New Chum Beach at Whangapoua, Waikato.

'Extremely frustrating'

Hearing into subdivision application at top beach is suspended at the last minute.

Formula tin scare

"Staff and members of the public reported what appeared to have been a breach in the tins."

Police called after fears of baby formula tampering at Hamilton supermarket.

DHB mulls masks

Waikato DHB staff who don't get the flu jab may have to wear surgical masks.

Angus Rd. Eatery closes

A year after being refurbished, Angus Rd. Eatery has closed its doors.

Ducks dumped

Just days after the start of the 2015 duck shooting season, about 50 ducks were found dumped in a Cambridge waterway.

Hip hop sisters aim for Las Vegas

Accidental audition puts two Matamata teens on the road to World Hip Hop Champs in Las Vegas.

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"King of Claudelands" gets graffiti wall video

A mural in Konrad Smith's honor is being painted by graffiti artists and friends. His wife, Nicole Smith, with the couple's children, Karter, seven months, and Charlie, 4.

A man who spent the last years of his life crafting billboards for the city now has a wall of his own - just he's not here to see it.

Asthma sufferers encouraged to manage their condition

Asthma NZ encourages sufferers to be proactive in dealing with their condition.

Cycling NZ hits up council for $25k

Man charged over alleged stabbing

Business

NDA targets Aussie mines for growth

NDA's Tim Foote stands next to the 18-metre water purification systems he has spent the past year project managing.

Hamilton company NDA is gearing up for expansion on the back of the Australian mining sector.

Dairy award 'icing on the cake'

Canterbury and Waikato-Hauraki farmers were the big winners at the NZ Dairy Industry Awards.

Tuakau's Grahams Funeral Services' Lynne Graham, her son Mark Graham and his son Jared Graham proudly celebrate the family-operated business' 80th anniversary.

80 years for family business

It may not be many children's dream job but for the Graham family, looking after funerals is their calling.

Sport

Injured Kopua still sidelined after Magic's bye

Injured captain Casey Kopua will sit alongside coach Julie Fitzgerald for the Magic's match against the Steel.

Magic coach Julie Fitzgerald rules star defender out for at least another week.

Midlands U-21 women win again

Midlands women continue their winning start to the national under-21 hockey championships in Wellington, but the Midlands men suffered a narrow loss on day two.

The Avantidrome in Cambridge, the home to Cycling NZ, has been awarded a UCI Track Cycling World Cup to be hosted in December.

Cycling NZ hits up council for $25k

Cycling New Zealand has asked Waikato Regional Council to open the coffers for a major cycling event in December.

Opinion

Bali Nine, mercy and the drug trade

A vigil held before Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed on Wednesday.

OPINION: Justice is a harsh thing sometimes. Never is it harsher than when crime meets the ultimate punishment, as it did this week in Indonesia.

It's not sport, it's chasing birds with guns

OPINION: It’s that time of year when grown men play dress ups with loaded guns.

Opinion

Celebrate Orson Welles on his 100th

OPINION: Growing up, while contemporaries indulged every ghastly musical trend of the moment, my attention was on the movie stars of yesteryear.

Life & Style

Pilates takes woman to ultra marathons

Mimi Robbins watches over Jenni Hoogeveen as she works out.

One Cambridge woman knows more about reforming her health and fitness levels than most.

Cat show comes to Ngaruawahia

Purring pussies of every colour and size, both long and short haired, will be putting their best paw forward at Ngaruawahia's first cat show.

Mark 1 owner, Chris Lander, is getting ready for Free Comic Book day on Saturday.

Free comic book day

Darth Vader is coming to Hamilton on Saturday.

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