People dump their unwanted roosters at a spot known as 'The Divi', near Raglan, where they end up making a home in the ...

The life of a dumped rooster video

There are cockfights, lack of food and water, run-ins with dogs and the risk of getting hit by a car.

Career conman on run

Andrew Jacobs after at 2011 court appearance.

Andrew Jacobs' modus operandi is saying almost anything to make a quick and illegal buck.

Lucky escape from house fire

2:27 AM  No one was injured in a late-night fire that completely gutted a house in Hamilton.

Missing from bus, found in Levin

Mystery over why Hamilton woman Adele Townsend got off her Intercity bus hours early.

Man saves neighbour

A volunteer firefighter on a callout found his neighbour needed help.

Remember the Castle? video

The Castle cafe at Mangatawhiri has long been hailed a beacon in the North Waikato.

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Stoush over water meters pledge

Some Hamilton City Council candidates are standing on a no water meters platform.

The water meters debate has sparked allegations of bullying from both sides.

Woman missing after bus trip

She got on a bus to go from Wellington to Hamilton but never arrived at her destination.

What happened to Trevor Schultz?

Truck on fire on SH1

business

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!

Gold standard for Hamilton hotel

Hotel general manager Sarah King (front) and (back from left): Lee Goddard, Annalise Eagles and Shazia Bano.

Sarah King has managed Clarion Suites Ambassador to a gold standard.

sport

Wanderers hold their nerve

A late penalty gave Hamilton Wanderers a big three points against Tauranga City United on Sunday.

A late penalty gave Hamilton Wanderers a 2-1 win over Tauranga City United on Sunday, which means it will now take a dramatic turn of events for them to be relegated.

Gordon rides Thenamesbond in Northern

Raisafuasho will wear the famous Browne colours in this weekend's Great Northern Hurdle and Big Brownie will be ...

Thenamesbond confirms his Great Northern spot.

Waikato schools earn shot at glory

The Waikato will be represented in all three national 1st XV championships.

The province will have representatives in all three 1st XV championships, after Hamilton BHS and St Peter's Cambridge won Chiefs region finals on Saturday to join Hamilton GHS.

Favourite Kawi beats Makfi outsiders

Favourite Kawi wins the Maki Stakes at Hastings from roughies El Pescado (outside) and the grey Farm Boy.

Kawi rules but El Hermano makes his mark.

Contrasting fortunes for Rams and Swamp Foxes

Zac Guildford was well contained by King Country, who pipped Wairarapa Bush in Masterton in the opening round of the ...

A tight win for King Country and a last-gasp loss for Thames Valley in the opening round of the Heartland Championship.

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.

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The life of a dumped rooster video

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News: poultry roosters.

There are cockfights, lack of food and water, run-ins with dogs and the risk of getting hit by a car.

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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