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News: Michael Kemp's trailer was used in the war to collect shot down planes so they could be rebuilt.

'It's our duty to maintain them'

6:48 PM  Queen Mary aircraft recovery trailer goes from "heap of rusted junk" to retired Te Kauwhata farmer's "pride and joy".

'Seething' after toll

Stop/go signs were set up on Colville Rd over the weekend and road users were asked to donate a gold coin before continuing their journey.

Woman who ran into "gold coin donation" fundraiser says she is still shaking with anger about it.

Two pedestrians hit in Bay of Plenty

Elderly man killed and 30-year-old woman in serious condition after two incidents.

Assets key to Hamilton's prosperity

Continuing to build new roads and city infrastructure is not sustainable, city leaders say.

Work begins on historic wharf

One of the oldest working stone wharves in the Southern Hemisphere is getting an upgrade.

Giving something for nothing

OPINION: There is no justification for zero hour contracts, Hamilton employment lawyer says.

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Sam Smith Hobbit fan

Sam Smith is enjoying time in Piha

7:19 PM  What do Hobbits and Sam Smith have in common?

Remembering New Zealand's fight

6:51 PM  As an Olympic medallist, George Bridgewater knows the meaning of hard work but he didn't know if he could have followed in his great grandad's footsteps.

Left 'seething' after highway 'toll'

Huge response to Alfonso's restaurant


Truck stop up and running

The sides and top of trucks are automatically cleaned, but undersides, wheels and details are done by hand.

A new truck stop opened in Te Rapa, Hamilton, this month and more building is to come.

Council picking rates favourites

OPINION: Council's 180 degree turn on rating mix that increases rates disproportionately causing angst in a rural community.

Amy Burt, of Baby on the Move, getting ready to move into her new shop.

Out of the garage and into the CBD

Amy Burt is tired of running her business out of her home, so she's moving it to town.


Cruden's loss could be Horrell's gain at Chiefs

Andrew Horrell will get a chance to make his mark with Aaron Cruden's season ended through injury.

Utility back Andrew Horrell says there have been few chances to play at 10 for the Chiefs since 2012 because Cruden has been almost bulletproof.

Cruden still clings to faint Rugby World Cup hope

Aaron Cruden still has an outside chance of going to the Rugby World Cup as a late replacement.

Waikato swimmer Helena Gasson took out four titles at the New Zealand Open Championships in Auckland last week.

Gasson produces top display

Young Waikato swimmer equals Lauren Boyle's feats.


Paul Henry, feminism and Dr Blue

TV3's Paul Henry pictured on the set of the new breakfast show.

OPINION: Yep, this young female agrees with Paul Henry. Modern feminism isn't helping anyone.

It's OK if Hamilton's CBD dies

OPINION: Hamilton's downtown has become a scary place and only a bold vision will fix it.

Nicholas Stevens died after being allowed to leave the Henry Bennett Centre unescorted.

Lessons not learnt at Henry Bennett

OPINION: Nicholas Stevens was not the first person let down by staff at the Henry Bennett Centre.

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Remembering New Zealand's fight

George Bridgewater's great grandfather was a medic in WWI.

6:51 PM  As an Olympic medallist, George Bridgewater knows the meaning of hard work but he didn't know if he could have followed in his great grandad's footsteps.

WWI artist's work on display

Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is regarded as one of NZ's most influential wartime artists.

A range of events will be held in the South Waikato this Anzac day.

What's On in the South Waikato

Find out what's happening in the South Waikato this week.

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