In a matter of minutes the skeleton of the old Totalisator building was revealed.

TAB goes up in smoke video

Step inside the inferno with our footage as Te Rapa's historic Totalisator building burns down.

Mine workers in shock video

A worker at Waihi's Correnso underground mine died after his loader rolled in the mine.

10:56 AM  Shock in tightknit Waihi mine community after worker dies when the 50-tonne machine he was driving tipped and fell.

Highway blocked after truck rolled

17 trees were downed and a truck rolled in the wild weather overnight.

Shooting probe focus on car

Hamilton Police are asking for sightings of a silver/grey car in relation to an attempted murder on Norrie St.

No jail for calf abuse video

Noel Piraka Erickson was caught on camera subjecting bobby calves to horrific abuse.

Thieves target smokes

Smashed windows and empty cigarette lockers left after two dairies raided.

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New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

11:10 AM  Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Loose horse leads to crash

A horse running loose causes an early morning crash in the Waikato.

Rape-accused cricketer 'apologised'

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New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

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 thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

Shining at the check-out video

Contestants had to scan 30 items as fast as possible, while also staying friendly and composed.

Nerves of steel are key for a good check-out operator - customers can smell fear.

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

sport

Tamanivalu defies the odds

Seta Tamanivalu was a standout when the Chiefs last met the Hurricanes, and he'll be looking to have a similar impact in ...

Chiefs midfielder was told his season might be over, but he was having none of that.

Sophia and Lisa are Ryder dangers

Leading jockey Lisa Allpress takes the mount on Sophia Magia in the Ryder Stakes.

Sophia Magia and Allpress ready for Ryder Stakes.

Leitch boost for Chiefs

Michael Leitch was big for the Chiefs in their last meeting with the Hurricanes and he has recovered from a broken thumb ...

Michael Leitch has recovered from his broken thumb to be named on the bench for Saturday's semi.

Johnstone selected for Rio

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation have been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Matangi equestrian Clarke Johnstone has been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

McKenzie set for biggest game of career

Damian McKenzie produced a man-of-the-match display in the quarterfinal against the Stormers and will be key to the ...

The Chiefs excitement machine is hoping to change nothing, and continue to spark his team.

opinion

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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New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Writer part of team to pick up award

Star Wars fan Chris Gardner, with Darth Vader at a convention in 1998. He has now written about the films for an ...

Hamilton Star Wars fan boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

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 thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

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.

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