Australian teenager Gabriel Runge was killed in a vehicle crash on State Highway 5, near Reporoa, on November 28, 2014.

Mother wishes she was dead too

9:45 AM  Parents of an Australian teenager killed on NZ road have described their "deepest, darkest despair".

That sinking feeling

An aerial view of the coastal region Cooks Beach in the Coromandel, where residents are already experiencing the impacts of storm surges and sea level rise.

An online tool to help people see the impacts of projected sea level rise scenarios could make home owners sweat.

Crash partially blocks gorge road

9:19 AM  A 15 tonne truck carrying concrete wall units has flipped blocking one lane of Karangahake Gorge.

Teen pushes girlfriend out of car

Man jailed after back seat argument goes bad.

Boycott SodaStream - protesters

6 min ago  Your kitchen bench fizzy machine has become a bubbling ground for political warfare.

Buoyant growth comes with caution

Hamilton's bullish property market has shown signs of a slight cooling.

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Events centre set for construction

Front left, Te Aroha Event Centre Charitable Trust chair Peter Jager and Matamata-Piako District Councillor Garry Stanley. Back: Trustee Paul Wiliams, Nigel Silvester (senior quantity suyor with Stanley Construction) and trustees Pat Gleeson, Kevin Johnson, Kelly Diprose and Ken Fitz-Herbert.

10:11 AM  After more than five years and $4 million, the Te Aroha Events Centre is becoming a reality.

Mother wishes she was dead too

9:45 AM  Parents of an Australian teenager killed on New Zealand's roads have described their "deepest, darkest despair" at their loss.

Adopt a highway, beautify Matamata

Truck crash forces 104km detour


Call for SodaStream boycott

A SodaStream Wood Light Plated machine.

Your kitchen bench fizzy machine has become a bubbling ground for political warfare.

Naveya & Sloane's sparkling success

Alex Bunnett and Rachel Sloane want to rival the very best in the world of luxury jewellery.

Diamonds and personalised service are Naveya & Sloane's best friends when it comes to fast growth.

Kiwi Regional Air axes Queenstown flights

Kiwi Regional Air purchased one SAAB 340A for about $2 million.

One month after launching Kiwi Air is already abandoning a route.

Snapshot of Hamilton's well-being

More than 1300 Hamilton residents have gained New Zealand citizenship this year.

A quality of life survey could help give city leaders a key insight into Hamilton's well-being.

City's buoyant growth comes with caution

Paul Conder, Hamilton City Council's chief financial officer.

Hamilton's bullish property market has shown signs of a slight cooling, despite the council's coffers bulging with development contributions.


Jockey guilty on two charges

Jockey Jason Waddell had one charge reduced but was found guilty on two serious racing charges at a JCA hearing on Tuesday.

Jason Waddell found guilty on two charges, with penalty yet to be decided.

Roulston may not ride world cup

Hayden Roulston is in the New Zealand cycling team for the UCI Track World Cup, but may not race in Cambridge.

Hayden Roulston could be a paper pick for the New Zealand cycling team at the UCI Track World Cup in Cambridge.

World champs headline NZ track cycling team

The rainbow jerseys of New Zealand's team pursuit world champions will be on track for the UCI Track World Cup in Cambridge.

Piet Bulling, Alex Frame and Regan Gough will be part of the home team at the Track World Cup event in Cambridge.

Cambridge man remembers Jonah Lomu

Kevin Roigard has coached rugby since 1978. He has fond memories of Jonah Lomu's high school days.

A Karapiro man treasures his memories of Jonah Lomu.

Matangi's Johnstone eyes Rio after Adelaide success

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation shone in their first four-star event.

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation showed plenty of promise when placed third in Adelaide.


Why Kiwis need Thanksgiving

Pele Ineleo at today's Thanksgiving dinner, given by the US Embassy at Downtown Community Ministry.

OPINION: It's a good time of year to step back and be thankful for what we do have.

Opinion: Cats the biggest threat to NZ's wildlife

Biologists have long warned that, of all the introduced predators which pose a threat to our indigenous wildlife, birds, lizards and geckos, cats are by far the most lethal.

Opinion: Campaign to control cats puts canine lovers against conservationists.

Opinion: Less time for people 'to get munted'

Opinion: If you really want to fix the mayhem, close Hamilton bars earlier.

Opinion: New Zealand heartland in throws of social death

Inside the Fun Ho National Toy Museum in Inglewood, Taranaki.

Opinion: A trip down memory lane in rural heartland shows how much New Zealand has changed.

Good parents are the real experts on children

Sometimes ordinary parents know much better than the experts.

OPINION: Great parents are the only experts you need when it comes to raising happy, healthy children.

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Daredevil pilot pens children's book

Bernie Haskell with his two flying-centric books.

Daredevil pilot writes book for children

Operation: success for overseas

Cambridge High School students Emma Morely and Eden Lawrence sort through boxes for Operation Christmas Child in Auckland.

A task that was originally set up for junior Cambridge High School students turned into a big community initiative - one to help third world countries.

Godspell a joyous romp

Director Derek Kingsbury with the Godspell cast.

Godspell a triumph at Cambridge's Gaslight Theatre

Biggest Xmas tree rises

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

The nation's tallest Christmas tree stands more than six storeys high.

Waikato's Christmas parades

Crowds line the streets to see Santa at the Christmas parade.

Santa's parade coming to a town near you.

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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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