'Bad blood' feud ends in headbutt

Duncan John Drake was caught on CCTV head butting a man in a bar. Both were aged 73 at the time.

The latest chapter in family feud, sparked by a $140k theft, plays out in court.

River death mystery

The body of John Emanuel Comer, 34, was found in Waikato River on July 19, 2018.

John Emanuel Comer's body was found near Huntly two months after he disappeared. "But that's all we know," Coroner says.

Mudpool might stay put

Susan Gedye said she was alerted to the new mudpool outside her home when everything started shaking on Tuesday morning.

Scientists say it's likely a mudpool that erupted overnight in a Rotorua woman's backyard is here to stay.

The pro athlete in a wheelchair video

Ephraim Gudgeon has got pro status after winning the open wheelchair division at the Toronto Pro bodybuilding competition.

When Ephraim Gudgeon fractured his back he found a new goal and worked until he got gold.

Repeat drink-driver jailed

Mika Taupau, 36, blew a level of 790 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. It led to drink-drive conviction number ...

In 2016 Mika Taupau was the victim when he was stabbed in the neck. He is now back to being an offender.

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Fire engine and car crash

260619. Police were called to a collision between a fire appliance and a car in Cambridge at 9am Wednesday, at the ...

The collision on the edge of Cambridge CBD didn't cause serious injuries, police say.

Food bank in need

Hamilton Salvation Army Food bank co-ordinator Aimee Smith said the charity is desperate for a number of basic ...

High demand for food parcels as cost of living rises, charity says.

Shed fire claims boat, campervan

Police are treating the incident on Abergeldie Way as unexplained.

A suspicious blaze ripped through a Cambridge shed overnight claiming everything inside.

Woman hit by car near Waingaro

Police reopened Waingaro Road just after 6pm on Tuesday (file photo).

An elderly woman is in a critical condition after an incident near Waingaro.

Crash on SH1 near Rangiriri

A section of State Highway 1 at Rangiriri was temporarily closed following a road smash (file photo).

A person has been taken to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries.

Serious crash in BOP

Motorists are being urged to avoid State Highway 2 in Bethlehem following a serious road smash.

Reports of multiple people injured in a two-vehicle crash in Tauranga.

Fatal crash at Turua

Emergency services are attending a fatal two-vehicle crash in Turua in the eastern Hauraki region.

Traffic diversions are in place after a fatal two-vehicle road crash.

Two-day, 500km crime spree video

Around $10,000 worth of cigarettes was stolen from Four Square Urenui, north Taranaki, by five offenders who smashed ...

The teens started their crime spree in Hamilton, travelled to Taranaki and were caught heading north again at Eight Mile Junction.

Toxin spike in Waikato lakes

The current readings of toxic algae have jumped from 10 mm3/L in January to 164.4 mm3/L in June at Lake Waikare. Algae ...

Winter hasn't reduced the risk from algal blooms in two Waikato lakes.

Four years jail for four ciggie packs

Jerome Heke's armed robbery netted him just four packs of cigarettes, but four years behind bars.

Jerome Heke will spend a year in jail for each pack of cigarettes he stole at knife-point from a dairy.

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Fatal impact after speedo check

The blue Ford Ranger driven by Philip Bothwell smashed into the rear of the Mitsubishi people mover, left. A passenger ...

Philip Bothwell was checking his speed as he drove towards Hamilton. When he looked up it was too late.

Bugler grieves for stolen horn video

War vet Ray T Isaacs' beloved bugle was taken as he prepared to entertain pedestrians on the main street.

Fire engine and car crash

Food bank in need

business

Luxury retirement villages sold

Aged care and retirement village operator Arvida has paid $180 million for three luxury retirement villages including ...

Three resort-style retirement villages in beautiful locations are being sold for $180 million.

Food waste valuable

Xtreme Zero Waste's Rick Thorpe says the organisation sells back eight tonnes of compost each month to Raglan residents.

Food chucked in the bin is a valuable product, says company who sells waste back to its makers.

Step forward for waste reduction

The Seagull Centre Trust was established in 2004 to oversee the operation of a resource recovery facility, with the key ...

More items in good nick will be rescued from landfill thanks to half million dollar expansion in Thames.

No guests, no bridesmaids

Just one of the picturesque views where you could elope near Raglan.

Rise of no-fuss nuptials has turned into a livelihood for Liz and Jason Cann.

Te reo card game launched video

Eliot Jessep and Ben Hawken have developed a te reo card game called Tākaro.

A group of young Hamilton entrepreneurs hope to get more te reo into homes through a new card game.

opinion

Scarlet letters not so easy to affix fairly

Migrant worker exploitation is a problem crying out for correction.

OPINION: Hot reproach doesn't trump the need for a cool head as we hanker to hold exploitative bosses accountable.

Dad's the word on parental leave

There is still a stigma that society places around whether women choose to return to the workforce soon after having ...

OPINION: There's a place Kiwi dads can look for an example when it comes to male parental leave.

The wireless wonder of cricket

Broadcaster Bryan Waddle weaves magic in the moments between overs.

The thwack of willow on leather and the dulcet tones of commentary ease the arbitrary nature of a nail-biting tournament.

Seymour's lofty vision for ACT

ACT Party leader David Seymour wants to introduce a flat income tax of 17.5 per cent (file photo).

OPINION: ACT's David Seymour has a knack of grabbing headlines. But can he turn that skill into election success?

Wedding, a fight for freedom

Sri Lankan navy soldiers secure the area out side St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka after the Easter bombings.

OPINION: Standing up for what you believe in can be as simple as turning up for a reception in Sri Lanka.

Life & Style

Wind spirits blow into Hamilton

Rosie Tapsell stars in Atamira Dance Company's new production Onepu, as Hine-roriki, an atua (spirit) who controls the ...

The atua of Māori folklore are the main characters of a new dance work by the Atamira Dance Company.

Check that kombucha, dietician says

A surge in kombucha companies - and sauerkraut options - shows that gut health is a buzz word at the moment, Chiefs ...

Our supposed healthy choices might not always be as good for us as we think.

Making music on-stage and off video

McLay will bring one of his handcrafted instruments when he performs in the Fête de la Musique on Sunday.

Waikato man Roger McLay will wield an instrument he crafted at a Hamilton music festival this weekend.

Data speed 'put ahead of health'

The Tairua community says the location of Spark's new 15m cell tower is less than ideal.

Plans to erect a 15m cell tower in Tairua have neighbours believing technology now outweighs their health.

Peat lake pest trapping successful

National Wetland Trust project coordinator Nardene Berry has helped facilitate installation of traps around peat lake ...

 Nearly 500 mammalian pests near Ōhaupō have been eliminated.

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