Jeff Peek holds up his Golden Gumboot Trophy proudly.

Record number of rural bachelors

Waikato hunts for the best Rural Bachelor.

Woman hit by train


9:52 PM  A woman, believed to be in her forties, has life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train in Tauranga.

Anxious after quake

Hamiltonians caught up in quake-devastated Nepal have described the destruction.

Little chief winner

Samuel Christie loved to watch his late-grandad play and coach rugby in Te Awamutu.

Japanese name kiwi chick

A kiwi chick has been named by delegates from Cambridge's sister city in Japan.

Bikies ruin Last Post video

A motorbike gang roared off from a dawn service during the Last Post.

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Morrinsville now on the airwaves

Morrinsville Intermediate students Briony Hill, 11, left, Emma Stobie, 11, Dylan Takerei-Nolan, 12, and Tegan Clark, 12, have fun broadcasting live on Morrinsville's new radio station. Photo: TERESA RAMSEY

Morrinsville now has its own radio station and will soon broadcast television as well.

Woman in serious condition after crash

A serious crash near Otorohanga on Anzac Day has left a woman in a serious condition in Waikato Hospital

Follow up field day

100 sets of hooves for centenary


Hobby beekeeping takes off video

New bee-keeper Jenny O'Donnell holds out an under-construction honeycomb.

The humble honey bee is proving a popular pastime as hive numbers sky rocket.

A hero for video stores?

Video stores are a dying breed. But one man is leading a rebellion.

A 8.6ha animal safari on Taihoa North Rd, 5km east of Matamata is for sale.

Matamata animal safari for sale

An African-style savannah home to a collection of exotic animals in the heart of Middle Earth is up for auction.


Canes and Chiefs move ahead

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes gets a pass away against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Hurricanes have done it again on the road, coming from a slow start to overwhelm the Reds in Brisbane and stay in control of Super Rugby's playoff race.

Nanai-Williams hoping to take form to sevens

Chief hopes form since returning from injury will extend to the Glasgow Sevens with Samoa.

Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick makes a run against the Force at Waikato Stadium on Friday night.

Rebels look set to test Chiefs

Dave Rennie says what Chiefs dished up against Force won’t do if they are to win in Melbourne.


Honouring our Anzacs

ANZAC crosses celebrate the lives given by New Zealand soldiers through the ages.

OPINION: War is meaningless. Until your freedom, or life, is placed under threat.

Musical pedant sings the blues

OPINION: It's a tough old life, Waikato Times columnist Max Christoffersen finds.

Waikato District Health Board Chairman Bob Simcock.

Other inquiries delayed

OPINION: The recent death of Nicky Stevens while in the care of the Waikato District Health Board has understandably caused his family a great deal of pain.

Life & Style

Bowling the last bowl

Vice president Bill Fullerton, right, and green keeper Richard Death are saying goodbye to their bowling club.

They've met rain or shine and through a war, but come May the Ohaupo Bowling Club will be no more.

Mike King brings humour to hard topic

Former comedian discusses lifelong battle with depression but still manages to keep the crowd in stitches.

Hundreds of Hamilton residents are expected to attend's this year's Anzac Day Dawn Service at Memorial Park.

Top five things to do this weekend

Anzac Day commemorations, rugby and a harvest festival. Here are this week's top five.

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