Karen Dysart gives unwanted horses a second chance at life by rehoming them, but she needs to find at least 8ha of land to lease by September 5, or her horses are at risk of being sent to the meat works.

Horse rescuer needs a miracle video

Second-chance horses are in danger of becoming dog tucker if their rescuer can't find grazing.

Death threats received

Casey Nathan, pictured with partner Hayden Tukiri, died following the birth of her son Kymani in 2012.

Midwife involved in a birth which led to two deaths has left NZ with a Certificate of Good Standing.

City council balk at voting trial costs

Hamilton City Council has opted out of a proposed online voting trial.

Men's group builds Angel Boxes

Neil Bruce wants help fulfilling a Waikato District Health Board order for 60 coffins.

A lifetime of caring

Prison nurse Beth Richardson was hard-wired to help others from an early age.

Cost of WC hosting questioned

Hosting football's elite is costing ratepayers $358k but the true figure could be more.

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'Suspicious' fire at Hamilton school video

Crews work to contain a fire which affected two buildings at Hamilton East School.

A member of the public driving past spotted a fire at Hamilton East School this morning.

Footgolf a new spin on golf

A new spin on golf is aiming to draw in the soccer lovers.

Man stabbed in Hamilton

Car thief on the run


Cost of world cup hosting questioned

A colourful crowd enjoy the on-field action at Waikato Stadium in May when Colombia played Qatar during the Fifa U-20 World Cup.

Hosting football's young elite cost Hamilton ratepayers $358,000 but the true figure could be much more.

City council balk at voting trial costs

Voting returns in the 2013 local authority elections was down on average across the Waikato.

Hamilton City Council has opted out of a proposed online voting trial.

Council standoff as King refuses to withdraw allegations

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker repeatedly clashed with councillor Andrew King at Thursday's council meeting.

City councillors have clashed over allegations an elected member deliberately misled colleagues over her voting record.

Huntly development due to expressway

Transport minister Simon Bridges and Whatumoana Paki, Maori King Tuheitia's son, turned the first sod on the Huntly Expressway project on Friday morning alongside Transport Agency staff, landowners, politicians and Waikato-Tainui representatives.

'I think it's an opportunity for Huntly to develop as more than a town people just pass through.'

WKT - Smart Waikato leadership summit -

SmartWaikato chief executive Mary Jensen.



Nyika brothers take Oceania titles

The Nyika brothers, David and Josh, have won Oceania titles.

The boxing Nyika brothers are now Oceania champions.

Stallions shock Counties Manukau

WaiCoa Bay Stallions player Tamati Marr takes the ball forward against Counties Manukau Stingrays in their National Premiership Rugby League upset victory at Massey Park, Papakura.

It was a 78-point turnaround from last year.

Waikato show what their backline can do

Waikato flanker Whetu Douglas makes a break against Bay of Plenty at Tauranga Domain.

Visitors put their exciting backline to good use in Tauranga to take out 43-10 NPC win.

Midlands teams suffer first up losses

240614 SPORT Andy Jackson / Taranaki Daily News. A Good Life sports profile series.  Stratford Hockey player Lara Williams, 17, training at the TET Hockey turf in Stratford.

Both Midlands sides have started their National Hockey League campaigns with narrow losses at the hands of Auckland.

Rams and Swamp Foxes win

Chance Bunce was on the scoresheet as Thames Valley beat Poverty Bay on Saturday.

King Country and Thames Valley recorded their first wins of the Heartland Championship season on Saturday in high scoring matches.


The madness of a loving family

Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

OPINION: Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

The Auckland effect

QV Registered value Chris Price.

OPINION: By now, we have all heard Auckland house prices are rising to record highs and there seems to be insatiable demand which is fuelling further increases.

How much contribution can any of us make to the nation?

We can't all be Winston Churchills - or Charles Darwins, or even part of the Swainson pantheon.

OPINION: Assessing your own historic legacy is a humbling business.

Founders Theatre deserves costly refit


OPINION: Founders Theatre is worth every cent Hamilton ratepayers spend on it.

Opinion: Tuheitia steps out of the shadows

Maori King Tuheitia's bid for greater Auckland his moment to shine.

OPINION: Maori King Tuheitia's claim a stand for his iwi.

Life & Style

Quilts a treasure for kids

Hellen Borrington has been making quilts for children in care.

Crafting good for the soul.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

Guide biscuits gifted to local Foodbank

Cambridge Salvation Army envoy Jillian Smith with some of the local Brownies, from left, Caitlin Hill, Lucy Eastwood and Ella Welford. In the front is Sophie Howard.

Guide biscuits gifted to Cambridge Foodbank

Top five things to do this weekend

Classical Trumpeter Bill Stoneham and organist Myles Hartley.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this week's top five picks.

Facing demons and heros

Former Thames High teacher John Allum encouraged Jacqui Barrett to write as a teenager, a skill she used to exorcise her demoms as an adult.

Dealing with demons and facing heros on her journey of self discovery and healing.

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