This Huntly coal-mining cottage in Tregoweth Street was torn down illegally by its owner, Kevin David Lynch, in January 2016.

Historic cottage illegally destroyed

The owner was fined $10,000 after he bulldozed the late Victorian coal miner's cottage.

Body in bale ruling

The body was found at OJI Fibre Solutions and FullCircle Recycling on June 28 in Frankton's Pukeko Street.

If it hadn't been raining, Daniel Bindner might not have crawled into a cardboard recycling cage.

Crash closes SH1

Contractors working to clear State Highway 1 north of Turangi after a truck rolls.

Quad bike safety an attitude thing

Wintec students look to solve the problem of quad bike accidents.

Carjacking reported

Police are investigating a report that a car was taken at gunpoint on Friday night.

History should be honoured

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

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Hung jury in rape trial

A former church youth group leader has been on trial in the Hamilton District Court on a raft of rape and sexual assault ...

A jury has been unable to determine whether a former church youth group leader raped two underage girls.

Drama series teaches English

Two Kiwi film-makers are attacking a gap in the worldwide English language-teaching market.

Motorcyclist critical after crash

Giving kids a sporting chance video

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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.

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Otorohanga charge into final

Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara dives over for Hamilton Old Boys' opening try in their 43-0 win against Melville in the Waikato ...

Table-toppers Marist were knocked out in the semifinals by in-form Otorohanga.

Chiefs not focused on farewells

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says the team aren't focusing on rallying together to try and send the departees out on a high.

Any game now could be the last for several stalwarts, but the Chiefs aren't using departures as motivation.

Chiefs player denied SA entry

Alex Nankivell of the Chiefs.

Chiefs midfielder Alex Nankivell denied entry to South Africa owing to a visa expiry date error.

Nielsen impresses in hour-record attempt

Waikato cyclist Jaime Nielsen smashed the previous sea-level hour record in Cambridge on Friday.

Kiwi cyclist Jaime Nielsen completed an hour record attempt at the Avantidrome and covered 47.791km - a new sea-level best.

An ace for Anton

Anton Shepp, 14, is ranked number 2 in New Zealand for Under 14 tennis.

Anton Shepp is pursuing a professional tennis career.

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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