Waikato Diocesan School student Teri MacDonald was one of 20 volunteers helping to prepare part of the Kukutāruhe Gully ...

Students muck in video

A working bee involving Dio and Fairfield students is helping restore the Kukutāruhe Gully in Hamilton.

Car ploughs into tree

River Road is closed between Kay and Horotiu Bridge roads.

Driver in critical condition and River Road is closed between Kay and Horotiu Bridge roads in north Hamilton.

'Best hunter of his generation'

Obituary: Alan Duncan, contemporary of Barry Crump, was revered by fellow hunters.

Cyclist hurt in crash

A cyclist was badly injured in a collision with a car in Ngāruawāhia.

Heavy metal video

It may be dying, but the ancient art practised by blacksmiths hasn't changed much.

Animals need city protection

Opinion: Max Christoffersen wants to create a job for himself: avenging abused animals.

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Turbos down Mooloos late video

Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzled the home crowd with every step in Manawatū's victory over Waikato.

All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzles in Palmy as Manawatū open their season with a narrow win.

Z station broken into

The Z Energy station attendant set off the fog cannon and locked himself into the office.

Charges laid in toddler's death

Person dies after hit by truck

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The spectre of risk-based insurance

Paul Newberry-Johnson stacks bricks from his severely damaged brick house after the Waiau-Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016.

Risk-based home insurance is becoming a reality, and the implications for New Zealand communities could be severe.

Electric coach to Hobbiton

The country's first 100 per cent electric tour bus is expected to arrive in Matamata early next year, carrying tourists ...

Battery-power tour bus the first of many to come for New Zealand operators.

The cost of watching every farm

The Waikato Regional Council says it is incredibly unrealistic to expect its staff to monitor all of the region's 4300 farms.

Want every Waikato dairy farm inspected? Be prepared to pay for it.

Getting freedom campers to pay up

Getting councils and private investors interested in user pays freedom camping blocks has been a tough sell for ...

A West Coast rūnanga wants to build a chain of user-pays ablution blocks for freedom campers.

Happy staff, less shoplifting

Shoplifting creates significant losses for businesses.

Want to reduce shoplifting? Be kind to your employees.

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Turbos down Mooloos late video

Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzled the home crowd with every step in Manawatū's victory over Waikato.

All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzles in Palmy as Manawatū open their season with a narrow win.

Recap: Manawatū v Waikato

Newton Tudreu scores a try for the Manawatū Turbos against Counties Manakau in last season's competition.

The Turbos take on the Mooloos at at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North.

Can Jono Gibbes lift Waikato?

Jono Gibbes' tenure as Waikato coach begins against Manawatū.

Former skipper says Waikato are "bloody up for the challenge" in 2018 after six seasons of misery for the Mooloos.

Heartland team to train in Thames

The Thames Valley Heartland team has a training camp in Thames as part of the build up to the Mitre 10 Championship.

The Thames Valley Heartland team has a training camp in Thames as part of the build up to the Mitre 10 Championship.

Premiership race narrows

Andrew Cooper fires in Papamoa's first goal. Papamoa strolled to a 4-0 win overly lowly Tauranga Blue Rover, in their ...

... while the victors are crowned in Championship and Premier League competitions.

opinion

Christoffersen: Animals need city protection

Christopher Tuapiki was found guilty of one charge of reckless ill-treatment of a chestnut gelding.

Opinion: Max Christoffersen wants to create a job for himself: avenging abused animals.

Swainson: Famous come to Hamilton

John's club hosted former Springbok GR Bosch as part of its centenary celebrations.  Thirty protesters turned up to ...

Opinion: Richard Swainson recounts stories of city's best raconteur.

O'Connor: Social media needs regulating

Anihera Black, the former wife of Awanui Black, alleged her husband was part of a child sex abuse ring, but has yet to ...

Opinion: Tom O'Connor thinks the Anihera Zhou Black affair exemplifies an out-of-control social media.

Shut down Viagogo now

German tourist Stephanie Heinemann was turned away from an All Black test with an invalid ticket from Viagogo.

OPINION: If Viagogo was a retail shop on the main street, we would have fireballed the place by now.

Uneasy over Haumaha case

Deputy police commissioner Wally Haumaha has apologised to Nicholas for historic comments.

OPINION: Suspicion of revenge in Louise Nicholas' comments over Wally Haumaha.

Life & Style

Best town in NZ: It's out of two

Waikato District Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson says it's only right that Raglan was a finalist for the Most ...

It's a coastal rivalry, east vs west, beach vs beach.

Electric coach to Hobbiton

The country's first 100 per cent electric tour bus is expected to arrive in Matamata early next year, carrying tourists ...

Battery-power tour bus the first of many to come for New Zealand operators.

Support for community boards

Te Aroha's Claire Ashton felt community boards would attract more people to stand for council (file photo).

I think there's a gap out in the community where the ratepayers aren't getting access to council.

Family advocate to speak

Godfrey will present to parents and children at the Cambridge High School on August 27.

Teenagers have all the knowledge in the world but just don't have the wisdom.

'All relationships come to an end'

Presenters Janet Natta, Kirsty McDonald and Tracey Hancock.

What to do, financially, when the love has left your relationship.

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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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