Kevin and Isabel McBrayer were the life of the Katherine Mansfield Garden Party on Sunday, the final day of the Hamilton ...

A very civilised gathering

7:11 AM  The well-heeled headed to the Hamilton Gardens for a day of fashion, fun, and fine food.

Swimmer still missing

Police were called to the lake, south of Cambridge, after a person disappeared under the water and failed to surface ...

7:17 AM  Police to scour Lake Karapiro for swimmer who has been missing since Sunday.

Man critical after knock out

13 min ago  Man critical after being punched to the ground in an assault in central Hamilton.

Arrest in motel burglary scam

Man allegedly used missing motel room key to fool reception staff and clear out belongings.

Pair unaccounted for as house burns

6:02 AM  Fire has engulfed a Mangakino house and two people are unaccounted for.

Car hits house, woman lives in fear

A car did a U-turn in front of a police checkpoint before ending up in a Hamilton woman's lounge. She is now fearful in her own home.

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One dead, four injured

Emergency services were called to the crash on Ruatahuna Rd, near Murupara, just before midnight.

6:35 AM  One person is dead after a car carrying five people crashed down a bank in remote eastern Bay of Plenty.

Motorcyclist injured

A motorcyclist has been flown to Waikato Hospital after being involved in a collision with a car.

Crash causes SH2 delays

Neighbours to the rescue in fire


Taxpayers' motel madness

A shortage of housing in Hamilton is keeping people trapped on an emergency housing roundabout, including Natalie Reese ...

 Emergency housing in Waikato motels is costing taxpayers thousands.

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

Fish kill firm: 'We got it wrong'

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Healthy Rivers amendment call

Farmers know the hotspots and want support to clean them up

Worked-up farmers petition regional council over plan to clean up the region's waterways.

Business summit on growth

Mayor Andrew King said transport issues were the "big elephant in the room" for Hamilton.

The business community has been chastised by city officials for failing to contribute to growth discussions.


ND, Otago in Shield grind

Derek de Boorder made 89 for Otago against ND in their Plunket Shield match in Whangarei.

Honours even after two testing days of red-ball cricket in Whangarei.

Rennie: We need to be better

Dave Rennie wants more from his Chiefs with the Blues next up in Hamilton.

Chiefs coach wants vast improvement for the Blues after accepting they rode their luck in beating the Highlanders. 

Randle to greet the Lions

Roger Randle will be an assistant coach for the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians when they tackle the Lions.

Former Chiefs and Waikato winger lands coaching role with the NZ Provincial Barbarians.

Matamata winners aiming high

Summer Passage proves superior in the Lister 2-year-old race at Matamata prompting thoughts of Australian targets.

Time to tackle the big races for Matamata winners.

Waddell and Kawi hunt number seven

Kawi and Jason Waddell on their way to victory over Start Wondering in Saturday's Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

Jason Waddell gets thumbs up from trainer after Kawi collects number six.


I heart humanities

I can remember walking past the library at university and catching my breath every single time  at the thought of all ...

OPINION: Narelle Henson couldn't support the Love Humanities day this week – you see, the humanities have let her down.

Women 'on their moons' do not approach

Film-maker Claire Ashton lives in Te Aroha and has worked as a film location scout.

Opinion: Waikato writer, film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Film society milestone


OPINION: Squash club's loss was the film society's win when Richard Swainson switched "codes" 30 years ago.

Jersey man through and through

Don Ferguson leading Follys Lucy, one of the jerseys he had shares in with the Queen.

OBITUARY: Renowned jersey cow breeder Don Ferguson from Otorohanga could count Queen Elizabeth II as a friend.

Game over

Thousands of empty yellow seats showed fans weren't buying the glitz of the Wellington Rugby Sevens any more.

OPINION: It's time for a change, writes Max Christoffersen, and Hamiltonians could be the game-changers.

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A very civilised gathering

26022017 News Photo: Mark Taylor/Fairfax NZ .
from 90 years ago - at the Mansfield Garden Party. The event was held on ...

The well-heeled headed to the Hamilton Gardens for a day of fashion, fun, and fine food.

Ruby and Gwen are garden gems

Gwen and Ruby Lyon performed a selection of classical, pop and musical theatre numbers in the Victorian Garden Conservatory.

This was not merely a couple of local girls earning a buck busking at a festival, writes Sam Edwards.

Maitland's Top 5

It's O Week in Hamilton.

A mixed bag this weekend, even bargain-hunting artsy people! This is your Top 5.

Battle for lake space

Hamilton's yachting and waka ama communities are struggling for space around Hamilton Lake.

'There's going to be confrontation,' Hamilton Yacht Club warns.

Bridge with migrants and refuegees

Jane Stearns and Ayako Imahashi play bridge at the Cambridge Bridge Club.

A game of cards is being used to help migrants learn English.

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