Melville woman Sonali Ananata Deo, 23, leaves Hamilton District Court on Thursday.

Alleged rest home abuser in court

A caregiver allegedly caught on camera slapping an elderly man appears in the dock.

Farmers' 50c boost

Farmers would welcome the news of a higher price but would be cautious to see what is to come, said Waikato Federated ...

12:40 PM  An extra $1 billion will be pumped into NZ's economy if Fonterra sticks to its higher forecast payout.

Wild weather rolling in

Keep a tight grip on your umbrella - an angry storm is blowing in from the Tasman.

Help protect kokako

More people needed to protect of one of New Zealand's threatened birds.

Hamilton drug operation uncovered

Early morning search of a Hamilton property uncovers a clandestine drug operation.

City growth demands a must

Mayoral candidate says we need more than 1500 new houses every year.

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'It's my money they are stealing'

Cambridge man Paul Norfolk is campaigning to stop the government deducting NZ superannuation from his overseas ...

1:50 PM  Pensioners form political party to take on the Government.

Uni fee up $100-plus

1:50 PM  The University of Waikato has decided its fee increase for 2017.

Charitable status a welcome recognition

Gold standard for Hamilton hotel

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Gold standard for Hamilton hotel

Hotel general manager Sarah King (front) and (back from left): Lee Goddard, Annalise Eagles and Shazia Bano.

Sarah King has managed Clarion Suites Ambassador to a gold standard.

First of 1,000 visitors treated in Taupo

An opera performance at the Taupo library made for a great treat for visitors.

The first of the 1,000 tourists from Shaoxing arrived in Taupo on Monday and were given a tour of the district's attractions and culture. 

Students, bakers, chocolate makers

Rachael Wilson, Tara McGill, Yasmin Kingi, makers of 'Naturally Delish' chocolate.

It looks, smells and tastes like chocolate, but there's a twist.

Meridian Energy to pay special dividend

Meridian boss Mark Binns says shareholders will be paid a special dividend.

Meridian Energy sells more power at higher prices in New Zealand and Australia.

Meeting city growth demands a must

Hamilton mayoral candidate Chris Simpson says city infrastructure needs a closer look.

Hamilton might have to build more than 1500 new houses every year to cater for growth.

sport

Mares are Kawi's Makfi dangers

No More Tears will be a leading hope among the mares laying down a challenge to Kawi in the Makfi Stakes.

Mares the worry for Kawi in Makfi Challenge.

Trans-Tasman Group I hopes for Marsh

Sofia Rosa and Michael Walker on their way back from Friday's jumpout at Flemington.

Marsh has high trans-Tasman expectations.

Waikato's Ranfurly changes

Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara will make his NPC debut on the right wing.

Injury and McKenzie's ABs call-up sees a shuffle in the backline.

Lienert-Brown gets the bragging rights

Anton Lienert-Brown has taken his chances well and worked his way to test footy in quick time.

Anton Lienert-Brown has beaten his flatmate Damian McKenzie to an All Blacks' debut, and shouldn't be overawed by the occasion.

Swamp Foxes and Rams aiming high

James Hemara, who last year made the Heartland XV, will again be a key man in the backline for King Country in the ...

Thames Valley and King Country are the only teams not to have made the Meads Cup semifinals of the Heartland Championship. They are intent on changing that.

opinion

Obituary: Harry Manley, 1923-2016

Harry Manley

OBITUARY: Harry Manley was a quiet man who never sought the limelight.  Of an even disposition, he had a strong work ethic and loved his family dearly.  Generous, modest in his achievements and disinclined ever to say a bad word about anybody, Harry did his duty.  He lived through and bore witness to some of the most significant events of last century.

Predator-free NZ achievable

Stoats are one of the most difficult animal pests to control.

Predators kill an estimated 25 million native birds a year. If current trends continue, our national icon the kiwi will disappear from areas with no predator control.

Chlorinate the water

Campylobacter - Stock image

OPINION: The contamination of the water supply in Hawke's Bay should spur the central government into action over mandatory chlorination.

Sacred cows and sacrifices

A man kissing a window of a bus finds out "she is a he" in an ad that has since been taken down by Auckland Transport.

I suppose every generation has  sacred cows. But no religious lot can compare with a secular society when it comes to the sheer number of sacred cows rambling around.

No Ali, don’t say it

Alison Mau says she wouldn't encourage her kids into journalism or broadcasting.

It all unfolded in slow motion.

Life & Style

Ag day needs more judges

Cambridge is in dire need of Ag Day judges.

Agricultural days at school are always popular among children, but finding judges can be hard.

Sir Edmund Hillary used to ride this bike

Cambridge man Tony Jecks with a bicycle that was ridden by Sir Edmond Hillary and his good friend Julian Godwin.

A bicycle ridden by Sir Edmund Hillary has made its way to the Waikato.

Popular spring shut after 'hammering'

The South Waikato District Council are discouraging swimming at the Te Waihou walkway blue spring.

Once this secret spot was revealed the crowds arrived and "the impact is extremely clear".

11-year-old designs medal

Alex Dickson, 11, has designed the medal for the Round the Bridges event in November.

It's big, shiny, you wear it around your neck, and it is designed by an 11 year old.

Cello Fest begins on perfect note

The Waikato International Cello Fest runs August 21-28, 2016

Sam Edwards finds the first note from Santiago Canon Valencia's bow on the cello was perfection.

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