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

Brothers wrestling with success

10:36 AM  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 on Tuesday. She is pictured here with twin sister Laura.

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

Hamilton's housing crisis

9:13 AM  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.

Freebies to get Maori healthy

Incentives have been proposed to help improve the health of Maori in the Waikato DHB area.

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Up for the challenge again

Queenstown aerial scenic

3 min ago  Ten dollars might just score you a bottle of Longridge merlot from Countdown, buy you a Big Wednesday lucky dip, or get you unlimited text messages.

Aeronavics' new appointment

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

Naked Bus passengers left in cold

Crash blocks SH1 in north Waikato


Aeronavics' new appointment

Aeronavics chief operating office, Jon Fletcher.

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

Sheep industry celebrates its best

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

Dairy prices fell another 5.9 per cent on Wednesday night.

Dairy prices tumble again

9:55 AM  Worried farmers 'beyond words' after eighth consecutive fall in Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.


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.


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

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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