Oil has washed up along the shores of Tauranga harbour after a spill during bunkering at the Port.

Oil spill in Tauranga Harbour

12:06 PM  An oil spill during fueling at the Port of Tauranga has left a blackened mess on the shores of the city's inner waterways.

Four escape house fire

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9 min ago  Child treated for smoke inhalation after fire rips through Tokoroa home.

Crash witnesses sought

12:29 PM  Man critically injured in crash east of Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty on Monday night. 

Waikato woman missing in Nepal

An Otorohanga woman has been reported as missing in Nepal.

Crunch time looming for Gardens

Council staff say a push for development at Hamilton Gardens remains on track.

Passing Red ready to depart

12:11 PM  Hamilton's V8s inspired sculpture Passing Red will be removed from Hinemoa Park within months.

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Woman assaulted at pharmacy

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12:51 PM  A woman who was assaulted at a Hamilton pharmacy has been left bruised and traumatised, says her son.

Tax compliance costs fall for SMEs

12:31 PM  OPINION: Tax compliance costs continue to fall for small to medium sized enterprises according to a 

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Tax compliance costs fall for SMEs

The government says SMEs are paying less tax now.

12:31 PM  OPINION: Tax compliance costs continue to fall for small to medium sized enterprises according to a 

LeftBrain creditors wait

12:04 PM  Nearly 900 people in NZ and Australia left hanging by award-winning retailer's liquidation.

Is it possible to train the midas touch?

Training the midas touch

12:06 PM  OPINION: Have you got what it takes to succeed?


Raglan proves too strong

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The Huntly senior rugby side came up against a strong Raglan team in their second division match played in Huntly on Anzac Day.

Wanderers stay top of table

Two late goals have kept Hamilton Wanderers at the top of the Northern League Premier Division.

Hibiscus Coast, in red, sealing the win by heading home their second goal in the 85th minute, over Ngaruawahia.

Winless weekend for Ngaruawahia footy teams

The Ngaruawahia Football Club hosted five senior matches over  Anzac weekend at Centennial Park and ended up with nothing to show for it.


Lock-up mental patients wrong mentality

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Henry Bennett Centre,
Waikato Hospital.

11:53 AM  OPINION: Lock ‘em up attitude not appropriate for mental health services, says Judi Clements, the chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Honouring our Anzacs

OPINION: War is meaningless. Until your freedom, or life, is placed under threat.

Te Papa's Gallipoli: the scale of our war exhibition.

Nothing to celebrate

OPINION: It was a war where half the planet and its populace fought over bits of land and, as a consequence, 10 million perished in the process and 20 million were wounded.

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Bowling the last bowl

Vice president Bill Fullerton, right, and green keeper Richard Death are saying goodbye to their bowling club.

They've met rain or shine and through a war, but come May the Ohaupo Bowling Club will be no more.

Mike King brings humour to hard topic

Former comedian discusses lifelong battle with depression but still manages to keep the crowd in stitches.

Hundreds of Hamilton residents are expected to attend's this year's Anzac Day Dawn Service at Memorial Park.

Top five things to do this weekend

Anzac Day commemorations, rugby and a harvest festival. Here are this week's top five.

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