Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and ...

Budget puts money in your pocket

7:40 AM  Business is happy, but a budget adviser says individual gains will be quickly swallowed up.

Fines for calf abuse

Wayne Lyall Henry, 47, and Norman Arthur Baker, 71, were sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on Thursday in ...

One calf was dragged by its hind leg, others were left to die without water or shelter.

Contractor considering legal options

Excavation company pinged for breaching the RMA is considering legal options.

Concussion gets its own card

Waikato's the latest rugby union to implement the Blue Card as part of a plan to combat concussion and its effects.

Crime spree revealed

$1500 worth of stolen petrol allegedly fueled two-week crime spree.

Ashes spark house fire

Ashes that weren't properly disposed of caused a fire that almost killed the elderly resident.

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Cop shooter to be sentenced

Rhys Warren was found guilty at trial earlier this year.

11 min ago  Rhys Richard Ngahiwi Warren shot four officers during a 22-hour siege which included gunfight with police.

Trapped after crash

8:55 AM  Emergency services have freed two people trapped in vehicles after a Tauranga car crash

Review: Legally Blonde equally good as musical

Five stranded orca die


Contractor considering legal options

The earthworks that cost a South Waikato excavation company $19,000.

The owner of an excavation company pinged for breaching the Resource Management Act is considering his legal options

Queenstown tourism handout

Queenstown's high visitor numbers and low ratepayer base could help it win extra Government funding for tourism ...

The Government may come up with special funding for Queenstown outside of its new $100m tourism infrastructure fund.

Hamilton city venues prove popular

Almost twice as many people have come to Hamilton's three city venues in the nine months to March 2017 than did the same ...

But more attendees don't meant the three sites are out of the red.

Myrtle rust spreads to Waikato

Myrtle rust has spread to Waikato, the third region to discover the fungus.

A third region has now been hit by the fungus that attacks feijoa, manuka and pohutakawa trees.

Costumes at the ready

Debee-May McCarthy, owner of Tops 'N' Tales Costume Hire shop in Hamilton East, is excited the Sevens is coming to town.

The Sevens move to Hamilton is good news for the town's longest running costume store.


Chiefs duo extend contracts

Tim Nanai-Williams has re-signed with the Chiefs.

Tim Nanai-Williams and Taleni Seu to stay on at the Chiefs.

Kiwi invasion

Start Wondering will fly the Kiwi flag in the Group I Kingsford Smith Cup on Saturday.

Well traveled sprinter one of many Kiwis who can make the presence felt at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Tony Allan ready to relaunch career

Tony Allan spent the last 18 months with the Snowden stable in Sydney.

Jockey Tony Allan works hard for comeback to race riding.

Chiefs search for discipline

Chiefs co-captain Aaron Cruden knows his side need a big lift in their discipline going into crunch time of the Super ...

Having won just one penalty count this year, the Chiefs are searching for a more disciplined display.

Waikato welcomes the Blue Card

Waikato will introduce the Blue Card initiative into rugby from June 3.

Waikato Rugby is the latest union to implement the Blue Card initiative as part of NZ Rugby's programmes to combat concussion.


Time to make a change

Huntly man Niraj Bahadur wants the harassment from a group of neighbourhood kids to stop.

OPINION: Too many Kiwi children are born into households where violence, drug abuse and dishonesty are part of everyday life, writes Tom O'Connor.

Held to ransom

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 abstract, access, attack, ...

OPINION: There are many lessons to be learnt from the WannaCry ransomware attack, Waikato University cyber security experts say.

Sign of the times

Hamilton City Council tag busters graffiti removal staff at work on a Fairfield fence back in 2011, but where are they ...

OPINION: Ordinary human civilities seem to have gone in some quarters, Peter Dornauf writes. It’s a jungle out there.

Parking plan flawed

There is nothing progressive about turning  Garden Place  into a car park.

OPINION: CBD parking has become something of a political football, writes Richard Swainson.

Fly high, fly long

A shag sunning its wings in the summer heat.

OPINION: For Max Christoffersen, seeing a shag sunning its wings is a reminder of the colour of life and a fateful day from his past.

Life & Style

The 40 NZ dishes you must try

The Nest, by L'oeuf.

How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

Review: Timber town comfort food

The quintessential small town breakfast, an omelette ($15.40) and coffee ($3.60), from Sweet Rose Cafe, Tokoroa.

Skip the bakehouses along State Highway 1, Sweet Rose Cafe is the "place to be" in Tokoroa.

Stephanie Lynch's Waikato highlights

Sweetree Honey keeps Stephanie Lynch busy. "I'm doing all sides here, not just finance, and I love it – the production, ...

Perhaps it's the lifestyle that gives Stephanie Lynch her calm and contented manner, her air of fulfilment.

Nervous wait for builder

Sentinel Homes directors Nate Alley and Del Hart relax on the deck of their entry in the  Registered Master Builders ...

For anyone who is waiting for a knock on the door it can be a nervous time.

New art studio for family

One of Chrissy Taylor's paintings.

A Cambridge woman and her three talented daughters have opened a new art gallery.

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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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