Beth Winfield will be remembered as a loved daughter, sister and aunt who loved to have a laugh.

Just how did Beth die?

Beth Christina Winfield was playing with her dogs on edge of Waikato River when something went wrong.

Gallagher, new deputy

Martin Gallagher has been announced as mayor-elect Andrew King's deputy.

​Veteran politician Martin Gallagher has been named Hamilton's new deputy mayor.

I spent $3.30 on food for 200 days stuff nation

It's not only money, says a medical student who ate the same thing for 200 days.

Missing tyre reveals drink driver

After watching Bathurst he headed home, with only three tyres.

Theatre's 'coalition of experts'

Hamilton's new theatre is a step closer to getting a concept design.

Search for answers after fire

It could take days for the cause of a suspicious fire at  AH Franks Tyres in Hamilton to become clear.

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Fire from unattended cooking

Fire crews controlled a fire in a set of flats that started in the kitchen on Wednesday night.

Emergency services say fire was out but the inside of the flat in Enderley, Hamilton was smouldering and very black.

Housing market takes a breather

Hamilton's housing market is finally cooling off, as required 40 per cent deposit for investment property takes effect.

Nurse steals money from patient

Free skiing for snow bunnies


Xero boss supporting founders

Xero chief executive Rod Drury will be hosting the FounderCon NZ conference in Wellington in November.

Business founders are putting their heads together to create a forum.

Waikato Times building up for sale

The building that houses the Waikato Times is for sale.

A building that was designed with the future in mind is for sale.

A good bet

Commercial property investors will be jockeying for a piece of the action when the New Zealand Racing Board's premises ...

Commercial property investors will be jockeying for a piece of the action when the New Zealand Racing Board's premises in Hamilton goes up for sale.

'Sad day' for Pumpkin Patch

A lack of capital was putting the company at risk, according to a notice on the NZX.

The NZ children's clothing company has too much debt and is struggling to stay afloat.

Former AB's Kiwigarden

Kiwigarden strawberry yoghurt drops, a snack aimed for children, was a finalist in the NZ Food awards.

A former All Black captain and his wife building freeze dried snack business.


Douglas honoured with awards

Whetu Douglas played in all of 10 of Waikato's 10 matches in this year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Whetu Douglas wins Waikato's top award and will follow in the footsteps of his forefathers if he plays for NZ Maori.

Alainu'uese joins Glasgow for season

Waikato's Brian Alainu'uese charges into a tackle against Auckland at Eden Park in September.

The young lock has been snapped up by Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend.

Ieremia grabs maiden college title

Waikato's Denzel Ieremia is making his mark on the US college circuit.

The 20-year-old is making a big impact with his Iowa State team.

Kuggeleijn spurs ND to victory

Scott Kuggeleijn produced career best figures of 6-60, which proved instrumental in Northern Districts' Plunket Shield ...

Career-best figures for Scott Kuggeleijn help Northern Districts to a remarkable comeback win over Canterbury.

Counterpunching Parkinson's video

Derrick Depledge played football until he was 59.

Boxer David Nyika's grandad was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2012 and they're now both knocking back its effects.


Huk's bloody P battle

Tribal Huk president Jamie Pink left two items on the dashboard of his shot up truck.

OPINION: Tribal Huk's battle against P was always going to escalate into something more sinister.

Ngaruawahia P crackdown a warning

Tribal Huk Waikato president, Jamie Pink with the hammer took with him to clear the P houses out of Ngaruawahia

OPINION: Gang action in Ngaruawahia erodes the rule of law.

Burqa, burkini and choice

A woman wearing a burkini on a beach in Marseille, France.

OPINION: In an endemic patriarchal society the burkini is an expression of the repression of women, Peter Dornauf writes.

Terrifying dance

It’s a slippery slope when you start deciding who has a right to die.

OPINION: Narelle Henson opposes assisted suicide being introduced in New Zealand.

Pizza with a side of guilt

The sight of beggars on the street is becoming a backdrop to the decay of Hamilton's CBD.

OPINION: What should have been just another Friday night of warm pizza became a night of reflection.

Life & Style

Summer comes early

Megan Peterken with dog Elmo was making the most of the nice weather. Garden centres were full of customers buying ...

Seaside towns across the Waikato ballooned with sun-seekers and plant shops hummed.

Keeping Diwali tradition alive

Salonee Kumar, 13, has been dancing since she was five. She also does contemporary dance.

​Performers wearing colourful costumes adorned with jewels delighted the crowd.

Turmeric lattes hit Hamilton

Liz Downing with her turmeric lattes.

Local honey, organic cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, water and coconut milk - yum.

Insightful account of war

The Waikato war of July 1863 to April 1864 was the defining conflict in New Zealand history.

REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.

Hidden Gem: Falls Retreat

Stuffed portobello mushrooms

Tucked away in the Karangahake Gorge is a haven that’s well worth seeking out.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

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

Art and other taonga open to view 

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