Hamilton City Council asked people what they thought about shops opening on Easter Sunday. Most oppose it.

Little support for Easter trading

It's not what most Hamiltonians want, according to submissions to council.

Man dies in river

Emergency services were at the river mouth where the body was found.

Fisherman found dead at the entrance to the Kaituna River in the western Bay of Plenty.

Girl injured in crash

A 13-year-old girl was taken to Waikato Hospital after a crash in Chartwell.

Missing man found

Louis de Quaasteniet has been found after earlier going missing.

Wife phones in husband as driver

The car was found upside down in a creek, then the police got a call from Matamata.

Drink-drive excuses don't wash

Bribery, sweet treats, racism and guilt trips were dished out to Waikato police during a Saturday night drink-driving blitz. 

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Cordon around 'suspicious object'

Police are responding to a unknown object found in Huntly (file photo).

8:22 PM  Police bomb squad have been called out to an object found at a Huntly roundabout just off State Highway One.

Rest home cuts loom

Waikato rest homes could cut staff in the wake of increased wages for aged care workers.

For the love of live music

Kiwifruit growers to claim $376m losses video


Chinese buyers' dominance may be near end

The new Bunnings Grey Lynn which Whillans Realty sold for $37m on a firm yield of 4.98 per cent after competitive ...

The wave of Chinese investment may have peaked but there is still strong international interest in New Zealand property.

Employer fined $57k

The authority said the horticultural company had to pay the hefty fine as a deterrent for other employers

Horticultural company failed to pay seasonal workers properly, or give them employment contracts.

Fast-track housing policy

Special Housing Areas could give council a head start on housing before Peacocke and Rotokauri open up, Mayor Andrew ...

Hamilton City Council has drafted one, but wants to know what the people think.

Fire at chicken plant

Inghams Enterprises, Waitoa.

The small fire required a large response because of chemicals at the site.

Tourism's recruitment crisis video

Dylan Bryant got his big break by completing a five week hospitality course run by Accor Hotels and now works  at ...

Migrant labour is propping up our tourism industry which needs thousands of new workers to service the international visitor boom.


Meville the last team standing

Eric Jones scores Melville United's opener against Franklin United.

With a 7-1 win over Franklin United, Melville United advanced in the Chatham Cup, but they were the only Waikato team to do so.

Nells Belle wins effortlessly

Nells Belle and Shaun Fannin all style on their way to victory at Te Aroha.

Jumps racing at Te Aroha unveils promising hurdlers.

Levien hat-trick powers Marist on

Waikato halfback Harrison Levien scored a hat-trick on return for Hamilton Marist, as they continued their charge in ...

Four bonus point wins in as many weeks for Hamilton Marist, while Fraser Tech's season looks done.

Taniwharau march on

Taniwharau prop Reihana Tai Rakena gets busy during his side's win over the Ngaruawahia Panthers on Saturday.

Still unbeaten after 10 games, Taniwharau are closing in on securing top spot for the playoffs.

Sound Proposition delivers

Sound Proposition has won in his first start for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees.

Former Kiwi proves too good in his first start for Australian trainer at Randwick.


Back to the future

It is time the story of the Waikato Students’ Union is recognised as being important to student life and student culture ...

OPINION: The campaign to save and restore the WSU cowshed starts here, writes Max Christoffersen.

Multi-faceted woman

Dr Linda Wilson made her professional mark on the world through occupational therapy but there was much more to her than ...

OBITUARY: Dr Linda Wilson will be remembered for setting up occupational therapy schools in Hamilton and Dunedin, but she had many other talents and interests.

Spoilt for choice

The Regent in Te Awamutu is a treasure trove of movie memorabilia thanks to owner Allan Webb.

OPINION: The Waikato is blessed with three great movie theatres, writes Richard Swainson.

End of the Kiwi dream?

University of Waikato law student Sarah Thomson has filed a lawsuit against climate change minister Tim Groser who she ...

OPINION: It can be hard to get riled up about climate change, or see how it will impact our lives, when the most obvious effects of climate change won't be seen or felt for many years.

Moggy madness

Cats are complicated creatures, as is the issue of responsible cat "ownership" in New Zealand.

OPINION: Cat lovers recognise and obey few rules when protecting their pets, writes Tom O'Connor.

Life & Style

For the love of live music

Ivan Muir has hosted a multitude of acts at Nivara Lounge.

Ivan Muir is the main man behind a push to get touring bands to come and play in Hamilton.

Les Miserables superb

Cambridge's Scot Hall as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, presented by the Hamilton Operatic Society.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards goes to the opening of the latest Hamilton Operatic production and is spellbound.

Volunteers celebrated at awards

Margaret Healey, far left, is assisted by some of the Chiefs players in dishing up lunch at St. Vincent De Paul in Frankton.

Feeding those less fortunate, helping refugees settle in NZ and raising puppies to assist those with disabilities.

Right attitude conquers barriers

Jordan Hicks has beaten the odds and is now a graduate of Wintec.

Blind in one eye, and with part of his brain dead, Jordan Hicks continues to astonish doctors.

Waikato's wealthy winning streak

The $27.3 million winning Lotto and Powerball ticket was bought at the Four Square in Thames owned by Sukhpal Singh.

Six $1m-winning Lotto tickets have been sold in the Waikato in as many weeks.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

Art and other taonga open to view 

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