Marama Pala said Maori are often diagnosed with HIV in the later stages of infection.

Drug users, deviants or prostitutes

HIV stigma is holding rural Maori back, health advocate says. Some, for example, still think being gay is illegal.

Road rage bashing 

Raukura Sayer's 20-year-old son was the victim of a vicious road rage attack.

High beams and overtaking leads to roadside bashing

Jail for sex crimes video

He was a predator who posed as an escort worker. Now he'll go to prison for years of sexual offending.

Maori king released from hospital

The Māori King Tuheitia received a kidney transplant last week.

Police investigate teacher

A serious incident seems to have taken place, yet no-one is willing to speak up.

River rescue a mystery 36 years on

Alzheimer's sufferer's daring rescue and ensuing mystery remembered during presentation.

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Wicked day on roads

Police are responding to a serious crash in Waihi.

Multiple crashes on Wednesday leave one dead and scored injured.

Virtual love story turns into reality

She didn't hate the player and she didn't hate the game.

Pak 'n Save Santa not so sweet

Boulder movie rolling in

business

Freebie labour blatant in NZ

Accommodation businesses  are in the gun for expoiting travellers by "paying" them with beds and Wi-Fi instead of wages.

Investigation finds paying of workers with beds, food and Wi-Fi is rife in NZ, particularly in accommodation industry.

Pak 'n Save Santa not so sweet

Peter Taratoa said Pak 'n Save's Christmas display of Coca-Cola products is not a good look, promoting sugary drinks to  ...

Taking back Santa: One man's mission to bring down Hamilton's Coca-Cola Christmas display.

Surf Shack claims top nosh prize

A Surf Shack specialty  -  salad and a steak board.

A plane taking off from in front of the Surf Shack, the pilot had flown in from Dairy Flat just for morning tea, is apparently not an unusual sight at Waihi Beach.

Cake of a different kind for birthday celebration video

The finished masterpiece, a cheese tower.

Artisan shop Over The Moon Deli is celebrating their first birthday in style - with a cheese tower that looks like a birthday cake.

Potential job losses at mill

The Kinleith Mill in Tokoroa is owned by Oji Fibre Solutions, a Japanese company who purchased the mill from Carter Holt ...

Up to 180 maintenance staff could lose their jobs at a South Waikato mill next year.

sport

Hamilton BHS suffer second loss

Hamilton BHS suffered a 10-wicket loss to St Kentigern College on Wednesday.

Hamilton Boys' High School have slumped to a second loss at the national 1st XI cricket cup.

Wanderers appoint winter coach

Vladi Frank will coach Hamilton Wanderers' winter side from next season.

Hamilton Wanderers have announced that Vladi Frank will take charge of their winter side.

Richardson's punt paying off

Volpe Veloce is a strong chance to stay unbeaten following Saturday's Group III Eulogy Stakes.

Graham Richardson didn't know where the $240,000 was going to come from but luckily he took the punt.

Gabby Lambert's aiming high

Gabby Lambert wants to be the best in Taekwon-Do, and she's got her sights set on the New Zealand representative team.

It's a long way to the top in Taekwon-Do, but 16-year-old Gabby Lambert is determined to make it.

Suzy Monds doesn't do times she does bucket lists

Suzy Monds said while she was in Greenland, she had to make sure no skin was exposed because of the risk of frost bite.

Suzy Monds doesn't enter marathons to beat a personal best, in fact she doesn't even care about what her times are.

opinion

Opinion: Behind the Scenes with Claire Ashton

Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton.

Opinion: Waikato writer and film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.

Doomsayer shakes things up

Professor Guy McPherson from the US talks global warming and civilisation collapse .

OPINION: Human beings have stuffed up, and whether we have 10 or 100 years left on the planet, we need to act now to correct the damage, Tom O'Connor writes.

The pampered generation

This new entitled, self-obsessed breed is the "I want and I get generation" and they are running their parents ragged.

OPINION: The cult of the child is alive and well up and down New Zealand, writes Peter Dornauf.

One for the books

Books for Kids has been delivering 45 years of great service in Hamilton.

OPINION: Denise Irvine salutes a Hamilton bookstore which has notched up a remarkable milestone in a precarious niche market.

NZ Rugby's annus horribilis

Despite the All Blacks world-beating form, New Zealand Rugby’s glory days are coming to an end.

OPINION: It started with the Chiefs and stripper-gate, writes Max Christoffersen. And then it just kept getting worse for NZ Rugby.

Life & Style

Virtual love story turns into reality

The pair have been together for about 18 months and got engaged in October.

She didn't hate the player and she didn't hate the game.

Pak 'n Save Santa not so sweet

Peter Taratoa said Pak 'n Save's Christmas display of Coca-Cola products is not a good look, promoting sugary drinks to  ...

Taking back Santa: One man's mission to bring down Hamilton's Coca-Cola Christmas display.

Boulder movie rolling in

A scene from This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy.

Prospective attendees are advised to don their best space uniforms for special event.

Cake of a different kind for birthday celebration video

The finished masterpiece, a cheese tower.

Artisan shop Over The Moon Deli is celebrating their first birthday in style - with a cheese tower that looks like a birthday cake.

Suzy Monds doesn't do times she does bucket lists

Suzy Monds said while she was in Greenland, she had to make sure no skin was exposed because of the risk of frost bite.

Suzy Monds doesn't enter marathons to beat a personal best, in fact she doesn't even care about what her times are.

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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.

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