Lost gem nightmare

$25k heirloom from godmother missing

An antique diamond ring valued at up to $25,000 has been lost in Flagstaff, leaving its owner scrambling to find the heirloom - a gift from her ailing godmother.
 Andrea McGilligan

Kids at risk?

Court bailiff numbers may be slashed, potentially putting at-risk children in danger.

Trial told of 'smiley' text

A taxi driver stands accused of sexual offences against two young women.

AC/DC drummer back in court

8:29am AC/DC's Phil Rudd in court again today on charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.

Double amputee hopes to inspire

Ava Meehan is just like any other 9-year-old girl, and is also a double amputee.

Pushing to make Hamilton beautiful

Hamilton developer Matt Stark has just about ticked another renovation off the list.

Whitianga flights on the radar

New twice-daily flights connecting Whitianga to Auckland are due to take off next week.

Mayor defends median strip trial

Matamata-Pikao mayor defends the town's controversial median strip trial after roading rejig.

Blind Holly rocks out

'Modest recession' for NZ?

Vandals hit community groups

What was designed to be a safe haven for 5 to 18-year-old youths has turned into a vandals' playground.

Foreign investment fuels growth

Greater transparency on overseas investment would help inform the debate around it.

Dairy price rise 'not if but when'

Fonterra chairman promises relief to farmers shouldering the impact of a low payout forecast.

Rent rises hit Waikato too

Air NZ's cuts rile town

Manuka Health opens $10m factory

Manuka Health officially opened the doors of its brand new $10 million centre in Te Awamutu.

Sport
Chiefs  |  Magic  |  School Sport  |  Racing

Elliot to rejoin Chiefs

Former All Blacks hooker to make stunning comeback from severe neck injury for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Strategy stands test of time

Win at Te Rapa on Sunday a reminder of value of events in Gary and Jenny Hennessy's life over the past 20 years.

Opening up a can of worms

Reason: Hamilton's an arrogant ass

No problems for Knights

Coach can back up lack of concern ND's batting hasn't reached great heights during defence of T20 title.

Letter: Hamilton's 150th birthday

Hamilton ended its 150th birthday year with a spectacular birthday party in the central city on Saturday.

RMA a blunt tool

The prosecution of farmer Bas Nelis for breaches of the Resource Management Act is a classic example of the law being an ass.

Oomph has long fizzled

Cultural desert? Not Hamilton

In search of a surplus

Finance Minister Bill English, long set on getting the Government's books back into surplus in 2014/15, was obviously delighted with this year's Budget projections.

Colorado poised

Holden has listened to its customers and sorted out all the little niggles about its Colorado ute which results in a much improved vehicle.

More XR6 turbo power?

Limited edition model would be faster and more performance-oriented than current car, says Ford insider.

Flying car nears liftoff

Txting a top distraction

'The robot will takeover'

Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine.

Life & Style
Fashion  |  People  |  Food  |  Arts

Brooke to narrate war doco

All Black great ZinZan Brooke to narrate TV documentary about his grandfather's journey during WWI.

The perfect starter

Flutes and finger food make the perfect pair, says Waikato born cook Gillian Flower.

The facts of life

The dos and don'ts of camping

Let's live in... Taupo

The idyllic town on the shores of Lake Taupo is big on all things outdoor.

Delta Goodrem joins Neighbours

Nina Tucker is back as Delta Goodrem confirms role in Neighbours celebrations.  

Corngate, Erebus and Bowie

This week brings us the 35th anniversary of Erebus, David Bowie at Western Springs, and we mark TV3’s quarter century with the infamous “Corngate” interview.

Short stories celebrated

Hollywood star for Peter Jackson

Kris Jenner 'fears Kimye divorce'

Kris Jenner is reportedly adamant that Kim Kardashian can't divorce Kanye West.

DiamondJewellers.com Fashions on the Field competition

FOTF If there was ever a time to be at your most ladylike, glamorous and gorgeous best, the Waikato Times Gold Cup on 13 December is it.

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