How do councils make the decision to put down a dog?

Dog's life is a roll of the dice video

There are no rules councils have to follow when deciding if a dog gets put down.

Vigil at MP's office video

Deborah McMillian and daughter Skyla, eight, joined a silent demonstration outside Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe's office to highlight concerns over the Government's workplace health and safety reforms.

Crosses were erected outside the office of Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe as part of a silent vigil.

Cardiologist retires

A doctor who pioneered cardiology services at Waikato Hospital has retired.

Worker sacked for non-compliance

A Waikato DHB worker has been sacked for not complying with the board's flu jab policy.

Hamilton walkway cordoned off

A Hamilton walkway has been cordoned off by police after an alleged sexual assault.

Motorheads raise cash for toddler

More than $4k was raised to help a Taupiri toddler battling an aggressive brain tumour.

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Putaruru hosts college shootout

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Hawera's Paul Tidswell with the gun he will use to shoot at the world competitions in Ohio.

1 min ago  High school shooters from all over the North Island will converge on the Putaruru Gun Club in August.

Waikato family hospitalised with carbon monoxide posioning

16 min ago  Family hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning from charcoal barbecue.

House ablaze in Rotorua

Car enthusiasts raise money for ill toddler


Riverlea Theatre land sale endorsed by city councillors

City councillors have agreed to sale the land underneath Hamilton's Riverlea Theatre for $460,000.

A last ditch proposal to halt the sale of land underneath Hamilton's Riverlea Theatre has been abandoned.

Public input vital for Ferrybank development: mayor

Hamiltonians will get their first look at concept plans for Hamilton's Ferrybank area by the end of the year.

Finn Puklowski stands inside a United Sweets store in 2012, when business was looking up.

United Sweets of New Zealand placed into liquidation

The national franchise and chain United Sweets of New Zealand has been placed into liquidation owing thousands.


Family occasion at Ruakaka

Shaun McKay pushes Amarula to victory at Ruakaka.

Matamata's McKay family had a great day out at Ruakaka on Saturday.

Crucial wins for Hamilton clubs

The chase for the title is still on for Hamilton Wanderers.

Trialists prepare for lucrative targets

Trials give race fans glimpse of potential stars.


Reviewer's criticism of Still Life film astonishing


8:23 AM  OPINION: When I read in the Waikato Times recently James Croot’s review of the movie Still Life (DVD of the Week), which he described as ‘‘emotionally powerful drama’’ and a ‘‘minor masterpiece’’, I heartily concurred. But when he criticised the ending ...

The ref is always right on the day

OPINION: Sunday morning's epic match at Ellis Park was one I was half convinced the All Blacks would lose.  A venue where our record is poor, a team selected on the grounds of rotation and the perceived need to blood new players ahead of the all important world cup and the fact that the old foes were smarting after a classic defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory encounter with Australia the week before all counted against us.


Why was Robertson free to kill?

OPINION: I've been to jail several times.

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Film festival has variety and 'geysers of blood'

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman are the stars of Deathgasm, a "blood-splattered, heavy shredding comedy-horror" that won the Make My Horror Movie competition.

Hamilton film fans will be booking the best part of a month off work with the international film festival about to hit town again.

Top five things to do this weekend

Rock, blues, theatre and kung fu - here are this week's top five picks.

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker overlooks the city's Ferrybank area by the Waikato River.

Public input vital for Ferrybank development: mayor

Hamiltonians will get their first look at concept plans for Hamilton's Ferrybank area by the end of the year.

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