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Lisa Carrington at Te Rapa School.
Double medal olympian

Carrington lights up school video

 Lisa Carrington put smiles on the faces of Hamilton primary kids as they met their idol.

Jobs may go at SPCA

Waikato SPCA chairwoman Jan Thomson is refusing to comment on the financial situation of the animal charity.

8:41 AM  Head office to intervene after Waikato SPCA loses $393k and it's understood 12 staff positions could be cut.

New charter school for city

The city's first partnership school will start teaching Year 7 to 9 students in February.

Council hopefuls reveal disabilities

City contenders have experienced everything from brain bleeds to caring for disabled children.

Elderly woman assaulted

An elderly woman was allegedly assaulted in a Hamilton home. Later, police arrested a relative.

Council weighs in on police debate

Waipa wants the police and MPs to front up and explain their position on local policing levels.

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Bold free parking plan

West Ward candidate Geoff Taylor says the city council is skirting around the vexed issue of central city parking.

9:32 AM  Free car parking across Hamilton's CBD would send a message, political hopeful says.

Stampede Music Festival attracts big names

Nashville is coming down-under on March 4, for New Zealand's first ever international country music festival.

Duck pond, digger trouble

Suspicious blaze at marae

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Bold free parking plan

West Ward candidate Geoff Taylor says the city council is skirting around the vexed issue of central city parking.

Free car parking across Hamilton's CBD would send a message, political hopeful says.

Shelly Bay a step closer to Sausalito

Wellington City Council is understood to have made a deal to sell its land at Shelly Bay to  developer Ian Cassels.

Wellington City Council land sale to developer could see revamp of collection of derelict buildings.

Women-only gyms split 'amicable'

The national franchise for Configure Express says it was “mutually beneficial to part ways” with four Wellington gyms.

National chain says split will be "mutually beneficial" but neither side say why it's happening.

Hutt project manager wins big

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Ferrybank up to voters

Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture directors John Hardwick-Smith and Megan Wraight display their design plans ...

A vision to transform an inner-city stretch of river bank into a premier destination has been adopted.

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Carrington's golden glow lights up school video

Lisa Carrington hopes she can be an inspiration to future Olympians.

 Lisa Carrington put smiles on the faces of Hamilton primary kids as they met their idol.

Plenty of unknowns for Ferns

Kayla Cullen and the Silver Ferns won't be taking South Africa lightly on Wednesday.

 In South Africa, the Silver Ferns have an opponent they should beat easily, but one they don't know that much about.

Waikato lose Tucker for NPC

James Tucker was helped from the field in Waikato's win over North Harbour.

James Tucker will miss the rest of 2016 after suffering a serious knee injury.

Plunket Shield turns pink

Seventeen years after it opened, Wellington's Westpac Stadium will become a first-class cricket venue for a floodlit ...

Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington will host pink ball floodlit matches in March.

Swamp Foxes celebrate 40 years in NPC

Joe Wright and Ali Ali Schmidt coached Thames Valley rugby team in 1976, the first year of the national provincial ...

Thames Valley Rugby acknowledged their first team to contest the NPC with a 40-year reunion.

opinion

Steep price for medal glory

US swimmer Ryan Lochte snared his sixth Olympic gold medal but left Rio in disgrace.

Squillions of dollars have been spent on what amounts to a 10-day bash to treat a small group of privileged people paid by the state to do what they like doing – running, jumping etc.

All work no way to live

Duncan Garner, pictured with his Story co-host Heather du Plessis-Allan, declared Kiwis a bunch of lazy sods in a recent ...

OPINION: "Lazy sods" Duncan Garner called us, but buying into the Protestant work ethic can't be good for you.

Max Christoffersen: Village delight

Produce draws the crowds to farmers’ markets but it’s the people who bring the atmosphere.

OPINION: Comfort in the company of strangers on a brisk Sunday morning at the Farmers' Market at Claudelands in Hamilton.

Land Wars were a civil war

Otorohanga College students presented a 13,000 signature petition to Parliament, in support of a national commemoration ...

OPINION: Tom O'Connor argues that the conflict variously known as the Land Wars and the New Zealand Wars was, in fact, a civil war and should be remembered as such.

Opinion: In defence of small towns

A more relaxed pace of life attracts many people to New Zealand's smaller towns such as Raglan.

OPINION: Small town New Zealand is not ready to give up the ghost just yet.

Life & Style

Take the opportunity, not the chance

Clannad Herman on duty at Waikato Stud.

Waikato Stud took the opportunity to make a difference in the life of Clannad Herman.

Roosters dumped roadside video

25082016 News Photo: CHRISTEL YARDLEY/FAIRFAX NZ
News: poultry roosters.

It's a hardscrabble life for a rooster at a rest stop – but why are they even there?

Waikato musician a top cellist

Musical prodigy takes title on home ground.

Lost knowledge of the hunter gatherer

Owen Boynton ventures around Aotearoa in his Maori Television series Toa Hunter Gatherer, looking at historical ...

Owen Boynten's new show will target historical approaches to hunting, fishing and bush craft.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

Come to Cambridge this Saturday to welcome home our Olympic athletes. Including the New Zealand Men's Olympic Track ...

A Ranfurly Shield defence, Takes A Village night out or welcome home our medal-winning Olympians!

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