Que Langdon is settling back into normal activities after sailing with her father to Australia from Kawhia.

Que back being a typical Kiwi kid

After spending 27 days sailing to Oz with her father, life is back to normal for Que Langdon.

Migrants grow dope

Professionally installed heat lamps and hydroponic equipment were set up in various rooms, including bedrooms, of the ...

Illegal immigrant ring caught growing commercial amounts of cannabis in three rental houses.

Cops swoop on school

Officers patrolling grounds after incident at primary school in Hamilton East.

Waikato support for plastic bag levy

Plastic bag levy will see the cost of groceries go up.

Fonterra lifts price to farmers

A rebound of confidence in the dairy industry has seen a hike in the payout.

Guilty verdict in neck-slash trial

A High Court jury narrowly missed a violent sequel to the October 20 incident.

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Police seek witnesses in fatal crash

Taupo police want to talk with witnesses who were first on the scene of a serious crash near Atiamuri, South Waikato, ...

9:00 PM  One person died in the two car collision south of Tokoroa on Sunday, July 9.

Avocado orchards hit nine times

Frustrated Bay of Plenty police warn people not to buy avocados with long stalks because they're likely stolen.

Home burnt to the ground

Payout boost farmer incomes


Tokoroa needs a clean

The side of the former Tokoroa RSA building which greets you as you head into Tokoroa from it's northern side.

There's calls for a bylaw to deal with run down commercial properties in the South Waikato town.

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.


Ngatai to start for Chiefs

Charlie Ngatai, right, returns from an ankle injury and will start at second five-eighth for the Chiefs in their ...

Charlie Ngatai returns from an ankle injury to face Crusaders in semifinal, taking the place of Stephen Donald.

Doctor's marathon effort

Mason is preparing for the  International Marathon of New Caledonia in August.

Waikato Hospital's marathon champion prepares for New Caledonia race.

Walker retains world BMX title

Leila Walker celebrates her trophy win at the UCI BMX World Championships at Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Two Cambridge BMX riders made their mark in the UCI BMX World Championships.

Waihi Athletic and Hauraki North eye McClinchy Cup

The Thames Valley club rugby finals day will be contested on Saturday.

The Thames Valley club rugby finals day has arrived at last and all roads lead to Boyd Park, Te Aroha.

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.


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.


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

Bird lover's 75-year obsession

Frank Bailey picked up the paintbrush again about six weeks ago and has been painting kingfishers.

An 85 year old's fascination with birds dates to his childhood in England during World War II.

New voice for children

Former lawyer and child abuse detective Jane Searle has been appointed as the new chief executive of Child Matters.

Don't deal with things in isolation, seek advice, pick up the phone and speak to the right people.

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. 

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