Members of Food Writers New Zealand sample Puhoi Valley cheeses.

Local producers aim to cheese

October is New Zealand Cheese month, a chance to celebrate the local industry and sample the fare.

Stabbing in Paeroa

Emergency services were called to a stabbing in the Waikato town of Paeroa just after 11pm.

7:32 AM  A fight turned nasty, ending in one person being critically stabbed.

Woman missing from rest home

Police are on the lookout for a 68-year-old woman who was last seen in Hamilton 10 days ago.

King of the castle

Hamilton's new mayor, Andrew King, is a man on a mission.

Hamilton: Was vote count wrong?

Recount of votes cast in Hamilton's cliffhanger mayoral race will take place in Auckland.

Gang's hammer blow video

Gang president got shot at for cleaning P dealers out of his Waikato town, but it's all good, he says - it's for the children. 

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Meads: Why old men are tough

Former All Black Sir Colin Meads says his generation descended from war heroes who were stoic, and so many men aspired ...

Sir Colin Meads says there's still a place in NZ for stoic men who "get on with it".

Sand truck's Achilles heel

Truck rolls on Cambridge bridge, putting a halt to the start of a long weekend for motorists.

Hypothermic teens spark probe

Gang to auction off sledgehammer video


'Sad day' for Pumpkin Patch

A lack of capital was putting the company at risk, according to a notice on the NZX.

The NZ children's clothing company has too much debt and is struggling to stay afloat.

Gym members demand refunds

Configure Express in Papakura closed in August but members are still waiting on refunds.

Members of a women's gym in Auckland say they are still waiting for refunds, more than two months after it closed.

PM opens NZ tea centre

Prime Minister John Key and Zealong Estate general manager Vincent Chen at the opening of the $8 million visitor centre.

John Key cut the ribbon on a new $8m visitor centre and production plant at Zealong Estate's tea-growing operation.

Votes to halt Shelly Bay sale

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

The future of Wellington's Shelly Bay is uncertain after opponents challenged its sale.

Kiwis cashing in on digital reality

The Green Fairy is New Zealand's first virtual reality film. It is aimed at children aged 5-7 years and was recently ...

A New Zealand virtual and augmented reality association has been set up to develop the booming  sector.


New football era begins

Hamilton Wanderers make their national league debut on Saturday.

When Hamilton Wanderers take the field at Porritt Stadium on Saturday, it will be the start of new era in Waikato national league football.

'Race of the Century' lives on video

Racing broadcaster Des Coppins still gets goosebumps listening and watching to replays of the 1986 Cox Plate.

Winx and Hartnell are expected to make the Cox Plate a two-horse race but can the emulate Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star?

Wanderers here to play

Hamilton Wanderers begin their national league existence at home on Saturday.

"With all the time and effort everyone's putting in, there's no point in just making up the numbers, so we're going to go for it."

Thornton knocking on door of 1,000 wins

Jockey Trudy Thornton loves what she does, whether riding early morning training at Cambridge or on raceday.

Trudy closing in on hard-earned 1,000 riding victories.

First up challenge for Southern United

New Southern United coach Paul O'Reilly.

Southern United face a stiff first up challenge in the new national football league competition.


Terrifying dance

It’s a slippery slope when you start deciding who has a right to die.

OPINION: Narelle Henson opposes assisted suicide being introduced in New Zealand.

Pizza with a side of guilt

The sight of beggars on the street is becoming a backdrop to the decay of Hamilton's CBD.

OPINION: What should have been just another Friday night of warm pizza became a night of reflection.

Full life, well lived

‘Golf Nana’ Myrle Robertson was 102 when she died at the Raglan Rest home this month.

OBITUARY: Una ‘Myrle’ Robertson, December 19, 1914 – September 28, 2016

'Community care' costly experiment

Flowers at a memorial service for Clare Bremner at the home where she and her husband Keith were attacked by their son Ross.

OPINION: Why was a man as disturbed as Ross Bremner not in care?

Gang shows heart

Tribal Huk members swarmed Ngaruawahia ahead of the P dealer purge.

OPINION: The Tribal Huk gang is changing people's minds about what a gang is and what it can be.

Life & Style

Turmeric lattes hit Hamilton

Liz Downing with her turmeric lattes.

Local honey, organic cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, water and coconut milk - yum.

Insightful account of war

The Waikato war of July 1863 to April 1864 was the defining conflict in New Zealand history.

REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.

Historic gates in Cambridge to move

Thomas Wells has gates built after him in Cambridge.

The decision has been made to move Lake Te Ko Utu's historic gates into a more prominent place.

Kapa haka kids

Faces of the past and the future graced the stage at the Tainui Kapa Haka Primary School Regionals on Saturday at the ...

They might have been small and young, but they filled the Claudelands Events Centre with their powerful performances.

Asian spices in suburbia

From left, Amy Leung, Jordan Ji and Lisa Liamg cook up some delicious treats at the Asian Food and Cultural Gala in ...

Spicy, salty, bitter, sweet and sour: It was all there for the taking - and the tasting - at this Asian food festival.

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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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