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

Keeping Diwali tradition alive

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

Girl, 9, in rip rescue

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Kawhia to Raglan road trip on the coastal road.
From the Kawhia road end ...

8:25 PM  A surfer rescued a nine-year-old girl caught in a rip in Raglan.

Angry mum slaps bully

When she saw the schoolgirl on the street, the 41 year old couldn't control herself.

Kaiaua tip to be dug up

Firth of Thames mangroves and coastline are littered with 20-year-old rubbish.

Sex offender placed near schools

A Huntly couple are outraged Corrections placed a child sex offender in their neighbourhood.

Inquiry call into steel mesh gallery video

More than 100 sign up for class action on dodgy steel mesh in their new homes, sparking call for government inquiry.

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Fire at tyre shop

Fire crews were called to AH Franks tyre shop in central Hamilton after smoke was seen billowing from the building.

A fire outside a building broke through roller doors and spread inside.

Stuck, inside a Ruapehu crevasse video

As Manfred Raikes, 15, skidded off the ledge and into an 8m crevasse, he closed his eyes and waited to die.

Woman arrested after stabbing

Fancy footwork on show video


'Sad day' for Pumpkin Patch

A lack of capital was putting the company at risk, according to a notice on the NZX.

The NZ children's clothing company has too much debt and is struggling to stay afloat.

Healthy snack box delivery

Good Grazing snack boxes includes a variety of snacks such as triple nut banana bars, protein balls, kalamata olive ...

Most of us have experienced the 3pm slump, where we reach for the chocolate to stave off hunger, only to regret it later.

Gym members demand refunds

Configure Express in Papakura closed in August but members are still waiting on refunds.

Members of a women's gym in Auckland say they are still waiting for refunds, more than two months after it closed.

PM opens NZ tea centre

Prime Minister John Key and Zealong Estate general manager Vincent Chen at the opening of the $8 million visitor centre.

John Key cut the ribbon on a new $8m visitor centre and production plant at Zealong Estate's tea-growing operation.

Votes to halt Shelly Bay sale

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

The future of Wellington's Shelly Bay is uncertain after opponents challenged its sale.


ND openers help visitors fight back

Dean Brownlie made a century for ND against Canterbury.

Dean Brownlie made a ton, but Todd Astle has been the standout with bat and ball in Christchurch.

Newcomers make winning starts

Hamilton Wanderers celebrate their first national league football goal.

Hamilton Wanderers and Eastern Suburbs are both on the board in the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Sacred Elixir Derby bound

Saturday's win for the Tony Pike-trained Sacred Elixir has moved him into favouritism for the VRC Derby.

Winx may have stolen his thunder on Saturday but Sacred Elixir looks likely to start favourite in the VRC Derby.

Astara earns Guineas spot

Astara has firmed into $10 for the Group I 1000 Guineas on the back of Saturday's win at Ellerslie.

Ellerslie win books Astara's trip south but more Guineas questions will be answered on Monday.

Wanderers' first win an ugly one

Hamilton Wanderers celebrate Tom Davis' goal.

Hamilton Wanderers started their national league existence with a win, but will be hoping for better performances in the future.


Burqa, burkini and choice

A woman wearing a burkini on a beach in Marseille, France.

OPINION: In an endemic patriarchal society the burkini is an expression of the repression of women, Peter Dornauf writes.

Terrifying dance

It’s a slippery slope when you start deciding who has a right to die.

OPINION: Narelle Henson opposes assisted suicide being introduced in New Zealand.

Pizza with a side of guilt

The sight of beggars on the street is becoming a backdrop to the decay of Hamilton's CBD.

OPINION: What should have been just another Friday night of warm pizza became a night of reflection.

Full life, well lived

‘Golf Nana’ Myrle Robertson was 102 when she died at the Raglan Rest home this month.

OBITUARY: Una ‘Myrle’ Robertson, December 19, 1914 – September 28, 2016

'Community care' costly experiment

Flowers at a memorial service for Clare Bremner at the home where she and her husband Keith were attacked by their son Ross.

OPINION: Why was a man as disturbed as Ross Bremner not in care?

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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.

Turmeric lattes hit Hamilton

Liz Downing with her turmeric lattes.

Local honey, organic cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, water and coconut milk - yum.

Insightful account of war

The Waikato war of July 1863 to April 1864 was the defining conflict in New Zealand history.

REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.

Historic gates in Cambridge to move

Thomas Wells has gates built after him in Cambridge.

The decision has been made to move Lake Te Ko Utu's historic gates into a more prominent place.

Kapa haka kids

Faces of the past and the future graced the stage at the Tainui Kapa Haka Primary School Regionals on Saturday at the ...

They might have been small and young, but they filled the Claudelands Events Centre with their powerful performances.

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