Ice-cream lovers often make a stop at Pokeno on their travels.

Rubbish piling up at Pokeno

Tourists and a lack of rubbish bins are leaving a bad taste at a popular ice-cream pit stop.

Who are these two?

Police would like to identify this man and woman seen entering the Countdown at Chartwell

Police release CCTV images of people at supermarket when shoplifters' toilet paper diversion fire lit.

Hamilton BNZ Bank scare over

Staff allowed back in after police remove a bag.

Water meters in the pipeline

Installation of water meters in Cambridge and Te Awamutu is progressing well.

Man's caliper weapon 'just dumb'

He stood on some toes so he removed parts of a pipe caliper to turn it into a weapon after receiving threats.

Boom lures housing developers

Capital slips into Waikato District's shadow as golden triangle shimmers.

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Crash behind police car

Police are investigating a two-car crash near Cambridge.

Stolen car veers head on into car behind police officer, injuring three in Waikato.

Ciggies, taxes and dairy robbers

Politicians argue over police staffing levels while crooks raid Hamilton's dairies looking for cigarettes.

Terry the roadworking rooster

Never trust a horse... or a cow, for that matter


'Harassed' over waste dumping

The Napier City Council warns that grey water and effluent from camper vans must both be disposed of at dump stations.

The campers were spotted dumping grey water in wrong drain. Since then, they say they've been harassed by other park users.

Ten years for Auteur House

Richard Swainson's favourite filmmaker is Orson Wells, and he has a number of his films at the Auteur House.

"We had to get something like twelve copies of Big Momma's​ House 2. That became the prime example of the madness of the way the system worked."

Dirty dumpers outed on Facebook

The CampNZ Facebook page is using graphics like this to remind freedom campers where not to "go."

A Facebook page set up to encourage responsible freedom camping has outed a couple seen dumping effluent into a camp ground drain.

No slowing for stop/go

Site traffic management supervisor for Fulton Hogan Bruce Bailey will be hard at work while we enjoy summer.

Jandals, shorts, singlets stay in the wardrobe as road construction workers face their busiest time of year.

Chinese NY's $165m NZ injection video

Chinese tourists enjoy the Hanmer Springs hot pools.

Businesses cock-a-hoop for Year of the Rooster as up to 33,000 Chinese prepare to descend on NZ shores.


Future rowing champs on show at Karapiro

Rowing action a plenty at this weekends Cambridge Cup at Lake Karapiro. 266 heats with 64 Repechages, 28 Semi-Finals, ...

New Zealand's top rowers will compete on Lake Karapiro for future places in the New Zealand squad.

Hamilton Cricket opt for midweek T20s

Hamilton Cricket will run their Twenty20 competition on Tuesday evenings this summer.

Twenty20 club competition to take place on Tuesday evenings this season.

Cambridge Classic race boasts top names

Top names are expected to dominate the team championship in this weekends Cambridge Cup cycle race.

The country's top road cyclist will compete for line honours in this weekend's Cambridge Classic.

Chris Wood - China or EPL?

Should Chris Wood go to China or should he strive to play in the English Premier League?

OPINION: Cash or career? An All White's conundrum as the Chinese Super League calls.

Nick Ross bounces back at Teretonga

Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima in action at Teretonga over the weekend.

Cambridge race car driver Nick Ross had a great weekend at Teretonga and now sets his sights on Manfield.


Waka ama leads way

The Waka Ama Sprint Nationals are a bright beacon and example of all that is truly good and wholesome about sport simply ...

OPINION: With more than half of all waka ama competitors still in their teens the Karapiro event has the potential to remedy a serious problem facing many of today’s young people.

Pre-election, time to lobby decision makers

Alan Livingstone, chairman of the Waikato Regional Council.

Opinion: Pre-election offers chance for Waikato to influence decision makers.

Landscape at odds with people

Most of the Waikato's macrocarpas have disappeared from the landscape and it has become more gentrified.

OPINION: While the landscape has become gentrified, the people are becoming more feral in the Waikato.

Aussie: I choose Waitangi Day

Angela Cuming (left) with her fellow Aussie Nicola Brennan-Tupara.

OPINION: As the years have gone by NZ has never stopped amazing me, never stopped giving me reasons to be proud.

Posting does not equal fixing

Millennials have redefined compassion from meaning "suffering with" to meaning "I made a post about it."

OPINION: Just how does Oxfam define poverty? Because, if you look closely, it's not how it should be defined.

Life & Style

Alex Williams shares his Waikato highlights

Alex Williams is passionate about making creative drinks and cocktails.

Alex Williams is pouring his heart and soul into his cocktail bar, Wonder Horse.

New market sets up in Te Kowhai

The new Te Kowhai Market will be held at the airfield on Limmer Rd.

A new market is coming to the Waikato, and Cambridge stall-holders will feature.

Exhibition includes tribute to Les Munro

Te Awamutu Museum exhibitions co-ordinator Henriata Nicholas installing the Dambusters exhibition.

Dambusters: Boffins, Bravery and Bouncing Bombs, heading towards Te Awamutu.

Dog ban loophole bites councillor

Hamilton city councillor Siggi Henry had a hunting permit from DOC believing that gave her access to walk her jack ...

A Hamilton City Councillor was called out for walking her jack russell on a bush track where dogs are not allowed.

Tron Rocks takes off

Hamilton mum Nicola Rankine has helped kick off Tron Rocks with her 3-year-old son Fergus, painting rocks to hide around ...

"It's the treasure hunt that keeps on giving"

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