Firefighters battle blaze

Firefighters are battling a blaze off Rapids Rd, near Taupō.

5:01 PM  Crews from Taupō, Rotorua and Kinloch are at the blaze off Rapids Rd.

No end to bus stalemate video

Charlie Wharekawa protests for better wages and working conditions for bus drivers outside the Waikato Regional Council ...

Pressure goes on iwi owners to sort dispute as commuter disruption set to continue.

Frustration over affordable housing

The proposed Te Awa Lakes development is one of three Hamilton Special Housing Areas.

Hamilton City Council revokes housing affordability criteria, inserts into private developer agreements instead.

Peacocke should nurture nature

The Waikato River with Hammond bush on the right and a key part of the proposed Amberfield area on the left.

OPINION: Developing Hamilton south without leading to local extinction of bats is a difficult but important challenge.

Perfect candidates for crappy job

Dung Beetle Innovations' Shaun Forgie says getting local or central government to share the cost of releasing dung ...

Subsidising little critter with a taste for livestock faeces would help improve water quality, proponents say.

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Lockout for striking bus drivers

Bus drivers picket outside the Hamilton Transport Centre in August (file photo).

Pay dispute between Go Bus and FIRST Union in Waikato has escalated into a lockout.

Cars almost 'completely destroyed'

The aftermath of the fatal crash near Rotorua before emergency services arrived.

Witness to fatal crash aftermath says engine of one vehicle torn out and left in middle of road.

Effluent stored in a bathtub

Of the 232 farms inspected, 34 had upgraded their effluent facilities while 69 were found to be significantly ...

Almost 30 per cent of Waikato farms inspected were non-compliant, including one using a bathtub to store effluent.

Woman ruptures sister's eyeball

The victim's eyeball was ruptured when Dolly McLean brought her head down onto a steel chair (file photo).

Dolly McLean permanently blinded her older sister in one eye in violent response to text messages.

Search to resume for teen

The teenager was swept off rocks on Saturday afternoon.

The search for a teenager swept off rocks near Raglan on Saturday will resume this morning.

The life a new kidney gave me

A donated kidney allowed Aucklander Anna Maharaj to become a teacher, wife, and mother. She received the transplant in ...

Anna Maharaj doesn't know who her donor was, but they've given her 16-and-a-half years of "borrowed time".

Not your average raft video

Three couches and a two-storey setup are features of the Steamboat Express. Pictured in front of the raft are organisers ...

It has two storeys and it floated 40km down the Waikato River.

Young man swept off rocks

A search has begun at Papanui Point in Ruapuke, south of Raglan (file photo).

A search has been launched at a west coast Waikato beach.

Wintec's credit card shock

Wintec has moved to tighten up spending rules for staff but not all Wintec Council members think the organisation has ...

Tertiary institute investigated over personal use of work credit cards.

House ablaze in rural Waikato

Firefighters arrived in No 1 Road, Waitoa - between Morrinsville and Te Aroha - shortly before 11am.

Several people rang 111 about the Waitoa home.

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Murder charge after hit and run

The 21-year-old man appeared in Whakatane District Court on Friday and was remanded in custody.

Man, 21, charged with murder after 32-year-old man struck by car dies in hospital.

Science in a box fires minds

Unlocking life's mysteries starts with an inquisitive mind. Just ask Shalini Guleria.

Two injured in serious crash

Teen vanishes at unforgiving spot


Planning system in the gun

A coalition of business and environment groups, Resource Reform NZ, is calling for a complete overhaul of New Zealand ...

Business groups call for planning system overhaul

Perfect candidates for crappy job

Dung Beetle Innovations' Shaun Forgie says getting local or central government to share the cost of releasing dung ...

Subsidising little critter with a taste for livestock faeces would help improve water quality, proponents say.

Stadium designs revealed

MOAA Architects unveiled their design for Matamata's Headon Stadium to councillors in November.

Is $1.5m enough to fix Headon Stadium?

Auckland property favoured

Kiwi Property is focused on the $223 million expansion at Sylvia Park, called Galleria.

Kiwi Property has nearly completed reweighting its property portfolio to Auckland

Hamilton-Auckland rail fares revealed

The Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service will start in March 2020 if the business case is endorsed by local ...

One way trip on proposed Hamilton-Auckland commuter rail to cost $12.20 and include wifi, a cafe and USB power points.

Life & Style

High intensity training needed

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

Football referees cover about 10km per game.

Dani dreams of new kidneys

Nine-year-old Dani Tyler requires a kidney transplant, having lost both hers to cancer.

Dani Tyler dreams of going to Disneyland, but is dependent on a kidney transplant.

Married for 300 years

This group of friends celebrated their collective 300th year of marriage in Taupo recently. Pictured is David and Ruth ...

I think the secret to why we're all still married: we all got engaged, then got married, and then we lived together.

Ruby's top five this weekend

It's the first weekend the Mansfield Garden will be open at the Hamilton Gardens.

Tour Cambridge gardens, pop into a garden party or get creative for Xmas.

Topp stuff on show

The Topp twins, Dames Lynda (left) and Jools (right), prior to the opening of Topp Twins: An Exhibition for New Zealand.

Life and works of Huntly's biggest export (aside from coal and power) on display at Waikato Museum.

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