Momentum Waikato would oversee the building of a new theatre if Hamilton City Council approves a partnership.

New theatre gains momentum

"We could just about get a new theatre for the cost of refurbishing the old one."

Man shot by cops dies video

Police at the scene where an armed man was shot by police in Rotorua.

8:46 AM  The Rotorua man shot by cops early this month has died in Waikato Hospital.

'Word 'no' never passed your lips'

Woman who says top cricket raped her breaks down during defence counsel's grilling.

Getaway car breaks down

7:16 AM  Attempts to flee a service station in Huntly were thwarted when a stolen getaway car came to an abrupt stop.

Simon Barnett describes rescue video

The Dancing With the Stars winner and radio host describes the moment he pulled a screaming woman from a wrecked car near Taupo.

Plea for help after spate of fires

Turangi's volunteer firefighters are struggling to keep up after a spate of fires.

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Teen trapped after car hits bridge

BayTrust rescue helicopter flew to SH35 with a specialist paramedic to stabilise a 19 year old involved in a car crash.

7:43 AM  A teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after a car hit a bridge in the eastern Bay of Plenty. 

Arts in-fighting ends in argy-bargy

The country's oldest arts society has been riven by conflict.

Race building to burn

Gareth Green appointed Taupo District Council CEO

business

High profile building with history

The Wesley Chambers was one of the first Hamilton properties to have a lift in it.

An opportunity to purchase a piece of Hamilton's history has emerged.

Room for development

The building for sale was completed in 2004 and is part of a complex of five bulk retail outlets.

PK Furniture's Te Rapa building for sale.

Countdown leaves Waihi

Countdown supermarket in Waihi closed in May.

Countdown has not been able to find a suitable new site for a replacement supermarket.

Backpackers doing jobs for a bed

Argentinian tourist Maria Arcos has worked in several New Zealand backpacker hostels in return for free accommodation.

The growing practice of trading a bed for menial work is under investigation.

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

sport

Waikato squad named for revamped comp

Waikato coach Morgan Kutia has to get his side up to speed quickly for the revamped national competition.

Coach Morgan Kutia has named a strong-looking group for the return of district football.

Kiwi refs overlooked for semis

Jaco Peyper, right, standing with Chiefs' flanker and co-captain Sam Cane, will control the Lions versus Highlanders ...

Kiwi whistleblowers consigned to assistant referee and TMO duties in Super Rugby semis.

Magic exit in disappointing fashion

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's disappointment was clear to see in the wake of Monday's semifinal loss.

Coming out for the second half trailing by nine, they didn't have enough hunger, says captain Leana de Bruin.

Magic thrashed in semifinal video

Laura Langman was huge for the Swifts as they beat the Magic in her hometown of Hamilton.

Big loss to the NSW Swifts in Hamilton means an all-Australian final for the fourth year in a row.

5 ways Magic can upset Swifts

Leana de Bruin's experience will be vital in the defensive circle for the Magic.

Can the Magic shock the Swifts and book a spot in the trans-Tasman netball league final?

opinion

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

No friends in trade matters

Prime Minister John Key says he has heard nothing about potential retribution if we impose sanctions on China for ...

OPINION: To not thoroughly investigate the accusations of dumping poor-quality steel here would be to engage in the politics of appeasement and that will be a tragic first for New Zealand.

Singlet a fraud, but Snell isn't

Peter Snell pictured at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics alongside the singlet that turned out to be not his.

OPINION: Peter Snell's offer to gift his medals more generous than most people understand.

Old boys' clubs and diversity

Even kids can spot the difference between boys and girls.

OPINION: Why can't we have single-sex institutions?

Hillary Barry the pioneer has done her job

Hillary Barry should, perhaps, just let the next generation get on with it.

OPINION: Perhaps Hillary Barry should just disappear, the way Belinda Todd did.

Life & Style

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

Cyclists have ride stuff

Some of the fashionable cyclists taking part in the Tweed Ride assembled to check out each other's bikes and clothes, ...

The Hamilton Tweed Ride gives the more genteel an opportunity to look good on a bike.

Prepared for Swift vengeance

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic players celebrate their 59-57 win over the Southern Steel at Invercargill's Stadium ...

Magic supporters are prepped for Monday night's semifinal clash.

Te Kuiti: flying under the radar video

Christo and Marinda de Beer went from paying $620 a week in rent on the North Shore, Auckland, to owning their own home ...

Houses are cheap, the community is friendly, the job market is steady. Why aren't we all living there?

Getting girls to the ball

Rosalind Arnott and Chloe Oldfield have had a promising start to their free ball dress hire initiative, aimed at  ...

Two friends are making sure every Kiwi girl gets their Cinderella moment with a free dress hire service.

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