Thief tackled, run over

Would-be watch thief Joel Alex Pedersen appeared in the Taupō District Court where he questioned whether he could ...

9:09 AM  Would-be watch thief's plans didn't go exactly go to plan in foiled jewellery heist.

Student takes on Glad Wrap

Wrapt was originally sold in rolls, but now Moore finds a packet of five sheets more practicable.

Young edible food wrap inventor wants to make her product mainstream- so she's aiming for the top.

Hamilton Super City a no go video

Twenty-five of the candidates vying for a seat on Hamilton City Council answered a survey covering local issues (file photo).

Super City out, but river plan and regional theatre supported, survey of Hamilton City Council candidates shows.

Moderate injuries in Piopio crash

Police were called to the scene of a single-car crash on SH3 2 kilometres north of Piopio at 3.30pm on Sunday (file photo).

A tow has been called to remove the vehicle which is blocking the southbound lane on SH3.

Stabbed man cried for help

Police were called to the hotel just after midday.

Blood on the street as man ran towards motel crying for help after being stabbed.

more top stories

Raglan home up in flames

Fire and emergency battled the flames at a Raglan house fire for more than five hours, Saturday night (FILE).

Fire and emergency battled the blaze for more than five hours.

Gangs prevent town's growth

Waikato District mayoral candidate Korikori Hawkins said gang members often wear gang regalia in town. (File photo.)

Mayoral candidate says Ngāruawāhia's heavy gang presence is preventing investment in the Waikato town.

Missing Hamilton man found

Antony Kong has been found safe.

Antony Kong had been missing since Friday night.

Waikato hosts climate summit video

Victoria University Professor James Renwick says addressing climate change will require countries to decarbonise their ...

"We know what to do, we plant trees, we develop renewable energy. If we take action now, we can stop the warming pretty quickly."

Hamilton man missing

The family of Antony Kong have expressed concerns for his safety.

Antony Kong was last seen at his Hamilton house on Friday evening.

Students quiz mayoral hopefuls video

Hamilton's mayoral candidates address students at Rototuna Senior High School.

Mayoral hopefuls pitch credentials to an audience of largely non-voters.

Get to know your candidates

06062019 News Photo: DOMINICO ZAPATA
News: Tim Young, 31, is running as a candidate for Hamilton City Council east ward.

Want to know where Hamilton East council candidates stand on issues? Read this.

Enough of the excuses video

Tīrau farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball were named Regional Supreme Winners of the 2019 Waikato Ballance Farm Environment ...

OPINION: New Zealand has great examples of farmers mitigating and adapting to climate change - but it's time for more.

A life of money managing, mines and good works

Trish O'Reilly was heavily involved in Rotary after her retirement from business.

From grocery shop floor to coalmine magnate but always time for community works, Trish O'Reilly never had a dull moment.

How Hamilton's council rated

Hamilton City Council Chambers

Which of our elected members did well for Hamilton City in the last three years?

local body elections

Our soapbox, their pitch video

Mayoral candidates Lisa Lewis and Andrew King were the first to share their city visions on top The Hamilton Soapbox.

Hamilton mayoral hopefuls step up to answer punters' burning questions.

When democracy died

Matamata-Piako Mayor Jan Barnes said the council has tried to engage with the community more for the upcoming local body ...

No competition and lots of young people contributed to the lowest voter turnouts in the country.

Hamilton awaits mayoral race poll

Waikato Chambers of Commerce chief executive Chris Simpson (file photo).

Poll to give a steer on Hamilton's mayoral front runners.

The Hamilton Soapbox

Waikato Times Editor Jonathan MacKenzie.

Hamilton's mayoral hopefuls take a stand on the issues that matter.

Eyles' pitch comes from left field

If elected mayor Kim Eyles wants to see a crack down on illegal drugs.

Taupō mayoral candidate Kim Eyles is not your average candidate.


Fencing streams not enough video

Kati Doehring, a freshwater scientist at the Cawthron Institute, led a study of  fenced and unfenced streams in the Waikato.

Sections of waterways that are fenced and planted don't then repair themselves, even over 30 years.

