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News: A garage sleep-out in Paul Crescent, Fairfield was engulfed in flames overnight where a caller was initially worried someone could be inside.
Hamilton

Suspicious blaze destroys garage

3:19 PM  Investigators treating fire that gutted Waikato sleep-out units as suspicious.

Melee at market video

A scuffle erupted outside Wellmart Asian Supermarket when owner Linda Xi asked to see inside the bag of suspected shoplifters.

It started with meat and ended with a scuffle and a teen trying to force her way into a car.

Parker coming back to Hamilton

Fight For Life to return to Hamilton on December 5 with rising Kiwi heavyweight again the headline act.

Priest threatens legal action

A Catholic priest told to stop holding mass by his church hits back with a lawyer.

Bashed, left in ditch

A night of celebration turned nasty for a father who was seriously beaten and left fighting for his life.

Ammo, gas cylinders in fire

Firefighters forced to attack blaze from outside as house had gas cylinders and ammunition inside.

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News

Police name man found in river

Police close off the river walkway near Swarbrick landing on River road after a body was discovered.

Police release identity of body in river.

Excellence award for Landing

Te Aroha Landing has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

Guest country music artist to give it a go

Rotorua : Hollywood in the making

business

'One of the best' reflects on three decades of photography

Waikato Times Chief Photographer Peter Drury has hung up his news camera.

For more than 30 years, Peter Drury has been Waikato's eyes on the world.

New earthquake proposal welcomed in Waikato

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker said the city council supported any moves that would make buildings safer.

A proposal seeing councils prioritise buildings for earthquake remediation is being welcomed in the Waikato.

Spending habits begin at home

Teaching children how to manage their money needs to begin in the home.

Creating healthy money habits needs to begin in the home.

Mosquitoes as DNA drones

Mosquito feeding: Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect to predict the spread of diseases.

Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect as a biological drone to predict the spread of diseases.

HoloLens for hyper-conferencing

The Jedi Council meets via HoloNet in Star Wars: Episode III.

Microsoft's mixed reality technology will allow Jedi-like holographic calls between offices.

sport

Girls High face Southland in national final

Isla Norman-Bell scored a hat-trick for Girls' High in their semifinal win over Southern Cross.

Two halves of rugby sit between Hamilton Girls' High School and back-to-back national girls rugby titles.

Girls' High win national semifinal video

Isla Norman-Bell scored a hat-trick for Girls' High in the national semifinal.

Hamilton GHS stay on track for the national secondary schoolgirls' rugby crown.

Auckland still big foe for Mooloos

Co-captain Whetu Douglas is well aware of how big a thing it is for a Waikato team to beat Auckland.

After back-to-back wins, Waikato are now bracing themselves for a bigger challenge as Auckland come to town.

Parker coming back to Hamilton

Joseph Parker will headline the Burger King Fight For Life in Hamilton in December.

Fight For Life to return to Hamilton on December 5 with rising Kiwi heavyweight again the headline act.

Hohneck returns for Mooloos

Highlanders prop Josh Hohneck is back from injury for Waikato.

From Super Rugby title-winner to frustrating injury layoff, prop back and ready for Waikato.

opinion

Refugees, friends and enemies

Syrian refugees arrive on a dinghy at the Greek island of Kos.

OPINION: If there's one time in life when it is easy to love your enemy, it's when he is reaching out his hand to help you.

A life without credit cards

Reporter Rachel Thomas is averse to credit cards.

OPINION: To me, credit cards are tiny plastic reminders you've spent money you don't have.

Internet addiction is real and withdrawal is tough

The internet is down! Ohmigod! What will I do?

OPINION: It all started with a slow afternoon online.

Clarinetist John West, of Art Gecko, dies

John West, of Art Gecko, died on Monday.

OPINION: Richard Swainson remembers a kind, talented man.

Hamilton councillor Margaret Forsyth digs her hole deeper

Councillor Andrew King is showing himself to be a man of integrity.

OPINION: Back in 2001, watching Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle make things worse for herself by trying to justify an  embarrassing situation, Prime Minister Helen Clark  made the observation: "When you're in a hole, stop digging."  

Life & Style

'One of the best' reflects on three decades of photography

Waikato Times Chief Photographer Peter Drury has hung up his news camera.

For more than 30 years, Peter Drury has been Waikato's eyes on the world.

Top five things to do this weekend

This year's Red Cross Book fair will have three quarters more than last year's event. Picutured: Philippa Robertson, Lin Ritche, Jenny Beckett and Mary Allan.
Hamilton.

It's a busy weekend in the Tron, with comedy battles, glow in the dark golf, thousands of books and a crafty fair.

Big win for Cambridge teacher

Cushla Hounsell, her husband Pat and daughter Regan, 7, share their delight at the unexpected windfall.

Cushla Hounsell found it hard to keep her nose-crinkling delight under wraps on Monday afternoon.

Flag debate puts Hamilton in a flutter

A tino rangatiratanga flag was put in the hands of the sculpture Sapper Horace Moore-Jones in Hamilton.

A flag associated with Maori sovereignty flew briefly in Hamilton's main street.

Quilts a treasure for kids

Hellen Borrington has been making quilts for children in care.

Crafting good for the soul.

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