Debee-May McCarthy, owner of Tops 'N' Tales Costume Hire shop in Hamilton East, is excited the Sevens is coming to town.

Costumes at the ready

The Sevens move to Hamilton is good news for the town's longest running costume store.

Nan guilty in baby case

Donna Catherine Parangi is on trial in the High Court in Rotorua charged with the manslaughter of her grandson Isaiah Neil.

A grandmother charged with manslaughter over the death of her grandson Isaiah Neil has been found guilty.

Tourist lost in the frost

Rescuers bunked down in sub-zero conditions with a lost Israeli tourist. 

Business backs Sevens video

Bar owner John Lawrenson is optimistic about the Hamilton Sevens, since Dallas Fisher is in charge.

Sea gives back

A Niwa marine ecologist lost a box in the Kaipara Harbour but after a month at sea they came back.

Sevens: Let's do this

It's time to celebrate Hamilton - as the new home for New Zealand Sevens. 

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Gas smell near Te Awamutu

Fire services were called to Candy Rd at 10am on Tuesday.

An unknown level of odorant escaped from a pipeline and gas smell permeated in areas between Te Awamutu and Pirongia.

Emergency department overloaded

Unless it's a "real emergency", people are urged to see their GPs or ring the Healthline first.

Dangerous man wanted by police

'I really saw red,' court hears


Hamilton city venues prove popular

Almost twice as many people have come to Hamilton's three city venues in the nine months to March 2017 than did the same ...

But more attendees don't meant the three sites are out of the red.

Queenstown tourism handout

Queenstown's high visitor numbers and low ratepayer base  could help it win extra Government funding for tourism ...

The Government may come up with special funding for Queenstown outside of its new $100m tourism infrastructure fund.

Myrtle rust spreads to Waikato

Myrtle rust has spread to Waikato, the third region to discover the fungus.

A third region has now been hit by the fungus that attacks feijoa, manuka and pohutakawa trees.

Costumes at the ready

Debee-May McCarthy, owner of Tops 'N' Tales Costume Hire shop in Hamilton East, is excited the Sevens is coming to town.

The Sevens move to Hamilton is good news for the town's longest running costume store.

Businessman backs Sevens video

Lawrenson Group chief executive John Lawrenson is quietly optimistic about Hamilton hosting the sevens.

Bar owner John Lawrenson is optimistic about the Hamilton Sevens, since Dallas Fisher is in charge.


Lofty goals driving Bradburn video

Coach Grant Bradburn has a big year ahead with his Scotland side.

The former Northern Districts coach wants to take Scotland - and his coaching career - to the highest echelon.

Cullen's elbow goes unpunished video

The incident wasn't deemed as worthy of punishment.

OPINION: In rugby, an accidental elbow is a serious offence. So why can a Silver Fern get away with it?

Magic 'beaten up' in loss

Magic coach Margaret Forsyth, centre, said her team were 'beaten up' on Monday.

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic now know what it's going to take to succeed in the ANZ Premiership.

Netball's form seven

Steel import Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is the competition's top goal scorer.

No place for Maria Tutaia, Anna Harrison or Jane Watson in national netball premiership's form team.

History in the making

Morrinsville Intermediate Girls' cricket team are off to Nationals.

The Morrinsville Intermediate Girls 1st XI cricket team have taken out the Northern Districts competition.


Time to make a change

Huntly man Niraj Bahadur wants the harassment from a group of neighbourhood kids to stop.

OPINION: Too many Kiwi children are born into households where violence, drug abuse and dishonesty are part of everyday life, writes Tom O'Connor.

Held to ransom

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Stock Photo - Security concept: Lock on digital screen, contrast, 3d render

 abstract, access, attack, ...

OPINION: There are many lessons to be learnt from the WannaCry ransomware attack, Waikato University cyber security experts say.

Sign of the times

Hamilton City Council tag busters graffiti removal staff at work on a Fairfield fence back in 2011, but where are they ...

OPINION: Ordinary human civilities seem to have gone in some quarters, Peter Dornauf writes. It’s a jungle out there.

Parking plan flawed

There is nothing progressive about turning  Garden Place  into a car park.

OPINION: CBD parking has become something of a political football, writes Richard Swainson.

Fly high, fly long

A shag sunning its wings in the summer heat.

OPINION: For Max Christoffersen, seeing a shag sunning its wings is a reminder of the colour of life and a fateful day from his past.

Life & Style

Nervous wait for builder

Sentinel Homes directors Nate Alley and Del Hart relax on the deck of their entry in the  Registered Master Builders ...

For anyone who is waiting for a knock on the door it can be a nervous time.

New art studio for family

One of Chrissy Taylor's paintings.

A Cambridge woman and her three talented daughters have opened a new art gallery.

No liquor licence for rugby club

Inspectors found buckets overflowing with empty beer bottles and cans at the club who didn't have a licence to sell ...

Police successfully opposed the Alcohol Licence application for the Kihikihi Rugby Club.

Mark Kerr walks for life video

Mark Kerr walks along the scenic Hauraki Rail Trail near Paeroa as part of his  journey the length of the country to ...

Mark Kerr has already worn out two pairs of shoes on his 3000km journey for St John.

Maitland's Top 5

The Warriors are in town on Friday for their first official home game in Hamilton, against the St George Illawarra ...

Warriors game, women's lifestyle expo and Legally Blonde the Musical. This is your Top 5.

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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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