Broc Kawhena, 21, of Te Kuiti caused the death of Ocean Heke after his car hit her while he drove home from a party.

Killer driver gets four years

19 min ago  Public gallery was packed to hear the fate of hit-and-run driver Broc Kawhena.

Solo dad's battle

Seth, left, Kent and Shawna Allen from Pukekohe.

Solo dad given a year to live still has plenty of fight so he can be there for his children.

Remembering Moko Rangitoheriri

9:32 AM  A memorial to remember a toddler killed by his caregiver is to be installed in Taupo.

Man on run arrested

Manhunt came to an end at 11pm after South Waikato town was put in lockdown.

Big boost for dairy farmers

Loan payments, repairs and infrastructure are on the cards in the wake of better prices.

Docs fear winter rush

No guarantee that Waikato Hospital won't again be stretched to overcapacity as winter sickness spreads through communities.

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River death verdict: Not guilty

Neville Patrick Harris has been found not guilty of  manslaughter in the High Court in Hamilton.

Did Neville Harris kill Tama Retimana in trying to protect a woman? No, a jury has decided.

Safe landing at Hamilton Airport

Emergency services responded to an engine warning light, but the aircraft landed safely with no issues.

House blaze in Pirongia

Accused baby killer appears


Queenstown tourism handout

Queenstown's high visitor numbers and low ratepayer base could help it win extra Government funding for tourism ...

The Government may come up with special funding for Queenstown outside of its new $100m tourism infrastructure fund.

Hamilton city venues prove popular

Almost twice as many people have come to Hamilton's three city venues in the nine months to March 2017 than did the same ...

But more attendees don't meant the three sites are out of the red.

Myrtle rust spreads to Waikato

Myrtle rust has spread to Waikato, the third region to discover the fungus.

A third region has now been hit by the fungus that attacks feijoa, manuka and pohutakawa trees.

Costumes at the ready

Debee-May McCarthy, owner of Tops 'N' Tales Costume Hire shop in Hamilton East, is excited the Sevens is coming to town.

The Sevens move to Hamilton is good news for the town's longest running costume store.

Businessman backs Sevens video

Lawrenson Group chief executive John Lawrenson is quietly optimistic about Hamilton hosting the sevens.

Bar owner John Lawrenson is optimistic about the Hamilton Sevens, since Dallas Fisher is in charge.


Teen gets Tall Ferns look-in

Charlisse Leger-Walker was a Junior Tall Ferns standout and now gets an opportunity with the senior squad.

The 15-year-old has a chance to impress at a national selection camp.

Elliot signs French club deal

Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot has signed with french club US Oyonnax.

Hooker Hika Elliot joins a growing list of Chiefs players taking their talents overseas.

Concussion sidelines Chiefs trio

Sam McNicol suffered another bout of concussion in the match against the Crusaders in Fiji last Friday.

Charlie Ngatai, Sam McNicol and Stephen Donald will all miss Friday's Blues clash.

McDonald to fight on

James McDonald is taking his appeal against an 18-month disqualification to the NSW Supreme Court.

One Kiwi jockey heading to Supreme Court, the other to the surgery room.

Kiwi to make Oz debut

Bella Gioia will make her Australian debut in the Fred Best Classic at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Kiwi filly finally settled in and ready for Australian debut at Eagle Farm on Saturday.


Time to make a change

Huntly man Niraj Bahadur wants the harassment from a group of neighbourhood kids to stop.

OPINION: Too many Kiwi children are born into households where violence, drug abuse and dishonesty are part of everyday life, writes Tom O'Connor.

Held to ransom

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Stock Photo - Security concept: Lock on digital screen, contrast, 3d render

 abstract, access, attack, ...

OPINION: There are many lessons to be learnt from the WannaCry ransomware attack, Waikato University cyber security experts say.

Sign of the times

Hamilton City Council tag busters graffiti removal staff at work on a Fairfield fence back in 2011, but where are they ...

OPINION: Ordinary human civilities seem to have gone in some quarters, Peter Dornauf writes. It’s a jungle out there.

Parking plan flawed

There is nothing progressive about turning  Garden Place  into a car park.

OPINION: CBD parking has become something of a political football, writes Richard Swainson.

Fly high, fly long

A shag sunning its wings in the summer heat.

OPINION: For Max Christoffersen, seeing a shag sunning its wings is a reminder of the colour of life and a fateful day from his past.

Life & Style

The 40 NZ dishes you must try

The Nest, by L'oeuf.

How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

Review: Timber town comfort food

The quintessential small town breakfast, an omelette ($15.40) and coffee ($3.60), from Sweet Rose Cafe, Tokoroa.

Skip the bakehouses along State Highway 1, Sweet Rose Cafe is the "place to be" in Tokoroa.

Stephanie Lynch's Waikato highlights

Sweetree Honey keeps Stephanie Lynch busy. "I'm doing all sides here, not just finance, and I love it – the production, ...

Perhaps it's the lifestyle that gives Stephanie Lynch her calm and contented manner, her air of fulfilment.

Nervous wait for builder

Sentinel Homes directors Nate Alley and Del Hart relax on the deck of their entry in the  Registered Master Builders ...

For anyone who is waiting for a knock on the door it can be a nervous time.

New art studio for family

One of Chrissy Taylor's paintings.

A Cambridge woman and her three talented daughters have opened a new art gallery.

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