DHBs 'costly, troublesome amateurs'

Should elected lay people be running the likes of Waikato DHB? Tom O'Connor thinks not.

Days of elected lay people managing health boards should come to a swift end, writes Tom O'Connor.

Carparks over squash courts not a healthy move

You don't have to be a top player to appreciate the value of sports like squash to a community's wellbeing.

Waikato DHBs decision to trade court space for car parks hardly inspires a healthy life, opines Richard Swainson.

A quintessential Kiwi farm life

David Aston started his farming career at Waikaretu before moving to Fencourt, near Cambridge.

From clearing the land and splitting fence battens to milking and shearing. David Aston never wanted for work during a lifetime on the land.

Chiefs 'poor' while Lions roar video

The Lions celebrate their victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday night.

The Chiefs weren't the only ones with a disrupted lead-in to Friday's Super Rugby match.

Lions roar past Chiefs video

Hooker Malcolm Marx was a late addition to the Lions' starting lineup in Hamilton.

Chiefs' winning run comes to an end, dismantled at home by resurgent Lions.

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Olympian should have been a Dame

Yvette Williams' younger brother Roy Williams reminisces about the first woman gold medalists' life.

NZ's first female gold medalist had a legacy of titles but her quiet wish would have been to be a Dame, brother says.

Broken family's fatigue warning

Neeraj Sharma, 27, was a friendly young man who was excited about making a life for himself in New Zealand.

Neeraj Sharma drove long hours on his mission to become a NZ resident and his family says it killed him.

Brother starved to death

In a coma and weighing 45kg, Bruce Rangitutia was patched up and sent back to his carers. Seven months later, he was dead.

In a coma and weighing 45kg, Bruce Rangitutia was patched up and sent back to his carers. Seven months later, he was dead.

New surface for Knighton Rd

Knighton Rd, which borders one side of Waikato University, is about to get a fresh seal.

Fresh seal is being laid during the school and university holidays, in a bid to minimise disruption.

Seat swap during high-speed chase

Joshua Farrell hit speeds of up to 160kmh in his ultimately unsuccessful attempt to give pursuing police the slip (file ...

Joshua Farrell's "highly reckless" gambit behind the wheel did not pay off because the police saw everything.

Walkers ignore Haka steps closure

Waikato community ranger Jane Wheeler says kauri is a special tree for New Zealanders.

Security guards may be needed in future to stop people ignoring track closure signage.

Ellen's top 5 - Easter weekend

Hamilton Zoo founder Murray Powell will open the zoo's 50th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

Meet some exotic animals, catch some hot cross buns, or jam along to some hearty folk tunes.

Cop chase spans 80km

The driver was spotted on the Waikato Expressway near Te Kauwhata.

Police spotted a stolen car in Waikato but the fleeing driver didn't stop until the car was damaged in Auckland central.

Pedestrian seriously injured

Snell Street has been closed due to a serious crash

A pedestrian is in a serious condition in Waikato Hospital after being hit by a car in the Waikato. 

Marty on a mission video

While Damian McKenzie, left, is now out for the rest of the year through injury, Marty McKenzie, right, is hoping to ...

His star brother's injury is a huge blow, but Marty McKenzie is hoping to continue some best-ever form.

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Nose-to-tail at Tīrau

Traffic is backed up on State Highway 1 from the intersection with Paparamu Rd (pictured at a less congested moment).

State Highway 1 southbound traffic reduced to a crawl in the South Waikato.

Car flips near airport

It ended up on its roof off the road a kilometre away from Taupō airport, but no roads are blocked.

Missing 12 year old found

Broken family's fatigue warning

business

Not all bad in construction

Limited construction capacity in New Zealand is preventing an oversupply of buildings and a property market crash, ...

Limited construction resources have an upside.

Building a $400m property empire

Cornerstone half-owner Charlie Zheng and chief executive Andrew Cotterrell in front of the Ricoh Building on Victoria ...

Upgrading historic buildings, seismic strengthening behind impressive value growth.

Visitors spending up in Coromandel

Visitors to the Coromandel  spent a record amount of money in 2018 (file photo)

Visitors to the Coromandel continue to spend up large.

Out with the old

Oceania Healthcare is expected to complete 90 care suites and studios at the Trevellyn residential care home in Hamilton ...

Aged care provider pushes ahead constructing new facilities

Tīrau farmers reign supreme

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

Environmental efforts see Tīrau farmers win prestigious Waikato farming award.

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Chiefs 'poor' while Lions roar video

The Lions celebrate their victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday night.

The Chiefs weren't the only ones with a disrupted lead-in to Friday's Super Rugby match.

Lions roar past Chiefs video

Hooker Malcolm Marx was a late addition to the Lions' starting lineup in Hamilton.

Chiefs' winning run comes to an end, dismantled at home by resurgent Lions.

Play-by-play: Chiefs v Lions

Chiefs halfback Brad Weber dives over to score a try during last weekend's win over the Blues in Hamilton.

The Chiefs v Lions a play-at-a-time at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.

Recap: Chiefs v Lions

Chiefs midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown goes on the burst during last week's win over the Blues in Hamilton.

Lions stave off epic Chiefs second half comeback in Hamilton.

Olympian should have been a Dame

Yvette Williams' younger brother Roy Williams reminisces about the first woman gold medalists' life.

NZ's first female gold medalist had a legacy of titles but her quiet wish would have been to be a Dame, brother says.

opinion

DHBs 'costly, troublesome amateurs'

Should elected lay people be running the likes of Waikato DHB? Tom O'Connor thinks not.

Days of elected lay people managing health boards should come to a swift end, writes Tom O'Connor.

Carparks over squash courts not a healthy move

You don't have to be a top player to appreciate the value of sports like squash to a community's wellbeing.

Waikato DHBs decision to trade court space for car parks hardly inspires a healthy life, opines Richard Swainson.

Dumb speech rather than hate speech

Israel Folau, playing for the Waratahs, deserves respect for his rugby talent. How much should we give his religion?

OPINION: If Folau is guilty of hate speech, what does that say about all fundamentalists.

Axing DHB members best bet

Health Minister David Clark has given the Waikato DHB two weeks to persuade him not to sack its members.

OPINION: Waikato DHB members have two weeks to save their jobs, but do they deserve a reprieve?

Census gap a threat to policy

Joel Hernandez says the Census data gap means researchers can no longer be confident information is "representative of ...

OPINION: You can't fill a data gap with data that doesn't exist.

Life & Style

Baxter sexually assaulted me

New Zealander Ros Lewis, now based in Australia, joined poet James K Baxter's commune at Jerusalem in 1970. Her good ...

Ros Lewis recounts her rape by the famous poet James K Baxter.

Ellen's top 5 - Easter weekend

Hamilton Zoo founder Murray Powell will open the zoo's 50th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

Meet some exotic animals, catch some hot cross buns, or jam along to some hearty folk tunes.

Life after losing 50kg

Georgia Nesbit in 2019 with her young son Braxton.

At 15, Georgia Nesbit tipped the scales at 123kg. Now she's got a baby and is continuing a healthy lifestyle.

Tips for selecting a personal trainer

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

Any degree-qualified trainer should have enough knowledge about physiology and biomechanics.

The nuns whose religion is weed video

Waikato-based Sister Maria is part of an international order of self-styled 'nuns' who employ hemp in their philosophy.

There will be no church service, hymns, or feast after Lent for these women.

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