Measles outbreak in Thames

Anyone who thinks they may have measles should telephone their doctor or Healthline (0800 611-116), said Waikato DHB.

5:56 PM  Person with disease may have been exposed near a McDonald's restaurant.

Death in Ngāruawāhia

All three emergency services were called to at The Point on Wednesday morning (file photo).

Fire, police and ambulance were called to The Point on Wednesday morning.

Daughter's garden hoe attack on dad

Jessica Te Hau, 55, from Morrinsville, struck her father a number of times with a metal garden hoe.

Alcohol and a disagreement with her dad saw a Morrinsville woman knock him out with a garden implement.

Gun trade holiday bonus

Generally, the mood was calm at Hamilton's third gun collection event, Waikato District Commander Acting Superintendent ...

For some partners, getting the money back for their semi-autos is the first time they've known how much their other half had spent.

Te Kiri Gold still for sale video

Dr Mitchell Dean Feller has been struck off by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for his involvement in ...

It's been labelled a "snake-oil cancer cure" by experts and the doctor behind it has been struck off but Te Kiri Gold is still available.

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Developer helps iwi keep history alive

Matamata iwi Ngati Hinerangi named their first street, Hinerangi Crescent.

Matamata iwi are having their say on the names of new streets in their town.

Car ploughs into shop

Police were called to the single-vehicle crash on Ohaupo Rd at 5.45am on Wednesday.

Accidental slam leaves staff cleaning up the mess at a Ohaupo Rd dairy.

Car rolls, one person serious

One person has been taken to hospital by helicopter after a car rolled on Te Kūiti Road, Ōtorohanga.

A person is in serious condition after a vehicle rolled on State Highway 3, 1km south of Otorohanga Tuesday night.

Tainui's new $150m Auckland hotel

The five-star Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel will feature 311 rooms over nine storeys.

The Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel is the iwi's second at the airport and is set for completion by 2022.

Asian couple 'viciously' attacked

Troy Mudford was outside the Five Stags bar in Leamington when he spotted and then pursued and attacked an Asian couple. ...

Troy Mudford pursued and beat a couple after first racially abusing them.

Senior doctor spat

Waikato DHB added the equivalent of 65 full-time senior doctor positions in the year leading to a resource review, a ...

Waikato DHB's review says numbers should drop, the union has a different view.

Rāhui on upper Waikato River

The rāhui, from Huka Falls to Atiamuri, is in place following the sewerage leak on July 2 (FILE).

The rāhui is in place from Huka Falls to Atiamuri.

Graduate remains missing

Police still want to hear from anyone who has any information about Stian Solberg or his whereabouts.

Police still want to hear from anyone who has any information about Stian Solberg or his whereabouts.

Drugs a 'thorn' in district's side

Senior Sergeant Jason Henderson has been appointed as the new Taupō crime prevention manager.

Outgoing cop calls on towns to take a stand against drug pushers in their communities.

Award puts pilot on cloud nine

Piako Gliding Club lifetime member Steven Care in his happy place.

Lover of the skies speechless after receiving international accolade.


Helium price hike hits balloons video

It used to cost $3.50 for a standard latex party balloon full of helium and a ribbon, but it's now $5.50, said David's ...

The cost of throwing a party just got a lot more expensive thanks to a helium shortage.

Killing case - insider crucial

A drug dealer died in the back of a car, now the person who owned it is a key witness in the case.

Hudson and Halls hit Hamilton

Car ploughs into shop


Government slow to lead

The Government is looking at ways to require energy efficiency certificates for its many leased offices in New Zealand.

Government is considering requiring energy-efficiency ratings for the many buildings it leases.

Government fund invests in hotels

BreakFree Hotel in Christchurch is one of the hotels NZ Super Fund is buying into in a $300 million hotel venture.

Two hotels in Auckland and one in Christchurch are being bought to help pay for pensions in the future.

Insurance for new house building?

The Government is proposing people building a new house or doing a significant renovation should buy insurance to ...

The Government is proposing people building a new house or doing a significant reno have to buy insurance to cover problems and defects.

Community hall up for auction

The hall sits on a 607sqm section and its capital value in 2017 was $147,000.

The under utilised hall near Thames is looking for a new story to tell.

Go time for te reo card game video

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

Game entrepreneurs smash fundraising target and prepare for the launch of Tākaro.


World's first Māori taekwondo ref

Harold Petera has become the first Māori to become a certified international taekwondo referee.

Waikato man becomes first internationally certified Māori taekwondo referee.

Guildford could quit pro rugby

Zac Guildford will captain Fraser Tech in Saturday's Waikato club rugby final against Hautapu.

Waikato say no to Zac Guildford but former All Black is happy in Hamilton after struggling in France.

Otago see off Thames Valley video

Matt Faddes was playing his 50th and potentially last game for Otago as they retained the Ranfurly Shield against Thames ...

Otago recover from awful first half to retain the Ranfurly Shield after Thames Valley run them mighty close.

Chiefs player ratings

Brad Weber's stunning season earned him an All Blacks recall.

The Chiefs had a rollercoaster season, ending at the quarterfinals for the second year in a row.

End of an era for Ferns

The 2019 Netball World Cup will be the last time we see the trio of Laura Langman, Maria Folau, and Casey Kopua in the ...

OPINION: Ferns' mainstays for last 15 years have just eight games left together.


Way to savour the moment

When mum's a world champion.

OPINION: Even in those times of exultant global triumph, little moments of motherhood matter.

Stop shouting over climate

Extinction Rebellion protesters block traffic in London as part of a week of protests.

OPINION: When climate change debate descends into name-calling, we're not getting anywhere.

NZ lost . . . in admiration of superb Black Caps

Jimmy Neesham consoles Martin Guptill after the Black Caps came up one run short in the Cricket World Cup final.

OPINION: Can massive global acclaim feel like a consolation prize? Ask a Black Cap.

Health in a plastic-wrapped world


OPINION: Eat, drink and be chary.

Te reo and a cuppa are ka pai

Bringin te reo into the every day is something that the simple act of ordering a coffee can do.

The simple act of ordering a coffee in te reo is what's needed to bring the language into the lives of more Kiwis.

Life & Style

Kapa haka returns to Thames High

Thames High School has seen a revitalisation of culture since kapa haka was reintroduced in 2017.

A school that had no dress or piupiu has started from the bottom to clinch success.

Downsizing into the dream life video

Steve and Val Horne swapped city living in Hamilton for a little house by the sea in Raglan. They don't regret a thing.

Steve and Val Horne signed up to buy their 55 sqm home within an hour of first viewing it.

How to make Kurdish bread

Kazimiya Shahwali and her family run the Kurdish Naan Bread bakery in Hamilton's Holland Rd.

Naan is a simple flatbread of flour, yeast, water and salt made throughout the Middle East, India and beyond.

No bus has social impact

Elizabeth Kershaw and Lora Mountjoy are missing a direct bus route connecting the Coromandel to Thames.

Coromandel residents said a bus service connected to main centres was a social necessity.

New track pumps up business

Zoe Battersby, 9, goes for a zip around the pump track at Hillcrest Stadium.

New playgrounds in Hamilton are proving a boon for the community in more ways than one.

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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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