Saturday to join Hamilton GHS.

opinion

Steep price for medal glory

US swimmer Ryan Lochte snared his sixth Olympic gold medal but left Rio in disgrace.

Squillions of dollars have been spent on what amounts to a 10-day bash to treat a small group of privileged people paid by the state to do what they like doing – running, jumping etc.

All work no way to live

Duncan Garner, pictured with his Story co-host Heather du Plessis-Allan, declared Kiwis a bunch of lazy sods in a recent ...

OPINION: "Lazy sods" Duncan Garner called us, but buying into the Protestant work ethic can't be good for you.

Max Christoffersen: Village delight

Produce draws the crowds to farmers’ markets but it’s the people who bring the atmosphere.

OPINION: Comfort in the company of strangers on a brisk Sunday morning at the Farmers' Market at Claudelands in Hamilton.

Land Wars were a civil war

Otorohanga College students presented a 13,000 signature petition to Parliament, in support of a national commemoration ...

OPINION: Tom O'Connor argues that the conflict variously known as the Land Wars and the New Zealand Wars was, in fact, a civil war and should be remembered as such.

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.

Life & Style

Roosters dumped roadside video

25082016 News Photo: CHRISTEL YARDLEY/FAIRFAX NZ
News: poultry roosters.

It's a hardscrabble life for a rooster at a rest stop – but why are they even there?

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.

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