Phil&Ted are recalling thousands of teddy bears they handed out to sick children in Wellington, Christchurch and Waikato hospitals between 2010 and 2015.

'Choking hazard' bears recalled

Phil & Teds are recalling 15,300 teddy bears gifted to sick children since 2010.

Man bashed

CCTV footage of the Subaru driving through Matamata.

Man left with head and facial injuries after being bashed and robbed on roadside.

Wet weather wipeout

Nasty weather across Waikato played a part in 10 car crashes in the region overnight. Snow photos

The price of warmth

Waikato people are rugging up to keep power bills down and combat the cold.

Snow ploughs clearing roads

Snow and ice across the central North Island closed highways.

Jewellers out to claim top shop title

Huntly Jewellers are buzzing with excitement at making finals in Top Shop Awards.

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Keep sex ed about facts: principals

Each school has to make its own decision on sexuality education, says PPTA president Angela Roberts.

5:44 PM  Talking about pleasure isn't a teacher's job, principals say.

City council eye changes to northern roading project

City councillors have backed changes to a key roading project in Hamilton's north after safety concerns were raised by residents.

Elderly patrollers challenge others to join

Trust makes Pukekohe connection


Jewellers out to claim top shop title

Staff from Huntly Jewellers - Ginnie Gunn, manager Kathy DeLaney, Shirley Farrar, Alicia Platje and Deborah Fluhler are over the moon at making it to the finals in the prestigious Waikato Top Shop Awards.

The team at Huntly Jewellers are buzzing with excitement after receiving news that they have made it to the finals in the Top Shop Awards.

Waikato Times prepares for move

Construction of the Waikato Times new building in Hamilton's city centre is two months away from completion.

An artist's impression of Tetra Pak's new building to be constructed at Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton. Waikato Innovation Park Ltd will fund the construction of the 3487 square metre building.

Claims of poor governance mar $9m building deal

A deal to build a new $9.4 million purpose-built buiding at Waikato Innovation Park has been soured by claims of poor governance and oversight by city officials.


Mr Luigi scores for Lock

Mr Luigi justified Peter Lock's faith in his horse with his Matamata win on Wednesday.

Hockey talent Europe-bound

Deanna Ritchie is about to embark on one of her most impressive sporting journeys to date, the Volvo Invitational Tournament in Breda, Netherlands.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty left to fight for finals spot

Defeat to South means win over Northern needed tonight.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

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All in your mind

Meditation is not for everyone.

The trendy cure-alls of meditation and mindfulness can come with a few downsides.

The man who grew a church from trees video

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

Stallholders will be showing off their vintage, retro and handmade wares at Market Place on Saturday. Pictured: Market organiser Kell Pike.

Top five things to do this weekend

Mindlords, a mid-winter festival and an exhibition exploring the human body.

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