George Bridgewater's great grandfather was a medic in WWI.

Remembering New Zealand's fight

Olympic medallist not sure if he had the would have had the guts his great granddad showed.

Thieves hit schools

A spate of burglaries across six Waikato schools, saw thieves taking off with tools and garden equipment

Six rural Waikato schools were targeted by thieves last week.

Pediatrician: Get your shots

He says it's frustrating to hear people say they've done "careful research" and decided not to vaccinate.

Taupo woman to be farewelled

Friends and family will say their goodbyes to murder victim on Wednesday.

'Seething' after toll

Woman who ran into "gold coin" fundraiser says she is still shaking with anger about it.

'It's our duty to maintain them'

Queen Mary aircraft recovery trailer now retired Te Kauwhata farmer's "pride and joy".

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Sam Smith Hobbit fan

Sam Smith is enjoying time in Piha

What do Hobbits and Sam Smith have in common?

Left 'seething' after highway 'toll'

Woman who ran into "gold coin donation" fundraiser says she is still shaking with anger about it.

Huge response to Alfonso's restaurant

Two pedestrians hit in Bay of Plenty

Business

Looking after assets key to city's prosperity

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker.

Continuing to build new roads and city infrastructure is not sustainable, Hamilton leaders say.

Truck stop up and running

A new truck stop opened in Te Rapa, Hamilton, this month and more building is to come.

McDonald's workers protest their zero hour contracts in Wellington.

Giving something for nothing

OPINION: There is no justification for zero hour contracts, employment lawyer Andrea Twaddle says.

Sport

Cruden's loss could be Horrell's gain at Chiefs

Andrew Horrell will get a chance to make his mark with Aaron Cruden's season ended through injury.

Utility back Andrew Horrell says there have been few chances to play at 10 for the Chiefs since 2012 because Cruden has been almost bulletproof.

Cruden still clings to faint Rugby World Cup hope

Aaron Cruden still has an outside chance of going to the Rugby World Cup as a late replacement.

Waikato swimmer Helena Gasson took out four titles at the New Zealand Open Championships in Auckland last week.

Gasson produces top display

Young Waikato swimmer equals Lauren Boyle's feats.

Opinion

Paul Henry, feminism and Dr Blue

TV3's Paul Henry pictured on the set of the new breakfast show.

OPINION: Yep, this young female agrees with Paul Henry. Modern feminism isn't helping anyone.

It's OK if Hamilton's CBD dies

OPINION: Hamilton's downtown has become a scary place and only a bold vision will fix it.

Nicholas Stevens died after being allowed to leave the Henry Bennett Centre unescorted.

Lessons not learnt at Henry Bennett

OPINION: Nicholas Stevens was not the first person let down by staff at the Henry Bennett Centre.

Life & Style

What's On in the South Waikato

A range of events will be held in the South Waikato this Anzac day.

Find out what's happening in the South Waikato this week.

Romance a reporter video

Reporter Kirsty Lawrence decided it was time to spice up her life, so she was sent on a series of dates.

WWI artist Sapper Horace Moore-Jones, who taught and died in Hamilton.

WWI artist's work on display

Sapper Horace Moore-Jones is regarded as one of NZ's most influential wartime artists.

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