The young woman came down about 2pm.

Girl climbs off four-storey roof

2:39 PM  A drama atop a cinema in Hamilton that locked down part of CBD is over.

Killed on the roadside

Police are investigating the crash on SH27 between Waharoa and Matamata.

2:05 PM  Visiting UK resident was walking home to the Waikato farm he worked on when he was hit by a car.

Like 'farting against thunder'

2:29 PM  Neighbours' firefighting efforts futile after hot oil left unattended turns house into inferno. 

Quake strikes BOP

Hundreds felt big jolt across the North Island - "It was like a deep rumbling noise."

Police hunt dangerous driver

2:30 PM  Cops are looking for a silver car seen driven dangerously before another car crashed.

Night of car chases and crashes

Three pursuits, five teenage arrests and multiple crashes: all in a night's work for the cops.

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Ten years for Auteur House

Richard Swainson's favourite filmmaker is Orson Wells, and he has a number of his films at the Auteur House.

2:38 PM  "We had to get something like twelve copies of Big Momma's​ House 2. That became the prime example of the madness of the way the system worked."

Top Te Aroha fish 'n' chips

2:24 PM  Life's too short to eat bad food according to Te Aroha's X-ING Cafe and Takeaways owner Lyn Madoc.

Number plate theft on the rise

Dogs protected in house blaze


Ten years for Auteur House

Richard Swainson's favourite filmmaker is Orson Wells, and he has a number of his films at the Auteur House.

"We had to get something like twelve copies of Big Momma's​ House 2. That became the prime example of the madness of the way the system worked."

Dirty dumpers outed on Facebook

The CampNZ Facebook page is using graphics like this to remind freedom campers where not to "go."

A Facebook page set up to encourage responsible freedom camping has outed a couple seen dumping effluent into a camp ground drain.

No slowing for stop/go

Site traffic management supervisor for Fulton Hogan Bruce Bailey will be hard at work while we enjoy summer.

Jandals, shorts, singlets stay in the wardrobe as road construction workers face their busiest time of year.

Chinese NY's $165m NZ injection video

Chinese tourists enjoy the Hanmer Springs hot pools.

Businesses cock-a-hoop for Year of the Rooster as up to 33,000 Chinese prepare to descend on NZ shores.

Ram raids plague city

Police deal with the crash scene on Cobham Drive in Hillcrest, where road spikes stopped a fleeing driver.

Four people are facing charges after a number of ram raids in Hamilton.


Chris Wood - China or EPL?

Should Chris Wood go to China or should he strive to play in the English Premier League?

OPINION: Cash or career? An All White's conundrum as the Chinese Super League calls.

Nick Ross bounces back at Teretonga

Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima in action at Teretonga over the weekend.

Cambridge race car driver Nick Ross had a great weekend at Teretonga and now sets his sights on Manfield.

Best friends and record breakers reunite

The 1979-1982 Matamata College relay team. They held the national 4x100m relay record until December 6. Wendy Hedley, ...

Relay team's reunion comes just a month after its 1980 record was broken.

Leeds: Wood not off to China

Leeds United deny Kiwi striker Chris Wood is off to a Chinese Super League club.

"Speculation is speculation." English club hits back at claims Chinese Super League chasing All White.

Elliot lays down the Law

Elliot Law was on fire for Fraser-Tech at the weekend, claiming eight-for.

Fraser-Tech fast bowler Elliot Law claimed a remarkable eight-wicket haul in the Eddy Marr Bowl on Saturday.


Pre-election, time to lobby decision makers

Alan Livingstone, chairman of the Waikato Regional Council.

Opinion: Pre-election offers chance for Waikato to influence decision makers.

Landscape at odds with people

Most of the Waikato's macrocarpas have disappeared from the landscape and it has become more gentrified.

OPINION: While the landscape has become gentrified, the people are becoming more feral in the Waikato.

Aussie: I choose Waitangi Day

Angela Cuming (left) with her fellow Aussie Nicola Brennan-Tupara.

OPINION: As the years have gone by NZ has never stopped amazing me, never stopped giving me reasons to be proud.

Posting does not equal fixing

Millennials have redefined compassion from meaning "suffering with" to meaning "I made a post about it."

OPINION: Just how does Oxfam define poverty? Because, if you look closely, it's not how it should be defined.

A Pickard legacy

Hemingway's home in Key West, where he wrote Green Hills of Africa.

OPINION: A treasure trove of Hemingway was made more meaningful given the books' first owner.

Life & Style

Exhibition includes tribute to Les Munro

Te Awamutu Museum exhibitions co-ordinator Henriata Nicholas installing the Dambusters exhibition.

Dambusters: Boffins, Bravery and Bouncing Bombs, heading towards Te Awamutu.

Dog ban loophole bites councillor

Hamilton city councillor Siggi Henry had a hunting permit from DOC believing that gave her access to walk her jack ...

A Hamilton City Councillor was called out for walking her jack russell on a bush track where dogs are not allowed.

Tron Rocks takes off

Hamilton mum Nicola Rankine has helped kick off Tron Rocks with her 3-year-old son Fergus, painting rocks to hide around ...

"It's the treasure hunt that keeps on giving"

Lifeguard trainer Hinds hot water hero

"Local hero" Gary HInds.

An everyday bloke has been honoured with a 2017 Kiwi Bank Local Hero Award.

Are these the best chips in Waikato?

Beer battered fries, smoked brisket taco and salt and pepper flash fried squid  from Good Union, 98 Victoria St, ...

Possibly the best chips in the region can be found in a former church.

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