Ben Walling, a dry stock beef farmer, whose Five Rivers, northern Southland, farm has been infected with  Mycoplasma ...

Farmers on the edge video

The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak is taking a heart-breaking financial and emotional toll on rural communities. Andrea Vance reports.

Mbovis farmer fronts video

Henk Smit has told a packed out Sir Don Rowlands Centre that his farm has Mycoplasma bovis.

Waikato dairy farmer Henk Smit has told a packed farmer meeting how his farm got Mycoplasma bovis.

Kidnapper told victim to pray

Hotpool dips, graveside tears, hugs and threats to kill - man sentenced for bizarre kidnapping.

Prison after false story

He tried to cover up, then his phone with child exploitation images was handed in.

Christoffersen: Enough of the AB BS

Opinion columnist Max Christoffersen thinks professional rugby is ruining the game.

Obit: Katherine O'Regan

Charles Riddle this week tells the life story of a notable Waikato politician.

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Swainson: Video rental epitome of consumerism

It's a long way from video shops' heyday in the early 2000s.

Opinion columnist Richard Swainson relives the heady days when throngs headed to rent the latest release at Video Ezy.

O'Connor: Heed the M bovis warning

Opinion columnist Tom O'Connor says we must track down how M bovis arrived.

Irvine: It's all about the timing

Threats at Tauranga Subway

business

Retirement village founder cashes up $10m

Kevin Hickman founder of Ryman Healthcare.

Ryman founder Kevin Hickman and his wife Joanna have cashed up a portion of their shares to spend on other interests.

Matamata bypass an option

The proposed Matamata bypass would link Waharoa Road East and Tauranga Rd and is anticipated to significantly reduce ...

The council only has the funds for a bypass in Matamata or Morrinsville.

Primed for Harness Jewels

More memorable moments are hoped for as a big crowd is expected to be at The Cambridge Raceway on June 2.

Cambridge Raceway pulls out all the stops on entertainment for patrons at the Waikato's richest raceday.

Great rubbish bag heist

Rubbish bags could become the new sought-after product among thieves in the Matamata-Piako district.

From July, people will have to pay for their rubbish bags. Are thieves stock piling?

Tough medicine for Steel & Tube

The planned sale and leaseback of Steel & Tube's recently refurbished property at 375 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch is part ...

NZX-listed Steel & Tube has disappointed the market, but says things will get better next year.

sport

Chiefs look for home comforts

Co-captain Charlie Ngatai has been moved to his old role of second five-eighth as the Chiefs look to get their backline ...

Back from tough tour of South Africa, Chiefs don't get much respite, up against in-form Waratahs.

Cameron's success rewarded

Successful women's cycling coach Brendon Cameron will now head the men's endurance cycling squad.

Two-time Olympian Brendon Cameron appointed head coach for the men's endurance cycling squad.

Students tough it out in Hillary Challenge

Members of the Cambridge High School Adventure Racing Team still had enough energy after placing fourth in the recent ...

Engineering student Sam Bain loves the outdoors so much he tests himself often against the elements.

ABs back amid Chiefs tweaks

Brodie Retallick's return, in particular, should provide the Chiefs with a huge boost against the Waratahs.

Harris, Retallick, McKenzie and Lienert-Brown return, amid some other reshuffles.

Sweet wake-up call for Tu'inukuafe video

Chiefs prop Karl Tu'inukuafe is still pinching himself after getting the callup to the All Blacks' squad.

Catching up on sleep after returning from South Africa, Chiefs prop awoke to stunning news.

opinion

Swainson: Video rental epitome of consumerism

It's a long way from video shops' heyday in the early 2000s.

Opinion columnist Richard Swainson relives the heady days when throngs headed to rent the latest release at Video Ezy.

Christoffersen: Enough of the AB BS

Chiefs fans should protest what's happening to the game, opinion columnist Max Christoffersen says.

Opinion columnist Max Christoffersen thinks professional rugby is ruining the game.

O'Connor: Heed the M bovis warning

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern,  Federated Farmers national president Katie Milne, left, and Agriculture minister Damien ...

Opinion columnist Tom O'Connor says we must track down how M bovis arrived.

Obit: Katherine O'Regan

A family painting of Katherine O'Regan, who succumbed to breast cancer recently.

Charles Riddle this week tells the life story of a notable Waikato politician.

Irvine: It's all about the timing

The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, primate of the Episcopal Church, speaks during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry ...

Opinion columnist Denise Irvine dissects that (in)famous wedding speech.

Life & Style

Young academic and leader enters pageant

18-year-old Ella Morgan is studying politics at the University of Waikato and running a dance school in Tamahere.

Miss Universe contestant passionate about social justice.

Kiwi Orbitals plan for 2019 launch

Kiwi Orbitals hopes to launch its Duncan Rocket in 2019.

A team in Hamilton plans to launch a rocket into space.

Students tough it out in Hillary Challenge

Members of the Cambridge High School Adventure Racing Team still had enough energy after placing fourth in the recent ...

Engineering student Sam Bain loves the outdoors so much he tests himself often against the elements.

Incredi-bull mechanical beast video

The Te Aroha artist's creation is made out of scrap metal and weighs about 1.9 tonnes.

Worsley has a gearbox in one arm, an engine in the other and vases as giant testicles.

Primed for Harness Jewels

More memorable moments are hoped for as a big crowd is expected to be at The Cambridge Raceway on June 2.

Cambridge Raceway pulls out all the stops on entertainment for patrons at the Waikato's richest raceday.

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