"Question after question, I realised how little I knew."

She won't be right video

1:41 PM  Blasé Kiwi attitude makes us sink rather than swim as one intrepid reporter discovers.

Heroes' efforts praised

Rebecca Johnson and Dannielle Buckton jumped in to help the six-year-old.

1:18 PM  Pair who jumped in to help a child hit by a boat and trailer acknowledged during a special assembly.

Being stabbed 'saves' man

2:33 PM  Drunken knife attack was turning point for pair of 'pathetic' alcoholics.

How not to drown video

1:06 PM  We don't teach them to swim pretty, we teach them to survive.

Risk of storms ahead

There's a risk severe thunderstorms and downpours could interrupt a mostly fine day.

Ants stop march of time

When did the ants going marching in? At 10:28 according to the town clock.

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Pedestrian hit by car

The vehicle involved in a car versus pedestrian crash near Tauranga.

Person suffers critical injuries the crash that closes major highway near Tauranga.

Boaties resolve to save seabirds

Sports fishermen believe a commercial fishing method is to blame for a rapid decline in seabird numbers.

Machete, gun used in another Tokoroa robbery

Fights erupt on street video


Crowing about Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster celebrations boosted tourism growth from China.

Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.

Taxpayers' motel madness

A shortage of housing in Hamilton is keeping people trapped on an emergency housing roundabout, including Natalie Reese ...

 Emergency housing in Waikato motels is costing taxpayers thousands.

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

Fish kill firm: 'We got it wrong'

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Healthy Rivers amendment call

Farmers know the hotspots and want support to clean them up

Worked-up farmers petition regional council over plan to clean up the region's waterways.


Rabada ready for whatever

South Africa quick bowler Kagiso Rabada

He may not play, and if he does, the pitch might not be to his liking, but Proteas quick Kagiso Rabada isn't fazed.

Single focus for Manson

Robbie Manson won the NZ men's single scull title and now wants to try his hand internationally in the boat.

The Rio Olympics double sculler doesn't want to just warm a seat for Mahe Drysdale.

Karpik to stay a Chief to 2019

Chiefs loose forward Mitch Karpik has re-signed through to 2019.

Blond-haired tearaway re-signs three days after successful Super Rugby debut.

Watling to the rescue for ND

BJ Watling made 96 for Northern Districts in the second innings of their Plunket Shield match against Otago in Whangarei.

The New Zealand test wicketkeeper-batsman has returned from injury in fine fettle.

Caps bowling 'reasonably well' to AB

Mitchell Santner has been the most economical of the Black Caps bowlers against AB de Villiers.

AB de Villiers may have played a big part in the Proteas' two wins, but he hasn't yet got out of hand.


Cleaner water's what matters

Water quality is a talking point again since the Government unveiled its Clean Up Our Waterways Scheme recently.

OPINION: There is a danger that attempting to restore waterways to some imagined pristine condition of days gone by will suffocate any attempt to make improvements, writes Tom O'Connor.

Spoilt for choice

Yvonne Todd's signature style is to dress up young women in stereotypical 1970s' style, looking like something straight ...

OPINION: The visual arts are in good health and Hamilton has again showcased a selection of the best, writes Peter Dornauf.

I heart humanities

I can remember walking past the library at university and catching my breath every single time  at the thought of all ...

OPINION: Narelle Henson couldn't support the Love Humanities day this week – you see, the humanities have let her down.

Women 'on their moons' do not approach

Film-maker Claire Ashton lives in Te Aroha and has worked as a film location scout.

Opinion: Waikato writer, film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Film society milestone


OPINION: Squash club's loss was the film society's win when Richard Swainson switched "codes" 30 years ago.

Life & Style

A wonderful tree grew here

Garry and Jewel Casey are sad to say goodbye to the 95-year-old tree.

Loss of historic maple tree was like 'losing an elderly grandmother' for couple.

How patches became hip

Sarah Lancaster and her Sew Love touring van.

Sewing and mending are coming back in fashion, as the repair movement gains momentum.

A very civilised gathering

26022017 News Photo: Mark Taylor/Fairfax NZ .
from 90 years ago - at the Mansfield Garden Party. The event was held on ...

The well-heeled headed to the Hamilton Gardens for a day of fashion, fun, and fine food.

Ruby and Gwen are garden gems

Gwen and Ruby Lyon performed a selection of classical, pop and musical theatre numbers in the Victorian Garden Conservatory.

This was not merely a couple of local girls earning a buck busking at a festival, writes Sam Edwards.

Maitland's Top 5

It's O Week in Hamilton.

A mixed bag this weekend, even bargain-hunting artsy people! This is your Top 5.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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