An artist's impression of a proposed Waikato River footbridge linking Hamilton East to the central city.

Virtual tour of Ferrybank

10:44 AM  An animated video gives viewers a glimpse of a reimagined Ferrybank precinct.

Suspicious marae blaze

The fire tore through the exterior of the accommodation wing at Taupiri Marae.

Firefighters were called to a fire at Taupiri marae on Tuesday - it appears to have been deliberately lit.

An unhappy hunting ground

Duck shooter who dug up a protected wetland made watery grave for the digger.

Alleged drink driving mum appears

11:51 AM  Woman who allegedly drove boozed with her son, 3, on her lap has appeared in court.

Winders' employer takes stand

11:50 AM  Old university flatmate details dealings with murder accused in wake of stop-go killing.

Crumpled dairywhip back to best

The giant dairy whip cream in the Waikato has been replaced.

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Swamp Foxes celebrate 40 years in NPC

Joe Wright and Ali Ali Schmidt coached Thames Valley rugby team in 1976, the first year of the national provincial ...

11:41 AM  Thames Valley Rugby acknowledged their first team to contest the NPC with a 40-year reunion.

Man on threatening to kill charges

The 29 year old also faces drugs and firearms charges after an armed police callout on Monday.

Stop-go accused's father on stand

AOS callout in Bay of Plenty

business

Women-only gyms split 'amicable'

The national franchise for Configure Express says it was “mutually beneficial to part ways” with four Wellington gyms.

National chain says split will be "mutually beneficial" but neither side say why it's happening.

Hutt project manager wins big

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Ferrybank up to voters

Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture directors John Hardwick-Smith and Megan Wraight display their design plans ...

A vision to transform an inner-city stretch of river bank into a premier destination has been adopted.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

Come to Cambridge this Saturday to welcome home our Olympic athletes. Including the New Zealand Men's Olympic Track ...

A Ranfurly Shield defence, Takes A Village night out or welcome home our medal-winning Olympians!

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Plunket Shield turns pink

Seventeen years after it opened, Wellington's Westpac Stadium will become a first-class cricket venue for a floodlit ...

Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington will host pink ball floodlit matches in March.

Swamp Foxes celebrate 40 years in NPC

Joe Wright and Ali Ali Schmidt coached Thames Valley rugby team in 1976, the first year of the national provincial ...

Thames Valley Rugby acknowledged their first team to contest the NPC with a 40-year reunion.

Xtravagant has setback

Outstanding galloper Xtravagant is likely to have the first run in a new campaign at Flemington.

Kiwi star has a temperature, so his programme is pushed back.

Top mare retired

Allan Sharrock has options as he weighs up where Group I star Kawi races this spring.

Makfi failure uncovers career-ending injury.

Ngongotaha complete perfect home record

Ngongotaha celebrated winning the WaiBop Premiership trophy by completing a perfect home record on Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Waikato Unicol capped off a perfect home record for the Villagers.

opinion

Steep price for medal glory

US swimmer Ryan Lochte snared his sixth Olympic gold medal but left Rio in disgrace.

Squillions of dollars have been spent on what amounts to a 10-day bash to treat a small group of privileged people paid by the state to do what they like doing – running, jumping etc.

All work no way to live

Duncan Garner, pictured with his Story co-host Heather du Plessis-Allan, declared Kiwis a bunch of lazy sods in a recent ...

OPINION: "Lazy sods" Duncan Garner called us, but buying into the Protestant work ethic can't be good for you.

Max Christoffersen: Village delight

Produce draws the crowds to farmers’ markets but it’s the people who bring the atmosphere.

OPINION: Comfort in the company of strangers on a brisk Sunday morning at the Farmers' Market at Claudelands in Hamilton.

Land Wars were a civil war

Otorohanga College students presented a 13,000 signature petition to Parliament, in support of a national commemoration ...

OPINION: Tom O'Connor argues that the conflict variously known as the Land Wars and the New Zealand Wars was, in fact, a civil war and should be remembered as such.

Opinion: In defence of small towns

A more relaxed pace of life attracts many people to New Zealand's smaller towns such as Raglan.

OPINION: Small town New Zealand is not ready to give up the ghost just yet.

Life & Style

Roosters dumped roadside video

25082016 News Photo: CHRISTEL YARDLEY/FAIRFAX NZ
News: poultry roosters.

It's a hardscrabble life for a rooster at a rest stop – but why are they even there?

Waikato musician a top cellist

Musical prodigy takes title on home ground.

Lost knowledge of the hunter gatherer

Owen Boynton ventures around Aotearoa in his Maori Television series Toa Hunter Gatherer, looking at historical ...

Owen Boynten's new show will target historical approaches to hunting, fishing and bush craft.

Maitland's Top 5 things to do

Come to Cambridge this Saturday to welcome home our Olympic athletes. Including the New Zealand Men's Olympic Track ...

A Ranfurly Shield defence, Takes A Village night out or welcome home our medal-winning Olympians!

Ag day needs more judges

Cambridge is in dire need of Ag Day judges.

Agricultural days at school are always popular among children, but finding judges can be hard.

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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