This baked beans can was used to rescue the ducklings when they got into trouble in October.

'Baked bean ducklings' freed video

They were rescued from a drain, raised by a swan and now they're free in the wild.

Sword attack inquiry 

Manjit Singh was under the care of the Mason Clinic, which is now being investigated.

4:52 PM  An inquiry will look at the mental health services that cared for a man accused of a Hamilton sword attack.

Teens steal holy wine

A trail of wine bottles stolen from a Hamilton church led police to the culprits.

Silage, tyres and tractor in flames

A birds nest in a tractor engine is thought to be the cause behind a farm fire.

London calling for Lewis

A college football player is on the cusp of the big league.

Bridge Street officially renamed

After several reincarnations, Hamilton's Bridge Street has been renamed Anzac Parade.

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Mum mourns tiny son she tried but failed to save

Cherie Kingi holds keepsakes of her son  O'rlandau.

19 min ago  O'rlandau Day had just celebrated his third birthday.

Inquiry into sword attack accused's care

4:52 PM  The inquiry into the Mason Clinic will report to the the ministry's director of mental health.

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Knitter Knatters knit up a storm for cancer patients


Fast Forward: Voice of the Te Kowhai community

Te Kowhai resident Amanda Schaake decided to do something about the unreliable internet connection in her community.

The Te Kowhai internet information evening was the final installment in a project kick-started by Amanda Schaake.

Elf Box business brings festive smiles

Pokeno cousins, Shae Ralph and Nicole Stone, have launched The Elf Box.

Two Pokeno women are bringing some extra cheer to children this Christmas with the launch of their business, The Elf Box.

Intersection fix-up to start before Christmas

NZ Transport Agency will carry out further roadworks at the intersection of State Highway 3 and Raynes Road.

A busy state highway intersection south of Hamilton will be reworked after motorists labelled the first upgrade a botch up.

The Kiwi behind global business Hammamas

Sacha Hardy, owner of global brand Hammamas, models the towels at her Waikato home.

Sacha Hardy runs an international business - all from rural Waikato.

Waikato's hidden lifestyle gems

A slice of paradise in Ngaruawahia.

A booming property market means lifestyle gems can be found anywhere in the Waikato now. 


Race gates fail to open video

Gates holding favoured Hot Move and O'Rachael, far right, failed to open properly in race 2 at Ellerslie.

The frustrating issue of outdated starting gates has reared its ugly head once again at Avondale.

Mongolian Khan returns to Cambridge

Opie Bosson riding Mongolian Khan defeats Tommy Berry riding Trip To Paris  in the Caulfield Cup. A few days later the horse was struck down with colitis.

Homecoming for Mongolian Khan with planned return to work aimed at autumn carnival.

London calling for Lewis

Footballer Lewis Tiller has been selected to play for the famous West Ham United under-18 squad in London next year.

A Waiuku College football player is on the cusp of playing professionally after he was selected to play for West Ham United's under-18 side.

Matamata farmer a world champion in duathlon

Steve Wenzlick on his way to win his age group at the 2015 Adelaide ITU Duathlon World Championships.

It was lucky the Duathlon World Championships “didn’t clash with cows and calves” for dairy farmer Steve Wenzlick.

Shot put seriously injures man

A shot hit Bruce Clarke, second from left, in the head at a Masters event. He is pictured in 2012 with winning members of the Lodge Frankton Athletic and Harrier Club. From left are David Couper, Bruce Clarke, Marcia Petley, Sue Walter and Julia Lile.

An elderly man is in a critical condition after being hit in the head during a shot-put competition at Mt Smart Stadium.


Inflatable boots possible key to faster recovery

Ryan Overmayer, University of Waikato master's student.

A University of Waikato post-grad student is researching how well inflatable boots help recovery times in elite athletes.

One-way door policy a good idea

Hamilton City Council has decided not to help curb the mayhem in the city at 3am.

OPINION: Hamilton City Council had a chance to introduce a small step to control alcohol-fuelled mayhem. It didn't take it.

Opinion: Committing crime free of charge

People gather to lay flowers and light candles at La Belle Equipe restaraunt on Rue de Charonne the terrorist attack in Paris.

Opinion: Taking religion to the extreme.

Hamilton the city of grandiose visionaries

Let's hope Mayor Julie Hardaker's plans for the river fare better than some other visions for the city's future.

Pipe dreams aren't new for Hamilton politicians.

Watching the watchdogs

Accountability is critical for any healthy society.

OPINION: None of us is above being held accountable for our actions - not even the Police.

Life & Style

Pose for a selfie with a snowman

From left, Ruby Perry, Zoe Ryan and Kelly-Ann Letcher catch presents and copy the penguins at Centre Place.

Chill out in an interactive winter wonderland in Hamilton's Centre Place.

They're on their way: Proclaimers play NZ

Scottish performers the Proclaimers will play in Hamilton.

Scotland's favourite musical sons will tour New Zealand in April.

Waikato's hidden lifestyle gems

A slice of paradise in Ngaruawahia.

A booming property market means lifestyle gems can be found anywhere in the Waikato now. 

Cambridge Christmas Festival sparkles again

Cambridge Christmas Festival Society president April Poppe, left, with secretary Karin Stedall and volunteer Thelma Hopkins.

The popular Cambridge Christmas Festival is back at the local town hall.

Craft bar promises to please

The large pizzas at Craft on Hood St make for a perfect bargain Sunday lunch.

REVIEW: The barmen at Craft won't judge you if you ask for the closest thing to Heineken.

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