Travis Pastrana's biggest fans?

BMXer thrilled to meet his stunt idol

Robert Higgins is such a fan of action-sports legend Travis Pastrana that he was willing to name his first-born after the stuntman.
BMX

Rodeo rides again

After being shut down due to animal welfare concerns, the return of the Huntly Rodeo is receiving a mixed response.

Ruapehu's own lake of fire?

Things appear to be heating up in Mt Ruapehu's crater lake again.

Waikato bike bridge a step closer

A proposed river crossing could cement the region as one of NZ's top cycling destinations.

Arrest over gunpoint home invasion

Hamilton man faces 15 charges after allegedly breaking into a home, pulling a gun on two people and stealing their cash card. 

Teens flee cops in stolen car

Four Waikato girls are being investigated in relation to a spate of car thefts in Auckland.

Memorial forest acknowledges WWI sacrifice

Thames-Coromandel District Council approves $452,556 for five memorial forests to be planted across the peninsula.

Wananga leads the way with app

A new mobile app for carpentry students teaches them how to build a house from the ground up.

A truly high-flying plan

Limo boat has local coverage

Profitable times ahead

A host of sporting events are providing an economic boost for Cambridge.

Managing water demand with meters

Every drop of water that runs through a public supply is counted by meters.

$70k in library fines

Readers who failed to return their library books owe almost $70,000 in overdue fines.

Dry weather boosts black beetle danger

No new premises and less retail space in CBD

Smaug graphic wins top gong

It set Smaug free to fly the world, and now a Hamilton company is collecting accolades for the endeavour.

Sport
Chiefs  |  Magic  |  School Sport  |  Racing

Webster produces the goods at national track cycling champs

Commonwealth sprint ace Sam Webster took out the sprint title at the national champs tonight.

Chiefs give Blues a hammering

A Chiefs side without a swag of big names made a promising start to their pre-season campaign with a comfortable win over the Blues.

Archibald, McKenzie claim victories

McQueen on track for Derby start

Nyika lands double blow

The superlative performances of teenage boxer David Nyika at last year's Commonwealth Games were recognised at the Regional Sports Awards.

Housing policy questions remain

If state houses now are too big, too small or in the wrong place, how will they be more desirable under new ownership?

Mt Maunganui is my paradise

After nearly 40 summers, Mt Maunganui still holds Denise Irvine's heart.

Who picks up the tab?

Why doing things is bad

Editorial: Don't count Taylor out

He doesn't win 'em all, but Arthur Taylor has notched up some headline-grabbing victories.

Three classics sold for one cool gas-guzzling Dodge

Cool classic Dodge Challenger has an outrageous colour to much some equally outrageous fuel consumption.

Road rage driver's own video is evidence

A driver versus cyclists road rage video has been handed to police in the hope the driver will be prosecuted.

Pedestrians dicing with death

Kapiti road a top priority

Farmer sets drag speed record

Rongotea farmer Blake Gloyn drives his street car to drag-racing venues and then blasts off in it down the dragstrips.

Life & Style
Arts  |  Fashion  |  People  |  Food

Top five things to do this weekend

Think rockets, daredevils, Great Gatsby and gardens.

Put your glad rags on

The 1920s was a decade of significant social change and nowhere is this better reflected than in the clothing of the time.

Last wharf standing

Arts weekend will whet your appetite

A festival to make you feel good

Need a boost in mindfulness and healthy living?

'Plain of feature and overweight'

An Australian newspaper is copping flak for its focus on bestselling author Colleen McCullough's looks.

Suge Knight 'wanted for murder'

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is reportedly wanted for murder after a fatal hit and run.

Eleanor's dad calls up Sean Plunket

TV's biggest ad extravaganza

'Culture of fear and hysteria' - Catton

Award-winning author Eleanor Catton describes the 'frightening swiftness...of the powerful Right' to silence criticism after her comments on NZ and its Government.

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