Housing affordability tipped to worsen in Hamilton, Waipā and Waikato districts video

The Government's national policy statement on urban development aims to improve housing affordability across the country.

5:00 AM  A new report forecasts a shortfall of affordable housing in Hamilton and surrounding districts.

110kmh all the way on Waikato Expressway video

Waka Kotahi plans to consult the public on a plan to make the Waikato Expressway 110kmh the entire way.

5:00 AM  Waka Kotahi says the road is built for high speeds, all the way from Hampton Downs to Tamahere.

Nyika's next test, the Russian No 1 who hasn't lost since 2017 video

Hamilton heavyweight David Nyika will fight for a place in the Olympic final on Tuesday.

5:00 AM  Hamilton heavyweight was thrilled to be guaranteed an Olympic medal, but if he wants to go for gold, he will have to beat the Russian world champion who hasn't lost in four years.

Mark Braunias wins Parkin Drawing Prize with colourful, comic diptych video

Mark Braunias from Kawhia, Waikato, has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Parkin Drawing Prize.

Waikato artist Mark Braunias has won the Parkin Drawing Prize for his colourful, large-scale diptych featuring cartoon-like figures.

12,000 Covid vaccinations in less than a fortnight

There are still empty appointment spots that need to be filled at vaccination centres around the Waikato.

Waikato's biggest community vaccination centre has proved popular, but there are still free appointment spaces to fill this week.

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Shop manager assaulted in dairy robbery in Hamilton

Two people have been arrested after a robbery in Hamilton.

He suffered moderate injuries in the robbery, but it is unclear what was taken and how many offenders were involved.

Fears west coast snapper catch increase 'rushed' after 16 years of protection video

The SNA 8 proposal comes after snapper populations have bounced back to around 54 per cent after they were almost ...

It was trawled to near extinction in the 1980s, and now commercial fishers are lining up once more.

Sleepyhead mediation to take up to four months video

An impression of Sleepyhead's massive industrial hub and housing community that is planned for Ōhinewai. Waikato ...

Waikato Regional Council will soon start discussions with the company over its plans to build a billion dollar industrial and housing development in north Waikato.

Thieves leave mark on playcentre video

Nicola Benfell looks over the burnt-out car, next to the playcentre.

Parents may have to foot bill to have incinerated car removed from playcentre's front gate.

Cyclist knocked off bike, allegedly assaulted by driver

A cyclist was assaulted by a motorist in the Borman Rd area, Hamilton.

A Hamilton cyclist was knocked off his bike by a car and then allegedly assaulted by a driver, police say.

Brown tui spotted in Hamilton video

Hamilton's Colin Clark recently spotted this brown tui on his fence.

It might not have superpowers but the mutation this rare tui boasts makes a stunning sight.

Waikato marae health clinic launches Covid-19 vaccinations video

Ponehe Tuhakaraina gets her Covid vaccine from registered nurse Pauline Fitzgerald.

Te Whare Hauora o Raungaiti in Waharoa hopes its 450 patients will have received the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccination in the next eight weeks.

Conspiracy to murder, explosives among charges in FBI phone app sting video

A group of New Zealanders were arrested after an international operation around the AN0M chat app, and two more of them ...

Junior Heart, 32, faces new charges of conspiring to murder and possessing explosives taking his list of accusations to 10 pages long.

Drowning in effluent - how a tired farmer was nearly a dead farmer

Contract milker Owen Gullery with his son Ryan.

Farming danger has reached a five year high and one man's near miss, trapped in a sinking tractor, reveals one of the main causes.

Crypto crime boom unlikely, say experts

Rayon Mohi Williams – who was arrested as part of an investigation into a methamphetamine operation – had made a $5000 ...

Police on a meth operation uncovered a $5000 cryptocurrency transfer that led to a money laundering conviction, but experts says crypto's unlikely to take off for criminals.

news

Cat shot dead in front of owner

Vinny the cat was shot on public land in Taumarunui.

Geoff Blackmore could not believe it when he saw a man in a golf cart pointing a gun into the trees near his home. When a shot rang out he was even more shocked to discover his cat, Vinny, dying beneath the wattle trees.

Liquor licensing applications restricted

Objecting to a liquor licence in the South Waikato has become a lot harder after licensing committee issues practice note restricting access.

Mayor 'suspicious' of government proposal

Police officer in Waikato resigned while under investigation

business

Dairy companies, volunteers dig deep to restore waterways, habitats video

Raniera Gillett and Marjo Ermens helping to plant some of the 3000 native trees around bat hill at Buxton Farm.

