Thames Coromandel District Council Mayor Glenn Leach.

Mayor's deep passion

11:37 AM  If there's one thing two-time mayor Glenn Leach loves, its the Coromandel Penninsula.

Car, keys, no driver

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Emergency services responding to Waihi car crash found the car with the keys in the ignition, but no driver.

'Most glorious day of my life'

Lieutenant Spencer Westmacott led his platoon into Gallipoli and it cost him his arm.

Parade to honour war horses

This Anzac Day, an equestrian group will honour the thousands of horses who died alongside our men. 

Committed to saving lives

Life long blood donor Raewyn Thompson will rack up her 80th donation in Taupo this week. 

I woke up 'like a zombie'

When Rukingi Haupapa had a stroke ten years ago, he didn't even know what a stroke was.

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Serious crash south of Tokoroa

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0 min ago  Driver trapped after head on crash between ute and truck.

The tale of the final five

10 min ago  He was among the last soldiers to withdraw from Gallipoli and came close to being left behind.

Paying for the cold

WWI artist's work on display


Country club for sale

Up for sale, Park International Country Club.

A Hamilton golf course has closed and is on the market for $3.2 million.

LIC partners with Lely Group

The Livestock Improvement Corporation has added another partnership to its list this year as its pushes ahead with its growth strategy.

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Waipa's housing boom

The house construction business is booming in Waipa.


Pukekohe prove championship credentials

Pukekohe midfielder Jarrod Stevenson's combination with George Maka has been a key to his side's six-game unbeaten run this season.

12:31 PM  Pukekohe has put the Counties Manukau premier club competition on notice with a 23-12 home victory over defending champions Bombay on Saturday.

Natzke fifth in EMX125 debut video

12:07 PM  Hamilton 16-year-old Josiah Natzke has finished a respectable fifth in his EMX125 debut in Italy.

Patumahoe's Jonny Wilkinson kicked a conversion and a penalty in his side's crucial win over Manurewa on Saturday.

Patumahoe win "do-or-die" match

12:31 PM  Patumahoe has got its season back on track with a 32-8 win over Manurewa at Mountford Park in Counties Manukau club rugby on Saturday.


Paul Henry, feminism and Dr Blue

TV3's Paul Henry pictured on the set of the new breakfast show.

OPINION: Yep, this young female agrees with Paul Henry. Modern feminism isn't helping anyone.

It's OK if Hamilton's CBD dies

OPINION: Hamilton's downtown has become a scary place and only a bold vision will fix it.

Nicholas Stevens died after being allowed to leave the Henry Bennett Centre unescorted.

Lessons not learnt at Henry Bennett

OPINION: Nicholas Stevens was not the first person let down by staff at the Henry Bennett Centre.

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WWI artist's work on display

WWI artist Sapper Horace Moore-Jones, who taught and died in Hamilton.

12 min ago  Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is regarded as one of NZ's most influential wartime artists.

Top five things to do this weekend

Are you willing to brave the cold snap in search of weekend activities? Look no further - here are this weekend's top five picks.

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Romance a reporter video

Reporter Kirsty Lawrence decided it was time to spice up her life, so she was sent on a series of dates.

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