Quick-witted, affable and popular teenager named as Rotorua bike crash victim

The scene of the motorcycle crash on Amohau St, Rotorua on Thursday.

The principal of a Rotorua school has written a lengthy tribute to the popular teen.

Do we want to see NZ stories on film? video

There were just three other people in the theatre when Richard Swainson watched Whina, and two for a screening of Nude ...

OPINION: When Richard Swainson watched Whina, there were just three others in the room. The film delivers a far more nuanced portrayal than the trailer may suggest, he says.

Cheaper by the dozen - How a big family gets by on not much video

Half of the Shelling family: Mercy, 10, Priscilla, 15, Shelley (mother), Peace, 7, Sarah, 12, Noah 13, Andrew (father) ...

The Shelling family have a full house of 10 children - with two visiting often - yet only spend $1000 a week on expenses.

Life in the quiet lane: what the expressway leaves behind video

Once the Waikato Expressway is completed, fewer vehicles are likely to take SH1B to Cambridge.

With the final Hamilton stretch of Waikato expressway set to open, the buzz is all about the new road. But what’s it like for those who are bypassed?

Obituary: Michael Gary Duckworth (Mike) Coad, 1942 -2022

Mike Coad was a farm labourer and stock agent before finding his niche in the antique trade.

Antiques dealer Michael Coad was a proud Cornishman who could out-trade anyone, and make $25 on an old washing machine from out back even when pickings were slim.

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Tide of discontent over Whakatāne pool prompts call for council apology

A tidal pool at the Whakatāne Heads was built by council in 2017 and has proved contentious since.

The council made a mistake with the tidal pools and the community feels the organisation hasn't "fronted up", Councillor Nandor Tanczos says.

Bid for new Waihī mining project prompts environmental pushback

OceanaGold has applied for a mining permit at Wharekirauponga in Coromandel, and says any effects will be mitigated ...

OceanaGold wants consent for a project that would involve drilling a 6.8km tunnel under conservation land, but local environmentalists say they'll go to court to protect the site and taonga species.

Roadblocks, 'unfair system' for building on whenua Māori - iwi

Waikato iwi Tainui ki Whāingaroa has experienced “impassioned but unsuccessful attempts” to progress work on its ...

A possible solution is specialist units dealing with Māori freehold land, and extra funding, says a Waikato iwi.

Child advocate says politicians must act in the wake of Malachi Subecz's murder video

A leading child advocate said the murder of Malachi Subecz, like so many similar abuse deaths in New Zealand, is ...

Law change calls grow as one child advocate says Malachi Subecz's murder was "completely avoidable".

Raglan band Masaya excited to open for LAB

Siblings Kaea and Reiki Ruawai say there’s sometimes a bit of “headbutting” but they also have a special musical connection.

Siblings Kaea and Reiki Ruawai are the backbone of the band, with more than a decade of experience performing with their family band Cornerstone Roots under their belt.

Campaigning jockey and women's rights pioneer names own village

Linda Jones, pictured in 1979 during her racing career.

Linda Jones broken through the old boys' rules of racing and now has a retirement village named after her.

Men accused of Taupō motel murder named

Interim name suppression has been cancelled for the two men charged with the murder of Ryan Whare Woodford at the ...

The men have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Ryan Woodford at Adelphi Motel in March, and will face trial mid-2023.

Cyclist and truck in serious crash in Tokoroa

A rescue helicopter was sent to the scene of a crash involving a person on an e-bike and a truck (file photo)

A person is to be lifted to Waikato Hospital after a crash involving an e-bike and a truck.

Malachi's murder: Daycare didn't pass pics on and adults didn't act video

Five year old Malachi Subecz, killed by Michaela Barriball while in her care

The judge who sentenced Malachi Subecz's killer noted a daycare that didn't pass on pics of abuse and urged adults to act at any sign of abuse.

Crown: 'It was revenge'. Defence: 'It was self-defence'

Adrian Phillips told police the man he’s accused of ramming off the road and shooting tried to pull a knife on him.

Both sides have delivered their final shots in the trial of a man accused of gunning down a perceived rival on a winding Coromandel road.


Using AI to net catfish hooks inaugural Te Arawa science and design award

Te Arawa Lakes Trust Ngā Karu Atua Supreme Award winner Alex Malcolm, with the Trust’s Biosecurity Co-ordinator, ...

Te Arawa Lakes biosecurity boss William Anaru blown away by next generation of environmental guardians on show at inaugural Te Arawa science and design fair.

What do you make of the new Māori Health Authority? video

Only time will tell if the Māori Health Authority is the answer to Māori health needs.

Murder verdict in roadside shooting trial

Tide of discontent over Whakatāne pool prompts call for council apology


Xero Roadshow - Tiny Edition

Xero has built a tiny portable home that will spend the next five months travelling up, down
and across Aotearoa to ...

SPONSORED: Check out the Xero Roadshow - Tiny Edition, which is coming to 28 towns across NZ.

