Santa's sleigh at Huntly's Christmas Parade was vandalised.

Vandals target Santa's sleigh

Theft and vandalism has put a dampener on the Huntly Christmas Parade for organisers.

Truckie thrown 40m

A truck and trailer unit left Ridge Rd and hit a tree, hurling the driver 40 metres down a bank in Tuakau.

6:25 PM  A truck and trailer unit left the road and hit a tree, hurling the driver 40 metres down a bank near Tuakau in Waikato.

Cam records death

German motorcyclist unwittingly videoed his own death when another rider crashed into him.

New bowling alley's fine view

As far as alleys go, it may boast the best view in the country, possibly the world.

Healthy Rivers: 'This is a mess'

Failure to consult with iwi causes partial withdrawal of Waikato river plan change to annoyance of farmers.

Girl, 8, wounded after knife incident

Cops want to know how girl suffered knife wound that left her in a serious condition.

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Superette robber sentenced

Arjay Paraku-Harris was sentenced to 11 months of home detention for his part in a vicious superette robbery when he ...

Hitchhiking trip ends in violence - but not jail - for Tokoroa teen.

Evicted tenant vows to stay put

He hasn't paid rent since 2012 in protest at his cold and mouldy property. And he's not going without a fight.

Wrapping up Christmas video

Potential job losses at mill


Potential job losses at mill

The Kinleith Mill in Tokoroa is owned by Oji Fibre Solutions, a Japanese company who purchased the mill from Carter Holt ...

Up to 180 maintenance staff could lose their jobs at a South Waikato mill next year.

Enterprising students help family in India

Matamata Christian School room three students Ruby Prebble and Brianna Cane with a photo of a family in India with a ...

Enterprising primary school students' project helps family into business in India.

Toy store unlike any other

Pat McNair's store Playways has run successfully for 39 years, without a Hasbro game, or war toys in sight.

It all started in 1978 with one carton of toys and a little blue Volkswagen.

Sports lodge approved for Cambridge

Concept drawing on the new Podium Athletes Lodge to be built on the site occupied by the Cambridge Country Lodge on ...

An application to redevelop and expand existing accommodation on Peake Road in Cambridge has been approved.

Trade Me sells accommodation sites

Trade Me sells Travelbug and BookIt.

Accommodation website Travelbug and online booking engine BookIt have gone to a Hamilton firm.


Counties win Brian Dunning Cup

Counties Manukau had double reason to celebrate their venture to Taupo.

A Hawke Cup challenge and the Brian Dunning Cup meant it was a fine trip to Taupo for Counties Manukau.

Otago turn tables on HBHS

Hamilton Boys' High School now have one win and one loss at the national tournament at Lincoln.

Otago Boys' High School proved far too strong for Hamilton Boys' on the second day of the national tournament.

'Tongan Bear' off to Clermont

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila on the charge against the Crusaders in last season's Super Rugby competition.

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila cashes in on a big 2016 in Super Rugby by signing with a French club.

HBHS retain Condor 7s title

Joshua Moorby was one of Hamilton Boys' High School's star performers.

Hamilton Boys' High School went six from six to win the Condor sevens for a second successive year.

Cambridge players make Waikato U-17s softball team

Cambridge High School softball team's Cody Makuch has been selected for the Waikato Under-17s team.

Two players from the newly-formed Cambridge High School softball team have been selected for the Waikato Under-17s.


Doomsayer shakes things up

Professor Guy McPherson from the US talks global warming and civilisation collapse .

OPINION: Human beings have stuffed up, and whether we have 10 or 100 years left on the planet, we need to act now to correct the damage, Tom O'Connor writes.

The pampered generation

This new entitled, self-obsessed breed is the "I want and I get generation" and they are running their parents ragged.

OPINION: The cult of the child is alive and well up and down New Zealand, writes Peter Dornauf.

One for the books

Books for Kids has been delivering 45 years of great service in Hamilton.

OPINION: Denise Irvine salutes a Hamilton bookstore which has notched up a remarkable milestone in a precarious niche market.

NZ Rugby's annus horribilis

Despite the All Blacks world-beating form, New Zealand Rugby’s glory days are coming to an end.

OPINION: It started with the Chiefs and stripper-gate, writes Max Christoffersen. And then it just kept getting worse for NZ Rugby.

Power of the press

The press failed to predict Brexit or Donald Trump's "shock" win.

OPINION: Trump, Brexit – the media's been off the mark with the big stuff lately but, as Richard Swainson recently discovered, it's the small things like missing mail that seem to matter most to readers.

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City must learn to save water

Hamilton City Council says water conservation measures will be put in place this summer.

Water conservation measures loom as the summer weather heats up.

More than 65,000 steps for mental health

Haylee Mickleson raised money for Youthline by climbing 1300 steps 23 times.

Haylee Mickleson is helping people battle mental health, one step at a time.

Student explores avenues to rebuild te reo and tikanga

Tiriana Anderson, a University of Waikato student who is researching tikanga.

A University of Waikato student is looking at why certain Māori traditions exists and how colonisation has influenced tikanga.

River rescue remains mystery after 36 years

Graeme and Kate Jacobsen. Graeme was presented with a certificate recognising his 40 years as a member of the ...

Graeme Jacobsen's police work as a photographer, diver and search and rescue team member recognised.

American horror story

From interning with film and television studios to writing her own shorts, features, and even a web series, Shoshana ...

What's it like being an immigrant, a woman, and a racial minority in Trump's America?

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