Emily Webb is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in September so has upped her training at Fastlane Fitness.

Giant climb for her father

Emily Webb will be crying happy tears when she conquers Mount Kilimanjaro.

War on myrtle rust video

Pohutukawa trees are one species potentially affected by myrtle rust.

DOC staff so worried about a catastrophic myrtle rust outbreak, they're flying to remote areas to collect seeds.

Cricketer strangles pregnant partner

Judge says cricketer's heavily pregnant partner "must have been terrified".

Maternity service shake-up

Maternity services in South Waikato and King Country are earmarked for an overhaul.

Cops hunt robber

Police release images of armed liquor store robber and ask for witnesses to come forward.

This village is Godzone

Residents of this Waikato village are pretty sure they are the definition of the good life.

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Hospital staff show strain

Heavy workloads and staff turnover are putting Waikato Hospital's emergency department under pressure.

Waikato Hospital's emergency department is bracing for a challenging winter.

Transgender research gets funding

Overseas research has uncovered notable health inequalities for transgender people, but little research has been conducted in New Zealand.

Winning ticket seller ecstatic video

Mystery bang jolts Tauranga

business

Work underway for new canoe racing home

Canoe Racing CEO Mark Weatherall

Canoe racing high performance athletes will transition to their new headquarters in Cambridge starting pre-Christmas.

Pay off from indigenous conference

University of Waikato Dean of the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies Professor Brendan Hokowhitu says being chosen ...

The largest group of indigenous experts will meet in Hamilton bring almost $2 million into NZ.

Making effluent storage look easy

Anton Meier is smiling because he has the answer to making effluent storage compliant.

Anton Meier heard how European farmers store effluent and water, now he ihas imported the idea into New Zealand and dairy farmers are loving it.

Maitland's Top 5

Katchafire are back in the Tron Friday night, playing at Altitude bar.

Concerts and performances, netball and a food fundraiser. This is your Top 5.

Contractor considering legal options

The earthworks that cost a South Waikato excavation company $19,000.

The owner of an excavation company pinged for breaching the Resource Management Act is considering his legal options

sport

Flynn backing surgery to spur return

Northern Districts captain Daniel Flynn expects to be fully fit for the 2017-18 season.

Former NZ batsman Daniel Flynn has battled a hip injury the past two seasons - but he's not ready to call time yet.

Unicol back on top

Another big home win put Waikato Unicol at the top of the Premiership.

The students are setting the pace while traditional heavyweights Cambridge struggle.

George surrenders IBO title

Cairo George has lost the IBO Asia Pacific welterweight title after losing in Singapore.

Hamilton boxer Cairo George suffered the first loss of pro career to lose the IBO Asia Pacific title in Singapore.

Bombay hitting top form in McNamara Cup

Onewhero's Hunter Jack tackles Waiuku's Kato Nganeko.

Three-time defending champs claw their way back to top of standings in Counties Manukau premier rugby.

Jury faces a different challenge

Kelly Jury has stepped up big in her third season with the Magic.

When Kelly Jury defends in the ANZ Premiership, she usually has a height advantage, but that won't be the case on Monday.

opinion

Capitalism, poverty and theft

People shouldn't live like this.

OPINION: It seems screamingly obvious that a cap needs to be placed on rents, writes Peter Dornauf. A cap on house prices is also necessary, as is an immediate capital gains tax.

City of trees

A drive into Hamilton East shows the city changing its clothes of many colours in preparation for the winter ahead.

OPINION: This time of year shows Hamilton at its best, but as Max Christoffersen was reminded, there is much more to this city than its beautiful trees.

Exceptional behaviour

Shane Reid in the dock for sentencing in the Hamilton District Court.

OPINION: Good things don't always come in small packages, writes Richard Swainson.

Life of service

Marie Panapa shared a vision of better outcomes for casualties of  mainstream education.

OBITUARY: When she died earlier this month Marie Panapa was the widely revered and respected matriarch of an education success story, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Bully or victim?

Andy and Craig from Married at First Sight were married in one of the gardens at Queenstown's Stoneridge Estate.

OPINION: At first glance, it seemed clear cut. Victimised couple versus bullying religious bigot. But, as Narelle Henson writes, a second glance is more revealing.

Life & Style

Review: The Pickle King, Hamilton

Andrew Ford as G. Reaper in Pickle King.

Some things worth preserving you can't keep in a jar.

Meteor shining bright again

Madison Hughes is one of the choreographers of Bodies Entwined, a new dance production being staged at the Meteor Theatre.

A trifecta of productions will add intrigue, drama and comedy to Hamilton's theatre scene.

Four-year term for Government needed

Former National MP John Luxton, during a recent visit to Cambridge in the Waikato, hopes families will take time to ...

Former National MP reckons Winston Peters 'holds the cards' to next election.

Maitland's Top 5

Katchafire are back in the Tron Friday night, playing at Altitude bar.

Concerts and performances, netball and a food fundraiser. This is your Top 5.

A homely village

Maungakawa residents Pat and Marie Coles have watched their village grow, but say the sense of community remains.

Residents of this Waikato village are pretty sure they are the definition of Godzone.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

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

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