Sharing a bubble in Upper Hauraki with 6000 godwits video

Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre manager Keith Woodley has a different bubble from the rest of New Zealand.

1 min ago  Keith Woodley has had the sole privelege of watching the "spectacular" sight of godwits landing in the Firth of Thames mudflats.

Covid-19: Waikato DHB services to resume after negative test results video

On Tuesday, 102 swabs were taken at upper Hauraki’s pop-up test station – Mangatangi Marae and Wharekawa Marae.

Waikato DHB services will start up again on Thursday, after widespread Covid-19 testing produced hundreds of negative results.

Covid-19: Several A&P shows fall victim to alert level uncertainty video

A horse and rider compete in the Show Hunter division at the Rangiora A&P show (file photo),

Numerous popular A&P shows, considered by many to be a Kiwi institution, have been cancelled due to Covid-19 alert level uncertainty.

Riverside pool, please video

Members of Swim in the City stand outside the disused Municipal Pools. From left, Judy Patterson, Gail Jonson, Katherine ...

The battle for an outdoor public pool in Hamilton's CBD has been reignited.

Refs admit blunder in Waikato v Canterbury conversion drama video

Waikato co-captain Fletcher Smith remonstrates with referee Cam Stone after Waikato’s controversial defeat to Canterbury ...

NZ Rugby referees boss acknowledges Mooloos co-captain Fletcher Smith should have got a second shot at a match-winning kick.

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Upper Hauraki got the tests and the results - now it moves to level 3 video

Residents in cars line up for Covid-19 testing at Wharekawa Marae in Kaiaua on Monday.

Region in Waikato slapped with a bespoke level 4 moves down a notch due to widespread testing and negative results.

Thief nabbed trying on clothes after undie-clad DIY sleuth, cops team up

Kathleen Warner was pleased to get her stolen stuff back.

Kathleen Warner wasn't going to take the car break-in lying down. Instead, the amateur detective went on the hunt at 1.30am.

Get your nails painted for a few cans of food video

A fresh set of nails for half the price and a community deed.

Tucked away in a Waikato home, Anna May is painting nails for food.

'Golden Triangle' dominates property development numbers video

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News: Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Economic and Regional Development, Small Business, ...

Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty continue to dominate, accounting for close to 60 per cent of building consents.

Hamilton director gets 10 days to pay $20k to ex-staffer

Hamilton director Dean Rangihuna has until Friday to pay $19,988 to Trudi Dickson, who was unjustifiably dismissed.

Former owner of Hamilton's Flaggies Cafe and Bar has until Friday to pay $19,988 to a former employee who was unjustifiably dismissed, ERA rules.

Alert levels bisect infection zone video

Miranda Holiday Park & Motels is one business that has to deal with the township being in Covid-19 alert level 2 and 4.

A small township has to deal with being in alert level 2 and 4.

Condensed event season for summer

Hamilton and Waikato Tourism chief executive Jason Dawson said repositioning summer events into the shoulder season ...

But moving some events further out could activate the traditional quieter autumn and spring seasons, tourism boss says.

Missing family search grinds into eighth day video

Surf Lifesaving crews found items in the search of a father and his three children in Marokopa on Friday. A Rahui has ...

Searchers are combing the shoreline at low-tide while police say the search expected to continue "until it's needed to".

Covid-19: Border exemptions for food runs video

Residents in cars line up for Covid-19 testing at Wharekawa Marae in Whakatiwai on Monday (file photo).

Waikato residents caught inside the new level 4 lockdown zone can travel to Pōkeno for food supplies.

Man found hiding in car boot in bid to leave Auckland region video

The man was found in the boot of a car at the Mercer checkpoint. (File photo)

Police found a man hiding in the boot of a car that was stopped at the Mercer checkpoint.

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Concern for welfare of teen who went missing from Morrinsville home

Police are concerned for the welfare of 15-year-old Hunter.

Hunter was last seen wearing a grey cap, grey jersey, long black pants and a pair of sneakers and may have travelled to the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

School support worker jailed for sexually exploiting vulnerable student

Ben Joseph MacAran, 70, was jailed for four years and two months after a jury found him guilty of four counts of sexual exploitation.

Get your nails painted for a few cans of food video

'Golden Triangle' dominates property development numbers video

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Riverside pool, please video

Members of Swim in the City stand outside the disused Municipal Pools. From left, Judy Patterson, Gail Jonson, Katherine ...

