Peter Hillary and Sarah Hillary were guests of honour at the opening of a new forest reserve near Raglan that bears their famous father's name, as well as that of a local farming family which has helped protect the area.

New reserve 'here to be loved' video

Sir Edmund Hillary's children were guests of honour at the opening of a forest reserve.

Family lay complaint

Nicholas Stevens.

Family of Nicky Stevens, who died after going missing from Waikato Hospital, have laid a complaint against police.

Milk price transparency urged

6:00 AM  Fonterra told to sharpen its communication act and publicly report milk price guidance monthly.

Children get their wings

Child Flight charitable trust gives children facing challenges in their lives the opportunity to fly.

Snow warning issued

Motorists have been urged to take care, with snow on the way for the Desert Road.

One dead after capsize

One person has drowned after a boat capsized in the Waikato River.

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Half marathon a hit video

Runners and walkers braved the cool Sunday morning weather to compete in the Huntly Half Marathon.

Hundreds of people came out to be involved in the Huntly Half Marathon on Sunday.

Boat death on Waikato River

One person is dead after a boat flipped on the Waikato River, sweeping four people towards the mouth of the waterway.

Community bike ride cancelled

Police called in over poisoning


Chinese take milk battle to Fonterra

Otorohanga dairy factory

Waikato welcomes it's third Chinese dairy factory in as many years.

Challenges ahead for rural communities

Our rural communities are well aware now of the challenges the substantial reduction of income forecast for our dairy industry participants, will actually mean.

10032015 News. Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ.  Edendale, Southland, Fonterra Dairy factory. Large sign on the factory wall. Photos for Richard Cosgrove-The Press.

Is Fonterra's iron-grip slipping?

Fonterra's taken the hits, but suppliers should stay, says dairy farmer.


Johan Bardoul joins list of injured Chiefs locks

Johan Bardoul still made the hard yards for the Chiefs after injuring his knee early in their win against the Bulls, but now he has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

5:00 AM  Chiefs should get at least a couple of locks back for game against Highlanders, but Steamers utility latest to have his season ended by injury.

Te Awamutu, Tech win hockey titles

Te Awamutu and Fraser-Tech have won the Waikato premier hockey men's and women's competitions respectively after rain sodden finals on Saturday afternoon.

Ross Filipo rediscovered his youth in an enthusiastic display for the Chiefs against the Bulls in Rotorua.

Veteran Chiefs lock revels in his rescue job

Ross Filipo rolls back clock in impressive style to help out, but will probably be back watching this week’s game with beer and pizza on the couch.


Massey University's strange new advert

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato. She wanted me to surrender and be with her kind. But where was she from? Was she real? A fantasy? A sorcerer’s trick? What game was she on and how could mere mortals play?

The fight for our moral fabric

OPINION: There's a fabric that runs, invisible, through our society. It holds together all other strands of life. But because we've never had to weave life without it, we don't realise how our world would crumble in its absence. 

Matthew Phillip Hanna

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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