Marcelo Sanzana feels the burn at Rotorua's Brew Bar.

Competition heats up

6:11 PM  It's New Zealand's hottest competition, but more 'Why?' factor than X-Factor.

Bloody drama over $50

Eric Messick reunited Noelene Straker with the $50 note she lost at the BP Station on Ulster St on Saturday after he picked it up in the petrol station shop. She thanked him with two Jim Bean cans.

5:38 PM  A good samaritan plans to boycott a Hamilton petrol station after he returned a woman's dropped money.

Truck driver injured

A man is seriously injured after a truck rolled in Gordonton.

Winter is coming, Metservice says

Bring on the wind, rain and snow - it's going to get nasty across much of the country.

Flooding on Cobham Drive

Flooding has lead to one lane being closed on Hamilton's Cobham Drive.

Fence crash critically injures man

A man suffered critical injuries after crashing his car into a fence in Cambridge.

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House fire sends sobering message

Gas price rises will escalate in the next three to five years.

A Waikato house is destroyed after a fire, two people escaped unscathed.

Times journalist picks up award

Waikato Times' journalist Florence Kerr has won a prestigious prize at the Canon Media Awards.

Girl, 8, found

Sunday-Star Times wins weekly newspaper of the year


Chinese take milk battle to Fonterra

Otorohanga dairy factory

Waikato welcomes it's third Chinese dairy factory in as many years.

Challenges ahead for rural communities

Our rural communities are well aware now of the challenges the substantial reduction of income forecast for our dairy industry participants, will actually mean.

10032015 News. Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ.  Edendale, Southland, Fonterra Dairy factory. Large sign on the factory wall. Photos for Richard Cosgrove-The Press.

Is Fonterra's iron-grip slipping?

Fonterra's taken the hits, but suppliers should stay, says dairy farmer.


Pulu puts pressure on Rennie

Augustine Pulu was a standout in the Chiefs victory over the Bulls in Rotorua.

5:11 PM  Chiefs halfback grabs his chance and gives coach selection headaches this week.

Live Super Rugby: Chiefs vs Bulls in Rotorua

Join us for Super Rugby action as the Chiefs host the Bulls in Rotorua.

Halfback Augustine Pulu of the Chiefs dotted down twice in Rotorua.

Chiefs play it smart in bonus point win over Bulls video

Chiefs make successful return to Rotorua with 34-20 Super Rugby win over Bulls.


Massey University's strange new advert

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato. She wanted me to surrender and be with her kind. But where was she from? Was she real? A fantasy? A sorcerer’s trick? What game was she on and how could mere mortals play?

The fight for our moral fabric

OPINION: There's a fabric that runs, invisible, through our society. It holds together all other strands of life. But because we've never had to weave life without it, we don't realise how our world would crumble in its absence. 

Matthew Phillip Hanna

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

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Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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