Bart Karalus has known the family since he was a boy, in later life he married his wife at Vilagrad

Centenary for fire razed winery video

9:30 AM  Community pitches in to help family of an iconic fire-razed Waikato winery in the clean up.

'A real character'

Scotty Driver with his two dogs Sharky and Petal.

Barking dogs alert searchers, who find body of "loving and laughable" hunter at bottom of cliff.

Huntly man found

A Waikato man missing for two days has returned home and police say he is "okay".

Caution urged after spate of crashes

Police attend several minor crashes on wet roads across the region.

Broken leg shown to the world

A holiday swing turned dangerous when a fall led to a injured femur.  

Fire ignites spirit video

Debris from a fire that ravaged Vilagrad Winery is cleared for a new era.

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News

Tramper found near Thames

James Bright being helped off RNZAF Iroquoi helicopter after his rescue in October in Thames.

A personal locator beacon helped teams find a missing tramper in Coromandel bush.

Creative flare on show

Secondary school students got their creative juices flowing at the annual Waikato Culinary Fare.

Vilagrad food and wine fuels community spirit video

Guests injured when blanket ignites motel bed

Business

Farm passes wow test

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Going the extra mile for sustainability

Charlie Lea farms in a traditional but his rural environmental business is anything but.

Who knows what the future will hold...

Snowball Effect and NXT: The New markets

The Waikato branch of the New Zealand Shareholders Association will host an event looking at new equity markets accessible by Kiwi investors and businesses.

Sport

Former Hamilton junior rises to top of the world

Former Hamiltonian Mark Hadley, pictured here with mixed doubles partner Ana Salas-Lozano,  is now living in London and has a world No 1 ranking in his age-group.

Having taken up tennis again, Mark Hadley has reached a significant milestone.

Foote thrives in Mooloo mould

New Waikato Rugby Union general manager embracing the challenges of a role in the sport he loves.

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.

Midlands set for under-18 title defence

A title defence is on the cards for the Midlands under-18 women's hockey team heading to the national tournament on Saturday.

Opinion

Cold, mouldy homes a scandal

Opinion

OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

Stallholders will be showing off their vintage, retro and handmade wares at Market Place on Saturday. Pictured: Market organiser Kell Pike.

Mindlords, a mid-winter festival and an exhibition exploring the human body.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

The man who grew a church from trees video

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

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