Basil Lloydd, 65, was seriously burned when his motorhome exploded on February 10.

Campervan hero video

Basil Lloydd sparked the cooker and blew up his campervan. Despite serious burns, he drove the blazing vehicle to safety.

Lying next to a killer

Jason Reihana in 2006 when he was charged with the murder of Teresa Gunn and George "Andrew" Grabner in 2005.

Prisoner was placed in a general public ward at Waikato Hospital with four other patients.

Paralysed man not giving up

Paralysed in October, Jesse Apiti has just completed his first half marathon.

Cricket star on trial for rape

Week-long trial to focus on whether sex was consensual or not.

Family watched fatal crash

Daughter and wife of man who died in SH3 crash saw it all unfold "like slow motion".

The Big Hug a special balloon

The Big Hug, an elephant and a polar bear embracing, is the new special shape coming to Balloons Over Waikato.

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Fatal crash in Whakatane

The road has been closed while the scene is cleared.

The road has been closed while the scene is cleared.

Truck blocks road

Hamilton road blocked after truck strikes power pole.

Fewer child sex offenders in Waikato

From puffed to conquering 10km

business

Congestion will hurt economy

Transport planning will keep the economy moving.

Completion of the Waikato Expressway is the top roading priority in the region.

Rentals targeted by 'P' users

Wayne Robb tests houses across Waikato for methamphetamine use.

Landlords warned to increase inspections for methamphetamine.

Redundancy opens door to dream job video

Marian Brenssell by Red Brae Farm Doggy Daycare's pond where visiting dogs can swim.

Now dog lover Marian Brenssell feels like she'll never work another day in her life.

Slight fall in median Hamilton house price sale

A drop in Hamilton's median house price sale for the first time in five months is nothing to worry about, says Lugton's ...

First fall in median price sale of Hamilton house prices since August.

The business of flowers on Valentine's Day

Amy and Ryan Henwood of Hamilton florist, Amy's Flowers, have had a record Valentine's Day this year. To meet demand the ...

"We have every staff member we can get. We have called in friends from Auckland, ex-florists. If you have got a pulse we will get you working."

sport

Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

From puffed to conquering 10km

North Waikato News reporter Caitlin Wallace has started  training for the 10km run in the Huntly Half Marathon.

Reporter Caitlin Wallace plots her journey from unfit to tackling the Huntly Half Marathon's 10km challenge.

Captains reprimanded for referee criticism

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill has been reprimanded for comments made about referee Anna-Marie Keighley.

Tasman United's Paul Ifill and Hawke's Bay United's Finlay Milne sanctioned, but avoid fines.

Perfect Fit recovering

Perfect Fit is on the easy list while her future is decided.

Group One mare on easy list.

Highlanders hoodoo, 'history'

Dave Rennie's Chiefs haven't beaten the Highlanders in six attempts.

Six losses on the trot to Super Rugby's southern men means nothing to Chiefs coach Dave Rennie.

opinion

Black Ferns fly rugby's flag

Selica Winiata of the Black Ferns runs in for a try during the international women's test match between the New Zealand ...

OPINION: Where once we exchanged jerseys with a gallant opponent at the end of a hard game, some players now exchange blows on the field and accusations of cheating and poor referees afterwards. Thank goodness for the Black Ferns, writes Tom O'Connor.

Beauty to behold

Colour of summer - a flowering gum in full resplendent bloom, the rival to any pohutukawa.

OPINION: Old trees and old classic buildings lend character, charm, dignity and beauty as well as a sense of the gravitas of history to a place, writes Peter Dornauf.

I've been hacked

Don't invite them in, be careful what you click on when you're online.

OPINION: Narelle Henson learns firsthand how easy it is to invite hackers into your home.

Arts on a roll

Fittingly, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is on the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival programme.

OPINION: There is much to look forward to as the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival kicks off, writes Richard Swainson.

Long life well lived

Norm Jones was just 16 days short of his 100th birthday when he died in January.

OBITUARY: Hamilton man Norm Jones died just 16 days short of his 100th birthday.

Life & Style

From puffed to conquering 10km

North Waikato News reporter Caitlin Wallace has started  training for the 10km run in the Huntly Half Marathon.

Reporter Caitlin Wallace plots her journey from unfit to tackling the Huntly Half Marathon's 10km challenge.

The Big Hug a special balloon

The Big Hug balloon is a polar bear and an elephant embracing.

The Big Hug, an elephant and a polar bear embracing, is the new special shape coming to Balloons Over Waikato.

Share your own style of fashion at races

Racewear blogger Elizabeth Charleston.

Fashion in the Field - it's for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

Review: A Viennese Midsummer Night

The Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra, pictured here with the Hamilton Festival Chorus, "nailed" their performance on ...

Vienna was the guide to style and the symphony orchestra followed its lead during their Arts Festival performance.

Woman's potting mix coma

Susan Dromgool, with daughter Zoe, 11.

She was just potting up succulents, but the homely task would nearly cost Susan Dromgool her life.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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