A duckling sits in the Watties baked beans can which was used to rescue it.

Kiwi can-do duckling rescue

Firefighters couldn't save a brood of ducklings. But a local had an idea - what about a can on a string?

Coal mine to close video

Pawhare Brown was among the mine workers who were given the news on Thursday morning.

Solid Energy proposes to close the Huntly East mine, with the loss of over 60 jobs.

Police hunt armed robber

A man walked into a busy Hillcrest video shop carrying a long barreled gun.

Ex-firefighter in court

A former volunteer firefighter has been charged with stealing $6000 in equipment from his brigade.

Court's decision stuns family

Family "disillusioned" with justice system after man convicted of leading attack walks free.

Event centre 'burning' rates money

Councillor Garry Mallett says the event centre is costing the city too much.

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Crossfit converts have success

Baylee Norris, Kylie Karakia, Gabby Gifford, Sarah Hawke, Les McIlroy (and Charlie Panapa who was absent) placed in the top ten of the rookie section of their first CrossFit competition.

CrossFit converts say the activity is different from other sports because it makes them mentally, as well as physically, stronger. 

Rescuers respond to lost couple

Search and Rescue have been called to the Coromandel to retrieve a couple lost in the bush.

Rabbit poison in dog park 'clumsy' - council

'Get them checked'


Fastest Waikato licence turnarounds

Passport 2 Drive instructor Robbie Tahau's student Saw Thar Lu got a restricted licence test slot well within two weeks, after record high wait times earlier in 2015.

Wait times range from six days to 31.

Former wananga head drops lawsuit against old empire

Rongo Wetere the founder of Te Wananga o Aotearoa has dropped the lawsuit against his old empire

Multi-million dollar lawsuit dropped against Te Wananga o Aotearoa .

Waikato Business Excellence awards finalists announced

Waikato's Business Excellence Awards finalists have been named.

The 2015 Waikato Business Excellence Awards finalists have been announced, with 23 contestants across nine categories.

IRD hunts for Hamilton home

The battle over Inland Revenue's new Hamilton home is back on.

Hundreds of government workers in Hamilton are once again involved in a tug of war over where they will work.

Launch for 2016 dairy industry awards

The 2016 Waikato Dairy Industry Awards open on October 20.

The 2016 Waikato Dairy Industry Awards is about to kick-off with a launch event.


Batsmen in pink with new ball

Tom Latham works the pink ball into the on-side at Hamilton's Seddon Park.

The pink ball didn't trouble the New Zealand batsmen greatly in Hamilton.

Waikato embracing underdog tag

Jordan Trainor, in action during the final of the Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament in Taupo last Saturday, is a surprise inclusion in Waikato's team for their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Hawke's Bay in Napier tonight.

The Mooloos have the chance to salvage a below-par season by getting their hands on the Log o' Wood.

Kisses danger for Recite in Breeders

Puccini (yellow cap) beats Kisses in the Thompson Handicap at Trentham last summer.

Recite is all the rage for the Group III race at Hawera on Saturday.

Tameifuna hoping for memorable send-off

Ben Tameifuna is hoping a Ranfurly Shield win can make for a memorable last game in New Zealand.

The Ranfurly Shield and Ben Tameifuna haven't been that compatible.

Kiwis strong for Caulfield meet

Kerrin McEvoy riding Bon Aurum defeats Opie Bosson riding Dal Cielo (rails) in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude.

Mongolian Khan and Dal Cielo lead a powerful NZ charge at Caulfield on Saturday.


Send the right message and keep Chris Brown out

Chris Brown served time for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, then reappeared in court for violating his probation. Allowing him into New Zealand sends the wrong message.

If you want to send a message to kids, keep Chris Brown out of the country.

Water on Mars and life on Earth

The DNA double helix, one of the building blocks that makes up life.

OPINION: Water on Mars isn't half as mysterious as life on Earth.

Student call for Land War day an excellent idea

Otorohanga College students, from left, Rhiannon Magee, Tai Jones and Leah Bell are petitioning for a national day to commemorate the Land Wars. They have more than 10,000 signatures and will march on Parliament in early December.

It's time we remembered the Land Wars properly and marked them with a national day.

NZ roads perfect for reality TV

Mount a camera on the dash and watch the drama unfold.

Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.

Holidaying Hamiltonians head to the Coromandel

The wilds of Waihi Beach.

Waihi Beach is changing. It's not just Hamiltonians any more.

Life & Style

Coral aims high at video release show

Jon Toogood, known to New Zealand music fans as the frontman for heavy rock outfit Shihad and alternative collective The Adults, will bring his acoustic Planet of Sound tour to Raglan's Yot Club on Saturday night.

Rising star Coral Pitcher will take a leading role in a big weekend of live music in Hamilton and Raglan.

Parabola West launches new single

Raglan-based musician Parabola West will launch the video for her new single, Fire, at Auckland venue Galatos on October 16. But she's performing in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Raglan-based songwriter Parabola West has a Game of Thrones twist to her new single, Fire.

Child's play at Te Awamutu preschool

Pots and raised beds in a corner of Rosetown Preschool's outside area get a good soaking.

Nature is one of the most effective – not to mention fun, free and beautiful – of class rooms.

Whistle stop tour takes in garden sights

Travellers on the annual Dominion Post readers' train tour take in the sights of the Hamilton Gardens. From left, Jennifer Ward, Harry Ward, Pam Roselli and Gary Roselli.

Gary Roselli knew about the spectacular sights of Hamilton Gardens long before he stepped off his chartered coach.

Claudelands detractors told to 'move on'

More than 30,000 visited the Waikato Home and Garden Show at Claudelands Events Centre.

Fresh calls are being made to put Hamilton's Claudelands Events Centre on the block.

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