Hazael Te Wharerahi Ngaiterangi Tineiafi Mailata, 21, died on January 25 when he went into the Waikato River at 3am in ...

Anguish at the riverside

18 min ago  Thirty-six hours after Hazael Mailata went into the Waikato River, everything had changed.

Kuggeleijn not guilty video

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Christopher Kuggeleijn outside Hamilton District Court.

1:38 PM  The Northern Districts cricketer's family applauded as the verdict was read. 

Bus driver's plea to parents

Meet your children on the side of the road they exit the bus so they don't get hit, bus driver pleads.

Faulty weighbridge overcharges

1:17 PM  Council faced with refunding a year's worth of dump users due to faulty weighbridge.

Fish kill firm 'got it wrong'

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Medical record filing 'appalling'

More people are wanting to access their medical records but caution needed.

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In the safe zone

A girl throws up into a rubbish bin during O Week celebrations.

1:25 PM  Water, pulled-pork buns, phone charges and medical help is on hand at the safe zone in downtown Hamilton.

Wrong way chase 'reckless'

Four teenagers in a stolen car went the wrong way down the Hamilton expressway during a police chase overnight.

Revived kayaker grateful to be alive

Spikes used to end police pursuit


Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

Fish kill firm: 'We got it wrong'

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Healthy Rivers amendment call

Farmers know the hotspots and want support to clean them up

Worked-up farmers petition regional council over plan to clean up the region's waterways.

Business summit on growth

Mayor Andrew King said transport issues were the "big elephant in the room" for Hamilton.

The business community has been chastised by city officials for failing to contribute to growth discussions.

Tyre kingpin restricted video

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.


Casey Kopua back on court

Casey Kopua will return to a netball court for the first time in 18 months on Saturday.

The 101-cap Silver Fern will play netball for the first time in 16 months on Saturday.

Kawi favoured in Haunui Classic

Kawi gets a chance to resurrect his Group I form in the Haunui Classic at Otaki.

Kawi at his best to test Start Wondering in Otaki Group I.

Stokers Rock runs from new stable

Former southerner Stokers Rock will make his northern debut at Matamata for Peter McKay.

Newcomer Stokers Rock makes impression on trainer.

Coll eyeing ultimate challenge

Paul Coll, right, faces another big challenge when he takes to the court at the Windy City Open in Chicago this weekend.

After recently beating the world No 2, top Kiwi squash player Paul Coll will take on the world No 1 at the PSA World Series event in Chicago.

Grylls after Breeders repeat

Craig Grylls will wear the familiar O'Sullivan and Scott colours and be fancied for a repeat in Saturday's Matamata ...

Craig Grylls knows what it takes to win hometown feature for O'Sullivan and Scott.


Film society milestone


OPINION: Squash club's loss was the film society's win when Richard Swainson switched "codes" 30 years ago.

Jersey man through and through

Don Ferguson leading Follys Lucy, one of the jerseys he had shares in with the Queen.

OBITUARY: Renowned jersey cow breeder Don Ferguson from Otorohanga could count Queen Elizabeth II as a friend.

Game over

Thousands of empty yellow seats showed fans weren't buying the glitz of the Wellington Rugby Sevens any more.

OPINION: It's time for a change, writes Max Christoffersen, and Hamiltonians could be the game-changers.

I heart humanities

I can remember walking past the library at university and catching my breath every single time  at the thought of all ...

OPINION: Narelle Henson couldn't support the Love Humanities day this week – you see, the humanities have let her down.

'What would it be like to live in a car?'

Peter Humphreys.

Opinion: Children put to the test over reality of homeless people in the city.

Life & Style

Boot camp to beat neuroblastoma

Filipo Fifita, 28, is a personal trainer and wants to use fitness as a fundraiser to help a little girl with neuroblastoma.

For Filipo​ Fifita, a random act of kindness was what it took to realise a true passion.

Esk Valley's taste enough to satisfy the palate

Simon Wood continues his column, Wood on Wine and Beer.

Opinion: Old-world wines of Esk Valley prove to be popular option for those looking for something new and different.

Clarity rules in night of classic opera

Elaine Wogan, Clinton Fung and Pamela Wallace performed numbers from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, and the Marriage of ...

The electric piano grates, but everything else was great, writes Sam Edwards.

Psychedelic Shakespeare is groovy fun

"If music be the food of love, play on," wrote William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night - and there is plenty of love for ...

This version of famous comedy is one you will really dig, writes Mike Mather.

Father's drowning death drives teen

"[Dad] would be really proud because I know that he wanted the best for us as his kids - he'd be over the moon," Matt ...

Thriving teenager says his dad understood the importance of education and would be proud of him.

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

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