Krystle Haines is still dealing with the loss of her husband Mike Haines, who died a year ago after being buried when a freshly dug trench collapsed on him in Matamata.

Widow hoping for justice

11:58 AM  Wife of man who was buried alive believes he'd be happy his death may ensure similiar accidents don't happen.

Waihi faces job losses

Mining activities are on hold at Newmont Waihi Gold's Martha open pit.

11:12 AM  About 50 contractor jobs at a Waihi mine will go, thanks to a terminated contract.

Love of rugby helps Nepal

The U11 Taupo Barbarians team use their love of rugby to launch a heartfelt project to raise money for Nepal’s earthquake victims.

Honouring one of their own

A defibrillator unit was donated to BNZ Taupo on Gentlemen Bob's behalf.

Trout poacher to serve time in jail

A home detention bid for a trout poucher has been denied.

First home: 'start small' video

They're in their early 20s and they're weeks away from owning their first home.

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Supreme Court halts sale of farm

Dispute over farm sale continues.

Sale of Bay of Plenty farm heads to the Supreme Court.

Fine skies mean frosty starts

Temperatures dropped -1C overnight in Waikato, bringing frosts and chilly start to Thursday.

ERO applauds turn around

Taupo man airlifted after fall


Farmers face 'brutal' times

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Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

Plan to make Hamilton bike-friendly

Hamilton's draft biking plan aims to get people out of cars and on their bikes.

Hamilton City Council staff say a change to the city's district plan could be needed to stop a repeat of Hamilton's tyre saga.

Tyre contract given pass mark

A change to Hamilton's planning rules could be needed to stop another tyre mountain being stockpiled in the city.


Track sprinters ready for US, Europe

New Zealand's track sprinters are heading to the United States and Europe for winter training.

As a new season approaches, New Zealand track cycling sprint coach Anthony Peden believes he has one of the best groups in the world at his disposal.

National audience for Pukekohe

When the Pukekohe 1st XV kick off their Counties Manukau Premier Secondary Schools campaign, they will do so in the national eye.

Fuifatu Asomua, pictured here with identical twin brother Suetena, will captain the Wesley College 1st XV this year.

Wesley 1st XV to defend title

Wesley College's 1st XV coach is confident that they have what they takes to win the national title this year despite fielding a young side. 


Closed council meetings rarely a good idea


OPINION: In a vacuum of reliable information, rumour, innuendo and suspicion grow like mushrooms in a dark, warm place.

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

Massey Uni's strange new advert

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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