Arrest a week after Tokoroa "firearms incident"

Police found the injured man at a home in Baberton Street, Tokoroa, late on February 17.

Police called to a Tokoroa home around 11.15pm found a seriously injured man. A little over a week later, they made an arrest.

Tax thy neighbour

Traffic heads north along the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway towards Hamilton. Vehicles are regularly ...

Everyday, tens of thousands of people pour into cities to work, learn or play. Now one city politician says they should pay for the privilege.

Afrofunk and Ukestanian folk dancing in the Hamilton Gardens

Thabani Gapara will perform with his afro-funk and jazz group in Harkness Henry's Emporium of Scintillating Wonders in ...

The Sunset Symphony and Grooves in the Gardens are among the highlights as the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival reaches its climax.

Mob leader tells of women's plight video

Head of the all female chapter of the Mongrel Mob, Paula Ormsby, spoke at Waitangi Tribunal hearings on Friday, ...

The leader of the women's chapter of the Mongrel Mob Kingdom has told the Waitangi Tribunal women in gangs were among the most marginalised in society.

What you should know for Six60's Hamilton concert

Roads around Claudelands will be closed on Saturday due the Six60 concert (file photo).

Thinking logistics for Six60's concert on Saturday night? Here are all the ins and outs for the event.

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Woman who defrauded SkyCity of nearly $2m has been released on parole

Tessa Grant during sentencing in the Hamilton District Court in 2017.

Greed motivated Tessa Grant to steal from her Hamilton employers but the parole board now believes she is ready to be in society again.

Partially treated sewage spills into Waikato River after power cut

Hamilton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pukete Rd.

Warning issued to swimmers after 129,400l of partially treated wastewater was released from Hamilton's treatment plant.

Baby girl airlifted to hospital in critical condition after crash in Kaiaua

A baby is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after a crash on East Coast Road in Kaiaua.

The single-vehicle crash on the western coast of the Firth of Thames saw the baby girl and an adult taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Kitchen of the Week: Tauranga reno wows video

Chelsey Mathieson kitchen thumbnail

Multi award-winning designer teams dark grey with white, and adds timber accents to great effect.

One dead after single-vehicle crash near Hamilton

One person is dead after single-vehicle crash near Hamilton on Gordonton Road.

Three people were also taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash on Gordonton Rd near Hamilton.

Doing it 'for whānau': Covid-19 vaccinations begin in Waikato

The first person to be vaccinated in the Waikato was Dawn Tamati, left, a public health nurse. She's shown receiving the ...

Dawn Tamati says it was an honour and privilege to be the first in the Waikato to get the Covid vaccine as a group of 28 nurses were innoculated.

Council's 10-year plan ready for ratepayer scrutiny

Hamilton City Councillor Mark Bunting: “Like trying to drive a Mr Whippy truck anonymously through a daycare centre.”

A contentious publication with 13 editors all wanting to have their say on what it contains has reached its deadline and gone to the printers.

'It’s just not right': Frontline cops slam new pursuit rules video

Frontline staff are questioning changes to the police pursuit policy [file photo].

Some officers say the policy gives “free rein” to meth and gun runners, burglars and gang members.

Shakespeare, reggae, and mystery in the gardens

Ria Hall will perform in Christchurch as part of Synthony next year.

The organisers of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival are preparing for a big Friday night – a curtain raiser for an even bigger final weekend.

Victoria Street lane for cyclists

It is proposed the right-hand lane will become a turning lane for cyclists only on Hamilton's Victoria Street.

Hamilton City Council is proposing a special right turn for cyclists on the city's main street.

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New tech makes Mauao climb accessible to all

The view from atop Tauranga’s Mauao is now accessible to those with disabilities.

Eight years after becoming a tetraplegic, new technology allows Tauranga mum to scale Mauao again.

REVIEW: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Raglan is rich in artistic talent and, evidently, in possession of an absolute wealth of acting talent too.

'Love struck psycho' on meth attacked ex's new partner with hammer

Woman who defrauded SkyCity of nearly $2m has been released on parole

business

Sun helps power Hamilton factory

The Laminex NZ factory in Pukete, Hamilton, was kitted out with a solar energy system in 2020.

Solar power system generating electricity and savings in first three months of operation.

Kiwibank branch closures on the cards video

Kiwibank lent more money to home buyers and businesses as the pandemic recovery went on.

Kiwibank expects to decide by the end of March on whether seven branches will stay or close.

