The crash happened at the turn-off to the Hobbiton film set on the morning of Easter Sunday.

Coma, surgeries, 40 rods in spine

1:43 PM  Innocent motorist pays heavy price for a tourist driver's moment of inattention.

Sex 'poison antidote'

The victim, who cannot be named, appeared at Rotorua District Court on Thursday.

1:36 PM  Man behind bizarre sex-coercion plot has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Hot water bottle nightmare

GRAPHIC CONTENT: A hot water bottle in bed led to a five-day hospital stay for this Cambridge 10-year-old.

Stiffer penalty sought for racer

1:47 PM  Street racer got 12 months home detention for killing four, but crown wants more.

Tree-felling at river's edge

1:56 PM  Detours in place for river path users for a three-day stretch while four trees get the chop.

Biz meeting ends in sex assault

He went to sort out a business issue but sexually assaulted his victim while laughing.

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Refugee's NZ love story a fraud

Aneela Wati was sentenced in the Tauranga District Court, for knowingly using a fraudulently-obtained visa (file photo).

1:40 PM  They'd supposedly found new love after a family massacre. But there was more than one hole in this story.

Wish comes true for Sienna

Sienna MacInnes had a massive smile on her face when she discovered a huge playhouse in her backyard.

Putaruru man killed in crash

Footy field of infections

business

Matamata bypass an option

The proposed Matamata bypass would link Waharoa Road East and Tauranga Rd and is anticipated to significantly reduce ...

The council only has the funds for a bypass in Matamata or Morrinsville.

Primed for Harness Jewels

More memorable moments are hoped for as a big crowd is expected to be at The Cambridge Raceway on June 2.

Cambridge Raceway pulls out all the stops on entertainment for patrons at the Waikato's richest raceday.

Great rubbish bag heist

Rubbish bags could become the new sought-after product among thieves in the Matamata-Piako district.

From July, people will have to pay for their rubbish bags. Are thieves stock piling?

Tough medicine for Steel & Tube

The planned sale and leaseback of Steel & Tube's recently refurbished property at 375 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch is part ...

NZX-listed Steel & Tube has disappointed the market, but says things will get better next year.

New subdivision sails ahead

Yeoman Homes management, from left, operations manager Bex Kenny, managing director Andrew Yeoman and project manager ...

With Hamilton's Ridgedale nearly sold out, Yeoman Homes has new sites to develop.

sport

Cameron's success rewarded

Successful women's cycling coach Brendon Cameron will now head the men's endurance cycling squad.

Two-time Olympian Brendon Cameron appointed head coach for the men's endurance cycling squad.

Students tough it out in Hillary Challenge

Members of the Cambridge High School Adventure Racing Team still had enough energy after placing fourth in the recent ...

Engineering student Sam Bain loves the outdoors so much he tests himself often against the elements.

ABs back amid Chiefs tweaks

Brodie Retallick's return, in particular, should provide the Chiefs with a huge boost against the Waratahs.

Harris, Retallick, McKenzie and Lienert-Brown return, amid some other reshuffles.

Sweet wake-up call for Tu'inukuafe video

Chiefs prop Karl Tu'inukuafe is still pinching himself after getting the callup to the All Blacks' squad.

Catching up on sleep after returning from South Africa, Chiefs prop awoke to stunning news.

Cane to sit out again

Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane will miss another Super Rugby game due to his niggling abdominal injury.

Chiefs co-captain still frustrated by niggling abdominal injury.

opinion

I can feel my youth slipping away

Verity Johnson

OPINION: That carefree optimism has been replaced by anger and frustration.

Meghan the lizard shapeshifter

The duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge get on so well because they're not actually human, they're part of the lizard ...

OPINION: Like Amal, Kate and Posh, she's too skinny to be a human woman.

Angry-reac isn't protest

Facebook angry reactions are not an effective mode of protest.

OPINION: Millennial complacency isn't going to solve the housing crisis.

Long term plan hearing ends

Waikato Regional Council chairman Alan Livingston.

Now the tough decisions begin on what to include and what to leave out of the plan.

White trash meets royal bash

No one to walk Meghan down the aisle? There were no shortage of contenders in the lead-up to the weekend's wedding.

OPINION: We all thought the royal family was dysfunctional. Then we met the Markles.

Life & Style

Kiwi Orbitals plan for 2019 launch

Kiwi Orbitals hopes to launch its Duncan Rocket in 2019.

A team in Hamilton plans to launch a rocket into space.

Students tough it out in Hillary Challenge

Members of the Cambridge High School Adventure Racing Team still had enough energy after placing fourth in the recent ...

Engineering student Sam Bain loves the outdoors so much he tests himself often against the elements.

Incredi-bull mechanical beast video

The Te Aroha artist's creation is made out of scrap metal and weighs about 1.9 tonnes.

Worsley has a gearbox in one arm, an engine in the other and vases as giant testicles.

Primed for Harness Jewels

More memorable moments are hoped for as a big crowd is expected to be at The Cambridge Raceway on June 2.

Cambridge Raceway pulls out all the stops on entertainment for patrons at the Waikato's richest raceday.

History: Days of future past

First edition of the Waikato Times newspaper, 2 May 1872.

Censorship standards have massively changed, Richard Swainson finds, expecially for movies.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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