Gavin Parish, president of The Association for Spinal Concerns, finally got a commitment from Auckland Council to act on ...

'Kiwi culture' turns deadly video

Four have suffered the same life-changing injury diving off a wharf; another was killed jumping from a bridge. Now, councils are taking action.

Spending questioned

Waikato District Health Board chief executive Nigel Murray.

Waikato DHB remains tight-lipped over private meeting regarding chief executive Nigel Murray's expenses.

Hooves on the beat

Senior Constable Bill Eivers has been patrolling on horseback for the past 15 years.

Wing mirror clue in hit and run

A man was hit by a car while walking along Tauwhare Rd at 1am on Sunday.

Lost trampers found

A rescue helicopter has airlifted trampers from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

More pain for GPs

GPs say their sector is in crisis. Now they've got the ear of the Health Minister.

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Slip blocks Coromandel route

The slip occurred on Kitahi Road but has blocked SH25A.

6:14 PM  A large slip 50 metres wide has blocked both lanes on State Highway 25A on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Helping kids feel brave

Avril McDonald will be travelling the country visiting schools and children's charities to share the Feel Brave work.

'I cried more than he did'

Cancer claim horse bolts

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Steak secrets

Angus breeder Tim Brittain and his wife, Kelly, produced the country's best steak this year.

Stressed-out steers don't make a tasty dinner, Steak of Origin champ says.

Quick fixes needed for parking video

Both Cambridge Community Board chairman Mike Pettit and Chamber of Commerce CEO Tania Witheford would like to see some ...

Town has no clear strategy to resolve parking problems.

Maitland's Top 5 - hot springs

The private spas at the Te Aroha Mineral Spas are large wooden tubs filled with hot mineral water.

Help take the chill off this winter by taking a dip at these hidden gems around the region.

Homes, sections shrink

Council rules allow duplexes to be built on a 400sqm section.

At one Hamilton development, 14 semi-detached homes are being built on a section that could accommodate five stand-alone homes.

Multi-million dollar dam upgrade

The Aratiatia power station.

Three year, multi-million dollar upgrade will increase Mercury's greater Taupo workforce by 50 per cent.

sport

A rewarding ride into the unknown

Jaime Nielsen completed 191 laps of the Avantidrome during her hour on the track.

Jaime Nielsen didn't know what an hour record attempt would feel like. At the end of it, she was almost the world's best.

Sleep tight, tight five

The Chiefs were below their best but it was enough.

Below their best but through, jetlagged Chiefs forwards face a mighty battle against Crusaders.

Relegation draws closer for Wanderers

Hamilton Wanderers' men and women both picked up results that were no help in their battles to avoid the drop.

Hamilton Wanderers' men and women both picked up results that were no help in their battles to avoid the drop.

Rosewood blooms on favourite track

Apprentice jockey Rebecca Goldsbury had a good day at New Plymouth winning on Rosewood and Lectio Divinia.

Filly goes three from three on her favourite track.

Ryan Thomas extends Dutch stay

Ryan Thomas has extended his contract with PEC Zwolle until the end of the 2018-19 season.

All Whites star Ryan Thomas has signed on to stay at PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands until 2019, but remains open to a move.

opinion

History should be honoured

Hamilton's Founders Theatre looks set for the scrapheap, just like Euphrasie House and so many others.

OPINION: The city's predilection to bowl every building with a bit of history is to be abhorred, Richard Swainson says.

Dick Spraggs an RSA stalwart

Dick Spraggs loved his gardening.

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Parenting: It's all in the attitude

Upset by your choice to have kids? It's too late now! (file photo)

OPINION: All those who regret being parents need an attitude transplant, Narelle Henson says.

Ask the tough questions this election

All New Zealand children should be free of want.

OPINION: Max Christoffersen wants to know what politicians are doing to stop intergenerational poverty.

Workers need a Michael Joseph Savage

Shot at the opening of the Labour government's first state house at 12 Fife Lane, Miramar, Wellington, in 1937, this is ...

OPINION: Tom O'Connor is looking for someone in the election to stand up for workers, but hasn't found anyone yet.

Life & Style

Marae made of matchsticks, who's the builder?

The folk art marae at the Cambridge Museum has been built out of about 1000 match sticks.

A miniature marae built from matchsticks has piqued the interest of museum officials.

Quarter of Waipa's population is disabled

There are about 4700 people in Cambridge living with some sort of disability, 2200 of them with serious mobility issues.

The scheme would cost $100,000 per year, co-funded by Waipa and NZTA.

Maitland's Top 5 - hot springs

The private spas at the Te Aroha Mineral Spas are large wooden tubs filled with hot mineral water.

Help take the chill off this winter by taking a dip at these hidden gems around the region.

Honest, Kiwi music with tears and big beats

Singer Abbie Harker-Ferguson's powerful voice demanded attention.

Review: Performers leave Hamilton, On A Good Note.

Young dancer in Psy's video video

Psy performs Gangnam Style at the 40th American Music Awards.

A Hamilton 12-year-old dances in Gangnam Style star's latest music video.

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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