24/07/15 - Hauraki Herald - Maia Randell's Housing New Zealand home is cold and damp

Thames mum worried about kids

10:35 AM  A young mum is worried her home is making her children sick.

One injured in crash

A man was taken to hospital by ambulance after a gas explosion in South Auckland.

Crash in Waikato leaves one person seriously injured.

'Please, we need our daughter'

10:52 AM  Police and the father of a missing teen appeal to the man thought to be holding her.

SPCA op-shop windows smashed

10:35 AM  Matamata SPCA op-shop staff are worried about their safety after shop windows were smashed in possible retribution.

Studio apartment boom

Explosion of studio units leads to oversupply of student accommodation in Hamilton East.

Louise Nicholas' house burgled

9:22 AM  Burglars went through anti-rape advocate Louise Nicholas' underwear drawer.

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House where murder took place for sale

The house on Elizabeth Street where the murder took place.

10:29 AM  The house where Katrina Rose Drummond was killed is up for sale.

Coding teaches more than computers: educators

Analysis and evaluation skills are among the spin-offs, says a researcher.

Volcano monitoring at new heights

'Fake' psychiatrist named

Business

TGH to sell up to half of The Base

An aerial shot of The Base in 2013. Half of the development is now up for sale.

Half of Waikato-Tainui's flagship development, The Base shopping centre, will go up for sale as the tribe seeks to free up cash.

Drone body takes off

Drone safety is the main concern of a new body joined by Raglan drone manufacturer Aeronavics. 

Waikato regional councillor Peter Buckley said the mayoral forum needed to be quicker in how it relayed information back to councillors.

Senior politician calls on Waikato Mayoral Forum to be more open

A senior Hamilton politician has called on the Waikato Mayoral Forum to be more transparent.

Sport

Gutsy performance by Matamata but narrow defeat

Bradley Fountain with support from Steve Edmonds, James Tarrant and Jesse Holdsworth.

10:34 AM  COMAG Matamata College First XV narrowly went down 23 – 24 in their semi-final against Cambridge First XV on the weekend.

Josh Nyika wins first international bout

Josh Nyika couldn't be in a better head space with the Oceania boxing championships less than a month away.

Long-priced winner Cody Cat gave Andrew Carston a flying star to the new season.

Cody Cat, Carston on form

The wins have been well spaced but Cody Cat's owners have never lost sight of their reason for racing a horse.

Opinion

Criticism of Still Life astonishing

Opinion

OPINION: When I read James Croot’s review of the movie Still Life, which he described as ‘‘emotionally powerful drama’’ and a ‘‘minor masterpiece’’, I heartily concurred.

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.

Tony Robertson was convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco.

Why was Robertson free to kill?

OPINION: I've been to jail several times. It was all part of a learning process. At least, that's my excuse.

Life & Style

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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