Cliff Robinson is sure he's the best person to care for his disabled children. but it is a full-time job.

The fight continues video

Cliff Robinson has long been a voice for parents with disabled children - and at 80, the battle's still not over for him.

Attempted abduction

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A man tried to snatch a toddler in front of her dad in Hamilton, police say.

500 foster kids video

Elderly Hamilton couple have fostered over 500 children - and show no sign of stopping.

Boy rapes boy at camp

Mum says she had no help from the school after horrific incident at a school camp.

A mother's anguish

Her 10-year-old boy may never be the same after he was sexually assaulted by another boy at a school camp.

One for the books

OPINION: Denise Irvine salutes a Hamilton bookstore's remarkable milestone.

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Putting the shine on raceday

Patrick Bury, left, gets a complimentary shoeshine from Maurice Ashworth at the Te Rapa Racecourse.

Maurice Ashworth's spends his days repairing shoes, but his weekends shining them.

Attempted abduction in Hamilton

Hamilton police are seeking information about an attempted child abduction.

Fatal birthday trip

Hamilton police pursuit

business

Church's transformation into bar nears completion

Good Union General Manager Adrian Hodgson looks forward to the Cambridge venue's opening night.

The former Pink Church in Cambridge is about to restart its life - as a bar.

Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

Swipe payments for freedom campers

The KiwiCamp ablution block ensures councils get payback from freedom campers.

A truck stop owner has designed an ablution block with a payment app for freedom campers.

Town's expansion provides business opportunity

Twins Vikki Cooper and Jayne Dahlberg are opening a childcare centre in St Kilda, Cambridge.

Twin sisters are opening a new childcare centre in the developing St Kilda area.

Maitland's Top 5 this weekend

The Hamilton Christmas Parade is on this Sunday on Anglesea Street.

Take your kids to the Santa Parade, your workmates to the races, or your partner to the comedy show.

sport

Wood aims for EPL return

Kiwi striker Chris Wood has scored 13 goals for Leeds United this season.

Chris Wood is in rich form for Leeds and would relish another EPL chance.

HBHS finish with a win

An 118-run win over Hutt International Boys' School left Hamilton Boys' High School fourth at the national 1st XI cup.

Hamilton Boys' High School finished the First XI Cup with a win over Hutt International Boys' School on Friday.

No Bull, this is the big time

Harry Bull works Benzini at the iconic Sha Tin racecourse earlier this week.

The Bull family from Hunterville set to take on the worlds best horses in Hong Kong.

Phoenix seeking enjoyment

Andrew Durante, Louis Fenton and the Wellington Phoenix have tried to have fun at training this week.

At the end of a rough week, the Wellington Phoenix want to make playing football fun again.

Anderson unsure on bowling return

Corey Anderson is adapting to his new role as a specialist batsman, as he looks to overcome his back injury.

Talented all-rounder Corey Anderson is in no rush to bowl again after yet another back flare up.

opinion

A life well lived

Lil Adams led a full life and loved her family above all else.

OBITUARY: Whangapoua woman Lil Adams lived life to the fullest but family always came first.

Huge win for Hamilton

Thanks to the efforts of many, the future of Hamilton's Meteor theatre  is assured.

OPINION: The Meteor’s future is assured thanks to the efforts of many, Richard Swainson writes.

Till death do us part

Marriage doesn’t need saving, commitment does.

OPINION: Life-long commitment is the heart of marriage. Cut it out and the institution is little more than a corpse, writes Narelle Henson.

Lord, hear my prayer

Hamilton SPCA has closed and the animals still need the same caring and attention they always did. And it’s spring – ...

OPINION: Let me win Lotto, Lord, and I’ll spend it on the animals, Max Christoffersen writes. I’ll spend your gift making sure our animals have homes.

Opinion: Behind the Scenes with Claire Ashton

Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton.

Opinion: Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Life & Style

Review: A gourmet picnic basket

The gourmet basket takes all the work out of a picnic in the park, though some dishes were better than others.

Pick it up and you're ready for lunch in the Hamilton Gardens.

Couple donates $186,000 ambulance to St John

The ambulance is worth $186,000.

A kind-hearted Cambridge couple has bought the local St John unit a brand new ambulance.

Maitland's Top 5 this weekend

The Hamilton Christmas Parade is on this Sunday on Anglesea Street.

Take your kids to the Santa Parade, your workmates to the races, or your partner to the comedy show.

Smash that shuttlecock

Waikato Badminton chief executive TJ Weistra says badminton is a great sport for improving people's well-being. His ...

Fancy smashing a shuttlecock? Your heart will thank you.

Gifting: there's a knack for that

"Gifts are meant to be somehow symbolic and have a meaning, beyond the dollar value, of course. So if you get a really ...

Christmas trees and stockings are going up around the world, waiting for presents.

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

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