The average asking price for houses in Coromandel and the Waikato hit an all time high in August.

Coromandel prices surge

3:28 PM  Prices for Coromandel and Waikatro properties are breaking records. That's because so few people are selling.

Driver cripples friend

The victim was trapped in the car for 50 minutes.

It was the morning after a big party and Zachary Bowley was worried about being late to work. Then he lost control on a corner.

Jeeps and barns in court

3:19 PM  It is the day of the Jeep, as the High Court stop-go murder trial continues.

$395,000 playground expansion

Te Awamutu kids could be in for a treat.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

If the answer is Sunday, what is the question? What day is Father's Day?

Councillor's pokie gambit fails

Gaming funds help build playgrounds but applying isn't a good look, some councillors say.

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news

Mixed views on lake 'vision'

Hamilton Lake Domain was declared a reserve in 1886 and today is a popular hangout in the city.

5 min ago  Having a dip in the waters of Hamilton's Lake Rotoroa looks some years off.

Armed police raid near kindy

4:04 PM  Armed offenders squad members were involved in search of Taupo house 100m from a kindergarten.

Bomb left outside cop shop

Last moments of a young man's life

business

Abracadabra, it's time to close

Faith Gibbs, 81, is retiring. She has sold or given away the last of her costumes at her Abracadabra Costume Hire store.

Costumes have gone risque since hire store opened - now a police officer is a very short dress and a cap.

Pokie gambit fails

There are 443 pokie machines located across 30 venues in Hamilton.

Gaming funds help build playgrounds but applying isn't a good look, some councillors say.

Air NZ says no engine issues

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines are under spotlight over corrosion and cracking problems.

Japan airline to replace all engines on its Dreamliners, but Air NZ says it has no problem.

Students in small business with big ideas

JA-OK company directors Kaleb Reid, Olivia Carter, Jack Trower and Andy Schweizer have created an app as part of the ...

Would you buy a solar-powered water tester or perhaps you need an app to help students prepare for life after school?

Spotlight on rail link

Supporters of a daily rail link between Hamilton and Auckland say it will ease road congestion.

​Newly-elected city leaders will debate a Hamilton-Auckland rail link.

sport

Grylls on a roll

Jockey Craig Grylls has made a strong start to the new season.

Grylls out to build premiership lead at Whanganui.

Rutherford new ND selection boss

Ken Rutherford.

The ex-international has stepped down as a board member to head the selection panel.

New competition for ND women's cricketers

Sara McGlashan hitting out for the Sydney Sixers during their Australian women's Big Bash League match against the ...

The Northern Premier League will feature four teams and six rounds of matches.

HBHS get shot at redemption

Quinn Tupaea and Hamilton Boys' High have a shot at redemption when they play Hastings Boys' High on Friday.

For Hamilton Boys' High School, the national 1st XV championship presents a chance to finish their tour of redemption.

Water sports big winners for promotional funding

Te Wananga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals is to recieve a $8000 grant from the Waipa District Council Promotions Fund.

Masters Games and Waka Aama were big winners for funding from te Waipa District Council Promotions Fund.

opinion

Deadbeat dads and Father's Day

To the dads who are there through thick and thin, Happy Father's Day.

OPINION: Decent dads, in short, are every bit as important to their kids as decent mums, writes Narelle Henson.

Good carers unsung heroes

Piri Hemi, 86, and son Allan Hemi. Piri's family hid a camera in his bedroom at The Cascades after they became concerned ...

OPINION: It's easy to lose sight of all the good, kind people working in care facilities when a caregiver is caught mistreating a person in their care.

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.

Life & Style

Maitland's Top 5

All dads can check out the new baby white rhino, Samburu, at Hamilton Zoo this Sunday for free for Father's Day.

If the answer is Sunday, what is the question? What day is Father's Day?

Take the opportunity, not the chance

Clannad Herman on duty at Waikato Stud.

Waikato Stud took the opportunity to make a difference in the life of Clannad Herman.

Impact Fight Night in Morrinsville

Natalee Lawson has the fighting spirit to continue her battle against cancer.

If there is anyone who has the right to throw a middle finger to the world - it's Natalee Lawson.

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.

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