Food bank in need

Hamilton Salvation Army Food bank co-ordinator Aimee Smith said the charity is desperate for a number of basic ...

10:07 AM  High demand for food parcels as cost of living rises, charity says.

Shed fire claims boat, campervan

Police are treating the incident on Abergeldie Way as unexplained.

A suspicious blaze ripped through a Cambridge shed overnight claiming everything inside.

Woman hit by car near Waingaro

Police reopened Waingaro Road just after 6pm on Tuesday (file photo).

An elderly woman is in a critical condition after an incident near Waingaro.

Crash on SH1 near Rangiriri

A section of State Highway 1 at Rangiriri was temporarily closed following a road smash (file photo).

A person has been taken to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries.

Serious crash in BOP

Motorists are being urged to avoid State Highway 2 in Bethlehem following a serious road smash.

Reports of multiple people injured in a two-vehicle crash in Tauranga.

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Filmaker focuses on taboo subjects

Te Akau is a film about first love, loss, loneliness and having to make tough decisions.

Abortions, death and alcoholism aren't normal scenes you will see on the big screens.

Search for missing boatie

The man reportedly fell near Tanners Point, about 18 kilometres away from Waihī.

Authorities scour Bay of Plenty harbour the day after a man reportedly fell from his dinghy

Hamilton ED overload

Waikato Hospital's ED saw 289 people on Monday, and figures for Tuesday are expected to be similar - or higher (file photo).

Staffers are struggling to treat everyone quickly, and are asking people to come only if it's an emergency.

Ping pong paradox video

Artist Judy Darragh worked with students to paint and install a temporary art installation across a field at Hamilton ...

Artists relish their roles as provocators. But should their creations be environmentally friendly too?

Man dead in Morrinsville crash

Emergency services were called to the crash on Cameron Rd in Mangateparu at 6.35am.

A driver in his 20s died at the scene of early morning crash in Waikato.

Hit-and-run victim still in coma

Supriya Tikaram was flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition on Friday night after the incident on Richmond Ave.

Mother of woman in coma after being struck by a ute won't leave her side, friend says.

Spill the tea on teen slang

Rototuna Senior High School students Anika Rajiv, 16, (left) and Kaitlyn Winn, 16, are in the thick of the latest slang ...

Web-fueled teenage lingo moves so fast these days - their teachers can't even keep up.

Neighbour fights developer

Katikati's Kevin Ward has been battling a developer who built foundations for his subdivision on his property without ...

Neighbour spends thousands fighting a developer he says has built on his land.

Wind spirits blow into Hamilton

Rosie Tapsell stars in Atamira Dance Company's new production Onepu, as Hine-roriki, an atua (spirit) who controls the ...

The atua of Māori folklore are the main characters of a new dance work by the Atamira Dance Company.

Burglary, chase, spiked car

A police chase has ended with a spiked car following a Four Square burglary in Piopio (file photo)

The pre-dawn raid of a Four Square ended in a police chase and spiked wheels for five teenagers.


Witness appeal after serious crash

The crash between a car and 4WD occurred close to Wairoa Marae, between Taniwha Place and Wairoa Pa Road in Tauranga.

9:53 AM  Cops search for witnesses after a two-vehicle crash left a man fighting for his life.

Toxin spike in Waikato lakes

Winter hasn't reduced the risk from algal blooms in two Waikato lakes.

Four years jail for four ciggie packs

Search for missing boatie


Luxury retirement villages sold

Aged care and retirement village operator Arvida has paid $180 million for three luxury retirement villages including ...

Three resort-style retirement villages in beautiful locations are being sold for $180 million.

Food waste valuable

Xtreme Zero Waste's Rick Thorpe says the organisation sells back eight tonnes of compost each month to Raglan residents.

Food chucked in the bin is a valuable product, says company who sells waste back to its makers.

Step forward for waste reduction

The Seagull Centre Trust was established in 2004 to oversee the operation of a resource recovery facility, with the key ...

More items in good nick will be rescued from landfill thanks to half million dollar expansion in Thames.

No guests, no bridesmaids

Just one of the picturesque views where you could elope near Raglan.

Rise of no-fuss nuptials has turned into a livelihood for Liz and Jason Cann.

Te reo card game launched video

Eliot Jessep and Ben Hawken have developed a te reo card game called Tākaro.

A group of young Hamilton entrepreneurs hope to get more te reo into homes through a new card game.


Inline hockey in Hawaii

Josh Vesper, 14, will represent New Zealand in Hawaii in July.

No distance is deemed too far for 14-year-old Josh Vesper.

Cooper proud of 'tough' season

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper was pleased enough with how the season panned out, all things considered.

Chiefs coach gives his team's season a pass mark after they bow out in Super Rugby quarterfinals.

St Peter's pushes forward in equestrian

Tayla MacDonald, year 11, is one of St Peter's School's star performers in equestrian.

St Peter's take out fourth equestrian competition in a row.

Marking up: Facing Langman


Netball World Cup preparation pits the NZ men's team against the Silver Ferns, live on TV.

Jaguares end Chiefs' hopes video

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - JUNE 21:  Agustin Creevy greets teammate Marcos Kremer of Jaguares during a Quarter Final ...

There was to be no fairytale for the Chiefs in 2019 as the Jaguares hung tough to win tense quarter-final.


Scarlet letters not so easy to affix fairly

Migrant worker exploitation is a problem crying out for correction.

OPINION: Hot reproach doesn't trump the need for a cool head as we hanker to hold exploitative bosses accountable.

Dad's the word on parental leave

There is still a stigma that society places around whether women choose to return to the workforce soon after having ...

OPINION: There's a place Kiwi dads can look for an example when it comes to male parental leave.

The wireless wonder of cricket

Broadcaster Bryan Waddle weaves magic in the moments between overs.

The thwack of willow on leather and the dulcet tones of commentary ease the arbitrary nature of a nail-biting tournament.

Seymour's lofty vision for ACT

ACT Party leader David Seymour wants to introduce a flat income tax of 17.5 per cent (file photo).

OPINION: ACT's David Seymour has a knack of grabbing headlines. But can he turn that skill into election success?

Wedding, a fight for freedom

Sri Lankan navy soldiers secure the area out side St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka after the Easter bombings.

OPINION: Standing up for what you believe in can be as simple as turning up for a reception in Sri Lanka.

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Wind spirits blow into Hamilton

Rosie Tapsell stars in Atamira Dance Company's new production Onepu, as Hine-roriki, an atua (spirit) who controls the ...

The atua of Māori folklore are the main characters of a new dance work by the Atamira Dance Company.

Check that kombucha, dietician says

A surge in kombucha companies - and sauerkraut options - shows that gut health is a buzz word at the moment, Chiefs ...

Our supposed healthy choices might not always be as good for us as we think.

Making music on-stage and off video

McLay will bring one of his handcrafted instruments when he performs in the Fête de la Musique on Sunday.

Waikato man Roger McLay will wield an instrument he crafted at a Hamilton music festival this weekend.

Data speed 'put ahead of health'

The Tairua community says the location of Spark's new 15m cell tower is less than ideal.

Plans to erect a 15m cell tower in Tairua have neighbours believing technology now outweighs their health.

Peat lake pest trapping successful

National Wetland Trust project coordinator Nardene Berry has helped facilitate installation of traps around peat lake ...

 Nearly 500 mammalian pests near Ōhaupō have been eliminated.

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