Sir Colin Meads in Te Kuiti at the unveiling of his statue in June.

Sir Colin Meads 'very unwell'

7 min ago  Sir Colin Meads unwell, his wife says, and the family is requesting privacy.

Shops under siege

Police at the scene of a robbery on Rifle Range Dairy.

Manning the counter of the corner dairy these days merits combat pay.

Political thoughts from Benneydale

Benneydale locals share their ideas on the upcoming general election.

The disappearance of the Fleets video

James Fleet answered a knock on the door. Ten days later, he and his uncle are found dead.

Council fraud inquiry

A report by KPMG on its investigation into a Waikato District Council department is due next week.

DHB inquiry drags on

Chairman and board member at odds over investigation into chief executive's spending.

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Rollie unlikely to give up, says ex

Police are looking for Rollie James Heke, 36. He is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

She was his partner for eight years and fears he won't make it easy for the cops to catch him.

Burglar's teacup assault

Michael Charnley sentenced for burglary and assault with a weapon - namely a teacup.

Mamaku Forest bodies identified

$25 tip jar thief jailed


House auction for charity

GJ Gardner managing director Jeff De Leeuw, left, and Big Buddy Hamilton coordinator Andrew McFadden and the house in ...

The auction of a four-bedroom Hamilton house will help a charity find role models for boys with no dads.

Maitland's Top 5

The Steamfest is on this weekend in Otorohanga (file photo).

Cats, the circus and Koroneihana. This is your Top 5.

Turning life in a different direction

At Hollows Bicycle Repairs you can enjoy a barista made coffee while waiting for your bike.

High Perfomance BMX coach Ryan Hollows made the decision to quit and establish a home-based business.

Cambridge sets the standard for hosting events

A delegation from the 2021 WMG Richard Heywood, Shiro Ueta, Koji Omori, Shintaro Kanisati, and Takuya Kawataall gave ...

 A delegation from the organisers of the 2021 World Masters Games were impressed with how Cambridge turned it on for 2017.

Forlongs forever

Forlongs is expanding and will move into 130 Commerce Street on September 1. Assembler sales consultant Sean Siakia, ...

The famed Hamilton department store is bouncing back from last year's brush with death and branching out into a new store.


Waikato wary of 'tough start'

Sean Botherway takes charge of Waikato for a third season.

The Mooloos start out 2017 hoping to stop the rot after missing out on finals footy five seasons in a row.

Magic complete 2018 squad

Lenize Potgieter is returning to the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic for 2018.

Import shooter Lenize Potgieter returns, as does midcourter Ariana Cable-Dixon, giving them six of their seven 2017 starters.

Baker and Forsman dominate Taupo trials

Group I winner Lizzie L'Amour impressed at Friday's Taupo trials.

Big guns fire up in Taupo trials.

Latta has major Foxbridge role

North And South spearheads Lisa Latta's three-pronged Foxbridge Plate assault.

Lisa Latta has three chasing Foxbridge Plate honours.

Seven figure sale

Levin Classic winner Hall Of Fame has been sold to Hong Kong.

Leading Kiwi race horse is heading to Hong Kong following a seven figure sale.


Fenced schools a sad sign

Security fences are a common sight around schools these days.

OPINION: In my day there was no need for barriers. Local schools were our patch, and we looked after them.

Ahead of his time

What Jeff Coulshed did for women's football in New Zealand was legendary, his former players say.

OBITUARY: Jeff Coulshed was huge for women's football, especially in the Waikato.

'Got any money?'

Hamilton City Council recently approved a $60,000 pay rise for its CEO Richard Briggs.

OPINION: In the end, it all boils down to dollars and cents.

Suicide watch

New Zealand's youth suicide rate is so high it made headlines overseas.

OPINION: Our youth suicide rate is so high that it made headlines on the BBC in June.

The best special occasion wines

Touring through the vineyards of Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay. The area is gaining a formidable reputation for ...

I have previously waxed lyrical about Villa Maria wines, and I am shamelessly going to do the same again.

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Maitland's Top 5

The Steamfest is on this weekend in Otorohanga (file photo).

Cats, the circus and Koroneihana. This is your Top 5.

Candidates put under the pressure

Waikato electorate candidates, Philippa Stevenson, Carolyn McKenzie, Tim van de Molen, Brooke Loader and Stu Husband.

Matamata people take chance to meet Waikato electorate candidates.

Cappuchino's cakes and cops

Constable Peter Van't Wout lets Matamata College student Renee Withers try out the weight of the police vest.

How successful was the Matamata launch of Coffee with a Cop?

Nervous author awaits publics reaction to murder mystery

Cambridge author Nikki Crutchley is due to launch her new murder/mystery on August 27.

Author Nikki Crutchley knows a good mystery is based on murder and intrigue, but its also about expense and marketing.

Kindy tree replaced years after poisoning

Trent Goodwin digs a space for the new tree at Cambridge Kindergarten.

Sounds of excitement were heard from Cambridge Kindergarten children when their new tree was planted.

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