Television news presenter Mike McRoberts getting ready to take the plunge at the Taupo Bungy.

McRoberts "ready for anything"

TV3's Mike McRoberts has been to some of the most dangerous places in the world but nothing could have prepared him for the Taupo Bungy.

'He opened his eyes' video

Hunter McGillivray is an active happy boy - a miracle considering he almost drowned and had to placed in an induced coma at Starship Hospital.

Doctors were unsure if Hunter McGillivray would survive a near drowning in an effluent trap.

'Pray yourself better'

A patient is angry about advice and medication she was given by doctor accused of fraud.

Truck tips on Desert Road

A truck driver was taken to hospital after his truck tipped on the Desert Road.

Public input vital

Hamiltonians will get their first look at concept plans for Hamilton's Ferrybank area by the end of the year.

Dad died in crash

Pukekohe father-of-two Steven Perry died in smash near Karangahake Gorge.

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Skid for Mason

Mason Cowen is battling an aggressive tumour.

A charity drive with a difference will be held on Sunday for a brave little boy.

United Sweets of New Zealand placed into liquidation

The national franchise and chain United Sweets of New Zealand has been placed into liquidation owing thousands.

Father-of-two lost in gorge crash

Backpackers' narrow crash escape


United Sweets of New Zealand placed into liquidation

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The national franchise and chain United Sweets of New Zealand has been placed into liquidation owing thousands.

Naming deal for Waikato Stadium

Waikato Stadium is to be renamed FMG Stadium Waikato.

CV fraud is not uncommon according to recruitment agents in the Waikato

Why faking your CV is a popular pastime

Recruitment agents say there's a spike in CV fraud, and it's up to employers to watch out.


Kerr-Barlow primed for ABs return

Tawera Kerr-Barlow looks to burst free from the grasp of North Harbour's Chris Vui in Waikato's NPC pre-season win.

Halfback makes more progress on his return from injury with an impressive display for Waikato.

Umaga names five Steelers debutants

Five players will make their Counties Manukau debuts in the side's first pre-season hit out of the year against Taranaki in Otorohanga on Saturday.

Marcia Petley is heading to the Athletics World Champs in France.

Octogenarian Petley still gunning for gold

Marcia Petley is your typical amateur athlete, balancing work and training as well as the injuries that come with it.


Why was Robertson free to kill?


OPINION: I've been to jail several times.

Where the real fight for equality starts

OPINION: In the endless battles for equality it's easy to forget what being equal really means.


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.  A venue where our record is poor, a team selected on the grounds of rotation and the perceived need to blood new players ahead of the all important world cup and the fact that the old foes were smarting after a classic defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory encounter with Australia the week before all counted against us.

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Top five things to do this weekend

I Am Giant will rock the stage at Altitude Bar at Friday night.

Rock, blues, theatre and kung fu - here are this week's top five picks.

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

Hamilton kids are ditching their bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches across the city.

New pop-up shop in Centre Place

Deanna Bayley finds a great little pop-up shop in Centre Place. She quizzed owner Tonimarie Hood on her plans for Hamilton.

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