Arts festival line-up revealed

Colourful acts just the tip of the ice-berg

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival audiences will have 70 different events to choose from.
 Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Damning report into Rena

Crew failed to stick to navigation and watchkeeping standards for at least six voyages before container ship's grounding.

Cracking good curd

Two chickens are behind a product designed to give tourists "a taste of Hamilton Gardens".

Road crashes claim three lives

Three Waikato people have died in road smashes over three days this week.

Fraudsters befriend elderly - police

Elderly people targeted by fraudsters pretending to be their friends, say police.

Resolutions are in the air

OPINION: The first sunrise of the New Year is only a few horizons away.

Red-faced over Irish blunder

Motorist and police at odds over "Irish" kayak incident on road.

Long diesel spill reported

A lengthy diesel spill, ranging from 10km to 20km, has been reported by Coromandel Peninsula motorists.

Phillip Smith names Corrections officer

Dairy growth leads to merger

Principal denies charges

Waikato school principal Bruce Darroch is accused of possessing hundreds of objectionable images of children.

Cure your Xmas spending hangover

Don't let go of your common sense go when it comes to spending money this Christmas.

Factory's flow-on effect

Waikato saw four major dairy factory builds or upgrades in 2014, and the flow-on effects are still coming,

Steel worker trapped under structure

Cold weather cools Christmas spend

Rent hikes hit rural Waikato

Tenants in some farming communities faced a big rent rise this year as newbies moved in for work.

Sport
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Botherway named as Waikato coach

Sean Botherway has been appointed as Waikato's NPC coach for the next two years, taking over from Johnny Walters.

Watling focused on long game

The test keeper feels the World Cup is out of reach but returns for ND with test series on the horizon.

New board man plays to strengths

Rogersons' prospects prove worth

Watling 60 saves Knights

Northern Knights get out of trouble on the opening day of Plunket Shield match against Wellington.

How do women survive the day?

As a guy I find women deliciously mysterious. But it's clear from all the ads that I'm in the growing minority.

An impressive year

Let me tell you about the Hamiltonains and Waikato-ites that impressed me the most this year.

Action on landowners

Council's crackdown on 'inconvenient' people

In search of a surplus

Finance Minister Bill English, long set on getting the Government's books back into surplus in 2014/15, was obviously delighted with this year's Budget projections.

Glorious grunt farewelled

At a time when the world's motor industry is undergoing fundamental change here comes a V8 Holden Commodore.

10 crazy driving sights

You can see some interesting and somewhat crazy sights on New Zealand's roads.

Snapped at the lights

Applaud new initiatives

$38.7b for roads, public transport

$38.7 billion investment in roads, regional networks, public transport and cycleways confirmed by Government.

Life & Style
Food  |  People  |  Arts  |  Fashion

Race day fashion takes a bow

Gold Cup fever arrived in Hamilton as ladies paraded in their frocks and men suited up in their best attire for the day.

Fire truck pirate ship a festive delight

An array of colourful floats entertained the masses at Te Awamutu Christmas parade.

'I often cry with the families'

One step at a time for Aalyha

The best coffee in Hamilton

Coffee aficionado Aimie Cronin shares her top five places to drink coffee.

Katy Perry flies into Queenstown

Queenstown is buzzing with news Katy Perry had been in town after the singer posted a photo of her and a helicopter.

Hot Seat contestant's embarrassing fail

Whitney Beseler will remember her stint on the Millionaire Hot Seat as the most embarrassing moment of her life.

What we listened to in 2014

Robin Williams' son opens up

'Hotbeds of murder and mayhem'

Bambi's mother is shot by a hunter, Scar sends Mufasa plummeting off a cliff, Nemo's mum is eaten by a barracuda - children's cartoons are rife with violent murders.

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