Eight-year-old Rebecca Plank and nine-year-old Eva-Marie Wilson were sorted to watch their first-ever live game of cricket.

Aus fans mask identity video

Rival cricket fans sneak into packed-out Seddon Park in All Blacks colours for their own safety.

Town mourns teen

A friend of the 16-year-old who died takes a moment to reflect on what happened.

7:31 AM  Community grieves for teen who was "always smiling" and "could get along with everyone".

550 students deported since 2010

If a student visa holder no longer meets the requirements then they are required to depart.

Sellers seek higher bids at auction

Five weeks' property supply as buyers continue to flood the market.

Teenager killed in car crash

The family of Michael Mills are angry at the circumstances of his death.

Dog mauls man in car

There have been a spate of dog attacks in the Coromandel Peninsula.

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Swimmer drowns at Okere falls

A swimmer has drowned at Okere Falls, near Rotorua.

A swimmer has drowned and two people have been left injured in a water incident at Okere Falls.

'We'll miss dad every day'

Family heartbroken after crash claims the life of prominent Aucklander and seriously injures his partner.

Girl hit by jetski

Motorbike crashes on SH1


Waikato property sellers seek higher bids at auction

Waikato's record asking price is up 6.3 per cent in January 2016 from the previous high set in December 2015.

Five weeks' property supply as buyers continue to flood the market.

Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

Plans to bring back 'glory days'

Jason Macklow.

A push to rejuvenate Hamilton's downtown have been bolstered by plans to renovate one of the main street's grand old ladies.

90-day trial basics

According to MYOB's 2015 Business Monitor, 63 per cent of small business owners surveyed employed new staff on a 90-day trial period in the 12 months to August 2015.

The 90-day trial is a great way for employers to test out an employee's fit but there are finer legal details that many people miss.

What to know about Australian GST

They are one of our closest neighbours but there are key differences between GST in New Zealand and GST in Australia.

Tax is a very real concern for everyone doing business in another country and it is no different when heading to Australia.


Flavigny achieves black-type goal

Jockey Mark Du Plessis rode Flavigny to an easy win at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Flavigny achieves a black-type goal.

Humidor ready to go after injury

Otaki horse trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard will consider a return to Te Rapa this Saturday with Humidor.

Humidor may return to Te Rapa this saturday.

Platinum Diva Tauherenikau achiever

Platinum Diva confirmed trainer Lisa Latta's opinion with victory at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Diva an achiever at Tauherenikau.

Refereeing decisions costly

WaiBop United's attackers, including Sanni Issa (front) do battle with Canterbury United's defenders on Sunday.

Three controversial no-calls clouded the end of WaiBop United's loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop's playoff hopes gone

Sean Morris tries to win the ball for WaiBop United during their loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop United go down 3-2 to Canterbury United, conceding the winner in injury time.


Lack of hard data on TPP comes back to bite

A firebomb failed to ignite in Anne Tolley's Whakatane office after the TPPA was signed in Auckland.

OPINION: In the absence of information, rumour will fill the vacancy.

Waitangi Day: a good outcome for all

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives.

OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi, in the end, has proved a cohesive document.

Country's full of grey men in grey suits

Rene Magritte's The Pilgrim - the epitome of the grey-suited man, visually, anyway.

OPINION: Shallow people make shallow decisions.

An educated answer to the national health crisis

Greg Smith, Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director.

OPINION: Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director has a plan to tackle a looming national health crisis.

It's time to put an end to single-sex schools

Same-sex schools are an anachronism.

OPINION: They're a remnant of colonialism.

Life & Style

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

Annah Stretton is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

Annah Stretton shares some of her favourite things about Morrinsville, Waikato.

Orchestra's future in good young hands

British virtuoso cellist Laura van der Heijden

REVIEW: Cello soloist captures the beauty of top concerto.

REVIEW: Woodlands Cafe a peaceful retreat

Woodlands Cafe is on the edge of a grassy cricket oval and caters for kids well.

Spacious surroundings, friendly service and a rural setting make the Waikato cafe a relaxing choice.

Filming begins at Tauwhare Museum

Tauwhare Museum owner Andy Moreland with Hertiage Rescue presenter Brigid Gallagher.

Tauwhare Museum became a film set for a week after it was chosen for a revamp as part of a television show.

Festival One hits Mystery Creek video

Festival One's Market Place on Friday, where festival-goers listened to acts on the Market stage, surrounded by stalls and even a General Store.

Festival One is rocking out in beautiful weather.

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