Des Abbott shoots. 
Photographed Sunday, 17 August 2008, by John Donegan for Fairfax Media.
2008 Beijing Olympics

Midlands teams in top shape

Going one better than last year is the goal for the Midlands mens hockey team.

Police probe stabbing

The attack was near Fairfield Bridge in Hamilton.

Witnesses sought after a woman allegedly attacks a 54-year-old man on a city bridge.

Car thief on the run

A car thief who led a chase from Hamilton to Taupiri may have struck again after evading police.

House fire in Tokoroa

A man has been treated for smoke inhalation following a house fire in Tokoroa.

Blood linked to attack

Human blood outside a Hamilton church has been linked to a woman seriously injured in an assault.

Quad bike death

Family are at the scene where a farm worker has died after rolling his quad bike.

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Contractor injured in explosion stablised

WorkSafe NZ is investigating the incident when a badly burned in a flash fire at the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre.

A contractor burned in a flash fire at Hamilton's Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre is stable in a ward. 

Waikato's best science minds recognised

Sixteen finalists have been announced for annual prestigious Waikato science awards.

'Low-risk industry' claims father

Council standoff as King refuses to withdraw allegations


Council standoff as King refuses to withdraw allegations

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker repeatedly clashed with councillor Andrew King at Thursday's council meeting.

City councillors have clashed over allegations an elected member deliberately misled colleagues over her voting record.

Huntly development due to expressway

Transport minister Simon Bridges and Whatumoana Paki, Maori King Tuheitia's son, turned the first sod on the Huntly Expressway project on Friday morning alongside Transport Agency staff, landowners, politicians and Waikato-Tainui representatives.

'I think it's an opportunity for Huntly to develop as more than a town people just pass through.'

WKT - Smart Waikato leadership summit -

SmartWaikato chief executive Mary Jensen.


House prices ignore values

Some unit-type housing is still selling close to its quotable value in Hamilton.

The upcoming valuation of Hamilton properties is unlikely to cool the heated market, experts say.

First home buyers tap into grants

Hamilton first home buyers have been taking advantage of KiwiSavers HomeStart loan.

More than 100 Hamilton first home buyers have tapped into government support.


Wanderers run riot

1Mark Jones, seen in action earlier this season, scored twice on Saturday.

Wade Molony and Mark Jones starred in Wanderers' demolition job.

Midlands teams in top shape for NHL opener

Australian striker Des Abbott will be asked to provide goals for Midlands in 2015.

Going one better than last year is the goal for the Midlands mens hockey team when the National Hockey League gets underway on Saturday.

Beaver comeback put on hold

Co-captain Brad Weber is back in Waikato's starting lineup for what he describes as a grudge match against Bay of Plenty.

Mooloo men give former ABs first-five Stephen Donald another week to get back up to speed.

Hamilton Girls' tackle Opotiki in Chiefs final

Hamilton Girls' fullback Calista Wihone scores a try in the corner against Feilding High School.

Hamilton Girls' High rugby team are looking to extend their winning streak in order to get to the national final four.

Cullen nervous about debut

Christian Cullen in action for the Hurricanes back in 1996 in the inaugural Super Rugby match in Palmerston North.

If you think the players will be nervous when taking the field in the national provincial championship on Saturday night, spare a thought for the commentator.


The madness of a loving family

Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

OPINION: Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

The Auckland effect

QV Registered value Chris Price.

OPINION: By now, we have all heard Auckland house prices are rising to record highs and there seems to be insatiable demand which is fuelling further increases.

How much contribution can any of us make to the nation?

We can't all be Winston Churchills - or Charles Darwins, or even part of the Swainson pantheon.

OPINION: Assessing your own historic legacy is a humbling business.

Founders Theatre deserves costly refit


OPINION: Founders Theatre is worth every cent Hamilton ratepayers spend on it.

Opinion: Tuheitia steps out of the shadows

Maori King Tuheitia's bid for greater Auckland his moment to shine.

OPINION: Maori King Tuheitia's claim a stand for his iwi.

Life & Style

Quilts a treasure for kids

Hellen Borrington has been making quilts for children in care.

Crafting good for the soul.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

Guide biscuits gifted to local Foodbank

Cambridge Salvation Army envoy Jillian Smith with some of the local Brownies, from left, Caitlin Hill, Lucy Eastwood and Ella Welford. In the front is Sophie Howard.

Guide biscuits gifted to Cambridge Foodbank

Top five things to do this weekend

Classical Trumpeter Bill Stoneham and organist Myles Hartley.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this week's top five picks.

Facing demons and heros

Former Thames High teacher John Allum encouraged Jacqui Barrett to write as a teenager, a skill she used to exorcise her demoms as an adult.

Dealing with demons and facing heros on her journey of self discovery and healing.

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