Shamed in front of shoppers

Supermarket mistook mother for shoplifter

Countdown staff offered an apology to a woman they mistook for a shoplifter at a Hamilton store.
	 Tana Puru

Cops: Crewe evidence likely a plant

0 min ago After 44 years, police admit cartridge found outside house of murdered couple may have been planted.

'The shinier the better'

Hamilton teen sets sights on gold after securing NZ's first Games medal in boxing since 2002.

Who fumbled the ball?

	 Julie hardakeR Hamilton's mayor is unsure why an evening of glamour to celebrate the city's birthday failed to attract interest.

Stock crashes spark warning

12:18pm Another vehicle crash involving wandering stock prompts warning from police.

One ring road to rule them

11:54am An influx of Hobbit fans is one of the reasons behind a proposed roading rejig in Matamata.

Thames home invasion puzzle

	 Thames shooting Police believe they are closing in on the offenders who held a three people at gunpoint.

Income drop to hurt

A cut in Fonterra's forecast will see the Waikato's dairy farmers cutting discretionary spending.

Rider in hospital

GP moves on after 38 years

School classroom

States tour opens principal's eyes

Trip of a lifetime reveals the highs and lows of school in the United States for Murray McDonald.

Closed Putaruru sawmill may get new lease on life

	 SAWMILL Putaruru's old sawmill may have a new life as a commercial hub.

Countdown building on the market

The NZX-listed company that owns the Countdown supermarket building in Anglesea St is selling it off.

Blueberry beer? Tell us more

Evolving key to growing business


Judge's order stopped milking

Thames farming company hit with $47,000 fine and ordered to stop milking until it fixed the overflowing effluent system.

Chiefs  |  Magic  |  School Sport  |  Racing

Twins tale fit for a film

Jake Robertson The true tale of how two skinny kids from Hamilton became world class runners defies belief, writes Phil Gifford.

Provincial pride building

Waikato coach John Walters has been looking to instil a sense of provincial pride in his players as they approach the NPC.

Hammer-throw silver 'unreal'

Glasgow atmosphere fantastic

Joelle King

King has sights on Queen

Joelle King's bronze another indication she is closing on world's elite - including squash royalty Nicol David.

Let's throw a Gala Ball that all of Hamilton will enjoy

Winter Festival opening I like a party and 150 years of being a place is as good a reason as any for one.

Speak out about workplace bullying

In public, it was all sweetness and light but, behind closed doors, there were arguments, lying and threats.

Mining an election issue

Waikato cycling hopes and dreams


Labour fails to fire up

Labour Party politicians and supporters will find plenty of cause for disquiet in the latest poll figures.

New Ferrari unveiled in NZ

Ferrari California T launched in NZ. After weeks of rave reviews overseas, Ferrari has launched its new roadster in NZ.

Where tuning is illegal

Yoon Kyung Sik watches for police whenever he drives his souped-up Kia Picanto from his leafy neighbourhood.

Threats, intimidation at drop-off

Gully link gets green

Paper deliveryman stopped in car on footpath.

News becomes the news

News not good for newspaper deliveryman stopped while driving on footpath to deliver latest edition.

Life & Style
People  |  Arts  |  Food  |  Fashion

Cooking in the 'real Italy'

Cooking in Italy In Italian cooking everything must be made from scratch, and everything must be authentic

To chew or not to chew

If you can't handle the responsibility that comes with chewing gum, stop now. Switch to mints.

Why do we wear bras?

Cafe delivers country comfort

	 Cameron Farmilo

A winning formula

Cameron Farmilo's mother is still surprised that her son is a chef, and a top-notch one at that.

TMNT shocking 9/11 promo fail

Ninja turtles Paramount pulls shocking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 9-11 poster quickly back into he shell.

Kiefer Sutherland is a 'gentleman'

Kiefer Sutherland's 24 co-star Louis Lombardi says he's "one of the most professional actors ever".

Guardians to rival Iron Man?

Does GoT have a women problem? (spoiler)

Kendall Jenner

Kendall's Kardashian shame

Kendall Jenner says being part of the Kardashian clan makes it harder for her to succeed.

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Ballet The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Allegro, a powerhouse of five dynamic ballets from leading international choreographers.

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