Jamie Pink and the "Tribal Huks" have started a trust to feed more kids in need. They have donated $20,000 to kick start the trust.

Huks hatch NZ sandwich plan

4:49 PM  The Tribal Huks  want to feed hungry kids across the country, not just in Waikato.

Man dies in raid

A man has died in police custody in the Western Bay of Plenty.

A man collapsed and died after being handcuffed by police in Te Puke.

Huntly's karate kid

Lucas McKinnon has been the national Kyokushin champion for the past three years.

The dry chill of El Nino

3:23 PM  We're likely to see a drier, cooler August, say forecasters.

Super tyre guy to be respawned

Paeroa's tyre guy had no intention of copying DC's Man of Steel.

Dambuster myth debunked

3:28 PM  Before he died, dambuster Les Munro was keen to put an end to an enduring misconception.

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Mum supported to continue breastfeeding

Nine-month-old Tijas Singh is fed breastmilk exclusively, even though his mum Navjot Kaur is a fulltime worker.

6 min ago  A Hamilton Mum said the transition from stay-home mum to working mum has been easy with the help of her colleagues.

Funding growth a challenge for Hamilton

4:48 PM  Stifling red tape, overseas investors, and "banana box" flats breeding social troubles, could threaten Hamilton's affordable housing stock.

Pukekohe fashion designer wins supreme award

Middle school gets a new leader


Funding growth a challenge for Hamilton

Hamilton deputy mayor Gordon Chesterman favoured removing rating exemptions on land owned by the Crown.

4:48 PM  Stifling red tape, overseas investors, and "banana box" flats breeding social troubles, could threaten Hamilton's affordable housing stock.

New craft beer bar to support local suppliers

SkyCity Hamilton is partnering with Hamilton, Coromandel and Rotorua breweries for its new craft beer bar.

Waikato Federated Farmers president Chris Lewis says a discussion needs to be had over whether the GDT should be temporarily suspended in the wake of falling dairy prices.

Calls made to suspend Fonterra's GDT

4:24 PM  Another fall on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade prompts call to temporarily suspend the auction process.


Smith appeal into second day

Black Ferns coach Greg Smith's appeal against suspension has gone into a second day.

3:54 PM  Black Ferns coach's appeal against 14-week suspension for misconduct towards referee prolonged.

Francis' eyes on Super Rugby contract

The promising rugby career of Piers Francis was looking in danger of derailing but the English-born playmaker is determined to get it back on track with Counties Manukau.

Cambridge archer Carl Jones leaves soon to compete in Europe.

Young archer sets sights on Europe

3:39 PM  Cambridge’s Carl Jones, 16, is set to compete in one of the biggest contests in his chosen sport of field archery.


Criticism of Still Life astonishing


OPINION: When I read James Croot’s review of the movie Still Life, which he described as ‘‘emotionally powerful drama’’ and a ‘‘minor masterpiece’’, I heartily concurred.

The ref is always right on the day

OPINION: Sunday morning's epic match at Ellis Park was one I was half convinced the All Blacks would lose.

Tony Robertson was convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco.

Why was Robertson free to kill?

OPINION: I've been to jail several times. It was all part of a learning process. At least, that's my excuse.

Life & Style

Eyecatching bags

The School Handbag from  Acquisitions breaks with the tradition of the normal purse, and makes a statement with this vibrant green.  Available for $49.00.

Statement bags can make or break your overall look. Deanna Bayley finds some stunners that will complete any outfit.

Film festival has variety and 'geysers of blood'

Hamilton film fans will be booking the best part of a month off work with the international film festival about to hit town again.

A contractor dismantles Gaye Jurisich's sculpture Passing Red alongside Hamilton's Mill Street.

Controversial Passing Red sculpture moved on

Hamilton's V8s-inspired sculpture Passing Red is on the move.

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