The teens responsible for the tags plaguing Cambridge have been caught after Constable Tristan Gerritsen tracked them down via social media.

Taggers' bragging their downfall 

Posting photos of their criminal exploits online has seen four teens arrested after a tagging spree in Cambridge.

Rudd's  stoush over

Phil Rudd appears in court in April.

Phil Rudd's court battle over his pilot's licence over, after he's cleared of criminal liability.

One dead, two injured in crash

4:02 PM  One person is dead after a two-car crash, south of Turangi.

Students become hot property

Two Matamata students will be hot property next year.

Call for refugee quota increase

Refugee services are calling on the government to increase the number of refugees.

Another Hamilton bomb scare

A fourth bomb scare in the city suggests it is the work of the same person.

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Mayor's animated self promotes Plan

Animated Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest looks official in a suit and mayoral chains.

0 min ago  Council communications team show why they're up for LGNZ award

Pressed into action once more

6 min ago  How many retired printers does it take to get a vintage printing press into a shed? The answer is five, plus a tractor

City councillor unapologetic for putting family first

Roller slips off truck, injures man in Pukekawa


Cushion the blow of winter

Some of Curtain Creations’ Eunice Taylor lampshades and an assortment of designers’ cushions.

With New Zealand shivering at the hand of record low temperatures, now is a good time to ask yourself if you have done everything you can to protect yourself and your family from the cold by insulating your home.

Waiariki fined $40,000 after forestry accident

Waiariki Institute of Technology has been ordered to pay $40,000 after a tutor was seriously injured during a forest operations course. 

Paramount Scaffolding owner/operator Matt Ring.

Reaching great heights with new business

Matt Ring felt starting Paramount Scaffolding was a "great opportunity".


Weber keen to seize Maori All Blacks chance

Brad Weber views Maori All Blacks selection as a chance to showcase his skills on the international stage.

3:36 PM  Chiefs and Waikato halfback Brad Weber eyes Maori All Blacks selection as a chance to prove his ability at international level.

Te Kohanga on the rise

Te Kohanga 1 bounced back from their heavy defeat in round three to win the game against Iwi United Kotare at the Pukekohe Netball Centre's premier gold division competition held on Saturday.

Horsemen take on challenge

Cambridge horsemen are preparing to tackle the dangerous Mongol Derby.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


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

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

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.

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

Ducking in for icecream

Hamilton East's Duck Island icecreams go boldly into sweet new territory.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in his home at Bag End on the set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Director Sir Peter Jackson has his own replica of Bilbo's house under his Wairarapa home.

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.

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