Skine Lalich, 59, said it was a "freak accident" when his gas BBQ flamed in his face causing burns to his face, neck and ...

Burned in freak BBQ accident

5:55 PM  Skine Lalich was cooking a pork and lamb roast when the barbecue exploded, burning his face and arms. "It just went - boof."

10 slips in Hamilton

Most of the slips came to Hamilton City Council's attention after wild weather washed over in March and April, 2017 ...

Two of them 'could be from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix'.

Kinloch killing search 

Police struggle to find new information in murder investigation.

River crash victim dies

The 60-year-old had been pulled from a ute which disappeared beneath the surface of the Waikato River.

Staff's last resort

Petrol station staff resort to parking car in front of doors to stop ram raiders.

Rail promise for Hamilton

Billions of dollars' worth of roads will not help ease congestion - but rail will, Labour says. 

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Wallabies are pests not pets

Wallabies are pests not pets, says the Waikato Regional Council (file pic).

6:58 PM  People can be fined for keeping a wallaby as a pet.

Police to re-assess search

6:34 PM  Hakopa Ngoronoa, 26, and his friend Vincent Taumira, 21, have been missing in Tongariro National Park since Saturday, August 12.

Search in Rollie Heke manhunt

Young artist's royal invite


Tourism Holdings records $30m profit

Just over half of the Tourism Holdings' annual profit came from its New Zealand motorhome rentals and sales.

Booming motorhome rentals at home and abroad have contributed to Tourism Holdings Ltd's record $30m annual profit.

Government inaction costing business

Chamber of Commerce president Nigel McWilliam wants UFB in the business district.

If Jacinda Ardern wants to do something for her hometown, this is it.

Helping people make changes in business video

Lee and No.8 HR were the Supreme Award winners at the Waipa Networks Business Awards this year.

Judges praise businesses for their focus on customer satisfaction.

Why my shop is tops

Pippy owner Pip O'Connor runs her online store from Hamilton.

Four Hamilton stores nominated for Retail NZ's Top Shop awards share their secrets.

House auction for charity

GJ Gardner managing director Jeff De Leeuw, left, and Big Buddy Hamilton coordinator Andrew McFadden and the house in ...

The auction of a four-bedroom Hamilton house will help a charity find role models for boys with no dads.


Yardarm returning for Northern Hurdles

Mark Brooks will have Yardarm back from Australia for a bid at Great Northern honours.

Yardarm returns home as one of Great Northern Hurdles favourites.

Cable-Dixon looking to prove herself

Ariana Cable-Dixon wasn't contracted by the Magic to start 2017, but ended up playing a large role.

Ariana Cable-Dixon is returning to the Waikato-BOP Magic in 2018, and this time she's contracted from the start.

Meads a winner at racetrack

Sir Colin Meads and his wife Verna, Lady Meads, celebrate after Ruud Awakening won the Karaka Million at Ellerslie in 2013.

Horse racing was a great passion for Sir Colin Meads. On Wednesday one of his horses gave him a final win.

Hobbiton gets behind Braden

Former All Black and television personality head fundraiser for injured rugby player.

Lifting powerlifting stigma

Michael d'Souza, 16, has broken various Waikato powerlifting records.

A 16-year-old powerlifter says it's important to know strength and size are not the same thing.


Mind your language

Some Hamilton city councillors have claimed there has been an increase in misogynistic comments and foul language since ...

OPINION: If there's a time and place for inappropriate language, a council meeting is not it.

Pay rises and Easter trading

There will be no last-minute buy up of Easter eggs in Hamilton thanks to the council's decision not to allow Easter ...

OPINION: It's difficult to fathom how a CEO of a small city is paid almost as much as the prime minister.

Fenced schools a sad sign

Security fences are a common sight around schools these days.

OPINION: In my day there was no need for barriers. Local schools were our patch, and we looked after them.

Ahead of his time

What Jeff Coulshed did for women's football in New Zealand was legendary, his former players say.

OBITUARY: Jeff Coulshed was huge for women's football, especially in the Waikato.

'Got any money?'

Hamilton City Council recently approved a $60,000 pay rise for its CEO Richard Briggs.

OPINION: In the end, it all boils down to dollars and cents.

Life & Style

Burned in freak BBQ accident

Still smiling, Lalich is grateful for the quick actions of friends who immediately doused him in cold water and the ...

Skine Lalich was cooking a pork and lamb roast when the barbecue exploded, burning his face and arms. "It just went - boof."

Football 'old girls' leading the way video

Matamata Swifts Ladies football team captain Kerrie Cox.

'You just have to make time and do something you love.'

Fifteen years in service to Daffodil Day

Ann Stokes has been volunteering for Daffodil Day for 16 years. She was the Matamata co-ordinator for five years.

What makes Ann put her hand up for Daffodil Day year after year?

Knitting group for Daffodil Day

Ann Stokes has been volunteering for Daffodil Day for 16 years. She was the Matamata co-ordinator for five years.

Lapel daffodils have been taking on a whole new look in Matamata thanks to a dedicated group of knitters.

Lucy's yarn chosen for New Zealand school journal

Lucy Buchanan's short story called The Moa won the Elsie Locke writing prize and her work wil appear in the level 4 New ...

What is the connection between activist Elsie Locke, a Moa and a Matamata Intermediate student?

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