Water based fun for Hamilton children may be limited with the city's main swimming complex Waterworld set for closure ...

Waterworld closure possible

Hamilton's Waterworld might have to close for earthquake strengthening.

Bulldozers move in

Jebson Place and Dey Street housing areas in Hamilton East have been boarded up for years.

HNZ properties in Hamilton East were demolished earlier this month but plans to replace them are still not formed.

Clothes 'provocative'

Cricketer on trial for rape says woman acted like she "liked a lot of male attention".

Routine nearly turns to tragedy

A 6-year-old boy was crossing the road to meet his nan when he was hit.

New $400,000 school wharenui

The new $400,000 wharenui at Thames High School is now complete and will be officially opened on February 28.

Father's death drives teen

Thriving teen says his dad understood the importance of education and would be proud.

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Road reopens after car crash

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Tahawai, just south of Katikati.

One person flown to hospital in a serious condition while two other people were admitted with moderate conditions.

Woman's body found in lake

Sad end to search for Barbara Thomson, who failed to return home from a fishing trip on Tuesday.

From ballet to burlesque

Boy falls through window

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Father's drowning death drives teen

"[Dad] would be really proud because I know that he wanted the best for us as his kids - he'd be over the moon," Matt ...

Thriving teenager says his dad understood the importance of education and would be proud of him.

Costs for transparency 'obese'

Cost of proposed Healthy Rivers plan at $14.8 million and counting

Collaboration on the Healthy Rivers plan has come at considerable cost to ratepayers.

More visitor beds for Cambridge

Still a work in progress, Kelly Road Cambridge Lodge providing 22 tourist beds is due to be completed mid-April.

More visitor accommodation is expected to come online for Cambridge in 2017.

Congestion will hurt economy

Transport planning will keep the economy moving.

Completion of the Waikato Expressway is the top roading priority in the region.

Rentals targeted by 'P' users

Wayne Robb tests houses across Waikato for methamphetamine use.

Landlords warned to increase inspections for methamphetamine.

sport

Janaye's unstoppable in the pool

Janaye Burns came away with eight medals, three Counties Manukau records and nine personal bests on the weekend.

Janaye Burns is a young swimming star who continues to shine.

Chiefs to let Karpik loose

Mitch Karpik will finally get his chance in Super Rugby.

Mitch Karpik gets his Super Rugby chance in Sam Cane's absence, with a 'mini Ma'a Nonu' also lined up for the Highlanders.

Sofia Rosa to clash with Winx?

Sofia Rosa is being aimed at a clash with super mare Winx in the Group I Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

If top New Zealand mare performs on Saturday, she is likely to clash with Winx.

Five teams still in T20 hunt

The Richard Dodunski Trophy Twenty20 title is still anyone's for the taking, with one round left.

With one round remaining in the Richard Dodunski Trophy, five of the six teams are still in with a shout.

Brown revved up over new-look Nissan

Waikato drifting driver Jase Brown has a new set-up for his Nissan Silvia S13.

A new bodykit and engine has Jase Brown excited about the latest round in Tauranga.

opinion

'What would it be like to live in a car?'

Peter Humphreys.

Opinion: Children put to the test over reality of homeless people in the city.

Black Ferns fly rugby's flag

Selica Winiata of the Black Ferns runs in for a try during the international women's test match between the New Zealand ...

OPINION: Where once we exchanged jerseys with a gallant opponent at the end of a hard game, some players now exchange blows on the field and accusations of cheating and poor referees afterwards. Thank goodness for the Black Ferns, writes Tom O'Connor.

Beauty to behold

Colour of summer - a flowering gum in full resplendent bloom, the rival to any pohutukawa.

OPINION: Old trees and old classic buildings lend character, charm, dignity and beauty as well as a sense of the gravitas of history to a place, writes Peter Dornauf.

I've been hacked

Don't invite them in, be careful what you click on when you're online.

OPINION: Narelle Henson learns firsthand how easy it is to invite hackers into your home.

Arts on a roll

Fittingly, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is on the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival programme.

OPINION: There is much to look forward to as the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival kicks off, writes Richard Swainson.

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Father's drowning death drives teen

"[Dad] would be really proud because I know that he wanted the best for us as his kids - he'd be over the moon," Matt ...

Thriving teenager says his dad understood the importance of education and would be proud of him.

Amanda Ratuki's Waikato highlights

Amanda Ratuki from The Village Farm Shop in Whatawhata, Waikato.

Trips to an orchard shop with her grandparents when she was a child, were Amanda Ratuki's inspiraton for her Whatawhata business, The Village Farm Shop.

Shakespeare gets a '70s update

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night was first performed in February, 1602.

One of The Bard's better-known comedies features in the ongoing Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

Twirling good fun with rock 'n' roll

Emma and her partner Jerran Carroll attempt rock 'n' roll dancing in Cambridge.

When it comes to dancing, a lot of people panic and think they have two left feet.

Snug roadster on show at open day

Veteran and Vintage Car Club (Waikato) member Vince Gabelich with his 1935 MG.

MG heads out on the road, destination: Cambridge.

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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