Wheeling my way to Auckland

Reporter tests out bus service

When Air NZ announced it would cut its domestic route from Hamilton to Auckland, we were left with wheels only.
Jamie Small on the bus

Coroner slams care

5:00am Potentially avoidable problems led to the deaths of Casey Nathan and baby Kymani. 

Crossing a boon for cycling

5:00am A proposed river crossing could make Waikato the country's top cycling destination.

'Animal control officer' steals dog

5:00am Two men could be working together to impersonate animal control officers and steal dogs.

Horotiu adventure park planned

5:00am Perry Group is investigating a business case for building an adventure park at Horotiu.

Midwives 'need more training'

5:00am Newly graduated midwives should not go straight into working without oversight, coroner says.

Memorial forest acknowledges WWI sacrifice

Thames-Coromandel District Council approves $452,556 for five memorial forests to be planted across the peninsula.

Wananga leads the way with app

A new mobile app for carpentry students teaches them how to build a house from the ground up.

A truly high-flying plan

Limo boat has local coverage

Profitable times ahead

A host of sporting events are providing an economic boost for Cambridge.

Managing water demand with meters

Every drop of water that runs through a public supply is counted by meters.

$70k in library fines

Readers who failed to return their library books owe almost $70,000 in overdue fines.

Dry weather boosts black beetle danger

No new premises and less retail space in CBD

Smaug graphic wins top gong

It set Smaug free to fly the world, and now a Hamilton company is collecting accolades for the endeavour.

Sport
Chiefs  |  Magic  |  School Sport  |  Racing

With the accolades comes the pressure for Retallick

Brodie Retallick is the IRB Player of the Year and has to try and keep up those standards.

Rennie content after first hit-out

Attitude and conditioning were the main things that stood out in the Chiefs' first game of the year.

WaiBop United out to make noise against Team Welly

Webster produces the goods at national track cycling champs

Bower settling into new home at Magic

Netball is now definitely No 1 for Aisha Bower and this is her chance to forge a career out of it.

Housing policy questions remain

If state houses now are too big, too small or in the wrong place, how will they be more desirable under new ownership?

Mt Maunganui is my paradise

After nearly 40 summers, Mt Maunganui still holds Denise Irvine's heart.

Who picks up the tab?

Why doing things is bad

Editorial: Don't count Taylor out

He doesn't win 'em all, but Arthur Taylor has notched up some headline-grabbing victories.

Facelift, price change for Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg Volkswagen's highly-regarded Touareg has been facelifted - and a significant change is that prices have been reduced, or extra specification added at no extra cost, or both.

High-spec 2WD part of facelift

The addition of a highly specified front-driven model is the big news surrounding a 2015 facelift for Honda's popular CRV range.

Farmer sets drag speed record

Three classics sold for one cool gas-guzzling Dodge

Barry and Deidre just love Walter and Wanda

Meet Walter and his girlfriend, Wanda.

Life & Style
Arts  |  Fashion  |  People  |  Food

Top five things to do this weekend

Think rockets, daredevils, Great Gatsby and gardens.

Put your glad rags on

The 1920s was a decade of significant social change and nowhere is this better reflected than in the clothing of the time.

Last wharf standing

Arts weekend will whet your appetite

A festival to make you feel good

Need a boost in mindfulness and healthy living?

Ellie Goulding enters chart high

Ellie Goulding's new song Love Me Like You Do, from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, is the highest new entrant on NZ's official singles chart this week.

'Plain of feature and overweight'

An Australian newspaper is copping flak for its focus on bestselling author Colleen McCullough's looks.

Suge Knight 'wanted for murder'

Eleanor's dad calls up Sean Plunket

'Culture of fear and hysteria' - Catton

Award-winning author Eleanor Catton describes the 'frightening swiftness...of the powerful Right' to silence criticism after her comments on NZ and its Government.

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