Waihi brothers Sam and Jacob Harrison will represent New Zealand at the Down Under wrestling tournament in Auckland this weekend.

Brothers wrestling with success

A pair of Waihi brothers have been hand picked to represent NZ in the Down Under Wrestling Meet.

Twin's tragic loss 

Sophie Langston (right) was killed in a crash in Turangi. She is pictured here with twin sister Laura.

12:19 PM  Friends of a woman killed near Turangi have set up an appeal to help her twin with funeral costs.

Thief  'was going to pay it back'

11:23 AM  A Pirongia man involved in a string of "drive-offs" from service stations says he planned to pay back the $345 worth of fuel he stole.

Hamilton's housing crisis

Council red-tape and a lack of planning is crippling residential development, developer says.

Train swap a step backwards video

Protesters got their message across as they walked backwards over the Frankton Bridge.

Alleged hoaxer in court

Man faces four charges of threatening harm to people and property.

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News

Funding boost for tourism

The head of Hamilton and Waikato Tourism Kiri Goulter.

4 min ago  Hamilton & Waikato Tourism will receive a funding injection from local government partners.

AOS bust nabs stolen property, drugs

11:39 AM  Arrests made in Hamilton following a series of planned searches.

Up for the challenge again

Aeronavics' new appointment

Business

Funding boost for tourism

The head of Hamilton and Waikato Tourism Kiri Goulter.

3 min ago  Hamilton & Waikato Tourism will receive a funding injection from local government partners.

Aeronavics' new appointment

Raglan drone company Aeronavics has appointed Jon Fletcher to the role of chief operating officer.

Fonterra workers file into a staff meeting held in the Salvation Army Hall in Hamilton.

Fonterra job cuts plan confirmed

16 min ago  Fonterra confirms that massive jobs cuts are underway after a series of leaks about staff meetings across the country.

Sport

New trainer for Addictive Habit

Addictive Habit will run for Bevan Laming on the Sunshine Coast this weekend.`

Addictive Habit in Laming's care for Sunshine Coast race.

Special Olympics athletes set sights on LA

Two Waikato athletes are in their last fortnight of intense training, before leaving the country for the first time to compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Mitchell Santner is seen as a fine all-round prospect for the Black Caps after debuting against England.

Santner's star rises as Sodhi's dips

One Northern Knights spin-bowling allrounder is having a better time than his team-mate.

Opinion

Cold, mouldy homes a scandal

Opinion

OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

Life & Style

The man who grew a church from trees video

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

Opening the door to Sir Peter Jackson's house

Pull the right book in Sir Peter Jackson's house and the bookcase will open to Bag End - the home of Bilbo Baggins.

Engaged couple Tash Sprout and Arie Stokes search for ideas at the Waikato Wedding Expo. Sprout is worried Stokes won't like her dress when she turns up to the altar on the wedding day.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

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