Homeless man knew the treasure he found in a city gully had to be handed in

A hogback-style worked stone toki was found at the bottom of a gully in Edgcumbe Park, Hamilton, and handed into the ...

He'd stumbled upon an adze head and, like an increasing number of New Zealanders, he felt compelled to do the right thing.

Sydneysiders' transformation into Taupō farmers video

The family live and work on a farm leased by Nicola’s father Roger, from Contact Energy.

Tired of the big city life in Sydney, Nicola Harvey and Pat Ledden went in search of a new life on a Taupō farm.

Roof repairs top $2.5m for public buildings

The roof of the Cambridge Town Hall needs major repair work, to the tune of $726,000. ‘Workmanship failures’ were to ...

Cambridge Town Hall among five buildings wich need 'significant renewal work'.

sport

The Silver Ferns' solution for their short-handed defensive end

Jane Watson will be a key figure in a depleted Silver Ferns defensive unit against Australia next week.

Silver Ferns will bring in premiership players at training sessions to ensure their three defenders aren't overloaded in Constellation Cup.

Waikato farmers compete in 8-day adventure race

GODZone team racing near Queenstown, chapter 6

A group of Matamata-Piako locals are hoping its 18 months of training can get them through one of the toughest adventure races in the world.

'Not much change' for Weber after elevation to Chiefs co-captaincy video

Brad Weber and Sam Cane will co-captain the Chiefs in 2021.

The Chiefs halfback is familiar with leadership because he says he talks a fair bit anyway, but it also inspired his All Blacks recall in 2019.

Super Rugby Aotearoa preview: Can McMillan revive the Chiefs? video

Clayton McMillan leads the Chiefs in 2021.

OPINION: After slumping to a record losing streak under Warren Gatland, the Chiefs have turned to a promising coach unproven in Super Rugby.

All Blacks skipper Sam Cane to be joined by Brad Weber as co-captain of Chiefs video

Brad Weber will co-captain the Chiefs with Sam Cane in 2021.

The All Blacks halfback will take on the role in a bid to ease the workload of Sam Cane.

opinion

Limited progress on child poverty, but it's not on track yet

Empty swing, playground, children, child, kid, kids, poverty, generic, unsplash, file photo. Photo by Markus Spiske on ...

EDITORIAL: We still have inequalities heaped on miseries.

Farmers and dirty councils have stolen waterways from us

Stuff columnist Glenn McConnell at the base of Wairēinga, near Raglan

OPINION: Geographic taonga and awe-inspiring waterfalls have been reduced to open sewers.

Nitrates in our water - the doubts remain alarming

Nitrates in our water – cause for concern.

EDITORIAL: The case isn't proven, but we can't rest easy without knowing more.

Citizenship ructions and a rabbit

Hamilton airport are looking for the owners of Wink who was left behind at the airport,in the mean time they're taking ...

Scott Morrison could learn a lot about humanity and how to treat children in strife by watching how airport staff dealt with a misplaced toy.

Ties and tikanga - we can work it out

Titewhai Harawira, Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins at a powhiri ahead of Waitangi day.

If Parliament can change it's mind over wearing ties, then we need to talk about female political leaders at Waitangi too, writes Tom O'Connor.

Life & Style

Afrofunk and Ukestanian folk dancing in the Hamilton Gardens

Thabani Gapara will perform with his afro-funk and jazz group in Harkness Henry's Emporium of Scintillating Wonders in ...

The Sunset Symphony and Grooves in the Gardens are among the highlights as the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival reaches its climax.

What you should know for Six60's Hamilton concert

Roads around Claudelands will be closed on Saturday due the Six60 concert (file photo).

Thinking logistics for Six60's concert on Saturday night? Here are all the ins and outs for the event.

REVIEW: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Would William Shakespeare approve of a cast of mostly women taking on the characters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona? Of ...

Raglan is rich in artistic talent and, evidently, in possession of an absolute wealth of acting talent too.

Shakespeare, reggae, and mystery in the gardens

Ria Hall will perform in Christchurch as part of Synthony next year.

The organisers of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival are preparing for a big Friday night – a curtain raiser for an even bigger final weekend.

Grrrl power kicking back into life

Lauren Mann, left, and Kat Waswo are bringing grrrl power back to Hamilton with the Grrrl Fest arts festival in March.

Grrrl Fest – a music and arts festival created by and for women and gender non-binary artists – aims to address an ailing music scene in Hamilton.

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