Hundreds of rubber ducks are dumped into the water.

Rubber duckies on the loose

Hamilton's lake meets a different type of bird life.

Suspicious blaze at caryard

The Fire Service received a call about the blaze at 3.10pm. Two crews from Waipa attended the scene, plus two trucks ...

At least one person has suffered burns in the Te Awamutu blaze.

Canoe racing home

Canoe racing high performance athletes will transition to their new headquarters in Cambridge starting pre-Christmas.

Sevens skeptics won't quit

Official assurances only go so far with twitchy ratepayers haunted by Hamilton's V8 debacle.

Slip partially blocks SH25

NZTA says Coromandel drivers should be careful after heavy rain hits region.

Man trapped under tractor

St John transported patient to hospital in a moderate condition.

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Woman rescued from floods

The fire service rescued a woman from floods near Katikati on Saturday night.

12:05 AM  The fire service has rescued a woman who drove into floodwaters near Katikati.

Thames stabbing

One person is in hospital with a stab wound to the forehead.

Robbery at liquor store

Meteor shining bright again


Work underway for new canoe racing home

Canoe Racing CEO Mark Weatherall

Canoe racing high performance athletes will transition to their new headquarters in Cambridge starting pre-Christmas.

Pay off from indigenous conference

University of Waikato Dean of the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies Professor Brendan Hokowhitu says being chosen ...

The largest group of indigenous experts will meet in Hamilton bring almost $2 million into NZ.

Making effluent storage look easy

Anton Meier is smiling because he has the answer to making effluent storage compliant.

Anton Meier heard how European farmers store effluent and water, now he ihas imported the idea into New Zealand and dairy farmers are loving it.

Maitland's Top 5

Katchafire are back in the Tron Friday night, playing at Altitude bar.

Concerts and performances, netball and a food fundraiser. This is your Top 5.

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


Six sin-binnings as Panthers down COB

There were a remarkable six sin-binnings in the match between the Ngaruawahia Panthers and College Old Boys.

A remarkable six sin-binnings, as the Ngaruawahia Panthers defeat College Old Boys.

Fresh thinking for dogs

A new match racing concept will take place in July in a bid to attract new punters to greyhound racing.

New ideas to grow its audience could bring big boosts to greyhound racing turnover in New Zealand.

Under fire track to keep meetings

Despite Saturday's heavy surface the two remaining meetings of the Brisbane winter carnival are unlikely to be moved ...

The Eagle Farm surface is under fire following Saturday's meeting but meeting are unlikely to be transferred.

Old Boys hold off Southern

Southern United's Kane Adams dashed clear to score an intercept try against Hamilton Old Boys.

A clutch penalty denied Hamilton Old Boys top spot before Waikato club rugby effectively starts from scratch.

Wizards silence Thunder

Taranaki's Simone Cook guards Waikato's Charlisse Leger-Walker

Waikato Wizards get the win over a slow starting Taranaki Thunder.


City of trees

A drive into Hamilton East shows the city changing its clothes of many colours in preparation for the winter ahead.

OPINION: This time of year shows Hamilton at its best, but as Max Christoffersen was reminded, there is much more to this city than its beautiful trees.

Exceptional behaviour

Shane Reid in the dock for sentencing in the Hamilton District Court.

OPINION: Good things don't always come in small packages, writes Richard Swainson.

Life of service

Marie Panapa shared a vision of better outcomes for casualties of  mainstream education.

OBITUARY: When she died earlier this month Marie Panapa was the widely revered and respected matriarch of an education success story, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Bully or victim?

Andy and Craig from Married at First Sight were married in one of the gardens at Queenstown's Stoneridge Estate.

OPINION: At first glance, it seemed clear cut. Victimised couple versus bullying religious bigot. But, as Narelle Henson writes, a second glance is more revealing.

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.

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Meteor shining bright again

Madison Hughes is one of the choreographers of Bodies Entwined, a new dance production being staged at the Meteor Theatre.

A trifecta of productions will add intrigue, drama and comedy to Hamilton's theatre scene.

Four-year term for Government needed

Former National MP John Luxton, during a recent visit to Cambridge in the Waikato, hopes families will take time to ...

Former National MP reckons Winston Peters 'holds the cards' to next election.

Maitland's Top 5

Katchafire are back in the Tron Friday night, playing at Altitude bar.

Concerts and performances, netball and a food fundraiser. This is your Top 5.

A homely village

Maungakawa residents Pat and Marie Coles have watched the growth of houses in their village but the sense of community ...

It might be a bit wide eyed, but this small Waikato village thinks they have it all.

From horse stables to successful restaurant and winery

Ohinemuri Winery has six varities of wine on offer.

Humble beginnings - Ohinemuri Winery & Restaurant was built in a horse stable.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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