Former school principal and Christmas events organiser Colin Arthur has been sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for abusing an intellectually disabled boy.

Town stalwart a sex abuser

He ran a Christian school and organised Christmas parades but there was another side to Colin Arthur.

Crash closes highway

A 30,000volt powerline has come down onto the road in a crash.

A car has struck a power pole and spun out into a paddock on the outskirts of Hamilton.

Vandals smash 'peace and love' 

Love's tribute to life has been shattered by vandals.

Prince's NZ tiki tour

Charles and Camilla will be coming to the Waikato during their trip to New Zealand in November.

Post mortem on hot pool body

4:00 PM  Police to take body to Auckland in effort to identify man, who is believed to be a local.

CBD fightback

Taxman's failure to commit to central city has prompted calls for a public demonstration.

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Post mortem on hot pool body

Police have cordoned off an area of Rotorua's Kuirau Park.

4:00 PM  Police to take body to Auckland in effort to identify man, who is believed to be a local.

Serious car crash in Rotorua

3:48 PM  Police and emergency services are at the scene of a two car crash in Rotorua. 

Crash closes main highway

Town stalwart revealed as sex abuser


Dairy downturn costs $4.8 billion

Waikato has had a $1.8 billion drop in income from the dairy industry as a result of the fall in payout.

The slump in world dairy prices took a huge chunk out of New Zealand's economy.

CBD fightback - IRD move sparks protest

Hamilton Central Business Association general manager Sandy Turner.

The taxman's failure to commit to Hamilton's central business district has prompted calls for a public demonstration.

Matamata-Piako businesses celebrate success

The Matamata-Piako Business Night Out winners.

Matamata-Piako businesses celebrated a top year at the 2015 Business Night Out.

Houses under the hammer

A real estate agent bids for clients in a crowded auction room in Hamilton.

More houses are going under the hammer in the Waikato than ever before.

Consultation over roading project avoids costly legal fees

Peter Simcock, NZTA's Hamilton project delivery manager, surveys the planned route of the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.

Intensive consultation between roading bosses and stakeholders over the $458 million Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway has been held up as best practice by iwi.


Lizzie looks like going places

Brendan and Jo Lindsay, pictured at the Karaka sales, have a bright prospect in Avondale winner Shontee.

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman unveil exciting 3-year-old filly.

National honours a key goal for ND

Mitchell Santner is the latest ND player to make the jump to the national side.

National representation and silverware can both be goals for the Knights, says James Pamment.

"Little horse" wins Avondale juvenile

Graeme Sanders and Debbie Sweeney will have Cavallucci back at the races in double quick time after his impressive Avondale debut.

Cavallucci a "little horse" with a big heart.

Dettori a Melbourne drawcard

Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori expected to ride Max Dynamite in Melbourne Cup.

Five Black Caps in Knights for Shield opener

Tim Southee is one of five current Black Caps in the Northern Knights squad for their Plunket Shield opener.

A quintet of national team members will turn out for the Northern Knights in their Plunket Shield opener.


Why Boobs on Bikes is boring

Boobs on Bikes heads along Auckland's Queen Street.

OPINION: Watching the Boobs on Bikes parade is a rather strange definition of fun.

Send the right message and keep Chris Brown out

Chris Brown served time for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, then reappeared in court for violating his probation. Allowing him into New Zealand sends the wrong message.

If you want to send a message to kids, keep Chris Brown out of the country.

Layoff of scientists shortsighted

Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet's summer months. And what's New Zealand doing? It's laying off scientists.

Three cheers for the eastside

Hamilton East: small town flavour in the middle of a big city.

When Denise Irvine changed sides in Hamilton, she found a suburb with plenty of charm.

Rugby World Cup headlines raise a few eyebrows

Now there's a culturally appropriate headline for a Japanese win.

OPINION: Sport writers' lack of historical knowledge shows up in their mixed metaphors.

Life & Style

Going batty over the Meteor's Pancakes

Pancakes director Louise Blackstock, left, with cast members Alice Kimber-Bell, Emma Koretz, Bronwyn Williams and Jacki Dawson.

There are bats and batter alike in the hospitality-themed new production at the Meteor Theatre.

Frankton: The Cinderella of Hamilton

The weekly Frankton Markets are a colourful attraction in the Hamilton Suburb.

No one in the history of Frankton walked more kilometres on its main street than Vinod Bhikha.

Equestrian excitement to unfold at Mystery Creek's Equidays

New Zealand leading riders will compete for major prize money, a highlight of the Show Jumping Spectacular on Friday night at Equidays

New Zealand’s favourite equine showcase is back this weekend at Mystery Creek Events Centre in Hamilton

Sonic adventure promised from trio

The Scots-Australian chamber folk trio, The String Contingent, is at Hamilton's Creative Waikato on Saturday.

Hamilton music lovers can expect a "sonic adventure" when touring acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent perform in the city on Saturday, October 17.

Frustrated Hamilton man's rubbish protest

Hamilton man Talha Junaid left a household bag of rubbish at Hamilton City Council's main reception desk after his complaints about a dangerous dog went unanswered.

Repeated complaints about dangerous dogs frayed Talha Junaid's nerves and left him with a problem.

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