Rescuers work at a collapsed building following an earthquake in Amatrice after the qauke.

Family killed in Italian earthquake

A Hamilton kindy teacher is flying back to Italy after a quake killed her mother and brother.

Pair face rapist

Te Anga Tipene was sentenced to 11 years in prison at the High Court in Hamilton on Friday.

4:47 PM  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Two of the bravest women in Hamilton watch their whimpering rapist get jailed for 11 years.

Man's bulge busted

Corrections staff noticed a bulge in the visitor's waistband and, no, he wasn't happy to see them.

'Someone's shooting at us'

A witness in the stop-go murder trial says he was shot at near accused's property.

River plan revealed amid opposition

A vision to transform river into a premier destination has been adopted.

Orphaned by double tragedy

The Taupo two year old's father was found dead...then cancer took her mother.

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'Cory was screaming for help'

Cory Edgecombe Lilley is presumed to have drowned at Raglan on November 26 last year.

3:56 PM  A swimmer tried to pull a drowning Hamilton teenager caught in a rip off a Raglan beach to safety.

Defences protect city water

3:45 PM  City bosses have moved to assure Hamilton residents their water is safe.

Nearly 50 years to get medals

Work starts on cycleway

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Ferrybank up to voters

Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture directors John Hardwick-Smith and Megan Wraight display their design plans ...

A vision to transform an inner-city stretch of river bank into a premier destination has been adopted.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

Come to Cambridge this Saturday to welcome home our Olympic athletes. Including the New Zealand Men's Olympic Track ...

A Ranfurly Shield defence, Takes A Village night out or welcome home our medal-winning Olympians!

Gold standard for Hamilton hotel

Hotel general manager Sarah King (front) and (back from left): Lee Goddard, Annalise Eagles and Shazia Bano.

Sarah King has managed Clarion Suites Ambassador to a gold standard.

First of 1,000 visitors treated in Taupo

An opera performance at the Taupo library made for a great treat for visitors.

The first of the 1,000 tourists from Shaoxing arrived in Taupo on Monday and were given a tour of the district's attractions and culture. 

sport

Norvall makes steady progress

Jockey Rogan Norvall is making progress in his recovery from a leg injury.

Injured jockeys making steady recoveries.

Kiwi was robbed of Rio chance

David Nyika appeared unfortunate not to defeat the eventual Olympic bronze medallist.

He dominated the punch count, but NZ's David Nyika couldn't qualify for the Olympics, writes Ben Strang.

"Experience I'll never forget"

Loni Uhila started the quarter-final, semi-final and final as the Hurricanes won the Super Rugby title.

Loni Uhila is back for Waikato's 100th Shield game with a wealth of experience from his memorable year with the Hurricanes.

Drummonds dream of Group I glory

El Pescado and Cameron Lammas chase Group I honours in the Makfi Stakes at Hastings.

El Pescado one for odds in Makfi, favourite's surgery revealed.

Eight straight for Uni

Elsa Brown was to the fore as University hammered Suburbs in the Hamilton club netball decider on Thursday night.

Another year, another Hamilton club netball title for University, as they thrashed a depleted Suburbs team in Thursday night's final.

opinion

Opinion: In defence of small towns

A more relaxed pace of life attracts many people to New Zealand's smaller towns such as Raglan.

OPINION: Small town New Zealand is not ready to give up the ghost just yet.

Obituary: Harry Manley, 1923-2016

Harry Manley

OBITUARY: Harry Manley was a quiet man who never sought the limelight.  Of an even disposition, he had a strong work ethic and loved his family dearly.  Generous, modest in his achievements and disinclined ever to say a bad word about anybody, Harry did his duty.  He lived through and bore witness to some of the most significant events of last century.

Predator-free NZ achievable

Stoats are one of the most difficult animal pests to control.

Predators kill an estimated 25 million native birds a year. If current trends continue, our national icon the kiwi will disappear from areas with no predator control.

Chlorinate the water

Campylobacter - Stock image

OPINION: The contamination of the water supply in Hawke's Bay should spur the central government into action over mandatory chlorination.

Sacred cows and sacrifices

A man kissing a window of a bus finds out "she is a he" in an ad that has since been taken down by Auckland Transport.

I suppose every generation has  sacred cows. But no religious lot can compare with a secular society when it comes to the sheer number of sacred cows rambling around.

Life & Style

Waikato musician a top cellist

Musical prodigy takes title on home ground.

Lost knowledge of the hunter gatherer

Owen Boynton ventures around Aotearoa in his Maori Television series Toa Hunter Gatherer, looking at historical ...

Owen Boynten's new show will target historical approaches to hunting, fishing and bush craft.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

Come to Cambridge this Saturday to welcome home our Olympic athletes. Including the New Zealand Men's Olympic Track ...

A Ranfurly Shield defence, Takes A Village night out or welcome home our medal-winning Olympians!

Ag day needs more judges

Cambridge is in dire need of Ag Day judges.

Agricultural days at school are always popular among children, but finding judges can be hard.

Sir Edmund Hillary used to ride this bike

Cambridge man Tony Jecks with a bicycle that was ridden by Sir Edmond Hillary and his good friend Julian Godwin.

A bicycle ridden by Sir Edmund Hillary has made its way to the Waikato.

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