Return to the westside

Hunlty west resident, Christine Manukau was often tormented by youth as she made her way to the shops on her mobility ...

18 min ago  This was the place where retirees were robbed and social order broke down. A year on, what's changed?

Ladybirds infest dog's mouth

Jan Eatock's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's mouth has been infested by ladybirds.

2:01 PM  Dog owner shocked to find eight ladybirds living in her prize winning dog's mouth.

Shooting accused in court

A staff member was shot at the Karapiro Cafe and Gift shop on Thursday morning.

1:03 PM  Cafe remains closed as shot man recovers in hospital.

Ellen's top 5 this weekend

Get amongst some musical gems at the Hamilton Record Fair.

12:38 PM  Expand musical tastes, cheer on some club football or become zen in the Waikato this weekend.

Bullying high at Waikato DHB

About a third of Waikato DHB staffers who did the survey had felt bullied by a team member over the previous year (file ...

The "mind blowing" figures have raised concerns, but also questions over whether some of it is badly-delivered feedback.

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'Freedom is seldom free'

Thousands gathered in the darkness at Hamilton's Memorial Park for the dawn service.

Hope and sadness as Hamiltonians attend dawn service and remember the price of war.

The cat who won over a town

Murray the cat makes himself at home at many offices and houses around Matamata.

Murray's so popular he's even been held to ransom after making friends all over Matamata.

Off-duty emergency staff worked in vain

Off-duty emergency workers were first to the scene of a car crash in Awakino on Monday but were unable to save Scott ...

The best efforts of a doctor, firefighter, police and two nurses were not enough to save a driver involved in a crash north of Taranaki.

Man last seen at beach

Police are searching for Gordon Nicholson, last seen at Whiritoa Beach.

Gordon Nicholson may have been heading to blowhole at end of Coromandel beach when he disappeared.

Child injured by fallen brazier

A lit brazier tipped over onto a child in a driveway in Taupo, causing serious injuries.

A child has received serious burns at a home in Taupo after they were hit by a fallen lit brazier.

Person seriously injured after being struck by car

Emergency services have been called to the intersection of Te Ngae Road and Sunshine Avenue after a person was struck by ...

A person was struck by a car in Rotorua.

Board bails before sacking, member says

Board members met behind closed doors on Wednesday, planning what to say to health minister David Clark (file photo).

A letter on the fate of Waikato DHB is heading to the Health minister, reportedly with offers to resign from all but two members.

'Sacred' cenotaph desecrated

Ngāruawāhia's cenotaph at The Point has been damaged.

An attack on a small town's cenotaph has sparked outrage from Waikato's mayor.

Anzac tradition still strong

For Olly Te Ua, Anzac crosses also stand for those who fought and died but have no grave.

Anzac master of ceremonies says everyone needs to play their part to keep commemorations strong.

Houses could replace motor camp

The camp, on the shores of the Manukau Harbour in Auckland, has been a holiday destination since early last century.

A historic harbourside camping ground for sale could be bowled to make way for a new housing development.

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Waikato Hospital bullying 'hideous'

A hospital administrator, her identity obscured, says she was bullied by a co-worker while working at the Waikato DHB.

Staffer say Waikato Hospital management show little interest in stamping out bullying culture.

Person critical after Kāwhia crash

Three people were airlifted to Waikato hospital after a crash near Kāwhia on Thursday night.

Cafe shooting - man arrested

Single vehicle crash in Whakatane

business

New home for Statistics NZ

Property company Argosy has announced the $64 million "green" redevelopment of a building at 8-14 Willis Street, central ...

Hundreds of Statistics NZ staff will be housed in a new "green" building in a couple of years time

Capital office buildings on the block

The 15-storey Mayfair House, built in 1986 and located at 44-52 The Terrace, is one of two large central Wellington ...

Precinct Properties is selling two prime Wellington office buildings to help fund new developments

Reinvigorating a real estate brand

Century 21 has 14 franchised offices in New Zealand, between Silverdale, north of Auckland, and Wellington.

Competition for high-performing real estate sales agents ramps up.

Medicinal cannabis creates 100 jobs

SETEK Therapeutics will establish its base in Taupō later this year after becoming the fourth company to receive a ...

A medicinal cannabis company has been given the green light to set up its operations in Taupō.

Council sticks to glyphosate

The Hamilton City Council will keep using Roundup for weed control after it voted down a remit encouraging usage of the ...

Hamilton City Council have voted against a commitment to phase out the use of glyphosate by 2025.

sport

Still no Retallick for Chiefs

Brodie Retallick.
Chiefs v Blues, Super Rugby. FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand. Saturday 13 April 2019 ? Copyright ...

Good and bad news for Chiefs as they prepare to play the Hurricanes without Brodie Retallick.

All Black's loosehead battle video

Chiefs prop Angus Ta'avao has found the switch from tighthead to loosehead tough in the last two rounds of Super Rugby.

Chiefs prop simplifies struggle of positional switch akin to learning to go to the toilet with your wrong hand.

AB's 'unfinished business' video

Chiefs hooker Nathan Harris has re-signed with NZ Rugby through to 2021.

Chiefs star re-signing means four test hookers have now committed to NZ Rugby beyond the World Cup.

Ta'avao: 'Rugby's for everyone' video

Angus Ta'avao was wearing rainbow laces when the Chiefs hosted the Lions in Hamilton last Friday.

ABs prop reveals he was wearing rainbow laces when previously a team-mate of Israel Folau in Australia.

Swifts spoil Unicol's unbeaten run

Matamata Swifts player Kody Nowell, chased by Waikato Unicol's Aiden Smith. Swifts won the match, 1-0.

Matamata snap Waikatio Unicol's fine start to the 2019 football season.

opinion

They're better people than I am

Extinction rebellion protesters gather on Waterloo Bridge this week. The environmental campaign group blocked a number ...

OPINION: So what are we to think of the extinction people, the ones who've clogged London to warn us all of climate change (as if we'd not been warned already)?

Extremism the enemy of the reasonable

Sri Lankan police officers clear the road as an ambulance drives through carrying people injured in Sunday's blasts in ...

OPINION: More people at worship, more murderous extremism

To arm police or not video

The new normal?

OPINION: Only better data will make, or disprove, the case for routinely armed cops.

Are we listening to Muslim women?

Everyday Muslim women's voices need to be given the space to be heard in the wake of the mosque terror attack, Lana Hart ...

OPINION: One voice that has traditionally struggled to find its mouthpiece is still mostly unheard in the wake of the Christchurch shootings: Muslim women.

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.

Life & Style

Ellen's top 5 this weekend

Get amongst some musical gems at the Hamilton Record Fair.

Expand musical tastes, cheer on some club football or become zen in the Waikato this weekend.

Boaties 'hammer' lobsters

An increase in poaching Coromandel's favourite seafood delicacy has lead to the decline of Spiny Red Lobster from Te ...

Boaties seeking the culinary delight of crayfish are being reminded to stick to their quota.

Muso brings soul to Te Aroha video

UK singer Kevin Mark Trail and Te Aroha Community Choir musical director John Mullon first met at a school in Wembley, ...

A Te Aroha teacher in London two decades ago made an impact on a British musician.

Weight loss or exercise, which comes first?

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

Focus on fitness will lower your overall risk of diseases and illness.

Lizard opens door to renter video

Keeping blue-tongued lizards as pets may make it easier to get a rental over a cat or dog. Royce Nimot with his reptile ...

When told he couldn't have cats, Royce Nimot adopted blue-tongued lizards instead.

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