Crash temporarily closes Pukete bridge

A crash involving three vehicles closed Hamilton’s Pukete bridge for several hours on Friday (file photo).

Hamilton holiday traffic was backed up for hours after a truck collided with a ute, flipping it into oncoming traffic.

Unusual eyelash inspires alt-rock act

Bitter Defeat are Rob Shirlow (guitar, vocals), Ben Manning (guitar, vocals), Kathryn Thompson (drums), Ian Duggan ...

A band called Bitter Defeat have written a song about the ailments that afflict the middle-aged. It's not what you expect.

Five-car crash closes section of SH30

Police have been called to a crash involving eight people on State Highway 30 near Whakatane (file photo).

A crash involving five vehicles near Whakatāne is blocking traffic on State Highway 30.

Time for city to grow up, say councillors

Allowing developers a 100 per cent remission on development contributions for buildings six storeys or higher is the way ...

Hamilton City councillors are pushing to completely refund development contribution fees for people wanting to build six storeys or higher.

Missing millionaire: $5.5m remains unclaimed

A $5.5 million winning Lotto ticket remains unclaimed one week later.

It has been seven days since the live draw but the lucky winner still has not claimed their prize.

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Covid's summer bonus — a little help at the petrol pump video

Cambridge motorist Tyron Noble tries to avoid filling up in the town, opting instead for Tauranga where fuel is 15 to 20 ...

Fuel prices are expected to remain stable through the Kiwi summer while there's no Covid-19 vaccine. After that, bets are off.

Two police staff seriously injured at Rotorua station

Two police staff were injured at about 11.40am on Thursday after a man in custody became aggressive while being escorted ...

Two police staff continue to undergo medical assessments in hospital after being seriously injured at the Rotorua Police Station custody hub.

One person dead after being hit by car in Rotorua

A pedestrian has been hit by a car on State Highway 5 in Rotorua.

A person is in a serious condition after being hit by a car on State Highway 5.

One injured in crash on SH1

The two vehicle collision occurred on SH1 at the crossroads of SH30 and Humphrey Rd (File Photo).

One person has been injured in a crash on State Highway 1 near Kinleith, in South Waikato.

Gibberish 'normal behaviour' for murder accused, claims witness

Nevaeh Ager was killed by her father Aaron Izett, at Little Waihi in 2019, and a jury now has to decide if he is guilty ...

Naked, holding a pitchfork and blowing a whistle is how cops found murder-accused Aaron Izett

No pay boost for city council boss

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs has been praised by Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate for his “strong ...

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs will not be receiving another pay rise this year.

Woman found dead on Lake Taupō foreshore a former top equestrian

Helen Smith, pictured second from left, in the 1991 New Zealand Young Rider Team.

Helen Smith was a well known New Zealand showjumper and ‘total over achiever’, before addiction took over.

Police officer drags man to safety from house fire

Constable Cameron Young says he just did what he thought needed to be done.

With thick black smoke filling the room and visibility low, Constable Cameron Young worked quickly to get the Paeroa man to safety.

Bands to do battle at Biddy's

Hamilton singer-songwriter Coral Pitcher is one of the competitors in the Central North Island final of the Battle of ...

Six acts will take to the stage at a pub in Hamilton on Friday night to vye for regional glory in the Battle of the Bands competition.

World first prostate drug stick implanted into Tauranga patient video

Dr Pamela Munster has developed a new type of prostate cancer treatment with the world-first clinical trial occurring in ...

New cancer treatment that slowly releases drugs directly into cancerous tumours is being touted as a major adance in treatment.

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Crops expected to rot due to lack of pickers

McFadden is confident the community will get behind his pick-your-own berry farm.

While one-third of Darien McFadden's commercial strawberry operation is expected to rot, he's predicting record numbers at his pick-your-own berry farm.

Puppy shot more than 10 times with air rifle in Waikato

The puppy was likely tied up before being shot, and will need several surgeries for her injuries.

Covid's summer bonus — a little help at the petrol pump video

Two police staff seriously injured at Rotorua station

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Crops expected to rot due to lack of pickers

McFadden is confident the community will get behind his pick-your-own berry farm.

While one-third of Darien McFadden's commercial strawberry operation is expected to rot, he's predicting record numbers at his pick-your-own berry farm.

Prime lakefront section on Taupō's golden mile expected to hit $3m

The million-dollar view from the lakefront house and section in Taupo.

A lakefront house that's sat empty for years in the heart of Taupō is finally on the market.

Cambridge Town Hall needs overhaul

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited the Cambridge Town Hall as part of their ...

