Ian Eggleton and the glamping site.

Hard times after the flood

A couple's dream job is over in the aftermath of the Coromandel flooding.

Schools' vetting costs

Schools will be forced to sell sausages to raise the average fee of $600 to be paid to police for vetting staff.

Larger schools may have to rely on sausage sizzles to pay for police to vet their staff and keep kids safe.

Med school progress

High-level talks continue on Waikato's bold med school bid.

Trump lacks mana video

People with real mana don't have to shove to the front - the crowd automatically parts for them.

Shooter's kidnap claim

Sentencing delayed after Kawerau siege shooter fires lawyer.

Maitland's Top 5 this weekend

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

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Truck crash blocks lane

The truck has blocked a lane on State Highway 2, Karangahake.

Expect delays if you're travelling to or from Paeroa - a lane of State Highway 2 is blocked by a crash near Paeroa.

Drunk driver six times over limit

It's Heath Judd's 10th drink-driving conviction. And he doesn't even remember the crash.

Pay off from indigenous conference

From horse stables to successful restaurant and winery

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

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Magic duo make cut for World Youth Cup

Monica Falkner has made the cut for the New Zealand under-21 team.

Monica Falkner and Kelly Jury will be off to Botswana with the national under-21 side once the ANZ Premiership ends.

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.

Chiefs duo extend contracts

Tim Nanai-Williams has re-signed with the Chiefs.

Tim Nanai-Williams and Taleni Seu to stay on at the Chiefs.

Club rugby format explained

Southern United face Zac Guildford (centre) and Hamilton Old Boys at Fred Jones Park in their last premier match of 2017.

Not every club wanted Waikato's club rugby format to change, but it's in place until at least next year after the majority voted for reform.

Kiwi invasion

Start Wondering will fly the Kiwi flag in the Group I Kingsford Smith Cup on Saturday.

Well traveled sprinter one of many Kiwis who can make the presence felt at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

opinion

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.

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.

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.

Time to make a change

Huntly man Niraj Bahadur wants the harassment from a group of neighbourhood kids to stop.

OPINION: Too many Kiwi children are born into households where violence, drug abuse and dishonesty are part of everyday life, writes Tom O'Connor.

Life & Style

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 the growth of houses in their village but the sense of community ...

It might be a bit wide eyed, but this small Waikato village thinks they have it all.

From horse stables to successful restaurant and winery

Ohinemuri Winery has six varities of wine on offer.

Humble beginnings - Ohinemuri Winery & Restaurant was built in a horse stable.

The 40 NZ dishes you must try

The Nest, by L'oeuf.

How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

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

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