Para equestrain Rachel Stock's Paralympic dreams could be dashed.

Paralympic hopeful victim of theft

12:54 PM  Rachel Stock's campaign to compete at the Paralympics could be ruined after her riding gear was stolen.

Sword attack trial set

Manjit Singh.

Manjit Singh has been found fit to stand trial for a sword attack on a woman.

Mystery drone drops onto farm

Was it an innocent photography mission gone wrong, or something more sinister?

Flying on the tax payer

Public funded nearly $13,000 of international air travel for a former MP and his wife.

Man covered in boiling tar

Man dies from burns following a bitumen tanker explosion in Waikato.

House fire 'deliberately lit'

A fire that ignited in the bathroom of a Hamilton home was believed to be deliberately lit.

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Mini mooloos celebrate Ranfurly Shield

Waikato Rugby Referees Association referee Jake O'Flaherty, left, and Bradley Richardson show off the Ranfurly Shield to St Joseph's School Morrinsville Mooloo supporters in front of the Bowers Concrete cow.

19 min ago  It was Mooloo mania at St Joseph's School in Morrinsville on December 1.

Theft threatens Paralympic dreams

12:54 PM  Rachel Stock's campaign to compete at the Paralympics could be ruined after her riding gear was stolen.

Five teens face sex charges

Inaugural scholarship awarded to school leaver


Inaugural scholarship awarded to school leaver

Shoof International's Bev Laurent with Emily Christensen, the first recipient of the first Shoof International scholarship.

Inaugural Shoof scholarship to Cambridge student

Clarifying the rules around tax assessment

Making a mistake on your tax assessment isn't the end of the world.

OPINION: Making mistakes in your tax assessment isn't the end of the world.

Three Westfield malls sold, one to go

Westfield Chartwell in Hamilton had "good yields" but was sold because it was a lower quality asset.

Shopping mall owner Scentre is exiting lower performing assets, analyst says.

Fieldays boss moves on

Jon Calder will be moving on to Tompkins Wake from his role as Fieldays chief executive.

Fieldays chief executive Jon Calder has resigned and will take up another chief executive role in the Waikato.

Mystery Creek Winery up for sale

Mystery Creek Wines, which includes Coopers Convention Centre, is up for sale.

One of Waikato's two wineries is on the market as its owners head into retirement. 


Twigg sets new erg record

Emma Twigg already looks to be back to the form which led her to world championship gold in 2014.

Emma Twigg's 5000m time knocked GB Olympic champ Anna Watkins off top spot.

International cyclist pops into hometown during epic journey

Cyclist Lauryn Therin stopped in Pukekohe on her New Zealand cycle challenge from Bluff to Cape Reinga to raise awareness for cancer.

Lauryn Therin's weary bones had a moments reprieve when she cycled into Pukekohe.

Rasa Lila to bypass Zabeel Classic

Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie have Rasa Lila ready to strike in major 1600m races over the next few weeks.

Eagle Technology run convinces connections to stay at 1600m with Rasa Lila.

Boxing quartet punching their way to Serbia

Lani Daniels, Mckeilah King and Cara Wharerau head to Serba next month.

Four female boxers will be leaving Hamilton for Serbia in January, competing in the Fifth Nations Cup in Ruma as they plot a path towards the world championships.

Lugton Park stay in contention

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Rotorua remain top of the table but Lugton Park keep themselves in the hunt for the semifinals.


One-way door policy a good idea

Hamilton City Council has decided not to help curb the mayhem in the city at 3am.

OPINION: Hamilton City Council had a chance to introduce a small step to control alcohol-fuelled mayhem. It didn't take it.

Opinion: Committing crime free of charge

People gather to lay flowers and light candles at La Belle Equipe restaraunt on Rue de Charonne the terrorist attack in Paris.

Opinion: Taking religion to the extreme.

Hamilton the city of grandiose visionaries

Let's hope Mayor Julie Hardaker's plans for the river fare better than some other visions for the city's future.

Pipe dreams aren't new for Hamilton politicians.

Watching the watchdogs

Accountability is critical for any healthy society.

OPINION: None of us is above being held accountable for our actions - not even the Police.

Opinion: Finally flying the flag for change

he five flags options on display outside a business in Nelson.

Opinion: Let's flag Prince Charles and go our own way.

Life & Style

Craft bar promises to please

The large pizzas at Craft on Hood St make for a perfect bargain Sunday lunch.

REVIEW: The barmen at Craft won't judge you if you ask for the closest thing to Heineken.

Christmas floats kept secret

Tibor Horvath and Amanda Griffiths have been working on their Christmas float under the cover of darkness.

Businesses are working under the cover of darkness to keep their ideas hidden.

Lights on Sunday night for Christmas tree

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

Hamilton's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been pushed back.

How life has changed in 50 years video

Beverley and Barry Woolcott married in October 1960. In those days, people took the vows literally and divorce was rare.

Three generations of one family reflect on how life, love and death have evolved in half a century.

Orchestra and choirs combine for Messiah concert

Hamilton soprano Madison Nonoa will perform with Opus Orchestra, the Hamilton Civic Choir and the Rotorua District Choir.

Some top talent are coming together to perform one of the world's oldest and most recognisable works.

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