It once hosted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge but now this Edwardian jewel is costing the council more than it earns.

Mayoral welcome for first flight video

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate said she hoped flights between the two cities would increase in frequency next year.

Direct flight service between Hamilton and Palmerston North will benefit domestic passengers, businesses and events.

Dairy family goes into sheep milk on the back of 'impressive' numbers

Paul White is an experienced dairy cow farmer but moving to dairy sheep has been an exciting learning curve.

Brothers quit their corporate jobs after successfully pitching a new business idea to their parents to start a dairy sheep milking operation.

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Kiwi scholarship student adjusts to US College and Covid-19

Dejaan Schuler from Te Aroha received a three-year scholarship to play basketball in the states.

Te Aroha's Dejaan Schuler moved to the United States in September after receiving a basketball scholarship, but it's Covid-19 that keeps her talking.

Racing industry ponders future without its greatest advocate, Winston Peters

Could Labour’s Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty be the new racing minister?

In search of a new champion, some have their eyes on Labour’s freshly minted Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty.

Recap: Canterbury v Waikato

Canterbury’s Mitchell Drummond shifts the ball out of the scrum during last week’s win over Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Canterbury suffered another one-point defeat to Waikato in their Mitre 10 Cup clash in Christchurch.

'Stuff it': How a former All Black unexpectedly came out of retirement video

Ross Filipo in action for Hamilton Marist against Hautapu in Waikato club rugby.

An injury crisis prompted Ross Filipo to return to professional rugby, a week after watching the Chiefs on his couch with pizza and beer.

New club in town, but only room for one video

Stanley Ave Croquet president Clem Apted said Te Aroha needed a new croquet club.

A new croquet club has been set up in Te Aroha sparking a fight for members with the district's original club that's been going for over 130 years.

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Covid-19: We're a nation that responds rather than prepares

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield shows a scan poster for the Covid-19 tracer app.

OPINION: Until a vaccine is developed, our best weapon against Covid-19 in the tracer app.

Labour can't rely on Māori support video

Rawiri Waititi’s unexpected win in Waiariki shows Labour cannot take the Māori vote for granted.

OPINION: Māori voters know MMP and are willing to move between parties for a better deal. The new government will have to work hard to keep its remaining Māori electorates.

Blistering court judgment against Eric Watson

Eric Watson’s evidence was described by a British judge as ...”almost worthless’’.

OPINION: This really does seem to be a cautionary tale of hubris and a spectacular fall from metaphorical grace and actual wealth

Bubble toil and trouble - NZ arrivals caught in Australia's internal bickering.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has attacked Australia's federal government for allowing travellers from New Zealand ...

OPINION: Them's the rules. Whatever they are.

Roading plan doesn't pit bulldozers against birds

Murray Shaw says the new road will adversely impact the public's access to his bird park.

Opinion: We don't need abuse and petitions to know the right decisions were made on Murray Shaw's Bird Park, writes Hamilton City Council's boss.

Life & Style

Kai whakairo artist Kereama Hohua shares his specialist artform with the public video

LABOUR OF LOVE: Kereama Hohua carefully shapes the new Toi Kai Rakau pouwhenua to be placed at Kohi Point. The pouwhenua ...

Whakairo or carvings of the Mataatua people in the Bay of Plenty can be found throughout the region and depict resilience and the ability to change over time, says Hohua.

Unusual eyelash inspires alt-rock act

Bitter Defeat are Rob Shirlow (guitar, vocals), Ben Manning (guitar, vocals), Kathryn Thompson (drums), Ian Duggan ...

A band called Bitter Defeat have written a song about the ailments that afflict the middle-aged. It's not what you expect.

Bands to do battle at Biddy's

Hamilton singer-songwriter Coral Pitcher is one of the competitors in the Central North Island final of the Battle of ...

Six acts will take to the stage at a pub in Hamilton on Friday night to vye for regional glory in the Battle of the Bands competition.

DJ Trump, Olive Copperbottom head to Hamilton

Trump impersonator has a comedy show called DJ Trump, which can be seen at Nivara Lounge on Monday night.

America in the Trump era and squalid Victorian England are among the themes of shows being staged in Hamilton over the coming days.

Elise Badger's ideal world has a vege garden in every public park

Elise with Darcy Badger Lenssen, 5 and Demi Badger Lenssen, 2, at their home garden near Cambridge.

In reality, she's starting closer to home leading a Covid-19 recovery project to get pop-up gardens growing in Cambridge parks.

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