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Hamilton Zoo . The young Sumatran Tiger cubs born to Sali play in thier enclosure .

Name a tiger cub

Hamilton Zoo's two playful tiger cubs are in need of names. Rip-roaring suggestions welcomed.

Boy, 2, nearly drowns

Westpac rescue helicopter

6:21 PM  A toddler has been airlifted to hospital after almost drowning in an effluent trap on a Waikato farm.

Drug-dealing lawyer suspended

A Rotorua lawyer found guilty of selling drugs can't practise law for three years.

AOS hunt for scammers

Armed police have been searching for a man in connection to the gunpoint robbery of a man trying to buy a motorbike.

Pathway sex attack

A Hamilton woman has been sexually assaulted in a daylight attack, say police.

Former employee must pay costs

Woman ordered to pay $8,000 in costs despite winning wrongful dismissal case.

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No seatbelt a fatal call

Police work the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in Ngaruawahia.

Man who died in crash at Ngaruawahia, in Waikato wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Suspicious blaze guts home

A fire that left a Hamilton flat gutted is being treated as suspicious by police and fire authorities.

Man rescued after bridge jump

Man guilty of shower photo


Dairy downturn bites

Massey University No 4 dairy farm - cows being housed inside a barn. shed barn indoor cover generic agriculture dairying dairy feed feedlot wintering cowshed

Agricultural businesses are facing a tough year as farmers deal with a low dairy payout forecast.

Waikato house building consents slightly increase

House building consents fall in February

Raylene Marsh of The Design Depot is full of ideas after a trip to Chicago for a home and living expo.

The Design Depot owner "buzzing" after Chicago trip

Raylene Marsh is "buzzing" with new ideas.


Cambridge to host UCI Track Cycling World Cup video

Champion Kiwi sprint cyclist Sam Webster is excited about the prospect of competing against the best track cyclists in the world in front of a home crowd.

Avantidrome in Cambridge to host the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in December.

Coxon to lead Waikato NZ match play charge

Hot off a playoff loss in the NZ Men’s Stroke Play Championship, Waikato golfer one to watch at Titirangi.

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will make just his second start of the season for the Chiefs against the Blues.

Fitzgerald makes way for Retallick in Chiefs side

50-game veteran Mike Fitzgerald drops out of starting side as All Black returns from injury to face Blues.


RMA too important not to consult on


The Government insists its RMA reforms are urgently needed to stimulate economic development.

Housing policy deceptive

OPINION: The Government has acknowledged many state houses are not up to standard and have not been properly maintained.

TRA 14 NOV 09. Airport stopover. Generic backview of man looking at airplane. Supplied by iStock, OK to reuse, royalty-free. empty seats. waiting room. terminal.

Minimal regulation has consequences

OPINION: No amount of rules and regulations can make flying fail-safe but having no regulations would be catastrophic.

Life & Style

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... chair?

Balloon builder Barb Smith's hot air balloon fits on the back of a ute.

On an antique wool classing table in Australian desert land, Barb Smith brings her sky chariots to life.

Top five things to do this weekend

There's a smorgasbord of events to keep you busy this weekend in the Waikato.

Actor David Sutcliffe features in a play about the life of home-grown Hamilton hero, World War I soldier and artist Sapper Horace Moore-Jones.

Play celebrates Hamilton hero

The life of World War I soldier and artist Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is being celebrated in a new play.

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