Kids test play destination

Satisfying moment for designers

The kids couldn't wait to get on to Hamilton's newest destination playground.
Hamilton's new playground

Beaten and robbed

13 min ago Hamilton teenager has serious head injuries after being attacked by three men overnight.

Police re-open safe case

Waikato police have reopened the investigation into the theft of drugs from an evidence safe at Huntly police station.

Help on offer for depressed farmers

Do not isolate yourself and cling on to hope.

Plastic wrap in asbestos demolition

A building containing asbestos is to make way for a new supermarket.

On the hunt for tarakihi

The tarakihi is a great eating fish.

Red-faced over Irish blunder

Motorist and police at odds over "Irish" kayak incident on road.

Long diesel spill reported

A lengthy diesel spill, ranging from 10km to 20km, has been reported by Coromandel Peninsula motorists.

Phillip Smith names Corrections officer

Dairy growth leads to merger

Principal denies charges

Waikato school principal Bruce Darroch is accused of possessing hundreds of objectionable images of children.

Conversion to draw students to city

A refurbished Wintec building will provide 71 people with accommodation in the central business district (CBD).

Cure your Xmas spending hangover

Don't let go of your common sense go when it comes to spending money this Christmas.

Factory's flow-on effect

Steel worker trapped under structure

Rent hikes hit rural Waikato

Tenants in some farming communities faced a big rent rise this year as newbies moved in for work.

Sport
Chiefs  |  Magic  |  School Sport  |  Racing

Rogersons run rule over stable

Trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson are assessing future targets for Te Rapa candidates.

Collett out of classic race

Minor neck injury rules Jim Collett out of the final of Cambridge Stud Classic Jockeys Series at Te Rapa.

Diademe ready to pounce

Botherway named as Waikato coach

Watling's 60 saves Knights

Northern Knights get out of trouble on the opening day of Plunket Shield match against Wellington.

Resolutions are in the air

The first sunrise of the New Year is only a few horizons away.

How do women survive the day?

As a guy I find women deliciously mysterious. But it's clear from all the ads that I'm in the growing minority.

An impressive year

Action on landowners

Erroneous deficit target

An economics professor at Oxford University has advised his blog readers that the level of the government's budget deficit is not the most important macroeconomic problem facing countries today.

Honda NSX confirmed

A new NSX is coming.

Infiniti's virtual sports car

Godzilla has a new enemy, and it comes from within its own ranks.

$38.7b for roads, public transport

Glorious grunt farewelled

'Turck' an online hit

A spelling-challenged farmer selling his "turck" on Trade Me had to defend himself from a swarm of commenters when his auction went viral.

Life & Style
Food  |  People  |  Arts  |  Fashion

Race day fashion takes a bow

Gold Cup fever arrived in Hamilton as ladies paraded in their frocks and men suited up in their best attire for the day.

Fire truck pirate ship a festive delight

An array of colourful floats entertained the masses at Te Awamutu Christmas parade.

'I often cry with the families'

One step at a time for Aalyha

The best coffee in Hamilton

Coffee aficionado Aimie Cronin shares her top five places to drink coffee.

Disney unleashes fat superhero

Disney's latest superhero hasn't ripped abdominal muscles and biceps. Disney's new superhero is different. He's fat.

What Doctor Who and Bond have in common

With so many tropes in the Doctor Who universe, making an episode isn't easy, but once a year they are dispensed with during the show's much-loved Christmas special.

How Kim became the target

On the couch with Mark Richardson

The year in pop culture

Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.

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