$6.3 million Powerball win

One lucky winner from Hamilton won $6.3 million.

A $6.3 million Lotto Powerball win has gone to a ticket bought in Hamilton.

Council endorses rail service

Waikato Regional Council have voted to endorse the Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service's business case.

The passenger rail service from Hamilton to Auckland passes another hurdle.

Waikato midwives start strikes

Stoppage times will change each day, but on Thursday it will be from 11am to 1pm and from 8pm to 10pm, a Waikato DHB ...

Hospital midwives in Hamilton, Thames and Tokoroa will start a fortnight of two-hour stoppages tomorrow.

Passing nurse helps injured driver

The scene of a serious crash that closes SH1 between Hamilton and Cambridge.

Nurse told 'he's dead, he's dead' but went to help anyway.

NZ Post to close more branches

Thames' New Zealand Post branch is set to close, along with Whitianga, whilst Kiwibank will open standalone branches in ...

Post offices will be replaced by postal outlets, whilst Kiwibank will open standalone branches.

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Mother overpaid $117K

Lucy-Jean Queenie Warren, 29, was sentenced to five months of community detention on two charges of obtaining by ...

The lie that Lucy-Jean told on her benefit forms was a small one. The amount she received because of that lie was not.

Missing teen referred to Coroner

Jack Macnicol was last seen in the water off Ruapuke Rock.

Circumstances of Jack Macnicol's disappearance handed to Coroner as searchers continue to look for his body.

Injured for 10 hours

The man was flown by the Waikato Westpac Rescue helicopter to Waikato Hospital.

Farmer, 69, tried lifting himself onto a nearby digger to drive himself to help but the pain was too much.

Speedway fundraiser for Conductive Education

Ingham Hyundai, Wade Racing and Splice Construction are hosting the Conductive Education Superstock Challenge which is ...

The dirt will be flying as a speedway challenge hopes to raise $100,000 for Conductive Education Waikato's playground.

Pain service turns away majority

Jayne Smith has been on methadone for more than 15 years to treat the pain from her multiple sclerosis.

Bed ridden for three years, Margaret Jayne Smith is just one 70 per cent of patients not seen by the Waikato service.

Driving for less than they need

A group of bus drivers that blockaded Hamilton's transport centre this week in response to a lockout of union drivers.

Colin Frost is 72. He works 50-plus hours a week driving buses, because he can't afford to retire.

The best places to live in NZ video

Whitianga is ranked number one in quality of life.

Good business or good life? 37 years of research finds it's hard to find a place that offers both.

Midnight power cut coming

Duncan Brooking with sons Asher, middle, and Kale, arrived for their night's stay in Taupō to no power.

Pull out the wind-up alarm clocks - Taupō will lose power again overnight.

Waikato jobs bonanza

Ōtorohanga District Mayor Max Baxter says there's a lot happening in the district.

A small rural district will be punching above its weight.

Tauranga bans beggars

Begging and rough sleeping will be prohibited within 5 metres of any building in Tauranga CBD (FILE).

Begging and rough sleeping has been banned in Tauranga in a controversial council meeting.

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NZ 'far from immune' to opioid crisis video

"The fact is that the use of strong opioids in New Zealand is on the rise. The rates of fentanyl for example have more ...

Vsiting US expert urges NZ to reduce reliance on opioid prescriptions to avoid a US-style crisis.

Neglect charge follows baby rescue

Bystanders broke into a hot car in Hamilton to help a two-month-old baby.

Affordable homes up another $40k

Woman lets go of grim past video

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Sports title goes to McMurray

Tirau cyclist Jim McMurray is the 2018 South Waikato Sports Person of the Year (file photo).

Tirau cyclist Jim McMurray named as South Waikato Sports Person of the Year for fifth time.

Elise prepares for Mongol Derby

Elise Stables will be riding to finish the Mongol Derby, as well as raise money for the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury ...

I am honestly so excited but I think everyone thinks I'm nuts.

Morrinsville claims Muay Thai titles

Stefan Harrison and Connar Hotene-Wilson train at Fight 4 Fitness gym in Morrinsville and have recently brought back two ...

"They always say don't mess with the quiet ones."

Strawbridge new Waikato coach video

Andrew Strawbridge has been appointed the next coach of Waikato.

Chiefs assistant appointed coach for 2019 after Jono Gibbes led the Mooloos back to the Premiership.

Weekend of learning for rookie

Connor Davison, 13, is competing in the Toyota 86 Championship.

Young driver Connor Davison soaks up advice and knowledge from more experienced competitors.

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Put your phone on 'home mode'

Studies suggest being constantly available for work is bad for us and our relationships.

OPINION: Even if you like your job, you don't want to think about it all the time.

Blood, oil and cynical calculations

Saudi Arabia saw murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an enemy of the state.

OPINION: For Trump, a good relationship with Saudi Arabia is worth more than the life of one journalist.

Don't moan about cow poo, use it

Cow poo is undervalued, dairy farmer Lyn Webster reckons.

OPINION: Embrace cow poo's potential instead of moaning and calling dairy farmers "dirty".

Is New Zealand kidding itself?

China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the APEC CEO Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday.

OPINION: What role can New Zealand play in the trade war between China and the United States?

Worse before it gets better

A man holds a poster showing images of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman and  murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ...

OPINION: Call me Isaiah. A few weeks ago on this page I prophesied that Trump would help the Saudi Crown Prince to get away with murder. And we've spent the last month watching it happen.

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Put your phone on 'home mode'

Studies suggest being constantly available for work is bad for us and our relationships.

OPINION: Even if you like your job, you don't want to think about it all the time.

Grandmother salutes yoga

Morrinsville woman Jean Burmester has been practising yoga since 1971.

"I may be 84 but it's only a number."

High intensity training needed

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

Football referees cover about 10km per game.

Dani dreams of new kidneys

Nine-year-old Dani Tyler requires a kidney transplant, having lost both hers to cancer.

Dani Tyler dreams of going to Disneyland, but is dependent on a kidney transplant.

Married for 300 years

This group of friends celebrated their collective 300th year of marriage in Taupo recently. Pictured is David and Ruth ...

I think the secret to why we're all still married: we all got engaged, then got married, and then we lived together.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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