9:42 PM The country's largest Christmas tree has been lit up in Hamilton's centre.
9:01 PM Money is believed to have been stolen in an robbery in Ngaruawahia.
9:00 PM As the country comes together to pay tribute to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu, some rugby identities pay their respects to the great man.
A struggling artist is fighting to stage a musical about struggling artists as funding has collapsed just two months out from opening night.
The campervan will allow home-based dialysis patients to travel.
Dialysis patients will soon be able to take a much-needed holiday after a $110,000 donation towards a modified campervan.
The chaos seen last at Hamilton Operatic's giant garage sale in 2011 could be replicated on May 2 as the society cleans thousands of retro and fashion items from its wardrobe, says business manager Jason Wade.
Mother who made and distributed P from her Hamilton home jailed for six years, seven months.
The birthday hangover is still being felt after Hamiltonians threw one hell of a party.
OPINION: You could fill a book with what's wrong with Hamilton but the city's sesquicentennial is not one.