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Crash ignites fire

A man is dead after a van and motorcycle crash in the Bay of Plenty, igniting a fire.

Rape appeal fails

A man has failed in his attempt to overturn his convictions and sentence for rape, sexual violation and indecent acts with his de facto stepdaughter.

Meth-addict banned

Former champion jockey Lisa Cropp could spend up to three years after admitting her addiction to methamphetamine.

Police hunt men after assault

Police are searching for three men who attacked and robbed a teenager, leaving him with head injuries.

Swimming against the tide

Group pleas for beach to be left in natural state

Hamilton East residents are calling for an urgent rethink on plans to upgrade the city's picturesque Wellington St Beach.

Red-faced over Irish blunder

Motorist and police at odds over "Irish" kayak incident on road.

Long diesel spill reported

A lengthy diesel spill, ranging from 10km to 20km, has been reported by Coromandel Peninsula motorists.

Phillip Smith names Corrections officer

Dairy growth leads to merger

Principal denies charges

Waikato school principal Bruce Darroch is accused of possessing hundreds of objectionable images of children.

Conversion to draw students to city

A refurbished Wintec building will provide 71 people with accommodation in the central business district (CBD).

Cure your Xmas spending hangover

Don't let go of your common sense go when it comes to spending money this Christmas.

Factory's flow-on effect

Steel worker trapped under structure

Rent hikes hit rural Waikato

Tenants in some farming communities faced a big rent rise this year as newbies moved in for work.

Sport
Chiefs  |  Magic  |  School Sport  |  Racing

Super Rugby start just what Heem hoped for

Bryce Heem is trading in Dubai, Las Vegas and Tokyo for Dunedin, Canberra and Durban, and he couldn't be happier.

Hawke's Bay down WaiBop

Hosts ambition to get off bottom of ASB Premiership takes sizeable blow with 4-2 loss in Rotorua.

Council gets cutting criticism

New grip plays steady hand

WaiBop United out to leap up the Premiership

WaiBop United can go from bottom of the table to playoff contenders in 90 minutes at Rotorua today.

Resolutions are in the air

The first sunrise of the New Year is only a few horizons away.

How do women survive the day?

As a guy I find women deliciously mysterious. But it's clear from all the ads that I'm in the growing minority.

An impressive year

Action on landowners

Erroneous deficit target

An economics professor at Oxford University has advised his blog readers that the level of the government's budget deficit is not the most important macroeconomic problem facing countries today.

Lamborghini 'Phwoar'

The Lamborghini Countach was the poster child for 1970s supercars.

The fastest monster truck

A truck called Raminator has broken the Guinness World Records record for the "Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck".

'Turck' an online hit

Honda NSX confirmed

Texas plumber's truck in jihad

A Texas plumber has no idea how his old work truck ended up in the hands of Islamists in Syria.

Life & Style
Arts  |  People  |  Food  |  Fashion

Race day fashion takes a bow

Gold Cup fever arrived in Hamilton as ladies paraded in their frocks and men suited up in their best attire for the day.

Fire truck pirate ship a festive delight

An array of colourful floats entertained the masses at Te Awamutu Christmas parade.

'I often cry with the families'

One step at a time for Aalyha

The best coffee in Hamilton

Coffee aficionado Aimie Cronin shares her top five places to drink coffee.

Jackson 'cares for fans, not critics'

Critical reivews don't bother filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson, who says it's fans' opinions that really matter. 

John Key schmoozes with Katy Perry

John Key risked fireworks backstage when his daughter's sparkling outfit almost outshone Katy Perry's.

People's Sexiest Woman Alive

Stephen Collins: I am not a paedophile

Kim K's scathing email to her mum

Kim Kardashian has sent her mum Kris Jenner a scathing email telling her off for wearing ‘pilgrim Adam Family’ outfits.

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