Sarah Martinez and daughter Jordan Martinez volunteer for the Hamilton Homeless Trust.

Homeless Trust needs new home

The trust's current building will be turned into parking spaces.

Helper has car stolen

Police surround a property on Russell Ave in Te Aroha on Tuesday.

The farmer saw two people had crashed and pulled over. The pair made off in his ute.

Arts in-fighting ends in argy-bargy

The country's oldest arts society has been riven by conflict.

'I'm not lying'

Woman who says top cricketer raped her breaks down during defence counsel's grilling.

New theatre gains momentum

"We could just about get a new theatre for the cost of refurbishing the old one."

Man shot by cops dies video

The Rotorua man shot by cops early this month has died in Waikato Hospital.

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Serious crash in Waikato

Police are attending a head-on crash in Morrinsville.

9:40 PM  Six people, including a child, are injured following a four-car collision near Morrinsville.

Kuggeleijn denied he had raped

Friend tells court that cricketer reacted with incredulity after being told of the accusation.

Lego comes to Hamilton

Two arrested after Hamilton stabbing


Lego comes to Hamilton

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks!

Explosion-proof nappies video

Grant Taylor and Louise Stainthorpe started Rascal + Friends, designer nappies that look good and prevent leakages.

"You get a bit of a pocket under the bottom, so when when you get a high speed explosion it catches it quite nicely."

Extra Qantas flights for Christchurch

Daily Qantas flights between Christchurch and Melbourne will begin in December.

Qantas is launching new services between Christchurch and Australia in time for Christmas.

High profile building with history

The Wesley Chambers was one of the first Hamilton properties to have a lift in it.

An opportunity to purchase a piece of Hamilton's history has emerged.

Room for development

The building for sale was completed in 2004 and is part of a complex of five bulk retail outlets.

PK Furniture's Te Rapa building for sale.


Rennie: ABs assistant, no thanks video

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he isn't keen on an All Blacks assistant coach job ahead of 2019.

"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says of top All Blacks job.

Double boost for Chiefs video

Sam Cane is making good progress from his concussion and should be right for the Chiefs' Super Rugby semifinal against ...

Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu set to play in Saturday night's blockbuster semi against the Canes.

Teen snooker star pips Waikato cueist

Waikato's Matthew Scarborough in action against Auckland's Louis Chand in the final of the New Zealand snooker ...

Matthew Scarborough was beaten by "the next big thing" in NZ snooker.

Steelers name 12 new players in squad

After Sevens duty at the Olympics, Sonny Bill Williams will return for Counties Manukau Steelers  squad duties in the ...

Steelers coaches Darryl Suasua, Grant Henson and Semo Sititi have announced their squad for the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup.

Waikato squad named for revamped comp

Waikato coach Morgan Kutia has to get his side up to speed quickly for the revamped national competition.

Coach Morgan Kutia has named a strong-looking group for the return of district football.


Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

No friends in trade matters

Prime Minister John Key says he has heard nothing about potential retribution if we impose sanctions on China for ...

OPINION: To not thoroughly investigate the accusations of dumping poor-quality steel here would be to engage in the politics of appeasement and that will be a tragic first for New Zealand.

Singlet a fraud, but Snell isn't

Peter Snell pictured at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics alongside the singlet that turned out to be not his.

OPINION: Peter Snell's offer to gift his medals more generous than most people understand.

Old boys' clubs and diversity

Even kids can spot the difference between boys and girls.

OPINION: Why can't we have single-sex institutions?

Hillary Barry the pioneer has done her job

Hillary Barry should, perhaps, just let the next generation get on with it.

OPINION: Perhaps Hillary Barry should just disappear, the way Belinda Todd did.

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Lego comes to Hamilton

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks!

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

Cyclists have ride stuff

Some of the fashionable cyclists taking part in the Tweed Ride assembled to check out each other's bikes and clothes, ...

The Hamilton Tweed Ride gives the more genteel an opportunity to look good on a bike.

Prepared for Swift vengeance

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic players celebrate their 59-57 win over the Southern Steel at Invercargill's Stadium ...

Magic supporters are prepped for Monday night's semifinal clash.

Te Kuiti: flying under the radar video

Christo and Marinda de Beer went from paying $620 a week in rent on the North Shore, Auckland, to owning their own home ...

Houses are cheap, the community is friendly, the job market is steady. Why aren't we all living there?

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