Bobby Eru,  Mahalia Baker and Harlem Baker outside the Hamilton flat gutted by a fire.

Family escapes house fire video

A family had a lucky escape from a fire which gutted their Hamilton flat.

Taupo mayor furious video

Tyres dumped on a Puketapu Rd farm, near Lake Taupo.

Hamilton's tyre mountain saga has made its way to Taupo.

$2m less for civic centre

8:52 AM  The district ratepayer contribution to the Matamata centre has gone from $8m to $6m.

Dairy gloom turned positive

The gloomy dairy outlook has had one positive spin off for dairy farmers Roger and Kathy Duff and Craig and Jo Young.

Man 'woke up' with eye disease

A Cambridge man speaks of waking up with macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease.

Serious assault in city video

One man is in serious condition following a brutal assault in Hamilton.

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Project Rehome - help the dogs

Carlie Mascelle with her Labrador-cross, Rambo.

15 min ago  Local freelance TV producer and film-maker Carlie Mascelle is calling on the support of dog lovers and local businesses to help support her new initiative 'Project Rehome.'

Discuss jerseys together

8:53 AM  Matamata jersey breeders are encouraged to join a discussion group focused on the cow breed.

'He may have been found alive'

Morrinsville mum fights back


Cool fund given the tick

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Waikato regional councillors have voted to bring a proposed $19 million regional development fund to life.

Despite low payout, Matamata farms are still selling quickly

Rural real estate agents all agree that, despite Fonterra’s projected low pay out, dairy farms in Matamata are selling quickly.

Hamilton Gardens' newest attraction, the Tudor Garden, opened earlier this year.

Regional council not to fund Hamilton Waikato Tourism

Waikato Regional Council has voted not to allocate $250,000 in funding for Hamilton Waikato Tourism.


Magic secure second spot

Casey Kopua has made a winning return to trans-Tasman netball.

Waikato-BoP Magic march on but it's almost game over for Central Pulse in trans-Tasman netball league.

Upsets mark WaiBop

League leaders Cambridge avoided an upset in the latest round of the WaiBop Premiership.

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke is in third spot in the European championships EMX125 class.

Natzke continues fine form

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke recorded his second race win of the European motocross championships on Sunday.


Closed council meetings rarely a good idea


OPINION: In a vacuum of reliable information, rumour, innuendo and suspicion grow like mushrooms in a dark, warm place.

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

Massey Uni's strange new advert

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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