Auckland-based muralist Adore (aka Emily Gardener) prepares for three days of painting at the Graffiato festival in ...

Girls rule at graffiti festival

4:04 PM  Seven of the 10 street artists at theTaupō festival this year are women.

Recognise this guy? 

Recognise this guy? The police want to hear from you if you do.

Police have released images of one of the suspected robbers of a Belgian hitchhiker.

Tomatomania for long weekend

3:13 PM  Labour Day Weekend is the perfect time to get your vege patch set for summer.

Domino's robbed

Armed pair each wore a balaclava and a hoodie. They escaped in a waiting car driven by a third person.

Mad moggies

Obsessive compulsive disorder ... some cats can get it, too - especially the smart ones.

Wheelie boys rile police

You can recognise them from the gang-like patch, and the fact they're doing wheelies in traffic.

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Students dump pets

The Waikato SPCA is expecting a lot more abandoned cats like Necky as students move away in November.

Students are abandoning their pets as they head away from their study cities, leaving the SPCA to pick up the pieces.

Fender bender snarls traffic

A crash on State Highway 1 has brought southbound traffic to a stop.

4WD driven into brawlers

Waikato's political power downsized

business

Tourism industry labour concerns

Queenstown is in line for a big financial windfall if Winston Peters gets traction for his idea of passing GST to the ...

The tourism industry is fairly relaxed about the change of Government, but remains nervous about any cuts in temporary migrant labour and will continue to push for more infrastructure funding.

Migration dips, tourism up

Kiwis took 2.79m overseas trips in the September year, up 10 per cent.

Annual net migration has taken a dip while tourism continues to grow.

HR tips on surviving first term at work

Rebecca Jenkins will deliver a presentation to Cambridge High School students about entering the workforce.

I know what it's like to have a boss that picks on you, or constantly tells you that you're useless or, even sexually harasses you.

What could be Waikato's brand?

There's a lot of offer in the Waikato for visitors but what should the region's brand say or represent?

Hamilton and Waikato Tourism looking to establish a regional brand for the Waikato.

CBD is hot property

Hamilton CBD, seen from the east side of the Waikato River, is experiencing increased occupancy amid a string of new ...

Waiting for a tenant doesn't work any more, Hamilton commercial real estate leader says.

sport

Another Kiwi champion?

Scott Seamer, who has ridden Group I winners on both sides of the Tasman, believes Bonneval will win the Caulfield Cup.

He's part of New Zealand racing history and this Australian jockey believes another Kiwi star can deliver at Caulfield.

ND help struggling Cantabs

Northern Districts pace bowler Brett Hampton will help out injury-stricken Canterbury for their Plunket Shield opener.

Battling for fast bowling firepower, Northern Districts come to Canterbury's aid.

Raiders add dynamic duo video

Marko Lezaic, who works for the Auckland Baseball Association, is set to be a great addition for the Hamilton Raiders.

Hamilton Raiders baseball team gets some key additions ahead of Auckland club season.

Waikato out for revenge

Waikato captain Chelsea Alley will be a pivotal figure for her side in their Farah Palmer Cup semifinal against ...

The Waikato women's rugby team have a point to prove against Canterbury in their semifinal.

Wanderers look to make progress

Ricki Herbert is relishing the challenges of coaching in national league football.

After finishing ninth in their first national league campaign, Hamilton Wanderers will be looking to move up the ladder second time around.

opinion

Stories of hope

Te Awamutu 16-year-old Jack Lanting is starting his own elephant sanctuary in Thailand next year.

OPINION: Helping Hamilton's homeless into homes and saving elephants in Thailand - two special projects instigated by people who refuse to give up.

Missing in action

We’ve just gone through the most exciting election in years yet the silence from Waikato University has been deafening.

OPINION: We’ve just gone through the most exciting election in years yet the silence from Waikato University has been deafening.

'Classic' city test

When in Rome – Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the postwar classic Roman Holiday.

OPINION: Richard Swainson proposes a new cultural criteria for determining city status.

Men are victims too

One in five sexual harassment allegations lodged with the Human Rights Commission over the past five years have come ...

OPINION: Sexual harassment of men is one of the great, untold stories of our time, writes Narelle Henson.

Sleaze and shame

Amazon's Roy Price has taken indefinite leave of absence over sex allegations against him

OPINION: If your body is treated as a mere, grabbable thing, what are you?

Life & Style

Tomatomania for long weekend

Sweet 100, a cherry tomato hybrid, grows like a weed in warmer weather.

Labour Day Weekend is the perfect time to get your vege patch set for summer.

Girl from Morrinsville our next PM

Jacinda Ardern on the campaign trail.

The girl from Morrinsville, who once worked at the local chippie, will be our second youngest PM.

80 and all at sea

Roy Woolerton, 80, spent 16 years building his catamaran, but it's now in the water at Westhaven Marina in Auckland.

When Roy Woolerton decided to build a catamaran, life got in the way. Sixteen years later - aged 80 - he's ready for adventure.

Scarecrow signals growing season

Gareth and Grace Lusty, 'The Wizz' scarecrow and Great Pumpkin Carnival president Sam Elton-Walters take up residence at ...

Before you know it, The Great Pumpkin Carnival will be right around the corner.

From studies to studio

Rhiannon Jackson's artistic style is in the genres of lowbrow and surrealism.

A Wintec student's first solo show unites years of work with aesthetic discovery.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

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

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