Waikato civil defence weather report

Forecast: nasty thunder bacon

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Help too late for man

Auckland's Westpac Rescue helicopter crew landed in Hahei to attend to a man in his 60s.

A 60-year-old man preparing his holiday home for Christmas was found barely alive at the bottom of the stairs.

Raglan boat rescue

Two injured people lifted from boat after a wave hits..

Nuns, ice cream and Ham East

It's more than just trendy clothes and nice food in Hamilton East. 

Real estate that 'delivers'

Envelope yourself in this cosy old post office and watch the world go by.

Profit's the problem - doco maker

Bryan Bruce wants a world "where we realise that in a fair society, everyone benefits."

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Eclectic Hamilton East always home for nuns

Hamilton East woman and nun Sister Raewyn Hogan lives in the accommodation opposite Sacred Heart Girls College.

It's more than just trendy clothes and nice food in Hamilton East.

House fire in Tirau

Emergency services attended a house fire in Tirau around 5pm.

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Waikato Home and Garden Show sold

The Waikato Home and Garden show is changing hands, but its home will still be Claudelands Events Centre.

Waikato's Home and Garden Show is changing hands.

Doco maker says profit's the problem

Neoliberalism has bred a 'me first' society, says documentary-maker Bryan Bruce, who is on a New Zealand speaking tour.

Bryan Bruce wants a world "where we realise that in a fair society, everyone benefits, even the rich."

Call for SodaStream boycott

A SodaStream Wood Light Plated machine.

Your kitchen bench fizzy machine has become a bubbling ground for political warfare.

Naveya & Sloane's sparkling success

Alex Bunnett and Rachel Sloane want to rival the very best in the world of luxury jewellery.

Diamonds and personalised service are Naveya & Sloane's best friends when it comes to fast growth.

Kiwi Regional Air axes Queenstown flights

Kiwi Regional Air purchased one SAAB 340A for about $2 million.

One month after launching Kiwi Air is already abandoning a route.


Fight for Life opponents swing by hospice

Former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk and opponent Belinda Sommerville visit Hospice Waikato inpatient Julie Fairhurst, from Coro Glen.

Irene van Dyk and her opponent have paid a sobering visit to Hospice Waikato.

WaiBop happy to step aside

WaiBop United could be playing their last season, if Hamilton Wanderers' bid for a national league licence from next year is successful.

One of Hamilton Wanderers or WaiBop United could play in the national league from next year, but not both.

Bettor Informed - Multis are evil video

Was this dog part of your latest multi?

They may appear a sexy option, but multis are the Chelsea of the betting world - and less successful.

White collar bout brings the biff

Dan Britten and Dion Collier (right) will be matching up in the second fight of the Zero Risk King of the Ring boxing match on December 5.

A 'white collar' match-up between corporate accountant Dan Britten and project manger Dion Collier will be the second bout of the Zero Risk King of the Ring on December 5.

Knights get quick replacement

Anton Devcich has been in stellar form for the Northern Knights.

Australian quick bowler Timm van der Gugten has given the Knights a new weapon. 


Why Kiwis need Thanksgiving

Pele Ineleo at today's Thanksgiving dinner, given by the US Embassy at Downtown Community Ministry.

OPINION: It's a good time of year to step back and be thankful for what we do have.

Opinion: Cats the biggest threat to NZ's wildlife

Biologists have long warned that, of all the introduced predators which pose a threat to our indigenous wildlife, birds, lizards and geckos, cats are by far the most lethal.

Opinion: Campaign to control cats puts canine lovers against conservationists.

Opinion: Less time for people 'to get munted'

Opinion: If you really want to fix the mayhem, close Hamilton bars earlier.

Opinion: New Zealand heartland in throws of social death

Inside the Fun Ho National Toy Museum in Inglewood, Taranaki.

Opinion: A trip down memory lane in rural heartland shows how much New Zealand has changed.

Good parents are the real experts on children

Sometimes ordinary parents know much better than the experts.

OPINION: Great parents are the only experts you need when it comes to raising happy, healthy children.

Life & Style

Orchestra and choirs combine for Messiah concert

Hamilton soprano Madison Nonoa will perform with Opus Orchestra, the Hamilton Civic Choir and the Rotorua District Choir.

Some top talent are coming together to perform one of the world's oldest and most recognisable works.

Daredevil pilot pens children's book

Bernie Haskell with his two flying-centric books.

Daredevil pilot writes book for children

Operation: success for overseas

Cambridge High School students Emma Morely and Eden Lawrence sort through boxes for Operation Christmas Child in Auckland.

A task that was originally set up for junior Cambridge High School students turned into a big community initiative - one to help third world countries.

Godspell a joyous romp

Director Derek Kingsbury with the Godspell cast.

Godspell a triumph at Cambridge's Gaslight Theatre

Biggest Xmas tree rises

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

The nation's tallest Christmas tree stands more than six storeys high.

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