Ruakuri Cave will be the first cave system in New Zealand to be brought onto Google Maps.

Virtual cave tour

4:05 PM  Google goes underground, allowing you to explore one of NZs hidden gems from home.

CBD is hot property

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

3:30 PM  Waiting for a tenant doesn't work any more, Hamilton commercial real estate leader says.

Toilet training in paradise

Holiday destination plagued by sewage spills takes toilet etiquette to the street.

Casino robbery lead

Police want to speak to this man after a winner was followed and robbed at knifepoint.

Light at end of Cobham tunnel

Underpass opening will end Russian roulette crossing to Hamilton Gardens.

Pupils thrive on unwanted laptops

Old clunky laptops up-cycled and reused for children's learning in Cambridge classroom.

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Takeaway staff cop racial abuse

Staff at D.Lishis 7 Up House have been harrassed by youth for months and it's getting worse.

3:35 PM  Staff at a Huntly takeaway shop are at their wits' end after constant harassment from local youth.

Bushman vanishes

Grant Ridley is a confident bushman but his disappearance is out of character.

The Bay's mass murder problem

Glen's got the Attitude


CBD is hot property

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

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

Everybody thought they were crazy, but they survived

Ineke Thissen, David and Lisette Hulme and Peter Thissen are the force behind The Boldholder, the Bayleys Business ...

Just as every building is only as strong as it's foundations, the same can be said for business.

Westpac privileged to receive award

The team at Westpac Matamata, the winner of the Gull Customer Service Award for Matamata.

We get to know customers by name, and it's not just how their day is, we get to know them personally.

Tastes of New Zealand win on the day

Goldie Wicks, Karissa van Essen and Deborah Lynn with their award and certificate for Cafe Frock.

 It is a testament to the hard work every team member has put in, and to win was incredible.

Customer service top priority

The team at House of Travel, Morrinsville: Sarah Brocksopp, Carol Sutton, Kirsty McCartney, Bridget Law, Emma Lyons, ...

The personal touch saw House of Travel Morrinsville recognised with the Gull Customer Service Award.


Offers turned down

Part-owner John Rattray leads Bonneval back to scale following her Underwood Stakes victory.

She's the Horse of the Year and her owners have turned down two massive offers to keep her.

Duo on trial

Guineas hope Sumstreetsumwhere will contest Monday's James and Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes.

A trip to Christchurch will be on the line for a pair of Cambridge stablemates on Monday.

Scarborough hits the top

Matthew Scarborough has become the country's top-ranked snooker player, following his NZ Open victory.

Hamilton snooker player Matthew Scarborough scored a maiden NZ Open win, and with it, the country's No 1 ranking.

Hampton Downs all set for Australian GTS

The cars and stars of the Australian GT Championship will feature in the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 ...

The countdown is on to the biggest event of the year at Hampton Downs - the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500.

Admire Deus unlikely to race again

Admire Deus out with strapper Matt Scown at Werribee racecourse earlier this month.

Vets are confident former Japanese stayer can be saved for breeding career.


Never again

Tūhoe activist Tame Iti was among those arrested during a series of dawn raids on Ruatoki 10 years ago.

OPINION: After 10 years, the assault on their little town of Ruatoki is still recalled with a sense of traditional injustice by many in the region, but nothing more.

Power plays in freefall

Hamilton city councillor Garry Mallett thinks the age of libraries is over.

OPINION: What certain people in positions of power miss is that libraries are more than just books stacked on shelves, and people prefer real doctors to virtual ones.

The original 'barn girl'

Christine Pickering was someone who never sought the limelight but made a huge impact in so many people's lives.

OBITUARY: Christine Pickering was renowned for her many charitable works, the Christmas festivals she organised and her humility.

Bob, you gotta go

Waikato District Health Board chairman Bob Simcock.

OPINION: "There were flashing alarm bells going and Bob Simcock just disregarded them."

Finding a home for Leroy

Somewhere out there must be a home for all homeless (file photo).

OPINION: His story of becoming homeless in Hamilton struck a chord with Kiwis.

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Change of status dream come true

Te Kura o Ngāti Hauā principal Tina Poi speaking at the special event to mark the school's change in status.

If our language and our protocols are taught to our tamariki, our people will thrive.

Pinup abuzz over bees

Miss Honey Bee, one of 10 Miss Pinup New Zealand finalists, is using her pin-up platform to spread awareness about bee ...

Honeybee lover Emma Pike is one of 10 finalists for the annual Miss Pinup NZ competition.

Review: Punnet Cafe

Huevos Rancheros from Punnet Cafe, Tamahere.

Punnet Cafe in Tamahere reflects its wealthy, country neighbours. But don't dismiss the decadent plates.

Neat places to eat local

Winner Winner is in the safe hands of Luke and Chrissy Houghton, and good friend Anthony Wong.

It's never been easier to eat well and support fellow Hamilton locals, with plenty of hot spots owned and operated by clever people who call the city home.

Hearts help mothers cope

Andrea Olliver-Thompson, with her daughter 11-month-old Clara, makes material hearts filled with rice to the weight of ...

Woman comes up with special way to help others who've gone through a miscarriage.

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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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