Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Bring on the Lego legions! video

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks star at this Hamilton show.

No jail for calf abuse video

Noel Piraka Erickson's manager told him he could stun calves with a club if he felt safer that way, the court heard. ...

12 min ago  Noel Piraka Erickson was caught on camera subjecting bobby calves to horrific abuse.

Injured girl winched to safety

Firefighters sent two of their fastest runners up the Hakarimata stairs to the rescue.

Thunderstorm watch

Thunderstorms, wind gusts that break the speed limit and even a small tornado could be on the way.

Air force Orion crew 'true heroes'

A Kiwi air force crew lead the way to a couple at the centre of a remarkable survival story after their plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean.

Helper has car stolen

The farmer saw two people had crashed and pulled over. The pair made off in his ute.

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Fire crews set fire to racecourse building

The Totalisator building at Hamilton's Te Rapa Racecourse will meet a fiery end on Thursday.

3:52 PM  Te Rapa's historic Totalisator building is on fire.

Missing kids 'bargaining chips'

A mother of two children who ran away from home has been told by authorities to hand them over.

Matatoki's best kept secret revealed

Hammers used in Taupo Z station robbery

business

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

Shining at the check-out video

Contestants had to scan 30 items as fast as possible, while also staying friendly and composed.

Nerves of steel are key for a good check-out operator - customers can smell fear.

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

Explosion-proof nappies video

Grant Taylor and Louise Stainthorpe started Rascal + Friends, designer nappies that look good and prevent leakages.

"You get a bit of a pocket under the bottom, so when when you get a high speed explosion it catches it quite nicely."

sport

Sophia and Lisa are Ryder dangers

Leading jockey Lisa Allpress takes the mount on Sophia Magia in the Ryder Stakes.

Sophia Magia and Allpress ready for Ryder Stakes.

Waikato's Clarke Johnstone selected for Rio

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation have been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Matangi equestrian Clarke Johnstone has been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Leitch boost for Chiefs

Michael Leitch was big for the Chiefs in their last meeting with the Hurricanes and he has recovered from a broken thumb ...

Michael Leitch has recovered from his broken thumb to be named on the bench for Saturday's semi.

McKenzie set for biggest game of career

Damian McKenzie produced a man-of-the-match display in the quarterfinal against the Stormers and will be key to the ...

The Chiefs excitement machine is hoping to change nothing, and continue to spark his team.

Ryan Mark for Ruakaka

John Morell, co-owner and trainer of Ryan Mark.

Ryan Mark adds to Ruakaka sprint talent.

opinion

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

No friends in trade matters

Prime Minister John Key says he has heard nothing about potential retribution if we impose sanctions on China for ...

OPINION: To not thoroughly investigate the accusations of dumping poor-quality steel here would be to engage in the politics of appeasement and that will be a tragic first for New Zealand.

Singlet a fraud, but Snell isn't

Peter Snell pictured at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics alongside the singlet that turned out to be not his.

OPINION: Peter Snell's offer to gift his medals more generous than most people understand.

Old boys' clubs and diversity

Even kids can spot the difference between boys and girls.

OPINION: Why can't we have single-sex institutions?

Hillary Barry the pioneer has done her job

Hillary Barry should, perhaps, just let the next generation get on with it.

OPINION: Perhaps Hillary Barry should just disappear, the way Belinda Todd did.

Life & Style

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

Cyclists have ride stuff

Some of the fashionable cyclists taking part in the Tweed Ride assembled to check out each other's bikes and clothes, ...

The Hamilton Tweed Ride gives the more genteel an opportunity to look good on a bike.

Prepared for Swift vengeance

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic players celebrate their 59-57 win over the Southern Steel at Invercargill's Stadium ...

Magic supporters are prepped for Monday night's semifinal clash.

Te Kuiti: flying under the radar video

Christo and Marinda de Beer went from paying $620 a week in rent on the North Shore, Auckland, to owning their own home ...

Houses are cheap, the community is friendly, the job market is steady. Why aren't we all living there?

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