University of Waikato student Alex Barlow, 23, moved into a studio unit in Hamilton East in March 2015.

Studio apartment boom

Explosion of studio units leads to oversupply of student accommodation in Hamilton East.

One injured in crash

A man was taken to hospital by ambulance after a gas explosion in South Auckland.

7:44 AM  Crash in Waikato leaves one person seriously injured.

'Please, we need our daughter'

8:26 AM  The father of a missing teen has made a plea to the "career criminal" thought to have her.

Louise Nicholas' house burgled

11 min ago  Burglars went through anti-rape advocate Louise Nicholas' underwear drawer.

Coding is more than computers

8:54 AM  Analysis and evaluation skills are among the spin-offs, says a researcher.

'Ability' questioned

A man who allegedly used a fake CV to get a job at Waikato District Health Board has had his identity revealed.

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Volcano monitoring at new heights

The view of Mt Tongariro over Lake Rotoaira from the GNS Science camera installed on the 1325m volcanic peak of Mt Pihanga.

8:52 AM  Crown research institute GNS Science has installed new remote cameras on keep watch on the volcanic Mt Tongariro.

'Fake' psychiatrist named

A man who allegedly used a fake CV to get a job at Waikato District Health Board has had his identity revealed.

TGH to sell up to half of The Base

Senior politician calls on Waikato Mayoral Forum to be more open


TGH to sell up to half of The Base

An aerial shot of The Base in 2013. Half of the development is now up for sale.

Half of Waikato-Tainui's flagship development, The Base shopping centre, will go up for sale as the tribe seeks to free up cash.

Drone body takes off

Drone safety is the main concern of a new body joined by Raglan drone manufacturer Aeronavics. 

Waikato regional councillor Peter Buckley said the mayoral forum needed to be quicker in how it relayed information back to councillors.

Senior politician calls on Waikato Mayoral Forum to be more open

A senior Hamilton politician has called on the Waikato Mayoral Forum to be more transparent.


Cody Cat, Carston on form

Long-priced winner Cody Cat gave Andrew Carston a flying star to the new season.

The wins have been well spaced but Cody Cat's owners have never lost sight of their reason for racing a horse.

Natzke taking European hunt to final round

Josiah Natzke's latest performance in the European motocross championships has him right in the mix for the European title.

Josh Nyika, right, won his first international bout on the anniversary of younger brother David Nyika's Commonwealth Games win.

Josh Nyika wins first international bout

Josh Nyika couldn't be in a better head space with the Oceania boxing championships less than a month away.


Criticism of Still Life astonishing


OPINION: When I read James Croot’s review of the movie Still Life, which he described as ‘‘emotionally powerful drama’’ and a ‘‘minor masterpiece’’, I heartily concurred.

The ref is always right on the day

OPINION: Sunday morning's epic match at Ellis Park was one I was half convinced the All Blacks would lose.

Tony Robertson was convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco.

Why was Robertson free to kill?

OPINION: I've been to jail several times. It was all part of a learning process. At least, that's my excuse.

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Film festival has variety and 'geysers of blood'

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman are the stars of Deathgasm, a "blood-splattered, heavy shredding comedy-horror" that won the Make My Horror Movie competition.

Hamilton film fans will be booking the best part of a month off work with the international film festival about to hit town again.

Top five things to do this weekend

Rock, blues, theatre and kung fu - here are this week's top five picks.

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker overlooks the city's Ferrybank area by the Waikato River.

Public input vital for Ferrybank development: mayor

Hamiltonians will get their first look at concept plans for Hamilton's Ferrybank area by the end of the year.

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