Raewyn Watkins is the brains behind - and the sultry voice of - the Moments of Time concerts on August 7 and 8 at the Meteor Theatre.

Big swingin' night comes to town

Hamiltonians who have yearned to experience a Boston blues venue, a New Orleans jazz dive or a Chicago speakeasy club are in luck!

Cambridge crash fatal

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal crash near the Avantidrome in Cambridge on Thursday afternoon.

4:25 PM  A collision between a car and a truck has killed one person.

Search for missing hunter

4:49 PM  A search is under way for a missing Coromandel hunter who failed to return from a possum hunting trip.

Hamilton house fire suspicious

A Hamilton property damaged by a fire in the ceiling has had a guard placed outside.

Twin prepares for sister's funeral

4:07 PM  Friends of a woman killed near Turangi set up an appeal to help twin with funeral costs.

Brothers wrestling with success

A pair of Waihi brothers have been hand picked to represent NZ in the Down Under Wrestling Meet.

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Virtual first glimpse of new Hamilton school gallery video

A graphic flyover of the new Rototuna Junior High School.

6 min ago  Rototuna Junior High will have to be big if the attendance at the school's first information evening is anything to go by.

Mobile phones targeted in early morning raid

4:00 PM  Huntly Police are asking the public for information leading to the arrest of two people who broke into the Countdown Supermarket on Thursday morning.

Greek crisis felt in Hamilton

Grocery thief jailed for 5 months


Funding boost for tourism

The head of Hamilton and Waikato Tourism Kiri Goulter.

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism will receive a funding injection from local government partners.

Aeronavics' new appointment

Raglan drone company Aeronavics has appointed Jon Fletcher to the role of chief operating officer.

Fonterra workers file into a staff meeting held in the Salvation Army Hall in Hamilton.

Fonterra job cuts plan confirmed

Fonterra confirms that massive jobs cuts are underway after a series of leaks about staff meetings across the country.


Schoolboy studies Staccato's form

4:07 PM  Horse has more raceday experience than his young rider.

Weight a Thorn in Prince's side

3:40 PM  Weight the question mark in Taumarunui Cup at Te rapa.

Joelle King will play in the North Island champs men's draw in a bid to harden up for the second half of the year.

King mixes with men at North Island champs

3:44 PM  Tournament will provide some valuable match-practice ahead of a busy second half of the year.


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.

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The man who grew a church from trees video

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

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.

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.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

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

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