NZ RNZAF pilots and crew were involved in a rescue operation during RIMAPC 2016.

Air Force Orion crew 'true heroes'

Kiwis led the way to a couple at the centre of a remarkable survival story after their plane crashed in the Pacific.

Why Maori suffer

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama says colonisation is the root cause of the high rates of Maori child abuse.

7:46 AM  The high rates of child abuse can be traced to colonisation, an academic says.

Two die in BOP crash

A five-car crash has claimed the lives of two people in Mt Maunganui.

Amelia saves her poppa video

Seven-year-old Amelia Burnell walked 20 minutes in gorse and prickles to save her grandfather.

Rape accused's text queried

"You were doing what you could to mitigate the damage," say claims in cricketer's rape trial.

A sister's lament

Kelly Gush was 12 when she was kicked to death by her mother's partner. Her sister, Kylie, speaks for the first time.

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Residential suburb gets boost

An artist's impression of what the new flyover at Wairere and Cobham drives would look like.

City councillors look to Hamilton's south for residential development with a ruling on a Wairere Drive flyover.

Siege cop's injuries remain

Four officers who came under fire at Kawerau return to work but one is still recovering.

The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Maitland's Top 5

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Leafy green shortage

Smoothie lovers may have to go without kale for a little longer.

Fancy some spinach in your smoothie? You may have to wait.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

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Langman seeks unique prize

Laura Langman was inspired to join the NSW Swifts after watching last year's grand final. Now, she's playing in the rematch.

If her New South Wales Swifts win on Sunday, she will become the only Kiwi with two trans-Tasman league titles.

Chiefs embrace underdog tag

When the Chiefs and Hurricanes last met, in Wellington in April, it was a thrilling affair, won by the visitors, who ...

The Hurricanes are the ones with all the expectations on them, and the Chiefs are quite happy to slide under the radar.

Johnson returns to riding action

Danielle Johnson riding Xiong Feng celebrates winning the Karaka Million at the Ellerslie to highlight her season.

Danielle Johnson back in action after holiday.

Waikato blooding new stock

Nathaniel Apa, who has Canterbury and Crusaders experience, will make his Waikato debut on Saturday.

Three debutants to start Ranfurly Shield defence against King Country in Matamata, with another three waiting on the bench.

Cortado in Ryder test

Experienced jockey Vinnie Colgan takes the mount on Cortado in the Ryder Stakes.

Cortado into unknown on sodden Otaki surface.

opinion

Our excuses are dead

Our excuses are dead like hundreds of our children.

OPINION: Our babies don't need us to scream when they die. They need us to give a damn when they are alive.

Governments can fix things, not people

The Faces of Innocents series by Fairfax journalists is a great reminder that governments can't do everything.

OPINION: Governments can never replace caring communities.

Scott Baio an inside joke at the Republican convention

Actor Scott Baio, known for his role as Chachi on the television series Happy Days, speaks at the Republican National ...

OPINION: Only Donald Trump would put Scott Baio on the stage.

Wouldn't it be nice to help kids see a show?

With a flurry of donated ball dresses, Rosalind Arnott, left, and Chloe Oldfield are in the beginnings of starting their ...

OPINION: Which politician will run on a platform of helping kids who can't afford shows?

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

Life & Style

The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Star Wars fan Chris Gardner, with Darth Vader at a convention in 1998. He has now written about the films for an ...

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

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