Nicole Roberts bred, broke in, and trained Vanillees Bling Bling by herself, but she is now worth too much for Roberts ...

Rider's life in a horse truck

She lives in a horse truck, but that won't stop her from taking on the big guns at Horse of the Year.

Body found in lake

The Waikato University student - a 21-year-old man - disappeared beneath the surface of Lake Karapiro while out swimming ...

5 min ago  Trip to escape heat ends in police divers recovering a body from lake floor.

Man critical after knockout

Man critical after being punched to the ground in an assault in central Hamilton.

Bach burns in Mangakino

Their car was in the driveway - but now fears two people were inside a burning house have been discounted.

A very civilised gathering

The well-heeled headed to the Hamilton Gardens for a day of fashion, fun, and fine food.

Car hits house, woman lives in fear

A car did a U-turn in front of a police checkpoint before ending up in a Hamilton woman's lounge.

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Tiny home on wheels

Little Man the cat, pictured on the bed, shares the Hino housetruck with Hipsy Scott and her partner, Dick. That's the ...

9 min ago  "Everything has to have at least two uses in a house truck."

Swimmer missing in lake

Police set to scour Waikato lake for a swimmer who has been missing since Sunday.

One dead, four injured

Motorcyclist injured


Taxpayers' motel madness

A shortage of housing in Hamilton is keeping people trapped on an emergency housing roundabout, including Natalie Reese ...

 Emergency housing in Waikato motels is costing taxpayers thousands.

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.


Third hockey turf possible

There's a 10.15pm or later finish for some training sessions at the Gallagher Hockey Centre, a coach's submission said.

Hamilton's Lake Domain could host extra playing space.

ND, Otago in Shield grind

Derek de Boorder made 89 for Otago against ND in their Plunket Shield match in Whangarei.

Honours even after two testing days of red-ball cricket in Whangarei.

Rennie: We need to be better

Dave Rennie wants more from his Chiefs with the Blues next up in Hamilton.

Chiefs coach wants vast improvement for the Blues after accepting they rode their luck in beating the Highlanders. 

Randle to greet the Lions

Roger Randle will be an assistant coach for the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians when they tackle the Lions.

Former Chiefs and Waikato winger lands coaching role with the NZ Provincial Barbarians.

Matamata winners aiming high

Summer Passage proves superior in the Lister 2-year-old race at Matamata prompting thoughts of Australian targets.

Time to tackle the big races for Matamata winners.


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.

Women 'on their moons' do not approach

Film-maker Claire Ashton lives in Te Aroha and has worked as a film location scout.

Opinion: Waikato writer, film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

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.

Life & Style

How patches became hip

Sarah Lancaster and her Sew Love touring van.

Sewing and mending are coming back in fashion, as the repair movement gains momentum.

A very civilised gathering

26022017 News Photo: Mark Taylor/Fairfax NZ .
from 90 years ago - at the Mansfield Garden Party. The event was held on ...

The well-heeled headed to the Hamilton Gardens for a day of fashion, fun, and fine food.

Ruby and Gwen are garden gems

Gwen and Ruby Lyon performed a selection of classical, pop and musical theatre numbers in the Victorian Garden Conservatory.

This was not merely a couple of local girls earning a buck busking at a festival, writes Sam Edwards.

Maitland's Top 5

It's O Week in Hamilton.

A mixed bag this weekend, even bargain-hunting artsy people! This is your Top 5.

Battle for lake space

Hamilton's yachting and waka ama communities are struggling for space around Hamilton Lake.

'There's going to be confrontation,' Hamilton Yacht Club warns.

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