Mamma Mia lead actors, Ali Harper and Russell Dixon.

Musical's leads raring to go

Hamilton Operatic Society's upcoming Mamma Mia show tipped to thrill audiences.

Bike-friendly plan

School children negotiate traffic along Hamilton's Hukanui Road. The number of children riding a bike to school has plummeted in the past 25 years.

Hamilton's draft biking plan aims to get people out of cars and on their bikes.

Tyre contract given pass mark

A change to Hamilton's planning rules could be needed to stop another tyre mountain being stockpiled in the city.

Low-paid 'hit hardest'

Low income earners will be hit hardest by regional council rate hike.

Kids take aim with rocks at drivers

Huntly children are deliberately throwing rocks at trains and cars from a footbridge.

Woman's escape was 'planned'

Police appeal to missing woman's family after she left mental health care,

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Waikato Hospice gets $4m

Hospice Waikato will receive an extra $4.6million over four years. Hospice Waikato Chief executive Craig Tamblyn

The region's largest palliative care provider will receive and extra $4.6million in funding over the next four years.

Funding for regional tourism body increased

Hamilton and Waikato Tourism welcome funding boost days after setback.

Court battle looms over Starplus Homes

Passion rewarded with grant


So short staffed orders are being cut back

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John Cook managing director Stainless Design

One of Waikato's big employers says the skills shortage is so bad it is struggling to fill orders.

Rival urged to step down

Hamilton City Council deputy mayor Gordon Chesterman wants Ewan Wilson to resign.

Starplus homes went into liquidation two years ago.

Court battle looms over Starplus Homes

A precedent-setting court battle could be on the way over the failure of one of Waikato's biggest home building companies.


Track sprinters ready for trip to US, Europe

New Zealand's track sprinters are heading to the United States and Europe for winter training.

5:00 AM  As a new season approaches, New Zealand track cycling sprint coach Anthony Peden believes he has one of the best groups in the world at his disposal.

National audience for Pukekohe's opening 1st XV game

When the Pukekohe 1st XV kick off their Counties Manukau Premier Secondary Schools campaign, they will do so in the national eye.

Fuifatu Asomua, pictured here with identical twin brother Suetena, will captain the Wesley College 1st XV this year.

Young Wesley 1st XV out to defend their Counties title

Wesley College's 1st XV coach is confident that they have what they takes to win the national title this year despite fielding a young side. 


Closed council meetings rarely a good idea


OPINION: In a vacuum of reliable information, rumour, innuendo and suspicion grow like mushrooms in a dark, warm place.

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

Massey Uni's strange new advert

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato.

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Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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