Charlie Lackner was sentenced to life imprisonment in April 2015 after pleading guilty to murdering his infant son Cassius.

Baby murderer appeals sentence

3:07 PM  A man jailed for murdering his infant son is seeking a reduction of his minimum non-parole period.

Forlongs can't compete

Succession issues and competition may have taken their toll on Hamilton retail stalwart, Forlong's.

1:31 PM  The possible closure of one of Hamilton's oldest and biggest retailers is a sign of the times, a retail consultant says.

Customers share memories video

19 min ago  Frankton shoppers are shocked by Forlongs' announcement.

Hamilton's lake a survivor

It's a glorified pond, but it's famous in Hamilton and its days are far from numbered.

Hospo faces hefty bill

A council rule change could cost Victoria Street bars and restaurants thousands of dollars.

SPCA needs your help

"We can't take any more animals than what we've got."

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Successful working bee at Pukemokemoke reserve

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2:36 PM  Volunteers cleared an overgrowth of Convolvulus weed from young trees during a working bee at Pukemokemoke Reserve recently.

Bridge takes off in Te Aroha

2:16 PM  The classic card game of Bridge is making a come-back in Te Aroha, with an influx of keen young players.

Battle of the Streets still going strong

Raglan lifeguards rescue 11

business

Forlong's can't compete with malls

Succession issues and competition may have taken their toll on Hamilton retail stalwart, Forlong's.

The possible closure of one of Hamilton's oldest and biggest retailers is a sign of the times, a retail consultant says.

Competition prompts Forlongs demise

Hamilton retailer Forlongs is considering closing after 70 years, citing competition from multi-store operators.

Staff called to a meeting at short notice

SPCA needs your help

SPCA Waikato staff members Steph Hunt, left, and Debbie Kornman with puppy Luna and three-month-old kitten Maggie, who are both looking for new homes.

"We can't take any more animals than what we've got."

Hospo owners face hefty furniture bill

Council staff is recommending a two-metre-wide clearway be enforced along all central city footpaths including Victoria Street.

A council rule change could cost Victoria Street bars and restaurants thousands of dollars.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

sport

Stars excited by new event

Dressage expert Brett Parbery will be one to watch at Riding With The Stars.

Riding With The Stars will provide a different showcase for top equestrians.

Familiar rival for Laurie

Clem Hill (riding Delilah) and Katie Laurie (riding Dustan Breeze) will be two of the main attractions at Riding with the Stars on Friday and Saturday.

Clem Smith's Delilah was bred and produced by his opponent.

Natzke scores Red Bull sponsorship

Josiah Natzke trains near Palmerston North for the first time as a Red Bull rider.

Josiah Natzke is New Zealand's youngest Red Bull athlete, having got his hands on the sought after helmet this month.

Turn Me Loose ready for Orr

Opie Bosson and Turn Me Loose return to Melbourne chasing more Australian spoils this weekend.

Barrier 10 for Turn Me Loose in Aussie Group I.

All Waikato final in women's IP

Jaime Nielsen of Waikato Bay of Plenty has made the individual pursuit final.

Friends become foes as Nielsen and Buchanan will battle for gold on their home track at the national track cycling championships.

opinion

Waist trainers: investing in eating disorders

Corsets belong in a bygone era, according to student journalist Louise McNally.

OPINION: The stomach cinching contraption from a bygone era, the corset, has made a comeback.

Lack of hard data on TPP comes back to bite

A firebomb failed to ignite in Anne Tolley's Whakatane office after the TPPA was signed in Auckland.

OPINION: In the absence of information, rumour will fill the vacancy.

Waitangi Day: a good outcome for all

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives.

OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi, in the end, has proved a cohesive document.

Country's full of grey men in grey suits

Rene Magritte's The Pilgrim - the epitome of the grey-suited man, visually, anyway.

OPINION: Shallow people make shallow decisions.

An educated answer to the national health crisis

Greg Smith, Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director.

OPINION: Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director has a plan to tackle a looming national health crisis.

Life & Style

Marae's kai success in Cambridge

About 160 people turned out to the Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae - their biggest turnout yet.

The big Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae hit a record number last year.

No nonsense go-to-guy at the Franklin show

John Fleet is the familiar face of the Franklin A&P Show, which is on in Pukekohe February 20-21.

He’s a little bit abrupt, sometimes direct, and on occasions a tad curt - but that is how John Fleet gets things done.

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

Annah Stretton is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

Annah Stretton shares some of her favourite things about Morrinsville, Waikato.

Orchestra's future in good young hands

British virtuoso cellist Laura van der Heijden

REVIEW: Cello soloist captures the beauty of top concerto.

REVIEW: Woodlands Cafe a peaceful retreat

Woodlands Cafe is on the edge of a grassy cricket oval and caters for kids well.

Spacious surroundings, friendly service and a rural setting make the Waikato cafe a relaxing choice.

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