Shovel-ready volunteers dig in for riparian planting projects to help restore biodiversity on a dairy farm and a bat colony.

'I'm grateful for Homebrand' - shoppers' two cents on supermarket duopoly video

Pashion Ramsay chats about supermarket prices after her grocery shop at Countdown Te Rapa.

Pashion Ramsay manages to feed a big family for around $200 most weeks. 'Goodies', however, are rare.

Dairy business hits road block

Cambridge’s Grey Street Dairy owner Wei Na says business has dropped off since roadworks for a new cycleway began.

No longer are customers stopping in to grab some last-minute groceries on their way home.

City living's growing appeal

Hamilton City Council is offering a 100 per cent remission on development contributions for CBD builds six storeys and above.

Transforming Hamilton's CBD into an attractive, liveable city centre tipped to enhance appeal of apartment living.

Fired boss awarded $8000 compensation for being 'unfairly treated'

John Dewar leaves an Employment Relations Authority meeting in Hamilton. (File photo)

Director's sacking was justified but the way he was treated in the lead up to it was not, authority rules.

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Nyika's next test, the Russian No 1 who hasn't lost since 2017 video

Hamilton heavyweight David Nyika will fight for a place in the Olympic final on Tuesday.

Hamilton heavyweight was thrilled to be guaranteed an Olympic medal, but if he wants to go for gold, he will have to beat the Russian world champion who hasn't lost in four years.

Twigg coy on Paris 2024 tilt after Tokyo gold video

There was a golden glow for Emma Twigg as she finally ended her run of frustration at the Olympic Games.

Popular Kiwi champion determined to savour the moment after reaching the top of the podium at her fourth Olympics.

Gatland's 'human touch' makes him Lion king video

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, pictured at a training session, ahead of the second test against the ...

Kiwi coach's focus on families has earned him the respect of players from four nations on tour in Covid-ravaged South Africa.

Nyika assured of Olympic medal after beating gutsy Belarusian video

David Nyika roars with delight after defeating Belarus' Uladzislau Smiahlikau in the heavyweight quarterfinals in Tokyo ...

The Hamilton heavyweight roared with delight after being guaranteed at least bronze in Tokyo to earn New Zealand's first Olympic boxing medal since 1992.

Rural schools down tools to watch former students win silver in Tokyo

New Zealand rowers Brooke Donoghue and Hannah Osborne collect their silverware at the medal ceremony for the women’s ...

The official curriculum went out the window for students in Piopio and Te Kauwhata as a grander lesson played out in front of them.

opinion

Putting our house to rights on the right to housing video

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt.

OPINION: Our housing situation is shamefully failing an important standard.

Moral imperatives – actions speak louder than words video

Anti-tour protesters storm into Rugby Park before the Springboks v Waikato rugby match on July 25, 1981.

The 1981 Springbok Tour is milestone in New Zealand history – no matter on which side of the fence you sat at the time.

Govt right not to turn its back on Aden and her children

Suhayra Aden is soon to be one of us. We can, with care, handle that.

OPINION: International responsibilities, compassion and caution can sometimes come together.

Get ready for the climate crisis' hotter spikes video

A cyclist bikes past the setting sun at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, during a June heatwave.

OPINION: We can find ourselves in real grief without enduring anything like the brutality of Europe’s 2003 heatwave, which caused 30,000 deaths.

Demonstrable failures of understanding

A moment of not especially high-minded disagreement.

OPINION: The sources of some of this overspilling anger need honest attention.

Life & Style

Retired after 40 years... but he hasn't left video

Peter Sergel working on a piece for the Surrealist Garden.

Peter Sergel, the man who developed Hamilton Gardens, is still reporting for duty.

Thieves leave mark on playcentre video

Nicola Benfell looks over the burnt-out car, next to the playcentre.

Parents may have to foot bill to have incinerated car removed from playcentre's front gate.

Cyclist knocked off bike, allegedly assaulted by driver

A cyclist was assaulted by a motorist in the Borman Rd area, Hamilton.

A Hamilton cyclist was knocked off his bike by a car and then allegedly assaulted by a driver, police say.

Mixed berry baked pancake

This baked pancake (aka Dutch baby) is fun to make for a simple weekend breakfast.

This is fun to make for a simple weekend breakfast.

Blueberry & blackcurrant crumble slice

This delightful crumble slice can be eaten anytime of the day.

This delightful crumble slice can be eaten anytime of the day.

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