Meerkat's poo inspires school rap

Video endeavour warns of loom band danger

Otorohanga school kids sing about the dangers of popular 'loom' bands to wildlife.
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A quick thinking hero

Constable Roger Cvitanich Constable Roger Cvitanich didn't pause before plunging into the Waikato River to haul a woman to safety.

Bringing new life into the world

16 min ago A Mangataparu couple gave up their day jobs to take on a new mission in life in the Pacific.

Wristband rule gets cut

11:27am A wristband regime for the Waikato Home and Garden Show has been dropped after a licensing hearing.

Demand boosts bull sales

Prices are up at most of the on-farm bulls sales occurring around the Waikato.

Pirongia has heart and soul

OPINION: Have you ever noticed how Hamilton is a really odd shape?

Executive shuffle at Waikato DHB

	 Waikato Hospital Long-standing chief operating officer to shift into a newly created position at the end of Waikato Hopital's $500 million building project.

Jail for jewellery heist offender

An Auckland man jailed for stealing about $200,000 worth of jewellery from a Cambridge store was on parole at the time of the heist.

Brakes come off RMA reform

No place like the home show

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Hearts a-flutter after bellbird sighting

A male bellbird has been spotted feeding in trees in a Hamilton gully, sparking a call from regional council for residents to report sightings.

Dairy drop 'catastrophic'

Gaynor Tierney Farmers and the wider agricultural industry are bracing for another deep cut to this season's dairy forecast.

Dentists put smiles on faces

Up to 100 people benefited from free dental work at a practice in Hamilton East.

Snag hits $10m BoP build

More Spark job cuts may come

Employer and Manufacturers

Facelift for CBD offices

Demand for higher quality office space prompts developers to upgrade buildings around the CBD.

Sport
Chiefs  |  Magic  |  School Sport  |  Racing

Knights staying grounded

Tim Southee Knights coach James Pamment said his side is excited but composed ahead of their next Group B match against Hobart.

Late text leads to silver

Hayden McCormick was a surprise madison silver medallist at the BikeNZ Cup in Cambridge after a late call-up.

Aussies talk up Avantidrome

Top 10 finish for Jones

Corey Anderson

Knights 'can go all the way'

Corey Anderson is tipping his Knights to go all the way in the Champions League, even if he is just watching them on TV.

Everyone's voting - are you?

Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union's brutish and dictatorial leader from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, once said: "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."

Diversions hinder Labour

An ardent Labour Party supporter, blogging about the final leaders' "debate", was particularly struck by the responses when National's John Key and Labour's David Cunliffe were asked what their governments would do in the first 100 days.

Winz has overreacted

Growth brings opportunity

John Key

Balance is Key's challenge

Economic growth was among the tailwinds that helped National sail to a comfortable election victory at the weekend.

Bad habits drivers' downfall

driving A woman was reduced to tears after failing her full licence test, despite driving for the past 14 years.

Police candid about speed camera

Police have explained the reason for Wainuiomata Hill speed camera, after the Hutt City mayor labelled it ''a bit extreme''.

Brand new supercar in smash

A steeper learning curve

Peter Fonda's Easy Rider chopper is going to auction.

A chance to be 'Easy Rider'

Peter Fonda's Captain America chopper from Easy Rider has come to symbolise the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

Life & Style
Arts  |  People  |  Fashion  |  Food

A taste of Asia

Manbok Mart Twenty years ago, if you lived in Hamilton and wanted to make an authentic Thai, Indian or Japanese meal, it would have been tough to find the ingredients. Today, it's easy.

Vintage reads: The Shipping News

Mark Caunter of Hamilton City Libraries finds a Pulitzer Prize winner from the early 1990s that's still a winner.

The worst kind of tourist

Food bag idea takes off

Louise Hutt

Meet two local bloggers

With so many entering the blogosphere, two women talk about why they do it and how they stay relevant.

Gender gap persists in Hollywood

mocking strap Katniss Everdeen and Bella Swan have done little to close Hollywood's gender gap, a new study shows.

Lorde's song reveal

The Kiwi songstress has announced the name of her single on the forthcoming Hunger Games soundtrack.

Kris Jenner files for divorce

Two and a Half Men writer eyes NZ story

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Top 20 episodes of Friends

Friends is celebrating 20 years since it first premiered on TV. Here are 20 of the best episodes.

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