The battle for an outdoor public pool in Hamilton's CBD has been reignited.

Expect more retirement villages in Waikato

Retirement Villages Association executive director John Collyns said Waikato should expect more retirement villages to ...

The region is at the epicentre of the retirement village golden triangle but more work needs to be done to supply affordable pensioner housing to those on low incomes.

'Golden Triangle' dominates property development numbers video

10720 CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF
News: Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Economic and Regional Development, Small Business, ...

Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty continue to dominate, accounting for close to 60 per cent of building consents.

Condensed event season for summer

Hamilton and Waikato Tourism chief executive Jason Dawson said repositioning summer events into the shoulder season ...

But moving some events further out could activate the traditional quieter autumn and spring seasons, tourism boss says.

Thames-Coromandel wary of new Covid cases video

Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie put the mental strain of a lockdown on par with the economic hit businesses feel.

Shoppers visting Thames would have travelled from towns now at the centre of an investigation into confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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Refs admit blunder in Waikato v Canterbury conversion drama video

Waikato co-captain Fletcher Smith remonstrates with referee Cam Stone after Waikato’s controversial defeat to Canterbury ...

NZ Rugby referees boss acknowledges Mooloos co-captain Fletcher Smith should have got a second shot at a match-winning kick.

Sam Winders rises from Silver Ferns' scrap heap to key starter video

Silver Ferns Sam Winders and Sulu Fitzpatrick celebrate after beating Australia in the third Constellation Cup test in March.

Unwanted by the Silver Ferns for 20 months, 41-test midcourter is now one of the first names on Dame Noeline Taurua's team sheet.

Canterbury nab controversial win as Waikato miss late conversion video

Referee Cam Stone calls full-time despite protests from Waikato first five-eighth Fletcher Smith.

Mooloos first-five Fletcher Smith was aggrieved he didn't get another conversion attempt after the hooter after Canterbury appeared to charge him early.

Live NPC: Waikato v Canterbury

Bailyn Sullivan and Waikato have won both their matches this season, including a thrilling 43-37 victory over Wellington.

It's top versus bottom in the premiership as the Mooloos take on the red and blacks in Hamilton.

Damian McKenzie on shift into No 10: 'I'm the driver now, but I'll still play my game' video

Ian Foster has every confidence his new No 10 has the experience, ability and confidence to nail his new role.

He's a confidence player, and Ian Foster's new first five says that won't change in just his second test start in the position.

opinion

The vaccine push means considering a host of motivational measures

It’s a simple step to take – but not so simple to facilitate.

OPINION: We should be careful, but not precious, about extra motivations for people to get vaccinated.

Hawkish Aukus not for us

Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced a new strategic defence partnership – known as Aukus ...

OPINION: Friends not allies? It works for us.

A measure of relief for Auckland - but Waikato was let down

Auckland under level 4 lockdown: They lasted well and earned the step-down status to level 3.

OPINION: Auckland had served its time in level 4 lockdown.

Afghanistan deminers have a claim on our conscience video

The women who worked for the ground-breaking demining team say they now fear for their lives.

OPINION: We contracted women for dangerous work but that was good. If we abandon them to an endangered future, that would be bad.

Could those who bestow citizenship value it properly in the first place?

Citizen Cooper.

OPINION: It's not really about acclaim, is it?

Life & Style

Teriyaki tofu rice bowls with soy lime dressing

These bowls can also be topped with a fried egg, or have the tofu swapped for a salmon fillet.

​​​​​​​These bowls can also be topped with a fried egg, or have the tofu swapped for a salmon fillet.

Chilli bean & guacamole nacho bowls

Avocado and lime are welcome additions to this dinner table regular.

Avocado and lime are welcome additions to this dinner table regular.

Life, the universe and everything after dark in Hamilton

"Deep Thought" at Victoria on the River riverside park in Hamilton.

Three very different but intriguing interactive sculptures have turned central Hamilton into an environment of mystery and wonderment at night.

Teetering surf tower a warning as sea eats into Waikato's west coast video

The tower is only 11 years old but the sea erosion has already reached its concrete base.

Mother nature is sending a strong signal for coastal communities such as Raglan to rethink life by the beach.

Festival One proposes shift to new rural venue

Mystery Creek is no longer a suitable venue for the Christian event, Festival One promoter Graham Burt said. He’s ...

The farm land ticks all the boxes but neighbours worry that approving the Christian festival will bring other big events to their quiet Waikato community.

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