Hamilton's Christmas Tree in Garden Place was lit up on Sunday night to a large crowd.

Christmas spirit lights up

The country's largest Christmas tree is shining bright in Hamilton's centre.

Westfield mall sold

Shoppers at Westfield Mall mob Prime Minister John Key during the 2014 election campaign.

Three major Westfield shopping malls, including Chartwell, are likely to be rebranded after being sold.

Held up at gunpoint

A gun-wielding thief demanded cash from a store worker manning a Waikato Pricecutter.

Aussie no longer the lucky country

Australia's gloss wearing off for more and more Kiwis.

Car bowls over pregnant woman

11:13 AM  A pregnant woman suffered a broken leg after a car crashed into a crowd.

Our tribute to Jonah Lomu video

Waikato rugby identities pay their respects to the great man.

Ad Feedback

Car bowls over pregnant woman

A pregnant woman was injured after a car rammed a crowd she was in outside a Hamilton house.

11:13 AM  A pregnant woman suffered a broken leg after a car crashed into a crowd.

Fear of amputation inspires battle with the DHB

10:01 AM  A Tokoroa pensioner is living in fear of having his foot amputated because of podiatry funding shortages.

Cambridge horse breeder recognised

Gunpoint robbery shocks staff


Top honour for female winemaker

Pask Winery head winemaker Kate Radburnd.

Pask Winery's head winemaker Kate Radburnd wins the NZ Wine Growers Fellowship.

Westfield Queensgate and Chartwell sold

Shoppers at Westfield Mall mob Prime Minister John Key during the 2014 election campaign.

Three major Westfield shopping malls in Lower Hutt, Hamilton and Auckland are likely to be rebranded after being sold by the properties' Australian owners.

Getting a small business started

Chris Morrison is the owner of start-up Four Leaf Furniture.

We get some tips from the owner of a one-year-old business on what you need to know.

Hobbiton's unexpected visitor

Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi peers out of the front door of Bag End at Hobbiton.

Visiting Doctor swings by Middle-earth for a house call.

Ferrybank design finalists revealed

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with concept designs depicting a redeveloped Ferrybank precinct.

Three distinct and bold plans to reimagine Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct will be unveiled today.


Cambridge horse breeder recognised

Cambridge's Kym Kearns with the plaque and 28 year old Isa Countessa.

Cambridge horse breeder recognised for excellence

Hamilton fall just short of thrilling comeback win


It was a tremendous fightback but wasn't quite to be, amid a controversial finish.

WaiBop United youth still in hunt for title

Paul Clout is the WaiBop United youth team's top scorer this year, but only has three goals.

Travel troubles couldn't keep WaiBop United down as they beat Heartland Wairarapa 3-2 on Saturday.

Johnson dances away in stakes race

Stolen Dance was too good in the Group III Eagle Technology Stakes at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Stolen Dance and Johnson too good in Technology Stakes.

Lang and Alamer shock Ellerslie punters

Alamer and Sam Collett score in the Trevor Eagle Memorial 3YO at Ellerslie for trainer Roger Lang.

Alamer shocks Ellerslie in Eagle Memorial.


Opinion: Committing crime free of charge

People gather to lay flowers and light candles at La Belle Equipe restaraunt on Rue de Charonne the terrorist attack in Paris.

Opinion: Taking religion to the extreme.

Hamilton the city of grandiose visionaries

Let's hope Mayor Julie Hardaker's plans for the river fare better than some other visions for the city's future.

Pipe dreams aren't new for Hamilton politicians.

Watching the watchdogs

Accountability is critical for any healthy society.

OPINION: None of us is above being held accountable for our actions - not even the Police.

Opinion: Finally flying the flag for change

he five flags options on display outside a business in Nelson.

Opinion: Let's flag Prince Charles and go our own way.

Obituary: Life spent solving mysteries for New Zealanders

Dr "Whit" Russell, for many years pathologist at Waikato Hospital. He was lead pathologist in the Royal Commission into the July 3 1963 Air New Zealand DC3 crash in the Kaimai ranges. Obit. Whitworth Athol (Whit) Russell, 1918-2015

Obituary: Whit Russell was the man police called to identify dead bodies.

Life & Style

Christmas floats kept secret

Tibor Horvath and Amanda Griffiths have been working on their Christmas float under the cover of darkness.

Businesses are working under the cover of darkness to keep their ideas hidden.

Lights on Sunday night for Christmas tree

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

Hamilton's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been pushed back.

How life has changed in 50 years video

Beverley and Barry Woolcott married in October 1960. In those days, people took the vows literally and divorce was rare.

Three generations of one family reflect on how life, love and death have evolved in half a century.

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

Ad Feedback
special offers



View marriage and birth notices from around the region

Death Notices


View obituaries from around the region

my stuff



The easy way to put your Waikato Times delivery on hold or report a missed or damaged paper




In the market for a car

Waikato Times Videos

Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

Art and other taonga open to view