Karen Duxfield enjoys some savory delights at the Mansfield Garden Party on Sunday.

Glitz and glamour at gardens video

Cool 20s fashion amid scorching temperatures at at Hamilton Gardens.

Busking hits bum note

Jono Kim plays the violin on Hamilton's Victoria Street. Hamilton City councillors are considering a proposal to extend the hours buskers are allowed to operate.

A proposal to extend the hours of Hamilton buskers has struck a sour chord with the public.

Roadside baby a speedy delivery video

Couple head to midwife as fast as they can but baby too quick for everyone.

Taupo search restarts

Coastguard and dive squad called in amid fears man was swept down the Waikato River.

Crash victim unidentified video

Police are still trying to identify one of two men killed after their cars collided head-on near Hamilton.

Hole-some fun video

What could have been a staid Waitangi Day ceremony took a potentially rude turn in Hamilton.

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Family mourns father killed in crash

Auckland man Graham Hare was one of two people who died after a head-on car crash on Horotiu Rd, Te Kowhai.

Five killed on our roads over the weekend.

Plans to bring back 'glory days'

A push to rejuvenate Hamilton's downtown have been bolstered by plans to renovate one of the main street's grand old ladies.

Rocket-star teen gains national title

Kiwi uni student assists Interpol

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Plans to bring back 'glory days'

Jason Macklow.

A push to rejuvenate Hamilton's downtown have been bolstered by plans to renovate one of the main street's grand old ladies.

Glitz and glamour at the gardens video

Karen Duxfield enjoys some savory delights at the Mansfield Garden Party on Sunday.

Scorching midday temperatures did little to deter hundreds of glammed up folk enjoying the glitz and finery of the 1920s at Hamilton Gardens.

Busking proposal hits bum note with public

Jono Kim plays the violin on Hamilton's Victoria Street. Hamilton City councillors are considering a proposal to extend the hours buskers are allowed to operate.

A proposal to extend the hours of Hamilton buskers has struck a bum note with the public.

Battle to save Lake Karapiro's world-class status

Early morning training hampered by weed on Lake Karapiro.

The reputation of Waikato's premier water venue is at risk from the aquatic weed infestation.

Waikato councils hold hundreds of secret meetings

NZ Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams is aghast at the number of secret meetings held by Waikato councils.

The Taxpayers' Union is concerned by the number of secret meetings councils are holding - it's damaging to democracy, its director says.

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WaiBop's playoff hopes gone

Sean Morris tries to win the ball for WaiBop United during their loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop United go down 3-2 to Canterbury United, conceding the winner in injury time.

Tight Eddy Marr Bowl win

Star University bowler Freddy Walker claimed five for 50 in his side's win over Melville on Saturday, including a four-wicket maiden.

Star University chased down an impressive target set by Melville with just one ball and one wicket to spare.

Flavigny to rule at Tauherenikau

Savaria takes out the Wellfield New Zealand Oaks and continues on a Group I path at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Flavigny on target for Tauherenikau.

Colourful Guess What wins Cup

Sporting fresh silks, Guess What won the Allied Security Hamilton Cup on Saturday with his stablemate Breaking Dawn finishing third.

Mason and Guess What in colourful Te Rapa win

Nyika defeats Watt in much awaited bout

David Nyika has defeated Sam Watt in a close fight.

There can be no more disputing David Nyika's place as New Zealand's top amateur heavyweight.

opinion

Waitangi Day: a good outcome for all

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives.

OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi, in the end, has proved a cohesive document.

An educated answer to the national health crisis

Greg Smith, Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director.

OPINION: Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director has a plan to tackle a looming national health crisis.

It's time to put an end to single-sex schools

Same-sex schools are an anachronism.

OPINION: They're a remnant of colonialism.

Waikato Stadium's name sold off for peanuts

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with FMG chief executive Chris Black at Waikato Stadium, announcing the naming rights in July 2015.

OPINION: The city didn't get anywhere near the $700,000 a year for 10 years for naming rights to the stadium. The ratepayer's been robbed.

Can we really trust those behind the TPP?

Rally-goers gathered for a march against the TPP in August 2015

OPINION: The TPP is being decided by people many of us don't trust.

Life & Style

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

Annah Stretton is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

Annah Stretton shares some of her favourite things about Morrinsville, Waikato.

Orchestra's future in good young hands

British virtuoso cellist Laura van der Heijden

REVIEW: Cello soloist captures the beauty of top concerto.

REVIEW: Woodlands Cafe a peaceful retreat

Woodlands Cafe is on the edge of a grassy cricket oval and caters for kids well.

Spacious surroundings, friendly service and a rural setting make the Waikato cafe a relaxing choice.

Filming begins at Tauwhare Museum

Tauwhare Museum owner Andy Moreland with Hertiage Rescue presenter Brigid Gallagher.

Tauwhare Museum became a film set for a week after it was chosen for a revamp as part of a television show.

Festival One hits Mystery Creek video

Festival One's Market Place on Friday, where festival-goers listened to acts on the Market stage, surrounded by stalls and even a General Store.

Festival One is rocking out in beautiful weather.

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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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