Sophie Hopkins, 11, and Kelvin, her Crested Chinese dog who is now recovering from his hip transplant.

Tiny dog's brand new hip video

A little pooch has received possibly the smallest hip replacement in the world.

Snow forecast

2515 Drive Feature Snow Chains
All-wheel-drive does not preclude the need for snowchains and even winter tyres can ...

A cold front is bringing snow to the central North Island. Taumarunui can expect 10cm to accumulate in exposed places.

Shining at the check-out video

Nerves of steel are key for a good check-out operator - customers can smell fear.

Amelia saves poppa video

Seven-year-old Amelia Burnell walked 20 minutes in gorse and prickles to save her grandfather.

Maitland's Top 5

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

Rape accused's text queried

"You were doing what you could to mitigate the damage," say claims in cricketer's rape trial.

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Why Maori suffer

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama says colonisation is the root cause of the high rates of Maori child abuse.

The high rates of child abuse among Maori can be traced back to colonisation, an academic says.

Cops seek clues in fatal

Police appeal for witnesses after five-car crash claimed two lives in Mt Maunganui.

Residential suburb gets boost

Siege cop's injuries remain

business

Foodies truckin' along

Geordy and Jodie Booth are the newest foodies on the block.

You might not have heard of the latest addition to Pukekohe's foodie market.

Leafy green shortage

Smoothie lovers may have to go without kale for a little longer.

Fancy some spinach in your smoothie? You may have to wait.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

sport

Chiefs fail to capitalise

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie had some silky touches but his side weren't able to capitalise, as they went down to the ...

It was a case of missed opportunities for the Chiefs, whose season was ended in the semifinal in Wellington.

Waikato ease past King Country video

Hame Faiva scored twice as Waikato defended the Ranfurly Shield on Saturday in Matamata.

Wet and muddy conditions kept the contest close to start, but the holders were able to slowly rack up the points to win.

Langman seeks unique prize

Laura Langman was inspired to join the NSW Swifts after watching last year's grand final. Now, she's playing in the rematch.

If her New South Wales Swifts win on Sunday, she will become the only Kiwi with two trans-Tasman league titles.

Chiefs embrace underdog tag

When the Chiefs and Hurricanes last met, in Wellington in April, it was a thrilling affair, won by the visitors, who ...

The Hurricanes are the ones with all the expectations on them, and the Chiefs are quite happy to slide under the radar.

Johnson returns to riding action

Danielle Johnson riding Xiong Feng celebrates winning the Karaka Million at the Ellerslie to highlight her season.

Danielle Johnson back in action after holiday.

opinion

Colonisation-abuse link considered

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama of the University of Waikato.

Suggestions by Professor Leonie Pihama - that colonisation of New Zealand in the 1800s led to child abuse among Maori today - has to be one of the most provocative statements on the complex and tragic issue so far.

Our excuses are dead

Our excuses are dead like hundreds of our children.

OPINION: Our babies don't need us to scream when they die. They need us to give a damn when they are alive.

Governments can fix things, not people

The Faces of Innocents series by Fairfax journalists is a great reminder that governments can't do everything.

OPINION: Governments can never replace caring communities.

Scott Baio an inside joke at the Republican convention

Actor Scott Baio, known for his role as Chachi on the television series Happy Days, speaks at the Republican National ...

OPINION: Only Donald Trump would put Scott Baio on the stage.

Wouldn't it be nice to help kids see a show?

With a flurry of donated ball dresses, Rosalind Arnott, left, and Chloe Oldfield are in the beginnings of starting their ...

OPINION: Which politician will run on a platform of helping kids who can't afford shows?

Life & Style

The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Star Wars fan Chris Gardner, with Darth Vader at a convention in 1998. He has now written about the films for an ...

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

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