Katana, left, and Teina Paul are looking for sponsors and will be fundraising so they can compete at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas.

Hip hop sisters aim for Las Vegas

1:24 PM  Accidental audition puts two Matamata teens on the road to World Hip Hop Champs in Las Vegas.

DHB mulls masks

Somehow we must cover the burgeoning costs of healthcare.

1:20 PM  Waikato DHB staff who don't get the flu jab may have to wear surgical masks.

Angus Rd. Eatery closes

2:13 PM  A year after being refurbished, Angus Rd. Eatery has closed its doors.

Fatal shooting inquiry video

9 min ago  Police focus on building a picture of the events that ended with the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man.

Anzac crosses kicked over

12 min ago  Vandals have repeatedly struck at a King Country school's Anzac display.

'No dogs' policy upsets

"No dogs" signs on the Waikato River Trails have upset Arapuni residents.

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New Chum Beach hearing on hold

New Chum Beach at Whangapoua, Waikato.

1:48 PM  A hearing into plans to subdivide New Chum Beach is on hold at the request of the applicants.

Waiuku man's tears for Nepal

1:13 PM  Recalling the moment he first saw destruction in the streets of Thamel in Nepal brings tears to Grahame Roberts' eyes.

Kiwanis donate again

Cycling NZ hits up council for $25k


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.


Gadeisuva turning heads

Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva has scored 13 tries in the last four weeks.

2:32 PM  Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva is turning heads in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition after scoring 13 tries in four weeks including four last Saturday in his side's 78-3 win over Drury.

Ngaruawahia want match rescheduled

1:31 PM  Ngaruawahia United say they're not at fault for a defaulted Northern League match against North Shore United. 

Cambridge went back to the top of the WaiBop Premiership.

Cambridge resume league lead

1:57 PM  WaiBOP Premiership favourites, Cambridge, have climbed back to the top of the table after a 4-1 win at previous leaders, Melville United, while Ngongotaha moved into second after taking a point from their home match against Matamata Swifts.


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.


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.

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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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