Bobby Eru,  Mahalia Baker and Harlem Baker outside the Hamilton flat gutted by a fire.

Family escapes house fire video

A family had a lucky escape from a fire which gutted their Hamilton flat.

Taupo mayor furious video

Tyres dumped on a Puketapu Rd farm, near Lake Taupo.

Hamilton's tyre mountain saga has made its way to Taupo.

Man 'woke up' with eye disease

A Cambridge man speaks of the morning he woke up with macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease.

Serious assault in city video

One man is in serious condition following a brutal assault in Hamilton.

Morrinsville mum fights back

Natalee Lawson has gone from fighting in the boxing ring to fighting for her life.

'He may have been found alive'

Family of Nicky Stevens believe he may have been found alive had police acted sooner.

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One dies in boating tragedy

Coastguard Waiuku's NZ Steel Rescue boat.

One man died and three others were rescued after clinging to trees after a boat capsized on the Waikato River.

Cool fund given the tick

Waikato regional councillors have voted to bring a proposed $19 million regional development fund to life.

The local hero who can't seem to stop giving

Runners left high and dry


Positive spin found in gloomy dairy outlook

Equity dairy farmers Craig Young (left) and Roger Duff have tightened their governance structure in the wake of the gloomy dairy outlook.

7:02 AM  The gloomy dairy outlook has had one positive spin off for dairy farmers Roger and Kathy Duff and Craig and Jo Young.

Regional council not to fund Hamilton Waikato Tourism

Waikato Regional Council has voted not to allocate $250,000 in funding for Hamilton Waikato Tourism.

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Cool fund given the tick

Waikato regional councillors have voted to bring a proposed $19 million regional development fund to life.


Magic secure second spot in NZ conference

Casey Kopua has made a winning return to trans-Tasman netball.

Waikato-BoP Magic march on but it's almost game over for Central Pulse in trans-Tasman netball league.

Upsets mark latest round of WaiBop football leagues

League leaders Cambridge avoided an upset in the latest round of the WaiBop Premiership.

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke is in third spot in the European championships EMX125 class.

Hamilton's Natzke continues fine form

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke recorded his second race win of the European motocross championships on Sunday.


Closed council meetings rarely a good idea


6:00 AM  OPINION: In a vacuum of reliable information, rumour, innuendo and suspicion grow like mushrooms in a dark, warm place.

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

Massey Uni's strange new advert

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato.

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Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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