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Kiwi Regional Airlines SAAB 340A lands today at Hamilton Airport.
Ewan Wilson CEO the man behind the airline.

Kiwi flies again over Waikato skies

Kiwi Regional Airlines' first passenger aircraft touches down in Hamilton.

Prison a 'holiday park'

Convicted hammer killer Martin Schofield has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum parole period of 11 years.

12:07 PM  Killer Martin Cranswick Schofield told victim's daughters "he enjoyed prison".

Police officer attacked

1:25 PM  A police officer has been attacked and injured while making an arrest in Hamilton.

Victim a paedophile

A man murdered in a public toilet had spent time in prison for sexually abusing boys.

Take more refugees: academic

1:03 PM  New Zealand should accept more refugees or give more aid money, says Al Gillespie.

Circumcision cut costly

The number of circumcisions has decreased in the Waikato, with many put off by the cost.

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Cambridge 93-year-old to enter cycle race

93-year-old Reg Rye is training for the Masters World Games.

16 min ago  Cambridge 93-year-old Reg Rye is not letting age slow him down - in fact he's getting faster.

Simcro adds more businesses to its books

Simcro seeks aggressive growth as it buys up two businesses.

Mercury Bay parish priest moving on

Big win for Cambridge teacher


Mosquitoes as DNA drones

Mosquito feeding: Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect to predict the spread of diseases.

Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect as a biological drone to predict the spread of diseases.

HoloLens for hyper-conferencing

The Jedi Council meets via HoloNet in Star Wars: Episode III.

Microsoft's mixed reality technology will allow Jedi-like holographic calls between offices.

Simcro adds more businesses to its books

A Simcro drench gun in action

Simcro seeks aggressive growth as it buys up two businesses.

Kiwi flies again over Waikato skies

Kiwi Regional Airlines chief executive Ewan Wilson was at Hamilton Airport to welcome the arrival of the company's first passenger aircraft, a SAAB 340A.

It was a wet but colourful welcome as Kiwi Regional Airlines' first passenger aircraft touched down in Hamilton.

Meet the dog whisperer video

Selina McIntyre is a dog behavioural consultant.

It started out with a notepad and an 11 year-old girl. Now Selina McIntyre calls herself the dog whisperer.


Kelsie Wills to say “Bonjour” to a professional volleyball career in France

Former Matamata College student Kelsie Wills playing volleyball for Hofstra University in New York.

Kelsie Wills will be working hard on her French before she takes up a professional volleyball contract in Paris.

Rookie No 10 realising his Steelers dream

Rookie Counties Manukau first five eighth credits the advice he received as a schoolboy - "Train hard so your idols become your rivals" - for him achieving his dreams of playing for the Steelers.

Counties Manukau first five eighth Nathan de Thierry is in his element now he is playing alongside the men he has looked up to for years.

Huge rugby win for Cambridge High School

Saracen Mcleod breaks another tackle on the way to the try line for his second try of the match.

Great win for Cambridge High's First XV

Gaze claims silver at worlds

New Zealand mountain biker Sam Gaze came close to a gold but had to settle for a silver medal in Andorra.

Kiwi rider finishes second in eliminator final to kick-start UCI mountain bike world champs in Andorra.

Tuesday trackwork recorded

Stella Di Paco worked well at Matamata on Tuesday in preparation for Whanganui on Saturday.

Trackwork from a wet and windy Auckland-Waikato region on Tuesday.


Economic crisis is looming for New Zealand - and not just the farmers

More and more dairy farmers will hedge their economic bets by raising their own bobby calves - which will have an effect downstream.

OPINION: The economic crisis that few New Zealand politicians want to admit is looming could eventually force a refocussing of our trade negotiations offshore and our farms at home.

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.

Life & Style

Big win for Cambridge teacher

Cushla Hounsell, her husband Pat and daughter Regan, 7, share their delight at the unexpected windfall.

Cushla Hounsell found it hard to keep her nose-crinkling delight under wraps on Monday afternoon.

Flag debate puts Hamilton in a flutter

A tino rangatiratanga flag was put in the hands of the sculpture Sapper Horace Moore-Jones in Hamilton.

A flag associated with Maori sovereignty flew briefly in Hamilton's main street.

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

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