The Aratiatia Power Station is getting a $49 million upgrade.

$130m upgrade for hydro stations

9:45 AM  Spike in power output expected when refurbishment of hydro stations is complete.

Twister lifts boy video

A mini-tornado swept through Mark Wilcox's workshop on the edge of Matamata, but missed the nearby house.

Small twister throws a schoolboy in the air and buckles a shed.

ED staff under the pump

A hectic weekend at Waikato Hospital has staff urging people to think twice before seeking emergency care.

Rise of the working homeless

Hamilton is full and those seeking emergency housing are struggling for a place to go.

Loo closure causes a stink

Paeroa Domain users are busting to get their public loos reopened.

Man and van attacked on roadside

Rotorua Police believe gang associates were involved, and are asking for information.

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One ticket to ride for everyone

Shot of various types of transport tickets and money. There are plans to introduce ...

We'll be able to jump on any bus, train or ferry in the country and pay by phone or bank card.

Attack on woman in Kawerau park

Police need more information and want to talk to a man photographed walking his dog at the time.

Gum trees close Waikato road

Drill rigs start river jetty work


$130m upgrade for hydro stations

The Aratiatia Power Station is getting a $49 million upgrade.

Spike in power output expected when refurbishment of hydro stations is complete.

Business on rail trail

Hauraki Rail Trail chief executive Diane Drummond will hold a second workshop later this year, for people interested in ...

Accommodation providers exploring business opportunities along rail trail extension.

Elderly woman fleeced of $28k

Morrinsville's Janice Blaikie can't face her computer after she was scammed of $28,500 (FILE).

The woman thought she was transferring a home deposit to her real estate agent. She was wrong.

Here comes $600,000 median

Lodge Real Estate managing director Jeremy O'Rourke says the market is favouring the seller.

Hamilton property guru predicts the median house price will rise to $600,000 by the end of the year.

Demand for aggregate high

Whitehall quarry is supplying 40 per cent of its aggregate to Tauranga.

Forty per cent of aggregate from the Whitehall quarry, Cambridge goes to Tauranga


Female jockey dominates

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There's more than meets the eye in the racing industry, female jockey says.

Premiership hotly contested

Papamoa defeated West Hamilton 1-0 on Saturday, to reclaim top spot in the premiership.

The Flying Mullets managed to edge past former premiership leaders at the weekend.

King, Coll win nationals

Joelle King took out the women's title at the New Zealand squash nationals with a straight sets victory.

Joelle King and Paul Coll cruise to national squash titles with straight sets wins.

Pulse return to winning ways

Karin Burger of the Pulse receives a pass under pressure from Monica Falkner of the Magic.

Central Pulse beat Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic for the third time in 2018.

National portrait: Suzie Bates

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates is still going strong amid a 10-month- a-year schedule, and is targeting the next World ...

A Sarah Ulmer speech and a derogatory comment from a coach spurred Suzie Bates to the top of her sport.


Who maintains our field of dreams?

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Freedom camper at the Koromiko freedom camping site

OPINION: Plans to charge visitors a $35 tourist tax seem a sensible approach.

In the muck at Fieldays

Shane Jones: If in doubt, keep digging.

OPINION: Jacinda struggles to calm the farm as ministers keep stepping in cowpats.

A victory for the middlers

Joel Maxwell: "I got a genuine thrill seeing te reo Māori atop the front page [of The Dominion Post]. It was beautiful: ...

OPINION: Gen X has found a welcome voice in Wellington's te reo policy.

Dental subsidy worth chewing over

Assil Russell, co-founded of charity dental service called Revive a Smile has called for a dentistry subsidy for those ...

OPINION: We had a good dental system once, so why can't we get back to a nation of gleaming teeth?

Is formula for uni success same as for students'

OPINION: These days the University of Waikato academic needs to be all things to all people.

Life & Style

Making history and breaking boundaries

Miss Universe New Zealand finalist Nurul Shamsul.

Meet the first Muslim hijabi contestant in the history of the New Zealand Miss Universe competition.

Specialist beers and ciders

Good George general manager Race Louden. Good George has made a New England IPA for GABS.

Rejoice beer lovers, the greatest beer fest in the world in coming to New Zealand.

Support for new playground

One of the pieces of land in Waharoa where Sport Waikato District coordinator Lou Beer and other community members want ...

Waharoa is set to get a new playground with council signing off financial support for one.

The end for long-running pottery class

78-year-old Ben Krishnan has been teaching pottery at Hamilton Boys' High School since 1986.

Pottery class at Hamilton Boys' High School wraps up after 38 years.

Hard road finding citrus ant

Bex De Prospo and Peter Randrup founded Anteater, a company supplying domestically produced insects to high end food ...

Some made his tongue numb. Others tasted like acid. One resembled lemongrass and kaffir lime.

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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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