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Mudpool might stay put

Susan Gedye said she was alerted to the new mudpool outside her home when everything started shaking on Tuesday morning.

Scientists say it's likely a mudpool that erupted overnight in a Rotorua woman's backyard is here to stay.

The pro athlete in a wheelchair video

Ephraim Gudgeon has got pro status after winning the open wheelchair division at the Toronto Pro bodybuilding competition.

When Ephraim Gudgeon fractured his back he found a new goal and worked until he got gold.

Repeat drink-driver jailed

Mika Taupau, 36, blew a level of 790 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. It led to drink-drive conviction number ...

In 2016 Mika Taupau was the victim when he was stabbed in the neck. He is now back to being an offender.

Mauao repairs on hold

Repairs to Tauranga's iconic Mauao have been delayed over a $3 million budget blowout.

Tauranga's iconic Mount Mauao has repairs delayed over budget blowout

Fatal impact after speedo check

The blue Ford Ranger driven by Philip Bothwell smashed into the rear of the Mitsubishi people mover, left. A passenger ...

Philip Bothwell was checking his speed as he drove towards Hamilton. When he looked up it was too late.

Bugler grieves for stolen horn video

Ray T Isaacs wants his bugle back that was stolen from outside the St John Opportunity Shop in Huntly.

War vet Ray T Isaacs' beloved bugle was taken as he prepared to entertain pedestrians on the main street.

Filmaker focuses on taboo subjects

Te Akau is a film about first love, loss, loneliness and having to make tough decisions.

Abortions, death and alcoholism aren't normal scenes you will see on the big screens.

Fire engine and car crash

260619. Police were called to a collision between a fire appliance and a car in Cambridge at 9am Wednesday, at the ...

The collision on the edge of Cambridge CBD didn't cause serious injuries, police say.

Food bank in need

Hamilton Salvation Army Food bank co-ordinator Aimee Smith said the charity is desperate for a number of basic ...

High demand for food parcels as cost of living rises, charity says.

Shed fire claims boat, campervan

Police are treating the incident on Abergeldie Way as unexplained.

A suspicious blaze ripped through a Cambridge shed overnight claiming everything inside.

news

Water search for man resumes

The man reportedly fell near Tanners Point, about 18 kilometres away from Waihī.

Rāhui in place as police continue to search for man who fell out of dinghy.

Bar with no beer's bizarre ban

He's a teetotal church elder. So why was he trespassed from his local pub without ever setting foot in it?

River death mystery

The pro athlete in a wheelchair video

business

'Boutique' bottle store faces opposition

Gary Singh said the store, that could operate under the Bottle-O banner, would hire local Whangamata staff, and would ...

A Bottle-O could make its way to Whangamata's main street, four doors down from another liquor store.

Luxury retirement villages sold

Aged care and retirement village operator Arvida has paid $180 million for three luxury retirement villages including ...

Three resort-style retirement villages in beautiful locations are being sold for $180 million.

Food waste valuable

Xtreme Zero Waste's Rick Thorpe says the organisation sells back eight tonnes of compost each month to Raglan residents.

Food chucked in the bin is a valuable product, says company who sells waste back to its makers.

Step forward for waste reduction

The Seagull Centre Trust was established in 2004 to oversee the operation of a resource recovery facility, with the key ...

More items in good nick will be rescued from landfill thanks to half million dollar expansion in Thames.

No guests, no bridesmaids

Just one of the picturesque views where you could elope near Raglan.

Rise of no-fuss nuptials has turned into a livelihood for Liz and Jason Cann.

sport

Cycling festival big for 2020

RIDE: New Zealand's Cycling Festival will be taking place in Cambridge again next year, from February 13 to 16.

Cambridge to host another sizeable cycling event from next year.

Inline hockey in Hawaii

Josh Vesper, 14, will represent New Zealand in Hawaii in July.

No distance is deemed too far for 14-year-old Josh Vesper.

Cooper proud of 'tough' season

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper was pleased enough with how the season panned out, all things considered.

Chiefs coach gives his team's season a pass mark after they bow out in Super Rugby quarterfinals.

St Peter's pushes forward in equestrian

Tayla MacDonald, year 11, is one of St Peter's School's star performers in equestrian.

St Peter's take out fourth equestrian competition in a row.

Marking up: Facing Langman

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Netball World Cup preparation pits the NZ men's team against the Silver Ferns, live on TV.

opinion

Timing wrong for National

National leader Simon Bridges may not win an election, but who could?

OPINION: National leader Simon Bridges may not win an election, but who could?

Scarlet letters not so easy to affix fairly

Migrant worker exploitation is a problem crying out for correction.

OPINION: Hot reproach doesn't trump the need for a cool head as we hanker to hold exploitative bosses accountable.

Dad's the word on parental leave

There is still a stigma that society places around whether women choose to return to the workforce soon after having ...

OPINION: There's a place Kiwi dads can look for an example when it comes to male parental leave.

The wireless wonder of cricket

Broadcaster Bryan Waddle weaves magic in the moments between overs.

The thwack of willow on leather and the dulcet tones of commentary ease the arbitrary nature of a nail-biting tournament.

Seymour's lofty vision for ACT

ACT Party leader David Seymour wants to introduce a flat income tax of 17.5 per cent (file photo).

OPINION: ACT's David Seymour has a knack of grabbing headlines. But can he turn that skill into election success?

Life & Style

Wind spirits blow into Hamilton

Rosie Tapsell stars in Atamira Dance Company's new production Onepu, as Hine-roriki, an atua (spirit) who controls the ...

The atua of Māori folklore are the main characters of a new dance work by the Atamira Dance Company.

Check that kombucha, dietician says

A surge in kombucha companies - and sauerkraut options - shows that gut health is a buzz word at the moment, Chiefs ...

Our supposed healthy choices might not always be as good for us as we think.

Making music on-stage and off video

McLay will bring one of his handcrafted instruments when he performs in the Fête de la Musique on Sunday.

Waikato man Roger McLay will wield an instrument he crafted at a Hamilton music festival this weekend.

Data speed 'put ahead of health'

The Tairua community says the location of Spark's new 15m cell tower is less than ideal.

Plans to erect a 15m cell tower in Tairua have neighbours believing technology now outweighs their health.

Peat lake pest trapping successful

National Wetland Trust project coordinator Nardene Berry has helped facilitate installation of traps around peat lake ...

 Nearly 500 mammalian pests near Ōhaupō have been eliminated.

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