Bart Karalus has known the family since he was a boy, in later life he married his wife at Vilagrad

Centenary for fire razed winery video

Community pitches in to help family of an iconic fire-razed Waikato winery in the clean up.

Serious crash in Clive

A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital after driving into a power pole in Hawkes Bay.

A man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after crashing into a power pole near Clive.

'A real character'

Barking dogs alert searchers, who find body of "loving and laughable" hunter at bottom of cliff.

Huntly man found

A Waikato man missing for two days has returned home and police say he is "okay".

Caution urged after spate of crashes

Police attend several minor crashes on wet roads across the region.

Broken leg shown to the world

A holiday swing turned dangerous when a fall led to a injured femur.  

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Broken leg shown to the world

Jessica Bennett was on Code:1 after she was rescued by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

A holiday swing turned dangerous when a fall led to a injured femur.  

Tramper found near Thames

A personal locator beacon helped teams find a missing tramper in Coromandel bush.

Creative flare on show

Vilagrad food and wine fuels community spirit video


Farm passes wow test

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Going the extra mile for sustainability

Charlie Lea farms in a traditional but his rural environmental business is anything but.

Who knows what the future will hold...

Snowball Effect and NXT: The New markets

The Waikato branch of the New Zealand Shareholders Association will host an event looking at new equity markets accessible by Kiwi investors and businesses.


Late blow for Wanderers

Hamilton Wanderers went down 3-2 in a thriller against Central United.

12:21 PM  A last-gasp goal consigned Hamilton Wanderers to defeat on Saturday.

Midlands set for under-18 title defence

A title defence is on the cards for the Midlands under-18 women's hockey team heading to the national tournament on Saturday.

Former Hamilton junior rises to top of the world

Having taken up tennis again, Mark Hadley has reached a significant milestone.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

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Top five things to do this weekend

Stallholders will be showing off their vintage, retro and handmade wares at Market Place on Saturday. Pictured: Market organiser Kell Pike.

Mindlords, a mid-winter festival and an exhibition exploring the human body.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

The man who grew a church from trees video

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

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