Alcohol bottles and cans litter the Richmond Park School grounds.

Ghost school to be demolished

For 13 years it sat empty and derelict. Now, the school - with a rateable value of $2.54 million dollars - will be demolished.

Ref raids accounts

050711 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Cheque/ cheque book. Money. Bank.

Colleagues blew the whistle on referee who swiped $13K and a video camera.

Health bosses eye prison growth

Growing inmate numbers and a new bill will test Waikato's health services.

Beach commute gets safer

Highway between Hamilton and Raglan is in line for $9m in safety improvements.

Cops hunt ram raiders

A silver Mazda or similar vehicle was seen leaving the area around the liquor store.

Leave Garden Place alone

OPINION: It's time to talk about how cars fit in with a modern and vibrant city, write Rowena Hay and Aaron Wong.

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Architectural wonders revealed

The new law and management building at Waikato University was designed by Opus Architecture.

A lot of well known Waikato and Bay of Plenty buildings - and spaces - have earned accolades.

Iwi boss doesn't do failure

Waikato-Tainui chief executive Donna Flavell has a vision - and she just wants to get things done.

Join the fight for our med school

It's our turn to fix this


From redundancy to award winner

Tania Bowkett's initiative has provided disabled people more choice in equipment to assist them.

From operating out of a garage to becoming one of the largest suppliers of disability products.

Waipa at heart of Waikato tourism

Kelly Rd Cambridge Lodge was officially opened on April 19.

As Waipa grows, so does its accommodation offering for visitors.

Rotorua's $10 million man

Mark Wilson grew up in Rotorua, studied at Waikato University and runs a billion dollar finance company.

How a kid from a small NZ city came to lead a 300-year-old insurance giant in Europe's finance capital.

Large scale events boosting Taupo economy

Sporting events like the IronMan are big business in Taupo.

Hosting large scale events has boosted Taupo's economy to the tune of $32.7 million over the last twelve months. 

Economics research proves a winner

Former Cambridge High School student Dr Leo Krippner has won a prestigious international economics award.

Reserve Bank senior adviser has won an international economics award.


Ngatai's return continues

Charlie Ngatai has named at 10 for University in Waikato premier club rugby.

Chiefs midfielder set for third match in a week after returning from concussion issues that threatened his career.

Aki banned for ref abuse

Bundee Aki has been banned for three weeks after admitting a charge of misconduct.

Former Chiefs centre cops three-week ban after abusing a referee during and after a Pro12 match in Ireland.

Magic face important stretch

Casey Kopua will likely be to the fore in a defensive-minded match on Sunday.

The Magic are fighting three other teams for a place in the playoffs, and they're the next three teams on their schedule.

Legramor awaits return

Hall Of Fame is all the rage in early betting for the Cambridge Breeders Stakes.

Royally-bred Legramor one to watch if she makes Breeders Stakes field.

Chiefs look to rediscover spark

Aaron Cruden and Damian McKenzie are the two men the Chiefs will look to to spark them back into gear, against the ...

Back at home and up against the lowly Sunwolves, the Chiefs are desperate to get back to their dynamic best.


It's our turn to fix this

A medical school backed by Waikato Hospital, pictured, and Waikato University  seeks to train GPs to fill a critical ...

OPINION: The old boys have failed to fix New Zealand's doctor shortage, now it's our turn.

Leave Garden Place alone

As more people move into Hamilton central city to live, these open spaces become more important as public amenities.

OPINION: It's time to have a conversation about how cars fit in with plans for a modern and vibrant city, writes Rowena Hay and Aaron Wong.

Quit the hysteria

Hamilton got off lightly when Cyclone Cook came to town.

OPINION: Since the twin weather bombs did their worst, attention has shifted to Hamilton’s earthquake risk, writes Richard Swainson.

Sanctity of marriage

Married at First Sight couples are matched by experts before they meet at the altar. They then have a month to decide ...

OPINION: Television is little more than a mirror reflecting back at us, with dreadful accuracy, who we really are, writes Narelle Henson.

Life was an adventure

Mike Leach had an incredible thirst for knowledge which stood him in good stead as a school teacher.

OBITUARY: Mike Leach had an incredible thirst for knowledge which stood him in good stead as a school teacher.

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Pool plan heads for public feedback

Waipa District Council is asking the public for feedback on a revised plan to upgrade Cambridge Swimming Pool.

Waipa will formally be asked to have their say on the revised plans for Cambridge pool.

Meg Daly's Waikato highlights

Meg Daly hopes to take a back seat at Celtic Kitchen soon, handing the reins to her daughter to spend more time in the ...

Moving from conservative Ireland 30 years ago, Celtic Kitchen's Meg Daly loves Hamilton and wouldn't live anywhere else.

The best butter chicken in Hamilton

The tandoori prawns served on a hot plate.

If you're looking for the best butter chicken spot, this is your place.

Silence offered as respect for fallen soldiers

People march as part of the Te Aroha, Anzac Day Dawn Parade.

Waikato students reflect on Anzac Day commemorations.

History has taught us nothing

More than 1000 people arrived at the Cambridge Town Hall at 6am for the Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Reverend delivers sobering dawn service message as politicians rattle their sabres.

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

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