Waikato police district commander Superintendent Bruce Bird is being investigated over interfering with daughter's arrest.

Waikato cop under investigation

Top cop allegedly put pressure on another police officer to stop the arrest of his daughter.

Job losses in Thames

For more than 140 years, the furnace men at A&G Price's Thames jobbing foundry have begun the day with a shower of ...

A worker at A & G Price said staff were told they were now unemployed and not to come to work tomorrow.

Creepy cop betrays woman's trust

Sergeant was there to teach self-defence but he indecently assaulted a vulnerable woman.

Chiefs confident in travel plan

Needing to combat a hectic schedule, the Chiefs have gone right down to the nitty-gritty details.

Waikato DHB boss a no-show

Waikato health boss goes on leave as questions remain over spending habits.

Dalton keeps his promise video

2 min ago  Motorsport mate keeps his word during America's Cup visit to Te Kauwhata school.

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Jury out in neck slashing trial

A High Court jury are considering their verdicts in the trial of Sameh Khalil Salem Ali, 42, who has been charged with ...

Both sides in the case of Sameh Ali have delivered their final arguments.

Driving eases family's struggle

When you're dealt a heart-breaking hand, sometimes little things make a big difference.

Riders tell tales of horses with no trails

Farm pigs' 'life of misery' video

business

Around 100 jobs lost in Thames

For more than 140 years, the furnace men at A&G Price's Thames jobbing foundry have begun the day with a shower of ...

A worker at A & G Price said staff were told they were now unemployed and not to come to work tomorrow.

'Have-not' airports in crisis

Regional airports help in transporting patients to base hospitals and medical specialists to isolated communities.

A campaign is underway to get more money for 12 of our smallest airports to help cover critical maintenance and passenger services.

Building industy needs more workers

Property Council Waikato spokesman Brian Squair doesn't see any slowdown in construction in Waipa as Hamilton's Peacocks ...

Cambridge may have the jump on Hamilton for construction and building resources.

Iwi rebuffs tax critics

Waikato-Tainui owns three hotels, including the Novotel Hamilton, which contributed significantly to a boost in equity ...

Waikato-Tainui says charitable tax status is warranted through work to rebuild the tribe after historical injustices.

Millions in profit, little tax

Chris Joblin, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings.

A longstanding tax break has some fired up, but Waikato-Tainui is happy to announce record breaking profits.

sport

Chiefs' short lock stands tall

Mitchell Brown (right, foreground) is one of the shorter locks in Super Rugby, certainly not as tall as team-mates ...

He's not the tallest man at lock, but Mitchell Brown has muscled his way into the Chiefs' starting pack.

Chiefs confident in travel plan

Aaron Cruden and his Chiefs side have got very used to the sight of buses and planes lately and are determined to ...

Needing to combat a hectic schedule, the Chiefs have gone right down to the nitty-gritty details.

Smith cruises to title defence

Hamilton BMX star Jessie Smith. (FILE PHOTO)

The 16-year-old continued her remarkable record with another world title.

Pythons rebuilding club pride

Nathan Poroa and Tammy Potini have been the project managers for the Pukekohe Pythons clubhouse rebuild.

Block TV favourites to lend a helping hand to Pukekohe league club.

Senior B teams splash down in Ngatea

Staunch Ngatea supporters and former players Doug Hodgson, left, Ted Engerbretson and Allan Chick enjoy the game.

The referee was a no show but the game went on as planned.

opinion

Synthetic cannabis a killer

Police released this still from a video when announcing the seven Auckland deaths in a month from synthetic cannabis.

OPINION: Synthetic cannabis is killing people and something should be done, Tom O'Connor says.

History should be honoured

Hamilton's Founders Theatre looks set for the scrapheap, just like Euphrasie House and so many others.

OPINION: The city's predilection to bowl every building with a bit of history is to be abhorred, Richard Swainson says.

Dick Spraggs an RSA stalwart

Dick Spraggs loved his gardening.

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Parenting: It's all in the attitude

Upset by your choice to have kids? It's too late now! (file photo)

OPINION: All those who regret being parents need an attitude transplant, Narelle Henson says.

Ask the tough questions this election

All New Zealand children should be free of want.

OPINION: Max Christoffersen wants to know what politicians are doing to stop intergenerational poverty.

Life & Style

Creating floral art for over three decades

Pam Portegys received a Life Membership Award from the Morrinsville Floral Art Club.

Floral art more than just 'little old ladies' poking around with flowers.

Moove over Gollum, Moonique is here

Farmlands owner Ian Morgan and Glen Murray with Moonique, a lifesize fibreglass cow they won on a TradeMe auction.

Moonique moves into Matamata.

Should council consider a cap on companion cats?

Matamata-Piako District Council says it would cost too much to enforce a policy restricting the number of cats per home ...

75 per cent voted yes to a cap on the amount of cats you can own. 

Get rewarded for recycling

Kiwi Bottle Drive will hopegully come into effect in Matamata

The Kiwi Bottle Drive is making recycling even more rewarding.

Candidates prepare to woo Hamilton voters

Jo Wrigley, Green Party candidate for Hamilton West.

Can anyone topple incumbent Tim Macindoe?

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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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