A brief respite from rain won't last long, with more forecast towards the end of the week.

Storm set to roll in from Tasman

Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms on horizon before cracker weekend.

Brother's final minutes

Anthony Hallmond died on Sunday night after what was believed to be an altercation on a Te Awamutu street.

Family arrived to find paramedics trying to revive Anthony Hallmond on a Te Awamutu street.

ACC U-turn on glasses

After an eight-month battle, motoring enthusiast Glenn Hodges has scored a win.

Outrage over skids on cemetery

The Ngaruawahia Cemetery has been targeted three times since June by drivers skidding on the grass.

Workplace teacup prank boils over

A Tokoroa teacup prank has gone all the way to Parliament - but who's behind it?

Free parking sensors installed

City rolls out its free parking plan, under which there's no charge for the first two hours.

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Man allegedly stabbed love rival

Sameh Khalil Salem Ali, 42, is alleged to have slashed the neck of a friend of his former partner, inflicting a 12- to ...

Sameh Ali says the first he knew of alleged knifing was when he was attacked by a bleeding man.

Guard spooks ram raiders

Security guard responded to first raid and spooked thieves as they attempted a second.

Debt carrier could drive growth

Brace won't hold Tayla back


'Have-not' airports in crisis

Regional airports help in transporting patients to base hospitals and medical specialists to isolated communities.

A campaign is underway to get more money for 12 of our smallest airports to help cover critical maintenance and passenger services.

Iwi rebuffs tax critics

Waikato-Tainui owns three hotels, including the Novotel Hamilton, which contributed significantly to a boost in equity ...

Waikato-Tainui says charitable tax status is warranted through work to rebuild the tribe after historical injustices.

Millions in profit, little tax

Chris Joblin, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings.

A longstanding tax break has some fired up, but Waikato-Tainui is happy to announce record breaking profits.

Dairy owners await their turn for robbery

The owner of the Holland Superette in Fairfield, Hamilton, was struck in the head with a hammer after refusing to hand ...

Terrified shopkeeps play robbery roulette and with odds stacked against them.

Steak secrets

Angus breeder Tim Brittain and his wife, Kelly, produced the country's best steak this year.

Stressed-out steers don't make a tasty dinner, Steak of Origin champ says.


Chiefs racking up air points video

Brodie Retallick and the Chiefs could travel more than 40,000km if they have to go to Johannesburg for a potential Super ...

Chiefs could cover more than 40,000km in the air during Super Rugby playoffs if they make the final.

Leading the way to a half marathon

Visually impaired Ocean Stephens, partner Craig Armstrong with guide dog JJ shake buckets weekly in the lead up to their ...

Visually impaired Ocean Stephens is set to take on her biggest challenge yet, a half marathon, all to fundraise for Blind Foundation Guide Dogs.

Trial matches completed

Fullback Veronica Sue during her team's warm-up before the second and final trial match at Bedford Park in Matamata.

They don't get paid to play but no one can deny their passion for rugby.

Chiefs up against history

Liam Messam and the Chiefs are up against history as they try to stay alive in Super Rugby.

No team has travelled from South Africa to New Zealand, then won a playoff match since 1998.

History repeats as Bombay crowned champions

Joshua Stol, Jordan Goldsmith and Liam Daniela celebrate the Bombay victory.

Fourth straight title for Bombay rugby empire in Counties Manukau McNamara Cup club rugby final.


Synthetic cannabis a killer

Police released this still from a video when announcing the seven Auckland deaths in a month from synthetic cannabis.

OPINION: Synthetic cannabis is killing people and something should be done, Tom O'Connor says.

History should be honoured

Hamilton's Founders Theatre looks set for the scrapheap, just like Euphrasie House and so many others.

OPINION: The city's predilection to bowl every building with a bit of history is to be abhorred, Richard Swainson says.

Dick Spraggs an RSA stalwart

Dick Spraggs loved his gardening.


Parenting: It's all in the attitude

Upset by your choice to have kids? It's too late now! (file photo)

OPINION: All those who regret being parents need an attitude transplant, Narelle Henson says.

Ask the tough questions this election

All New Zealand children should be free of want.

OPINION: Max Christoffersen wants to know what politicians are doing to stop intergenerational poverty.

Life & Style

Review: Gothenburg, Hamilton

Thai prawn fish cakes with chilli and lime mayo, chilli and coriander.

The hardest thing is picking which tapas to try.

Engineer pursues difficult field

Software engineer Alaa Abuellif has received a $1000 scholarship to help with her study at Waikato University.

In a field dominated by men, Alaa Abuellif is changing the status quo.

Marae made of matchsticks, who's the builder?

The folk art marae at the Cambridge Museum has been built out of about 1000 match sticks.

A miniature marae built from matchsticks has piqued the interest of museum officials.

Quarter of Waipa's population is disabled

There are about 4700 people in Cambridge living with some sort of disability, 2200 of them with serious mobility issues.

The scheme would cost $100,000 per year, co-funded by Waipa and NZTA.

Maitland's Top 5 - hot springs

The private spas at the Te Aroha Mineral Spas are large wooden tubs filled with hot mineral water.

Help take the chill off this winter by taking a dip at these hidden gems around the region.

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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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