Vandals destroy WWI crosses

Huntly RSA president Frank McInally said vandals in a vehicle ploughed through more than 40 white crosses planted for ...

Just 63 of 100 crosses left standing after car ploughs through World War I memorial to fallen soldiers.

Speed, alcohol add to toll

The scene of a fatal crash on Hakarimata Rd, near Huntly.

Both factors as well as lack of seat belt appear to have played a role in first death of long weekend.

Two people shot in Waikato

Two people were shot just before midnight on Saturday (file photo).

Police are looking for men involved in the shooting that left pair with non-life threatening injuries.

Bogan burnouts at cemetery video

Anyone caught doing burnouts at Hamilton Park Cemetery may be getting a visit from police after a CCTV camera system was ...

Bogans burnouts at funeral services in Hamilton are terrorising cemetery staff and upsetting other mourners.

Adventures with Croky the parrot video

Ann-Sophie Salomez and Croky.

Ann-Sophie Salomez loves the great hikes of NZ almost as much as her feathered friend does.

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Chefs to reveal stovetop secrets

The Great NZ Food Show event organiser Michele Connell wants the weekend to be a full experience for visitors.

Waikato's master chefs will be revealing their secrets at the Great NZ Food Show.

Toddler dies in apparent drowning

Sullivan Lake in Whakatāne.

A two-year-old boy has died in what police are describing as a potential drowning at Whakatāne.

Thief steals from community

The generator from the South Waikato Emergency Response Trailer has been stolen.

The perpetrator took a lot more than a generator when they snuck into Unlimited Signs under cover of darkness.

Lizard opens door to renter video

Keeping blue-tongued lizards as pets may make it easier to get a rental over a cat or dog. Royce Nimot with his reptile ...

When told he couldn't have cats, Royce Nimot adopted blue-tongued lizards instead.

Teacher 'shattered' over probe video

Retired Ōtorohanga College teacher Sean Cassidy says he was the victim of bullying at the school.

A Waikato teacher investigated by police says he was targeted by former colleagues.

McLaughlin back where it started video

Reigning Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin in action at the KartSport NZ Nationals in Hamilton.

Supercar star Scott McLaughlin is enjoying being back on familiar tarmac.

Person critical after motorbike crash

A person is in a critical condition after two motorbikes crashed on Te Puke Highway.

The crash between two motorbikes on Te Puke Highway also left another person with moderate injuries.

DHBs 'costly, troublesome amateurs'

Should elected lay people be running the likes of Waikato DHB? Tom O'Connor thinks not.

Days of elected lay people managing health boards should come to a swift end, writes Tom O'Connor.

Carparks over squash courts not a healthy move

You don't have to be a top player to appreciate the value of sports like squash to a community's wellbeing.

Waikato DHBs decision to trade court space for car parks hardly inspires a healthy life, opines Richard Swainson.

A quintessential Kiwi farm life

David Aston started his farming career at Waikaretu before moving to Fencourt, near Cambridge.

From clearing the land and splitting fence battens to milking and shearing. David Aston never wanted for work during a lifetime on the land.

news

'Sharp up-swing' at Waikato ED

More patients are getting through Waikato Hospital's ED within six hours, but there's still work needed to reach the 95 ...

Patient wait times have had a rev up but still haven't hit the national target.

Easter road toll at one

A person is dead following a crash near Huntly – the first fatality on the roads this Easter break.

Car crash in Tamahere

Chefs to reveal stovetop secrets

business

Council sticks to glyphosate

The Hamilton City Council will keep using Roundup for weed control after it voted down a remit encouraging usage of the ...

Hamilton City Council have voted against a commitment to phase out the use of glyphosate by 2025.

Not all bad in construction

Limited construction capacity in New Zealand is preventing an oversupply of buildings and a property market crash, ...

Limited construction resources have an upside.

Building a $400m property empire

Cornerstone half-owner Charlie Zheng and chief executive Andrew Cotterrell in front of the Ricoh Building on Victoria ...

Upgrading historic buildings, seismic strengthening behind impressive value growth.

Visitors spending up in Coromandel

Visitors to the Coromandel  spent a record amount of money in 2018 (file photo)

Visitors to the Coromandel continue to spend up large.

Out with the old

Oceania Healthcare is expected to complete 90 care suites and studios at the Trevellyn residential care home in Hamilton ...

Aged care provider pushes ahead constructing new facilities

sport

Wilbore club rugby's leading points scorer

Te Amo Wilbore, in the round 1 game against Taupiri. He leads the club rugby competition as its overall top points ...

Ōtorohanga fullback has scored the most tries and kicked the most points in club rugby.

Chiefs 'poor' while Lions roar video

The Lions celebrate their victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday night.

The Chiefs weren't the only ones with a disrupted lead-in to Friday's Super Rugby match.

Lions roar past Chiefs video

Hooker Malcolm Marx was a late addition to the Lions' starting lineup in Hamilton.

Chiefs' winning run comes to an end, dismantled at home by resurgent Lions.

Play-by-play: Chiefs v Lions

Chiefs halfback Brad Weber dives over to score a try during last weekend's win over the Blues in Hamilton.

The Chiefs v Lions a play-at-a-time at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.

Recap: Chiefs v Lions

Chiefs midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown goes on the burst during last week's win over the Blues in Hamilton.

Lions stave off epic Chiefs second half comeback in Hamilton.

opinion

Extremism the enemy of the reasonable

Sri Lankan police officers clear the road as an ambulance drives through carrying people injured in Sunday's blasts in ...

OPINION: More people at worship, more murderous extremism

To arm police or not video

The new normal?

OPINION: Only better data will make, or disprove, the case for routinely armed cops.

Are we listening to Muslim women?

Everyday Muslim women's voices need to be given the space to be heard in the wake of the mosque terror attack, Lana Hart ...

OPINION: One voice that has traditionally struggled to find its mouthpiece is still mostly unheard in the wake of the Christchurch shootings: Muslim women.

DHBs 'costly, troublesome amateurs'

Should elected lay people be running the likes of Waikato DHB? Tom O'Connor thinks not.

Days of elected lay people managing health boards should come to a swift end, writes Tom O'Connor.

Carparks over squash courts not a healthy move

You don't have to be a top player to appreciate the value of sports like squash to a community's wellbeing.

Waikato DHBs decision to trade court space for car parks hardly inspires a healthy life, opines Richard Swainson.

Life & Style

Weight loss or exercise, which comes first?

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Focus on fitness will lower your overall risk of diseases and illness.

Lizard opens door to renter video

Keeping blue-tongued lizards as pets may make it easier to get a rental over a cat or dog. Royce Nimot with his reptile ...

When told he couldn't have cats, Royce Nimot adopted blue-tongued lizards instead.

Baxter sexually assaulted me

New Zealander Ros Lewis, now based in Australia, joined poet James K Baxter's commune at Jerusalem in 1970. Her good ...

Ros Lewis recounts her rape by the famous poet James K Baxter.

Ellen's top 5 - Easter weekend

Hamilton Zoo founder Murray Powell will open the zoo's 50th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

Meet some exotic animals, catch some hot cross buns, or jam along to some hearty folk tunes.

Life after losing 50kg

Georgia Nesbit in 2019 with her young son Braxton.

At 15, Georgia Nesbit tipped the scales at 123kg. Now she's got a baby and is continuing a healthy lifestyle.

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