Abdul Lateef, right, at the property before he culled the number of chickens there.

The war of the chooks

In the quiet country village of Pukemiro, a fowl war is brewing between neighbours.

The art of war on P

Tribal Huk president Jamie Pink with his sledgehammer, which he used to get rid of P houses in Ngaruawahia. The photo ...

Some say Tribal Huk boss Jamie Pink faked his damaged eye. But this town's war on drugs is as real as it gets.

Ngaruawahia on edge

A Ngaruawahia pastor admits Jamie Pink's actions have made the town uneasy.

Unrest prompts arrest

Firearms charges have been laid after a bullet-riddled vehicle turned up in Hamilton.

King confirmed in mayoralty

Andrew King​'s margin has narrowed, but the mayoral chains are firmly in his grasp.

Motorcyclist hit at roundabout

The biker was hit either by a car or a bus at a Tauranga roundabout.

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Postcode justice?

Blenheim Court House

5:00 AM  Location is not only pivotal in real estate but also the criminal justice system.

Gun waved at motorists

Man was waving fake gun at traffic in Huntly.

Hamilton's commercial property boom

One dead after crash


Claim Indian ingredients 'unsafe'

Tests on imported Indian foods sold in Australian supermarkets found "worrying" levels of chemicals that made them unfit ...

Australian report says tests show potentially harmful chemicals in Indian food imports that are also sold in NZ.

Hamilton's commercial property boom

Hamilton's commercial property prices are booming.

Long-undervalued commercial city finally getting recognition it deserves thanks to its neighbour, agent says.

Pumpkin Patch stores to go

Pumpkin Patch receivers will close seven New Zealand stores in the next week, which will see 57 job losses.

Seven of the troubled child clothing stores will close in the next two weeks, with 57 staff to lose their jobs.

Bye-bye beards for men's health

Little George general manager Ben Furmanski will be shaving off his beard to raise awareness for men's health, with all ...

Managers of neighbouring bars in Hamilton plan to publicly shave their beards for Movember.

Xero boss supporting founders

Xero chief executive Rod Drury will be hosting the FounderCon NZ conference in Wellington in November.

Business founders are putting their heads together to create a forum.


Auret's Prince has Gold Cup challenge

Jockey Chris Johnson will be aboard Alinko Prince in the Feilding Gold Cup for trainer Fraser Auret.

Upset on the cards in Feilding Cup.

Messam, Nanai-Williams return

Chiefs veteran Liam Messam has re-signed with the franchise for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

Experienced campaigners Liam Messam and Tim Nanai-Williams will bolster the Chiefs' squad for next year.

Old acquaintances give Thornton leg up

Jockey Trudy Thornton has seven chances to crack the magical 1000 New Zealand career wins at Tauranga.

Tauranga focus for Trudy's milestone ride.

Baseball returns to Hamilton

Richard Tuhoro (left) and Jason Darley (right) have brought baseball back to Hamilton.

Hamilton Raiders prepare for the town's first major baseball game in 15 years against New Zealand's reigning champions.

WaiBop wanting Capital gains

WaiBop's Maxine Rawnsley, right, will miss the game against Central through injury.

A first-up draw and the return of some key players gives the visitors confidence for their trip.


Mavis the ultimate accessory

Morris Minor enthusiasts hit the road together.

OPINION: Richard Swainson finally gets it, motor vehicles are means to more than one end.

Academic handbags at dawn

Waikato University’s idea for a new medical school has met a hostile response from Auckland and Otago universities.

OPINION: That any undergraduate student can become a doctor with only four years’ dedicated medical study is not in the public interests, writes Max Christoffersen.

Traveller's final journey

Roger Cotter had a great sense of mischief and humour, his daughter Sophie said.

OBITUARY: Roger Brittin Cotter, January 8, 1937 – October 12, 2016

Gang boss no hero

Tribal Huks president Jamie Pink at the meeting in Ngaruawahia where he gave P dealers 24 hours to get out of town.

OPINION: Talking the talk is not enough when it comes to teaching children about being good, writes Narelle Henson.

New life and old deaths

Older people's situation is worse than it once was because they have to use any funds they've squirreled away to pay for ...

OPINION: Birth and death are both inevitable, and both are scary. There's no getting away from it.

Life & Style

Artist turns arm into 3D octopus tentacle video

Reporter Emma James had her arm painted by Alicia Sim Artistry.

Having my arm look like an octopus tentacle was something I never anticipated.

Bye-bye beards for men's health

Little George general manager Ben Furmanski will be shaving off his beard to raise awareness for men's health, with all ...

Managers of neighbouring bars in Hamilton plan to publicly shave their beards for Movember.

Maitland's Top 5

Bridezillas or Chillzillas come one, come all.

A scarecrow festival, racing cars, or wedding day plans ... This is your weekend Top 5.

Summer comes early

Megan Peterken with dog Elmo was making the most of the nice weather. Garden centres were full of customers buying ...

Seaside towns across the Waikato ballooned with sun-seekers and plant shops hummed.

Keeping Diwali tradition alive

Salonee Kumar, 13, has been dancing since she was five. She also does contemporary dance.

​Performers wearing colourful costumes adorned with jewels delighted the crowd.

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