Puppy forced to walk on wrists

Cricket the pup weighed just one third of what he should have when handed over to Hamilton SPCA.

City's new bright pink cremator

Dean of Waikato named


Incentivised trans-Tasman flights?

Hamilton hasn't had international flights since Virgin stopped flying out of there in 2012 (FILE).

As the election draws closer, there's calls for Hamilton to become an international airline once again.

Slum renewal stalls after collapse

Homes sit unfinished at Dey St.

Chunk of Special Housing Area in Hamilton East delayed after contractor goes belly-up.

'Damp squib' punishment for agent

Corinna Mansell leaving the Hamilton District Court last month after her disciplinary hearing.

Real estate boss who admitted disgraceful conduct over the sale of a leaky home to a pensioner cops 'pathetic' three-month ban.

Plenty of work to go around

The experts are predicting that the relentless rising cost of building will moderate over the next four years.

Commercial construction is ramping up in Wellington, Waikato and Auckland.

Stanley Group collapse fallout

Ten Stanley Group and Tallwood companies were liquidated last week. The business is expected to owe millions to ...

Director of Auckland Council-owned Panuku takes leave of 'absence' after Stanley Group liquidation.


Wood bags brace in win

Burnley's Chris Wood celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Norwich City.

Kiwi forward delighted to score first EPL goals since April.

Live: Waikato v Tasman

Waikato's Quinn Tupaea, left, is tackled during last week's narrow defeat to Hawke's Bay in Hamilton.

The Mooloos take on the Mako in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.

Mooloo man's magic milestone

Dwayne Sweeney is set to bring up his 100th match for Waikato on Saturday afternoon.

What were you doing in 2002? Dwayne Sweeney was lacing the boots for a Waikato career which is still going strong.

Jacobson out of World Cup

Luke Jacobson and All Blacks team doctor Tony Page leave the press conference where it was announced Jacobson had been ...

World Cup dream shattered for young All Black because of concussion issues.

Recap: Waikato v Hawke’s Bay

Waikato's Fletcher Smith makes a break during his side's 38-36 loss to North Harbour last weekend.

The Mooloos take on the Magpies in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.


Geothermal critical to carbon-zero video

I love driving by Wairakei and seeing the network of snaking pipes and the clouds of steam they produce, writes Griffin.

OPINION: $10.7m given to GNS for next-generation geothermal power welcome.

A more workable work visa system

Iain Lees-Galloway:  a more streamlined, less complex system.

OPINION: Sorely needed improvements show up at last.

None have a sole claim on our story

HMB Endeavour will visit a number of New Zealand ports as part of the Tuia 250 commemorations.

The Endeavour replica might not be welcome at some ports but that doesn't mean those there have the only view of Cook's arrival.

How Hamilton's council rated

Hamilton City Council Chambers

Which of our elected members did well for Hamilton City in the last three years?

A gesture for the disempowered

Always look on the bright side of life . . .

OPINION: Their guys hand you redundancy papers. Your guy hands them balloon animals.

Life & Style

Cherry tree festival no more

The Waikato Cherry Tree Festival has been cancelled after failing to get resource consent in time.

Dreams of holding a ten day event, attracting 12,000 people, have been burst.

Shapeshifter playing on NYE

Shapeshifter will headline the NYE event in the Coromandel.

The electronic drum 'n' bass act will welcome in 2020 on the coast of the Coromandel.

Playground trend spreads across Waikato

Tamahere Park destination playground grand opening, in the Waikato district.

Even small towns are keeping up with international playground trends.

Land wars museum gets money

Trust Waikato staff visit Waipa District Council's Te Awamutu Museum to learn more about Te Ara Wai.

A museum to tell the stories of the Waipā district is closer to fruition after a donation by Trust Waikato.

Blossom fest under threat

The driveway to the Cherry Tree Manor, Tamahere.

The Waikato Cherry Tree Festival could be in doubt after neighbours complained to council.

special offers



View marriage and birth notices from around the region

Death Notices


View obituaries from around the region

my stuff


The easy way to put your Waikato Times delivery on hold or report a missed or damaged paper




In the market for a car

Waikato Times Videos

Waikato treasures gifted to museum

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

Art and other taonga open to view