Wiremu Bayliss competes in the Sand to Surf race at Mt Maunganui in March.

Skin surgery ends journey

2:58 PM  Wiremu Bayliss managed to shed 150kg. Now he's lost an extra 7.5kg after having excess skin removal surgery.

Water supply fears

Dwayne and Hedley Edwards are fed up with the lack of help from local councils to remove a rotting cow carcass from their water supply.

0 min ago  A cow carcass was left to rot and seep into the main water supply of a Waikato school.

Baked bean ducklings doing well

Eight ducklings are now in safe hands after falling into a cesspit in Taupo.

Price of democracy

City councillors' photocopies would shadow the average All Black lock or lanky NBA player.

Son saves parents' home

Quick-thinking resident douses fire that could have gutted family home.

Pureora Forest kokako get help

A Pirongia group is helping save kokako in Pureora Forest Park.

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Townies say mow, farmers say grow

Select Lawn Mowing contractor Renjith Rajagopal is in the midst of a busy spring.

4 min ago  Lawnmowing contractors are rushed off their feet but on the farm they need the grass.

Golden hour inspires St John manager

3:19 PM  She started as a volunteer and now is running the Te Kauwhata station.

Inspiring musicians at conference

Cars collide on Wairere Drive


Printing bill the price of democracy

Four councillors are responsible for the bulk of the photocopies.

If stacked in a neat pile, city councillors' photocopies would shadow the average All Black lock or lanky NBA player.

Fastest Waikato licence turnarounds

Passport 2 Drive instructor Robbie Tahau's student Saw Thar Lu got a restricted licence test slot well within two weeks, after record high wait times earlier in 2015.

Wait times range from six days to 31.

Former wananga head drops lawsuit against old empire

Rongo Wetere the founder of Te Wananga o Aotearoa has dropped the lawsuit against his old empire

Multi-million dollar lawsuit dropped against Te Wananga o Aotearoa .

Waikato Business Excellence awards finalists announced

Waikato's Business Excellence Awards finalists have been named.

The 2015 Waikato Business Excellence Awards finalists have been announced, with 23 contestants across nine categories.

IRD hunts for Hamilton home

The battle over Inland Revenue's new Hamilton home is back on.

Hundreds of government workers in Hamilton are once again involved in a tug of war over where they will work.


Rickard set for retirement

Johnny Rickard, front, will be fighting for the final time alongside House of Pain kickboxers Jordan Forlong, left, Carlos Hicks and Quade Taranaki during Knees of Fury 54.

Johnny Rickard is ready to call it quits after one more fight.

WaiBop women still gelling as season starts

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Football soccer sports generic ball kicking catching

The WaiBop squad includes only six players returning from the 2014 campaign.

Strawbridge to give back video

Andrew and Laura Strawbridge want to give back to the Samoan hospital that helped save Andrew's life.

Rushing to a Samoan hospital with a scratched eye, rugby coach assures wife he'll be fine. He wasn't.

Nyika beaten in first round of world champs

David Nyika has been knocked out of the world boxing championships in Doha.

The world's fourth-ranked boxer has ended David Nyika's world championships in Doha.

Batsmen in pink with new ball

Tom Latham works the pink ball into the on-side at Hamilton's Seddon Park.

The pink ball didn't trouble the New Zealand batsmen greatly in Hamilton.


Send the right message and keep Chris Brown out

Chris Brown served time for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, then reappeared in court for violating his probation. Allowing him into New Zealand sends the wrong message.

If you want to send a message to kids, keep Chris Brown out of the country.

Water on Mars and life on Earth

The DNA double helix, one of the building blocks that makes up life.

OPINION: Water on Mars isn't half as mysterious as life on Earth.

Student call for Land War day an excellent idea

Otorohanga College students, from left, Rhiannon Magee, Tai Jones and Leah Bell are petitioning for a national day to commemorate the Land Wars. They have more than 10,000 signatures and will march on Parliament in early December.

It's time we remembered the Land Wars properly and marked them with a national day.

NZ roads perfect for reality TV

Mount a camera on the dash and watch the drama unfold.

Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.

Holidaying Hamiltonians head to the Coromandel

The wilds of Waihi Beach.

Waihi Beach is changing. It's not just Hamiltonians any more.

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Weatherman Sam backs the black in Cambridge

TV One weatherman Sam Wallace brought more than just sunshine to Cambridge this morning.

Live weather crossover from Cambridge plaza

Coral aims high at video release show

Jon Toogood, known to New Zealand music fans as the frontman for heavy rock outfit Shihad and alternative collective The Adults, will bring his acoustic Planet of Sound tour to Raglan's Yot Club on Saturday night.

Rising star Coral Pitcher will take a leading role in a big weekend of live music in Hamilton and Raglan.

Parabola West launches new single

Raglan-based musician Parabola West will launch the video for her new single, Fire, at Auckland venue Galatos on October 16. But she's performing in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Raglan-based songwriter Parabola West has a Game of Thrones twist to her new single, Fire.

Child's play at Te Awamutu preschool

Pots and raised beds in a corner of Rosetown Preschool's outside area get a good soaking.

Nature is one of the most effective – not to mention fun, free and beautiful – of class rooms.

Whistle stop tour takes in garden sights

Travellers on the annual Dominion Post readers' train tour take in the sights of the Hamilton Gardens. From left, Jennifer Ward, Harry Ward, Pam Roselli and Gary Roselli.

Gary Roselli knew about the spectacular sights of Hamilton Gardens long before he stepped off his chartered coach.

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