One dead in crash

Initial police reports say a number of people have been injured.

18 min ago  Diversions are in place after a fatal road crash near Whakatane that injured five others.

Police 'failed' in search for Nicky video

Nicky Stevens walked out of a Hamilton mental health facility on March 9. On March 12 his body was pulled from the ...

1:50 PM  Nicky Stevens was found dead three days after he walked out of a mental health unit. What followed was a "black comedy of errors".

Calls of 'get em' at house fracas

Two people were taken to hospital from the Norman Street house - one critical and another serious.

Two people have serious injuries and the Hamilton home is cordoned off.

Colourful sculpture shines

The waterfall of the sculpture represents the tongue of the dog, described in a Maori legend about the creation of the ...

It's hoped people will embrace Hamilton newest central city artwork.

Storm erodes years of dune restoration

It's hoped people will take care of the dunes, in turn, protecting the beach and coast.

Crossing protective barriers causes weakness in sand dunes, perfect storm conditions finish the job.

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Taupo Times

A boy's real best friend video

Frankie and the pup spent the day bonding in Taupo.

A toddler with an incurable lung disease meets the pup who will help keep him alive.

New Bunnings store opens in Taupo

Bunnings Taupo team member Derrick enjoying the new store's opening breakfast on Monday.

The new Bunnings store in Taupo has finally opened after months of revamping the former Placemakers building in Spa Rd.

South Waikato News

Volunteers give back to cancer patients

Helper Karen Mason and breast cancer survivor Dianne Butler.


Deaf blacks return bruised but unbeaten

Kamau Wise and Tama Albert celebrate the sweet taste of victory in Jujuy, Argentina.

Two Tokoroa rugby players selected for the NZ Deaf Blacks may still be nursing injuries but the battle was worth the struggle.

Ruapehu Press

Huge pumpkin cut and carved

On the left is retired electrical engineer Ron Rhodes with the 96 kilogram pumpkin he grew on his Miriama St property.  ...

What does one do with pumpkin too big for a pot?

Third bottle store under consideration

Liquor license applicant Jim Mackereth (inset) says the high level of foot traffic on Hakiaha St made this property at ...

Community groups oppose liquor shop

Rotorua Review

Survey to help improve support for grandparents raising grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.


Hot competition among chilli eaters

Fire Dragon Chilli's Clint Meyer and defending champion Josh Shotter

The country's hottest competition returned to Rotorua on Saturday with heat seven of the NZ Chilli Eating Championship at Brew Bar.

Piako Post

Liam awarded science grant for Australian conference

Morrinsville College student Liam Gilroy.

Morrinsville College student Liam Gilroy has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend a science conference in Australia.

Wairere Stream's beauty captured

Wairere Stream

This month's photo to gain honours at Te Aroha Camera Club is Wairere Stream taken by Peter Kamenhiout.

North Waikato News

Locals dominate youth awards

Taupiri finalists for the Waikato District Youth Awards, Sharnay Cocup and Khan Clement-Watkins are delighted to be ...

North Waikato youth have dominated the finals list in the inaugural Waikato District Youth Awards.

Menzshed to raise 50k

Menzshed chairman Andrew Price and secretary Victoria Kemp are delighted to have rent-free land from the Huntly RSA to ...

Members of Menzshed Huntly are working hard to fundraise for a new shed.

Matamata Chronicle

Pohlen wing opens

Pohlen Foundation Trust chairperson Lady Margaret Spring and Pohlen Hospital Board Trust chair David Gasquoine in one of ...

Pohlen Hospital's palliative care wing was officially opened on May 13.

Matamata schoolkids need help to get to Agrikids

Matamata Intermediate students Stephen Turner, Max Hunwick and Conrad Wilson have reached the grand final of the ...

Matamata students who have reached the grand final of the Agrikids competition need your help.

Hauraki Herald

Donated kit boosts sports-mad schools

Donated gear makes sports-crazy Hauraki school students happy.

Celebrating a life well lived

Gwen James Young celebrates the launch of A Life Well Lived with Alison Smith, who helped her write the book

Phone calls from Frank Sinatra just a day in the life of Gwen James Young.

Hamilton Press

Ecuador fundraiser offers food for thought

Suzel Hooper and Waikato Migrant Resource Centre co-coordinator Patricia Novoa.

"It could be us. At the moment it's them."

Volunteering Waikato boss bound to get dropped

Heather Moore, general manager at Volunteering Waikato, is getting dropped off the Deloitte building in Hamilton as part ...

Heather Moore is a Hamilton boss braving the four-story Deloitte building as part of this year's Drop Your Boss event. 

Franklin County News

Hip hop teens to compete in Las Vegas

Sarah Whyte, left, and Siyanna Yarr are heading to Las Vegas to represent New Zealand in the  Hip Hop Internationals.

Two talented hip hop teens are heading State-side to represent their country in a world dance competition.

Back from Budapest with a silver

Tuakau's Liam Miller, left, celebrates with the rest of his team after they were second at the World Secondary Schools ...

Coming back from the World Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships with a team silver is no easy feat, but Liam Miller has done it. 

Cambridge Edition

St Peter's wins gold

Holly Blakely, Ally Wollaston and Jess Clarke from St Peter's School all won gold at the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Secondary ...

Three St Peter's students won gold medals at the Waikato Secondary School School Road Cycling Championships.

Cambridge man's efforts to save the rhinos

Tauwhare man Marc Herrmann is trying to help save rhinos.

A Waikato man is passionate about rhinos and is doing his bit to save them.

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