Possyum is safe because he was de-sexed and his owner Natasha Perfect went to DOC for advice.

Possyum gets a reprieve

Pet possums aren't allowed in the Waikato, but Possyum's a special case.

Huntly bypass all go

Work on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway is stepping up as contractors start constructing diversions on roads along the 15.2km project.

Dad distraught after boy killed

Motorists comforted Thomas Evans' father on the roadside.

Drug thief faces court 

A woman stole 5000 vials of the same general anaesthetic that killed pop star Michael Jackson from Waikato Hospital.

Waikato drink drive rates falling

Drink driving convictions have dropped over 40 per cent in the past six years

Battle over derelict bus

Most garden ornaments are hand-picked pieces - not John Fletcher's.

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A boost but not a game changer

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPPA press conference.

After all of the promises, warnings and hysteria, the culmination of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) feels like something of an anti-climax.

More Aucklanders move to Waikato

Aucklanders are adding up the figures when it comes to lifestyle versus pay, and Waikato is winning for many.

Waikato's combination of lifestyle and work is the envy of Aucklanders.

Activity builds along Huntly section

Work on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway is stepping up as contractors start constructing diversions on roads along the 15.2km project.

Community react to job losses at steel mill

The Glenbrook Steel Mill.

Fears of job losses at the Glenbrook Steel Mill have become reality with 100 non-unionised jobs set to go. 

Labour on the TPPA

TPPA 'different to your usual trade agreement'

Whatever fine print remains to be revealed in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a future Labour Government will carry on regardless.


Bradley's wise words for Mooloos

Alex Bradley holds the Ranfurly Shield aloft after the win over Taranaki in 2012.

Last Waikato captain to hold the shield gives advice.

Black Caps in the pink in Hamilton

Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom prepares to bowl with a pink ball in a first-class match in Abu Dhabi in March.

Seddon Park has seen pink uniforms, but now the pink ball gets its first airing for the Black Caps.

King loses final in New York

Joelle King enjoyed a fine display in the Carol Weymuller Open tournament in New York, but was beaten in the final.

Kiwi No 1 produces strong showing in US tournament, but not enough to claim the title.

Addictive Habit eyes more spoils

Addictive Habit tasted Group I success at Hastings over the weekend.

Lee Somervell is still getting over the excitement of training a Group I winner.

In Style off to Melbourne

Leith Innes (pink and black) riding In Style to victory in the Group I Railway Stakes at Ellerslie.

Group I mare In Style leaves on Wednesday to join Mike Moroney's Melbourne stable.


Send the right message and keep Chris Brown out

Chris Brown served time for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, then reappeared in court for violating his probation. Allowing him into New Zealand sends the wrong message.

If you want to send a message to kids, keep Chris Brown out of the country.

Water on Mars and life on Earth

The DNA double helix, one of the building blocks that makes up life.

OPINION: Water on Mars isn't half as mysterious as life on Earth.

Student call for Land War day an excellent idea

Otorohanga College students, from left, Rhiannon Magee, Tai Jones and Leah Bell are petitioning for a national day to commemorate the Land Wars. They have more than 10,000 signatures and will march on Parliament in early December.

It's time we remembered the Land Wars properly and marked them with a national day.

NZ roads perfect for reality TV

Mount a camera on the dash and watch the drama unfold.

Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.

Holidaying Hamiltonians head to the Coromandel

The wilds of Waihi Beach.

Waihi Beach is changing. It's not just Hamiltonians any more.

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Fairfield set to thrive with new developments

Mike Rarere said with the new developments in the area, good schools and cheaper housing prices compared to other suburbs, Fairfield could become an attractive option for new families.

Could Fairfield become the next Ponsonby?

Vintage Read: Mark of the Lion, the Story of Charles Upham

Mark of the Lion was published in 1962.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope goes for a non-fiction oldie but goodie this week.

Garden Ramble on the way

Vicky Apps at one of the Garden Ramble gardens.

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of the annual Home and Garden Ramble.

Summer foodie market to launch in Cambridge

Alfresco Bites organisers Taryn Lyford, left, and Emma-Louise Sinclair (Emma's Food Bag), right, with some of the food vendors. They are, from left, Danielle Miles of Good Cake, Sacha Letford of Serenda Espresso, and John Moughan of Mizzoni Pizza.

Summertime foodie market for Cambridge

Bar owners lash door plan

Hamilton bar owners say imposing a one-way door policy would create more work for police and aggro for club door staff.

A move to introduce a one-way door policy in Hamilton would be "hammer blow" to the city's downtown.

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