Waikato celebrate a try as they stunned Hawke's Bay 36-30 at Napier's McLean Park.

Ranfurly Shield back in Waikato

Super performance from the Mooloo men takes the Log o' Wood back to Hamilton.

Body in goldfish pond

It is understood the body of a man in his 20s was discovered on Friday morning at this Hamilton property on the right.

The discovery of a dead man face down in a goldfish pond has startled residents of a Hamilton street.

Car crash south of Matamata

One person has been badly injured in a crash near Matamata.

Stabbing in Kawerau

A man is in Waikato Hospital after being stabbed in Kawerau.

Waikato to share Shield with fans

The Ranfurly Shield is in Waikato's possession and the team want to share the win.

Fleeing driver shoots at police

Two Hamilton police officers were shot at by a fleeing driver before he jumped into the river.

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Kat out to save kiwi

Kat Merewether reads her latest book, Kuwi's Huhu Hunt, to her daughters Willow, 4, and Florence, 2. The Te Awamutu woman has written and illustrated the book, which will help raise funds for the charity Kiwis for Kiwi during October.

She's safeguarded 13 kiwi birds for a year, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Motorcyclist killed near Kawhia

One person has died and another has moderate injuries after a motorcycle crash near Kawhia, south of Raglan.

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Auction rooms feel the heat

Martin Cameron bids on behalf of a buyer at a Lugton's Real Estate auction.

They stand shoulder to shoulder, spilling into the foyer.

Cheap suit influx comes at price

Brothers Karam, left, and John Haddad have owned their clothing store in Otorohanga for the past 50 years.

Once a coveted item in most men's wardrobe, the high-end wool-blend suit is being pushed off the rack by cheap imports.

Printing bill the price of democracy

Four councillors are responsible for the bulk of the photocopies.

If stacked in a neat pile, city councillors' photocopies would shadow the average All Black lock or lanky NBA player.

Fastest Waikato licence turnarounds

Passport 2 Drive instructor Robbie Tahau's student Saw Thar Lu got a restricted licence test slot well within two weeks, after record high wait times earlier in 2015.

Wait times range from six days to 31.

Former wananga head drops lawsuit against old empire

Rongo Wetere the founder of Te Wananga o Aotearoa has dropped the lawsuit against his old empire

Multi-million dollar lawsuit dropped against Te Wananga o Aotearoa .


Shield consolation for Mooloos video

Waikato celebrate with the Ranfurly Shield after defeating Hawke's Bay.

The Ranfurly Shield is getting reacquainted with its new surroundings in the Waikato.

Mooloos welcomed home video

Waikato Rugby team meet with fans after winning the Ranfurly shield at Waikato Stadium. Co-captain Brad Webber with the shield.

The Ranfurly Shield has landed in the Waikato for the 10th time in history.

Tyne Cot takes Matamata Cup

Tyne Cot added to his impressive record with victory in the Team Wealleans Matamata Cup on Saturday.

Neil Connors had some company for the long trek back to his Woodville farm.

Waddell stood down at Matamata

Jason Waddell, who had the brakes put on his return to race riding, gives Cambridge Stud sire Tavistock a pat.

Investigation into ride at Avondale trials sees jockey Jason Waddell stood down on day of racing return.

Waikato host fans after Ranfurly Shield win

Waikato now hold the Ranfurly Shield and want to share the win with fans.

The Ranfurly Shield is now in Waikato's possession, and the team want to share their success with their fans.


Why Boobs on Bikes is boring

Boobs on Bikes heads along Auckland's Queen Street.

OPINION: Watching the Boobs on Bikes parade is a rather strange definition of fun.

Send the right message and keep Chris Brown out

Chris Brown served time for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, then reappeared in court for violating his probation. Allowing him into New Zealand sends the wrong message.

If you want to send a message to kids, keep Chris Brown out of the country.

Layoff of scientists shortsighted

Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet's summer months. And what's New Zealand doing? It's laying off scientists.

Three cheers for the eastside

Hamilton East: small town flavour in the middle of a big city.

When Denise Irvine changed sides in Hamilton, she found a suburb with plenty of charm.

Rugby World Cup headlines raise a few eyebrows

Now there's a culturally appropriate headline for a Japanese win.

OPINION: Sport writers' lack of historical knowledge shows up in their mixed metaphors.

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Auction rooms feel the heat

Martin Cameron bids on behalf of a buyer at a Lugton's Real Estate auction.

They stand shoulder to shoulder, spilling into the foyer.

Weatherman Sam backs the black in Cambridge

TV One weatherman Sam Wallace brought more than just sunshine to Cambridge this morning.

Live weather crossover from Cambridge plaza

Coral aims high at video release show

Jon Toogood, known to New Zealand music fans as the frontman for heavy rock outfit Shihad and alternative collective The Adults, will bring his acoustic Planet of Sound tour to Raglan's Yot Club on Saturday night.

Rising star Coral Pitcher will take a leading role in a big weekend of live music in Hamilton and Raglan.

Parabola West launches new single

Raglan-based musician Parabola West will launch the video for her new single, Fire, at Auckland venue Galatos on October 16. But she's performing in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Raglan-based songwriter Parabola West has a Game of Thrones twist to her new single, Fire.

Child's play at Te Awamutu preschool

Pots and raised beds in a corner of Rosetown Preschool's outside area get a good soaking.

Nature is one of the most effective – not to mention fun, free and beautiful – of class rooms.

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