A drone has been found near Morrinsville

Mystery drone drops onto farm

Was it an innocent photography mission gone wrong, or something more sinister?

Sword attack trial set

Manjit Singh.

10:45 AM  Manjit Singh has been found fit to stand trial for a sword attack on a woman.

Flying on the tax payer

9:51 AM  Public funded nearly $13,000 of international air travel for a former MP and his wife.

Man covered in boiling tar

Man dies from burns following a bitumen tanker explosion in Waikato.

House fire 'deliberately lit'

A fire that ignited in the bathroom of a Hamilton home was believed to be deliberately lit.

Calves' treatment outrages farmers

Waikato dairy farmers disgusted at footage showing people abusing newborn male calves.

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Clarifying the rules around tax assessment

Making a mistake on your tax assessment isn't the end of the world.

16 min ago  OPINION: Making mistakes in your tax assessment isn't the end of the world.

Date set for sword attack trial

10:45 AM  Manjit Singh has been found fit to stand trial for a sword attack on a Hamilton woman.

House fire 'deliberately lit'

Drone found in Morrinsville


Clarifying the rules around tax assessment

Making a mistake on your tax assessment isn't the end of the world.

OPINION: Making mistakes in your tax assessment isn't the end of the world.

Three Westfield malls sold, one to go

Westfield Chartwell in Hamilton had "good yields" but was sold because it was a lower quality asset.

Shopping mall owner Scentre is exiting lower performing assets, analyst says.

Fieldays boss moves on

Jon Calder will be moving on to Tompkins Wake from his role as Fieldays chief executive.

Fieldays chief executive Jon Calder has resigned and will take up another chief executive role in the Waikato.

Mystery Creek Winery up for sale

Mystery Creek Wines, which includes Coopers Convention Centre, is up for sale.

One of Waikato's two wineries is on the market as its owners head into retirement. 

Top honour for female winemaker

Pask Winery head winemaker Kate Radburnd.

Pask Winery's head winemaker Kate Radburnd wins the NZ Wine Growers Fellowship.


International cyclist pops into hometown during epic journey

Cyclist Lauryn Therin stopped in Pukekohe on her New Zealand cycle challenge from Bluff to Cape Reinga to raise awareness for cancer.

Lauryn Therin's weary bones had a moments reprieve when she cycled into Pukekohe.

Rasa Lila to bypass Zabeel Classic

Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie have Rasa Lila ready to strike in major 1600m races over the next few weeks.

Eagle Technology run convinces connections to stay at 1600m with Rasa Lila.

Boxing quartet punching their way to Serbia

Lani Daniels, Mckeilah King and Cara Wharerau head to Serba next month.

Four female boxers will be leaving Hamilton for Serbia in January, competing in the Fifth Nations Cup in Ruma as they plot a path towards the world championships.

Lugton Park stay in contention

Tennis generic

Rotorua remain top of the table but Lugton Park keep themselves in the hunt for the semifinals.

Soldier marching back to peak

Sakhee's Soldier (inner) fighting tenaciously to hold out Rising Romance in the Group I New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie last season.

Three runs back have Sakhee's Soldier ready for Captain Cook Stakes.


One-way door policy a good idea

Hamilton City Council has decided not to help curb the mayhem in the city at 3am.

OPINION: Hamilton City Council had a chance to introduce a small step to control alcohol-fuelled mayhem. It didn't take it.

Opinion: Committing crime free of charge

People gather to lay flowers and light candles at La Belle Equipe restaraunt on Rue de Charonne the terrorist attack in Paris.

Opinion: Taking religion to the extreme.

Hamilton the city of grandiose visionaries

Let's hope Mayor Julie Hardaker's plans for the river fare better than some other visions for the city's future.

Pipe dreams aren't new for Hamilton politicians.

Watching the watchdogs

Accountability is critical for any healthy society.

OPINION: None of us is above being held accountable for our actions - not even the Police.

Opinion: Finally flying the flag for change

he five flags options on display outside a business in Nelson.

Opinion: Let's flag Prince Charles and go our own way.

Life & Style

Craft bar promises to please

The large pizzas at Craft on Hood St make for a perfect bargain Sunday lunch.

REVIEW: The barmen at Craft won't judge you if you ask for the closest thing to Heineken.

Christmas floats kept secret

Tibor Horvath and Amanda Griffiths have been working on their Christmas float under the cover of darkness.

Businesses are working under the cover of darkness to keep their ideas hidden.

Lights on Sunday night for Christmas tree

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

Hamilton's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been pushed back.

How life has changed in 50 years video

Beverley and Barry Woolcott married in October 1960. In those days, people took the vows literally and divorce was rare.

Three generations of one family reflect on how life, love and death have evolved in half a century.

Orchestra and choirs combine for Messiah concert

Hamilton soprano Madison Nonoa will perform with Opus Orchestra, the Hamilton Civic Choir and the Rotorua District Choir.

Some top talent are coming together to perform one of the world's oldest and most recognisable works.

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