Hazael Te Wharerahi Ngaiterangi Tineiafi Mailata, 21, died on January 25 when he went into the Waikato River at 3am in ...

Anguish at the riverside

Thirty-six hours after Hazael Mailata went into the Waikato River, everything had changed.

Motel madness

A shortage of housing in Hamilton is keeping people trapped on an emergency housing roundabout, including Natalie Reese ...

5:05 PM   Emergency housing in Waikato motels is costing taxpayers thousands.

Maitland's Top 5

4:38 PM  A mixed bag this weekend, even bargain-hunting artsy people! This is your Top 5.

Ruby and Gwen are garden gems

7 min ago  REVIEW: This was not merely a couple of local girls earning a buck busking.

Bus driver's plea to parents

Meet your children on the side of the road they exit the bus so they don't get hit, bus driver pleads.

Faulty weighbridge overcharges

Council faced with refunding a year's worth of dump users due to faulty weighbridge.

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Breakdown causes delays

Motorists travelling on State Highway 1 near Cambridge should expect delays.

4:32 PM  Motorists travelling on State Highway 1 should expect delays.

In the safe zone

4:01 PM  Water, pulled-pork buns, phone charges and medical help is on hand at the safe zone in downtown Hamilton.

Battle for lake space

Rider sets up home in horse truck

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Taxpayers' motel madness

A shortage of housing in Hamilton is keeping people trapped on an emergency housing roundabout, including Natalie Reese ...

 Emergency housing in Waikato motels is costing taxpayers thousands.

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

Fish kill firm: 'We got it wrong'

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Healthy Rivers amendment call

Farmers know the hotspots and want support to clean them up

Worked-up farmers petition regional council over plan to clean up the region's waterways.

Business summit on growth

Mayor Andrew King said transport issues were the "big elephant in the room" for Hamilton.

The business community has been chastised by city officials for failing to contribute to growth discussions.

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Ngaruawahia leave northern league

After a 45-year run, Ngaruawahia United has withdrawn from the Northern Region Football League

Ngaruawahia United's 45-year run in the Northern Region Football League has come to an end.

Wood's filly could bring joy

Gold Fever held out Joyfilly (outside) when they met at Te Rapa in their lead-up to the Matamata Breeders Stakes.

Promising filly danger to Breeders Stakes favourites.

Rider sets up home in horse truck

The horse truck that Nicole Roberts has called home for the past two years.

She lives in a horse truck, but that won't stop her from taking on the big guns at Horse of the Year.

Casey Kopua back on court

Casey Kopua will return to a netball court for the first time in 18 months on Saturday.

The 101-cap Silver Fern will play netball for the first time in 16 months on Saturday.

Kawi favoured in Haunui Classic

Kawi gets a chance to resurrect his Group I form in the Haunui Classic at Otaki.

Kawi at his best to test Start Wondering in Otaki Group I.

opinion

Women 'on their moons' do not approach

Film-maker Claire Ashton lives in Te Aroha and has worked as a film location scout.

Opinion: Waikato writer, film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Film society milestone

Film

OPINION: Squash club's loss was the film society's win when Richard Swainson switched "codes" 30 years ago.

Jersey man through and through

Don Ferguson leading Follys Lucy, one of the jerseys he had shares in with the Queen.

OBITUARY: Renowned jersey cow breeder Don Ferguson from Otorohanga could count Queen Elizabeth II as a friend.

Game over

Thousands of empty yellow seats showed fans weren't buying the glitz of the Wellington Rugby Sevens any more.

OPINION: It's time for a change, writes Max Christoffersen, and Hamiltonians could be the game-changers.

I heart humanities

I can remember walking past the library at university and catching my breath every single time  at the thought of all ...

OPINION: Narelle Henson couldn't support the Love Humanities day this week – you see, the humanities have let her down.

Life & Style

Ruby and Gwen are garden gems

Gwen and Ruby Lyon performed a selection of classical, pop and musical theatre numbers in the Victorian Garden Conservatory.

This was not merely a couple of local girls earning a buck busking at a festival, writes Sam Edwards.

Maitland's Top 5

It's O Week in Hamilton.

A mixed bag this weekend, even bargain-hunting artsy people! This is your Top 5.

Battle for lake space

Hamilton's yachting and waka ama communities are struggling for space around Hamilton Lake.

'There's going to be confrontation,' Hamilton Yacht Club warns.

Bridge with migrants and refuegees

Jane Stearns and Ayako Imahashi play bridge at the Cambridge Bridge Club.

A game of cards is being used to help migrants learn English.

Boot camp to beat neuroblastoma

Filipo Fifita, 28, is a personal trainer and wants to use fitness as a fundraiser to help a little girl with neuroblastoma.

For Filipo​ Fifita, a random act of kindness was what it took to realise a true passion.

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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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