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News: Amanda Ratuki from The Village Farm Shop in Whatawhata, Waikato. ...

Amanda Ratuki's favourites

Special long black with a dash of cream and the Hamilton lake playground make her list.

No sign of woman

Barbara Thomson has not been seen since the early hours of Tuesday morning.

9 min ago  Barbara Thomson has been fishing the Waitahanui River for 40 years. On Tuesday she never came home.

Review: Mega Cafe, Hamilton

Mega Cafe is a favourite with DIYers and weekend warriors.

Skate park idea hard to sell

10:59 AM  When Hamilton mayor Andrew King thinks of skate parks, he thinks of gangsters.

Masked thieves raid Mobil

Man stocking fridges shocked when thieves reversed a car through the glass doors.

Thieves clean out showhome

Thieves loading furniture onto a flat-deck truck in the middle of the night.

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Costs for transparency 'obese'

Cost of proposed Healthy Rivers plan at $14.8 million and counting

7 min ago  Collaboration on the Healthy Rivers plan has come at considerable cost to ratepayers.

Men tossed overboard on bar

Chance on trio's side as another vessel arrived soon after the mishap.

Search for missing woman

Six-year-old hit after getting off bus


Costs for transparency 'obese'

Cost of proposed Healthy Rivers plan at $14.8 million and counting

Collaboration on the Healthy Rivers plan has come at considerable cost to ratepayers.

More visitor beds for Cambridge

Still a work in progress, Kelly Road Cambridge Lodge providing 22 tourist beds is due to be completed mid-April.

More visitor accommodation is expected to come online for Cambridge in 2017.

Congestion will hurt economy

Transport planning will keep the economy moving.

Completion of the Waikato Expressway is the top roading priority in the region.

Rentals targeted by 'P' users

Wayne Robb tests houses across Waikato for methamphetamine use.

Landlords warned to increase inspections for methamphetamine.

Redundancy opens door to dream job video

Marian Brenssell by Red Brae Farm Doggy Daycare's pond where visiting dogs can swim.

Now dog lover Marian Brenssell feels like she'll never work another day in her life.


Toomey to debut as pro at classic

Luke Toomey has turned pro after an excellent amateur career and will contest the Brian Perry Classic in Hamilton on Friday.

A host of former champions will be chasing the prizemoney at the 18-hole tournament.

Brownlie stirs selection pot

Black Caps' opener Dean Brownlie isn't concerned about Martin Guptill's impending return from injury.

Stand-in Black Caps opener has "nothing to lose" in final hit before Martin Guptill's expected return.

Keane's departure could be one of many

Chiefs assistant coach Kieran Keane is embarking on a new challenge, taking up the head coaching role at Irish club Connacht.

OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.

Stablemates set to clash

Stephen McKee's two star two-year-old's will clash in the Group I Diamond Stakes.

Two-year-old stablemates set to clash in Group I Diamond Stakes.

Older Boult claims some credit video

Jono Boult suggests his younger brother's IPL success can be traced back to him.

If you want to churn out a millionaire fast bowler, turn to coach Jono Boult - the older brother of Trent.


'What would it be like to live in a car?'

Peter Humphreys.

Opinion: Children put to the test over reality of homeless people in the city.

Black Ferns fly rugby's flag

Selica Winiata of the Black Ferns runs in for a try during the international women's test match between the New Zealand ...

OPINION: Where once we exchanged jerseys with a gallant opponent at the end of a hard game, some players now exchange blows on the field and accusations of cheating and poor referees afterwards. Thank goodness for the Black Ferns, writes Tom O'Connor.

Beauty to behold

Colour of summer - a flowering gum in full resplendent bloom, the rival to any pohutukawa.

OPINION: Old trees and old classic buildings lend character, charm, dignity and beauty as well as a sense of the gravitas of history to a place, writes Peter Dornauf.

I've been hacked

Don't invite them in, be careful what you click on when you're online.

OPINION: Narelle Henson learns firsthand how easy it is to invite hackers into your home.

Arts on a roll

Fittingly, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is on the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival programme.

OPINION: There is much to look forward to as the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival kicks off, writes Richard Swainson.

Life & Style

Amanda Ratuki's Waikato highlights

Amanda Ratuki from The Village Farm Shop in Whatawhata, Waikato.

Trips to an orchard shop with her grandparents when she was a child, were Amanda Ratuki's inspiraton for her Whatawhata business, The Village Farm Shop.

Shakespeare gets a '70s update

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night was first performed in February, 1602.

One of The Bard's better-known comedies features in the ongoing Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

Twirling good fun with rock 'n' roll

Emma and her partner Jerran Carroll attempt rock 'n' roll dancing in Cambridge.

When it comes to dancing, a lot of people panic and think they have two left feet.

Snug roadster on show at open day

Veteran and Vintage Car Club (Waikato) member Vince Gabelich with his 1935 MG.

MG heads out on the road, destination: Cambridge.

A unique and in tents experience

To attempt to describe the way The Floating Theatre works would be to assassinate the experience for those yet to ...

One-of-a-kind show defies analysis and description in this spoiler-free review.

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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