The bus narrowly missed a  hospital building with staff inside.

One hell of a bus ride video

10:46 AM  A terrified passenger held on as a bus careened down a hill after driver took a toilet break.

Thriller ends reign

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock lifts the famous Log o' Wood in Hamilton.

Waikato's Ranfurly Shield reign comes to an end after Canterbury win another classic in Hamilton.

Thursday: Rain, hail and thunder

The Shield is gone and now the heavens are set to stay open, for days.

Why the Chinese win real estate

The Chinese do better because they are more financially focused, real estate agent says.

Watch: your district's mayoral race

The Waikato region's mayoral contenders on why they should get your vote.

Family relieved son's body returned

"We are saddened but relieved to have Luke returned to us."

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'We don't want to be a suburb of Hamilton'

Experienced two term councillor Vern Wilson is aspiring to deliver the knockout punch that will see him win the Waipa ...

Two candidates standing for the mayoralty of the Waipa District Council, but not a lot separates their philosophy.

'Eternal job interview situation'

Teacher grads are bouncing from one contract to another, union says.

Day of ceremony for new G-G video

'Safer speed' for Waitomo

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'Safer speed' for Waitomo

The notorious intersection on State Highway 3 near Waitomo in 2012.

From Wednesday, the speed limit will now be 80 km/h.

District i-Sites show their worth at national award

i-Site wins at National Awards is a reflection of hard work, says manger Kim Treen.

Ruapehu District i-Sites take out two awards in Central Otago.

Pay to be locked up

Steve Mead locks people in a room for a living.

Fancy paying to get locked in a room with only an hour to escape?

$150m Johnsonville revamp

The redeveloped Johnsonville Shopping Centre will cost more than $150m and include space for 120 retailers, a cinema and ...

Tenants feared the shopping centre was dying a slow death but 'game-changing' plans are back on track.

Tauranga Crossing shopping centre open

Tauranga Crossing is designed to create an exciting hub for the growing Tauranga community in the coming years.

The first stage of Tauranga Crossing shopping centre opens its doors to the public this week.

sport

Manu quits Chiefs for Blues

Pauliasi Manu returned to the fray for Counties-Manukau on Friday night after six months out injured.

Pauliasi Manu is returning to Auckland to play for the Blues in Super Rugby next season.

Missed conversion costs Shield video

Trainor was back at fullback for Waikato after an ankle injury.

Waikato first-five laments the missed kick at goal that opened the door for Canterbury.

Canterbury lift Shield in thriller

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock lifts the famous Log o' Wood in Hamilton.

Waikato's Ranfurly Shield reign comes to an end after Canterbury win another classic in Hamilton.

Former Chiefs prop retires due to concussion

Nathan White has retired due to concussion problems.

Nathan White has been forced out of the game by concussion.

New Zealand title a snip for Thames squash champ

New Zealand U23 squash champion Casey Owen of Thames.

 A 19-year-old Thames hairdresser has taken out her first New Zealand squash title.

opinion

Beware witch doctors

When people become frightened they are particularly vulnerable to exploitation by all manner of self-proclaimed miracle ...

OPINION: It's surprising how easily many of us fall for the messages shared by self-proclaimed astrologers and soothsayers, Tom O'Connor writes.

Million-dollar painting

Colin McCahon in his studio in 1982.

OPINION: Colin McCahon was booed and hissed at when he first started exhibiting in the late 1940s, Peter Dornauf writes. Now one of his paintings has sold for $1 million.

'The ultimate gentleman'

There was standing room only at Bill Costelloe’s funeral in St Peter’s Catholic Church, Cambridge.

OBITUARY: William Joseph Costellow OStJ, March 7, 1929 – September 1, 2016

Quantity or quality?

The battle for seats on the Hamilton City Council is heating up.

OPINION: Engagement with the issues and effectiveness in decision making are better measures than 100% attendance at council meeting, Richard Swainson writes.

A simple thank you

Larger than life, Pauline (Polly) Gillespie with her now ex-husband Grant Kereama on a billboard advertising their radio ...

OPINION: Max Christoffersen "remembers the days of the old school yard", and a girl who made an indelible impression on him.

Life & Style

'Safer speed' for Waitomo

The notorious intersection on State Highway 3 near Waitomo in 2012.

From Wednesday, the speed limit will now be 80 km/h.

Woman with albinism in epic adventure video

Shannon Cleave is not going to let low vision stop her.

Shannon Cleave has never let low vision slow her down. Now she's embarking on an epic 700km adventure.

Pay to be locked up

Steve Mead locks people in a room for a living.

Fancy paying to get locked in a room with only an hour to escape?

Sending Christmas joy to third world countries

Cambridge High School is kicking off Operation Christmas Child again this year, joining with St Peter's Catholic and ...

For some it might be too early to think about Christmas - but not those wanting to help children in third world countries enjoy the holiday.

Hearty reunion for dog, owner

Dog reunion

Family's British bulldog went missing months ago. They'd given up hope, but then came a phone call that made their day.

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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