A seal was spotted in the Waikato River on Tuesday.

Seal's Waikato River adventure

9 min ago  It sounded like a goat, but on further inspection what one Hamilton worker was seeing was an adventurous seal.

Bomb hoax arrest

Police were called to Gower Park in Melville, for the third time in a week after a suspicious package was found on Tuesday.

8:35 AM  Police arrested a man on Tuesday night in relation to the suspicious package left at a Hamilton park.

Animated mayor promotes Plan

Council communications team show why they're up for LGNZ award.

Budget passes by one vote

Hamilton City Council adopts its long-term plan, confirming a yearly rates increase of 3.8pc.

Unapologetic for putting family first

A senior city councillor accuses some colleagues of inflicting a political low blow.

One dead, two injured in crash

One person is dead after a two-car crash, south of Turangi.

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One dead, two injured in crash

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One person is dead after a two-car crash, south of Turangi.

Bomb hoaxer a 'loser' gallery video

A leading criminologist says the person behind the spate of bomb hoaxes in Melville is most likely a "loser in society".

Historical day for Tuwharetoa iwi

Road safety top of NZTA agenda


New player in dairy goat industry

Matthew and Sarah Bolton and established the goat milking venture Oete Farms and formed a supply partnership with New Image Group Nutritionals who will process the milk into infant formula for the Asian market.

A NZ-based nutritional products company has formed a supply partnership to make a push into the dairy goat infant formula industry.

Reaching great heights with new business

Matt Ring felt starting Paramount Scaffolding was a "great opportunity".

Some of Curtain Creations’ Eunice Taylor lampshades and an assortment of designers’ cushions.

Cushion the blow of winter

With New Zealand shivering at the hand of record low temperatures, now is a good time to ask yourself if you have done everything you can to protect yourself and your family from the cold by insulating your home.


Santner in, Williamson top ranked

Allrounder Mitchell Santner gets the plaudits for his first ODI wicket at Edgbaston, from Kane Williamson, left, and Brendon McCullum.

Kane Williamson is the top-ranked NZ cricketer while Mitchell Santner is the new face in the 20 contracted players.

Weber keen to seize Maori All Blacks chance

Chiefs and Waikato halfback Brad Weber eyes Maori All Blacks selection as a chance to prove his ability at international level.

Farm Boy ridden by Vinnie Coglan, second from left, wins the Avondale Gold Cup.

Carter stable eyes spring attack

Group I performers return to Carter stable in anticipation of an exciting spring and summer.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

Life & Style

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Engaged couple Tash Sprout and Arie Stokes search for ideas at the Waikato Wedding Expo. Sprout is worried Stokes won't like her dress when she turns up to the altar on the wedding day.

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

Ducking in for icecream

Hamilton East's Duck Island icecreams go boldly into sweet new territory.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in his home at Bag End on the set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Director Sir Peter Jackson has his own replica of Bilbo's house under his Wairarapa home.

Opening the door to Sir Peter Jackson's house

Pull the right book in Sir Peter Jackson's house and the bookcase will open to Bag End - the home of Bilbo Baggins.

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