The Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre say they have been treated unfairly by the city council after elected members last year resolved to sell the land underneath the theatre.

'Raw deal' for arts group

City councillors will revisit a decision to sell off land underneath the Riverlea Theatre.

Accused in court

Police at the bomb scare at Gower Park on Tuesday.

14 min ago  Man accused of placing suspicious packages in parks, sparking four bomb threats, appears in court.

'Too many mussels'

Bay of Plenty man fined $880 for helping himself to too many Maketu mussels. 

Seal's Waikato River adventure

It sounded like a goat, but on further inspection was actually an adventurous seal.

Fonterra staff meet about job cuts

Staff to meet at the Salvation Army Hall to find out about their jobs.

School shows off winning moves

A Hamilton primary school has twirled and boogied its way to the top spot in a national competition.

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Policeman's lot is not a happy one

A survey shows that nearly a quarter of police staff in some districts are feeling disengaged in their work.

12 min ago  The Gilbert and Sullivan song was right, a survey of police job satisfaction shows.

Students urged to be more concerned about home security

4:24 PM  A spate of burglaries in the Waikato has prompted police to warn residents to be more vigilant with securing their property.

Electric-diesel train swap step backwards: Greens

Maori Wardens skills under-used


Electric-diesel train swap step backwards: Greens

Protesters against a KiwiRail proposal to replace electric locomotives with diesel locomotives take part in the Great Walk Backwards over Frankton over bridge in Hamilton.

3:02 PM  It only took a few minutes, but protesters got their message across as they walked backwards over the Frankton over bridge in Hamilton.

City council's long-term budget passes with one-vote majority

Hamilton City Council has adopted its long-term plan, confirming a yearly rates increase of 3.8 per cent over the next decade.

Matthew and Sarah Bolton and established the goat milking venture Oete Farms and formed a supply partnership with New Image Group Nutritionals who will process the milk into infant formula for the Asian market.

New player in dairy goat industry

A NZ-based nutritional products company has formed a supply partnership to make a push into the dairy goat infant formula industry.


Special Olympics athletes set sights on LA

Matthew Slone and Tremaine Hoeft are excited to be heading to the special Olympics in Los Angeles. They're pictured here with patron John Gallagher (left) and coach Simone Kokaua (right).

4:21 PM  Two Waikato athletes are in their last fortnight of intense training, before leaving the country for the first time to compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

New trainer for Addictive Habit

Addictive Habit in Laming's care for Sunshine Coast race.

An impressive debut in England has seen Mitchell Santner elevated to his first NZ Cricket contract.

Santner snares NZC contract

Spinner recognised for "genuine all-round ability" one of three changes to NZ Cricket's top-20 contract list.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

Life & Style

The man who grew a church from trees video

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

Opening the door to Sir Peter Jackson's house

Pull the right book in Sir Peter Jackson's house and the bookcase will open to Bag End - the home of Bilbo Baggins.

Engaged couple Tash Sprout and Arie Stokes search for ideas at the Waikato Wedding Expo. Sprout is worried Stokes won't like her dress when she turns up to the altar on the wedding day.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

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