Chunk of Coromandel farmland for sale, eyed for future housing

It’s a dairy farm now, but this land near Thames has potential for a housing development, according to Thames-Coromandel ...

It's a dairy farm now, but almost 200 hectares of farmland overlooking the Thames Golf Course could be home to medium-density housing developments.

No one wants to see a Matariki ‘Big Mac' video

Skye Kimura, Chief Executive Officer at T?tou(Ng?ti Tuwharetoa, & Taranaki) talks to ...

Skye Kimura became concerned at the number of clients wanting to “leverage Matariki” as a marketing opportunity. So she decided to do something about it.

Waikato's open for business as foreign diplomats visit

More than 35 foreign diplomats toured Waikato and Hamilton on Thursday and Friday as part of a visit supported by the ...

“You’re doing great things, but you’re keeping quite a low profile,” commented one of the visitors.

Fancy a new life cruising the Waikato River? video

Waikato River Explorer’s Kiwi Cat motors upstream in central Hamilton towards Victoria Bridge.

After a decade on the water in Hamilton, Darren Mills is looking for someone to take on a river boat business he and his late wife built from scratch in 2012.


Black Caps quick Adam Milne joins Wellington from Central

Adam Milne will play his domestic cricket for Wellington after leaving the Central Stags.

Black Caps quick links up with Wellington after 11 seasons with Central Districts in a big boost for the Firebirds' fast bowling department.

Hard knocks can’t rock exciting Magic middie video

Simmon Wilbore in action for the Magic in the ANZ Premiership against the Mystics in Hamilton in March.

Simmon Wilbore suffered a series of untimely setbacks, including surgery, but she has her sights set on 2023.

Dismantled to dominant: How Chiefs scrum turnaround led a prop to the ABs video

Aidan Ross of the Chiefs. Chiefs v Waratahs, Super Rugby, FMG Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand. 4 June 2022. © ...

The night of March 13, 2021, was a highly forgettable one for Aidan Ross and his side, but the sting of the memory was what ended up getting him to the top.

Tears and kava flow: Sowakula's move all worth it with ABs' call-up video

Pita Gus Sowakula has earned an All Blacks call-up for next month’s series against Ireland.

A one-on-one with Ian Foster a couple of weeks ago still didn't convince power-packed Chiefs loosie he was in the mix, six years after downing tools as a resort chef in Fiji.

McKenzie re-signs with NZ Rugby through 2023 video

Chiefs Damian McKenzie. Super Rugby Aotearoa. Hurricanes v Chiefs. Sky Stadium, Wellington. Saturday 20th March 2021.

All Blacks playmaker returns from Japan on a deal through till the next World Cup.


Marmalade for Queen's Birthday and foraging for Matariki video

Waikato used to have a Matariki Dish Challenge. Pictured are pāua tortellini at Kahurangi's pop up restaurant dinner ...

OPINION: Denise Irvine considers some culinary inspiration for holiday weekends, and tries to spot the Matariki cluster.

Rotorua’s mayoral candidate highlights everything we lack in Hamilton

Tania Tapsell is standing for the Rotorua Lakes mayoralty.

Why are there so few local government candidates who aren't middled aged and what would it take to get more standing?

The green grenades bringing happiness to a troubled world

Feijoas are big on the menu at Toad Hall.

In grim times Denise Irvine finds comfort in the humble feijoa and simple everyday delights.

Prosecuting Putin is tomorrow's task. Disempowering him is today's.

Vladimir Putin:

OPINION: First thing's first.

Health concerns still dominate hospitality heartache

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: she’s said it before, and she’ll say it again; putting health first is the best economic ...

OPINION: If it was an easy black-and-white issue, we wouldn't still be red all over.

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Raglan band Masaya excited to open for LAB

Siblings Kaea and Reiki Ruawai say there’s sometimes a bit of “headbutting” but they also have a special musical connection.

Siblings Kaea and Reiki Ruawai are the backbone of the band, with more than a decade of experience performing with their family band Cornerstone Roots under their belt.

Fuss-free weekends, and under first home grant cap

This two-bed home in Hamilton East is a blank page for you to write your property story on.

We usually bring you quirky homes with a bit of a story – but what about one you can write your own story in?

Dog-friendly entrepreneurs put doughnuts, chocolate on the menu

Party animal Nixie samples one of the wares from The Barkuterie Box.

If you have ever fantasised about hosting a dog party with cupcakes and ice cream, now you can.

No rehearsal required for Hamilton actors

Mandy Faulkner, (back left) Gaye Poole, John Davies, Mary Rinaldi, Nick Clothier, and Missy Mooney are just some of the ...

A group of actors will take to the stage in a play they don’t know, in a role they haven’t rehearsed for. That might not be the disaster it seems.

Building a chocolate empire

Ruby Chocolate, Pistachios and Raspberries is a medal-winning bestseller.

Andrei Reviakin and Julia Reviakina - and their ruby chocolate, pistachios and raspberries - are a chocolate force to be reckoned with.

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