Hamilton City Council is looking to form more partnerships with schools to build playgrounds, like this one just opened ...

$140,000 playground for Hamilton

Lunchtime just got a heap more fun at Deanwell School.

Measles tally rises

Tiana Allen said her 10-month-old son Isaiah was exposed to measles at Waikato Hospital.

Several more people are under investigation for measles in the Waikato outbreak.

Moko manslaughter plea angers

Sensible Sentencing Trust says murder charges should have been pursued in toddler's death.

Bakery blaze in Flagstaff video

Peak traffic slowed fire crews ability to reach the blaze quickly.

Warnings over nitrogen in lake

Stock were left to graze on land that was supposed to be used for forestry.

Glider pilot critical

Gliding still a relatively safe sport, says club president, despite Sunday's incident.

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Toddler tortured to death

Moko Rangitoheriri died after being admitted to hospital with critical injuries.

Three-year-old boy was found with bite marks, internal bleeding and swelling to the brain.

Whangamata murder trial begins

 A jury will spend the next two weeks considering the violent death of a man in the beachside town early last year.

Weather prevents investigation

Checking Waikato's vital signs


Best new buildings in Waikato and BOP

The winners of the 2016 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards: FMG offices in Hamilton by Chow:Hill Architects

A million dollar dining destination is one of the projects celebrated in the Waikato, BOP architecture awards.

Power price hike

Contact Energy’s Te Mihi power station was part of the company's Wairakei investment programme, which won an energy ...

Winter is coming, and with it higher electricity prices for some Contact Energy customers.

City squeeze helps regions

An artist's impression of the freight hub that is under construction in Tokoroa.

Economic growth continues to support the expansion of the industrial sector - provincial sectors benefiting.

Foss talks to Cambridge business owners

Minister for Small Business Craig Foss, centre, flanked by Cambridge i-SITE chief executive Roger Gordon and Cambridge ...

Owners of small and medium businesses given heads up around proposed changes.

Pukekohe grower crowned king

Andrew Hutchinson of Pukekohe works through a challenge on his way to the 2016 Young Vegetable Grower of the Year title.

Pukekohe has again produced the country's best young vege grower.


University fall short in Super 14 final

University lost to Collegiate in the Super 14 netball final on Sunday, going down 49-40 in Auckland.

University lost to Collegiate in the Super 14 netball final on Sunday, going down 49-40 in Auckland.

Judicial hearing likely for Ale

Melville's Jacob Ale.

A punch in Waikato premier club rugby has led to a citing.

Ichiban number one at Te Rapa

Graeme Rogerson combined with his wife Debbie to win with Ichiban at Te Rapa on Saturday and will be back next weekend ...

Ichiban number one after tooth and nail battle in juvenile race.

Mackintosh and Hutchings in form

Rory Hutchings thrilled with his win on Soriano in the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes at Te Rapa before his departure to ...

Mackintosh gives Aussies something to suck on.

Winning runs continue

Rotorua and Ngongotaha both picked up their fifth wins in a row on Saturday, but something will have to give when they ...

Rotorua and Ngongotaha both picked up their fifth win in a row on Saturday, but something will have to give when they meet next weekend.


The water debate needs some light shed on it

Irrigation companies can choose to sell the water, making them owners in all but name.

The looming debate on the ownership of freshwater has been surrounded by so much myth and guesswork that an informed public conversation is now all but impossible.

Opinion: Hamilton should embrace art and heritage

An artist's design for the three-storey sculpture The Tongue of the Dog.

OPINION: Artworks add A point of difference to Hamilton.

Vaccinate against measles now

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OPINION: The Waikato is facing a measles epidemic, and it's caused by people who don't vaccinate their children.

Opinion: Fry cleans up history

Stephen Fry.


Opinion: Leaky homes no media beat up

New Zealanders continue to deal with leaky homes, a problem originally described as a media beat up by Helen Clark when ...

Opinion: Helen Clark's media beat up fail to dissolve with time.

Life & Style

Hum-ilton groups band together for Music Month at the Meteor

Hamilton band The New Millennium Beatniks are led by Richard Selinkoff, the city's own authentic beat poet.

Waikato music fans can discover some of their own talent and contribute to a good cause at two gigs in May.

It's a small world after all for model railroaders

Reuben Middlemiss from Rotorua checks the coupler heights (aka: the carriage links) on his train, following a day of ...

Model railway enthusiasts aren't just a bunch of stuffy old men standing around watching toy trains go by.

Waikato property projects celebrated

Waikato and Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards 2016 include this project in the Housing category: Crosson Architects The ...

Holiday homes and retreats prominent in annual architectural awards

'Don't judge a town by its chlamydia stats'

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Balloons over Waikato .The mass ascention lifts off over Hamilton Lake.

OPINION: I moved to Hamilton without knowing what to expect.

Theft a blow to community garden

Rocky Teepa said people grow all sorts of food in the Cambridge Community Garden, including silverbeet, tomatoes, beans ...

A Cambridge man's efforts to help the community tarnished by theft.

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