Sam Adams, a retired school bus driver, says parents need to meet their children on the same side of the road as the ...

Bus driver's plea to parents

12:40 PM  Meet your children on the side of the road they exit the bus so they don't get hit.

Kuggeleijn not guilty video

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Christopher Kuggeleijn outside Hamilton District Court.

12 min ago  The Northern Districts cricketer's family applauded as the verdict was read. 

Fish kill firm 'got it wrong'

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Medical record filing 'appalling'

12:08 PM  More people are wanting to access their medical records but caution needed.

Child injured in crash

A 10-year-old has been extracted from a crashed ute and airlifted out to Waikato Hospital.

Wrong way expressway chase

Four teens in a stolen car went the wrong way down the Waikato Expressway during a police chase.

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In the safe zone

A girl throws up into a rubbish bin during O Week celebrations.

1:25 PM  Water, pulled-pork buns, phone charges and medical help is on hand at the safe zone in downtown Hamilton.

Revived kayaker grateful to be alive

Rescued kayaker Ryan Lucas thanks his fellow kayaker who helped him out of the water when Lucas blacked out during a 25-metre plunge.

Spikes used to end police pursuit

Healthy Rivers amendment call


Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

Fish kill firm: 'We got it wrong'

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Healthy Rivers amendment call

Farmers know the hotspots and want support to clean them up

Worked-up farmers petition regional council over plan to clean up the region's waterways.

Business summit on growth

Mayor Andrew King said transport issues were the "big elephant in the room" for Hamilton.

The business community has been chastised by city officials for failing to contribute to growth discussions.

Tyre kingpin restricted video

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.


Stokers Rock runs from new stable

Former southerner Stokers Rock will make his northern debut at Matamata for Peter McKay.

Newcomer Stokers Rock makes impression on trainer.

Coll eyeing ultimate challenge

Paul Coll, right, faces another big challenge when he takes to the court at the Windy City Open in Chicago this weekend.

After recently beating the world No 2, top Kiwi squash player Paul Coll will take on the world No 1 at the PSA World Series event in Chicago.

Grylls after Breeders repeat

Craig Grylls will wear the familiar O'Sullivan and Scott colours and be fancied for a repeat in Saturday's Matamata ...

Craig Grylls knows what it takes to win hometown feature for O'Sullivan and Scott.

Weight right for Turn Me Loose

Kerrin McEvoy rides the Kiwi galloper Turn Me Loose in the Futurity at Caulfield.

Star Cambridge galloper Turn Me Loose out to turn tables at Caulfield.

Chiefs development squad named

Samisoni Taukei'aho, who will make his Super Rugby debut on Friday night, is part of the Chiefs' development squad named ...

A 41-man squad has been named for a couple of local derbies, and another trip to Hong Kong.


Jersey man through and through

Don Ferguson leading Follys Lucy, one of the jerseys he had shares in with the Queen.

OBITUARY: Renowned jersey cow breeder Don Ferguson from Otorohanga could count Queen Elizabeth II as a friend.

Game over

Thousands of empty yellow seats showed fans weren't buying the glitz of the Wellington Rugby Sevens any more.

OPINION: It's time for a change, writes Max Christoffersen, and Hamiltonians could be the game-changers.

I heart humanities

I can remember walking past the library at university and catching my breath every single time  at the thought of all ...

OPINION: Narelle Henson couldn't support the Love Humanities day this week – you see, the humanities have let her down.

'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.

Life & Style

Boot camp to beat neuroblastoma

Filipo Fifita, 28, is a personal trainer and wants to use fitness as a fundraiser to help a little girl with neuroblastoma.

For Filipo​ Fifita, a random act of kindness was what it took to realise a true passion.

Esk Valley's taste enough to satisfy the palate

Simon Wood continues his column, Wood on Wine and Beer.

Opinion: Old-world wines of Esk Valley prove to be popular option for those looking for something new and different.

Clarity rules in night of classic opera

Elaine Wogan, Clinton Fung and Pamela Wallace performed numbers from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, and the Marriage of ...

The electric piano grates, but everything else was great, writes Sam Edwards.

Psychedelic Shakespeare is groovy fun

"If music be the food of love, play on," wrote William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night - and there is plenty of love for ...

This version of famous comedy is one you will really dig, writes Mike Mather.

Father's drowning death drives teen

"[Dad] would be really proud because I know that he wanted the best for us as his kids - he'd be over the moon," Matt ...

Thriving teenager says his dad understood the importance of education and would be proud of him.

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