The damage to one of the two vehicles involved in a head-on crash in Te Kowhai, near Hamilton, which saw two people die.

Crash victim unidentified video

Police are still trying to identify one of two men killed after their cars collided head-on near Hamilton.

Battle to save Karapiro

Early morning training hampered by weed on Lake Karapiro.

The reputation of Waikato's premier water venue is at risk from aquatic weed.

Milk tanker rolls in Coromandel

11:10 AM  Thousands of litres of milk spilled into a paddock after a milk tanker lost control.

Trees cut down for views

Trees lining Lake Taupo are being poisoned and felled under the cover of darkness.

Tourist minibus crash

A minibus carrying tourists crashed into a ditch on the Hauraki Plains injuring one.

We do like to dine beside seaside

Dining locations get no better than absolute beachfront. Denise Irvine visits the Flatwhite Cafe in Waihi Beach. 

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Congestion, rain forecast

It's a warm, wet start in northern areas to the last long weekend of summer.

11:55 AM  Rain is likely to be heavy in the upper North Island as roads jam up with long weekend traffic.

Popular Taupo taxi company calls it a day

Much to the disappointment of customers, red taxis will no longer be seen in Taupo.

Protest falls on deaf ears

Multiple people hurt in Waikato crash

business

Battle to save Lake Karapiro's world-class status

Early morning training hampered by weed on Lake Karapiro.

The reputation of Waikato's premier water venue is at risk from the aquatic weed infestation.

Waikato councils hold hundreds of secret meetings

NZ Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams is aghast at the number of secret meetings held by Waikato councils.

The Taxpayers' Union is concerned by the number of secret meetings councils are holding - it's damaging to democracy, its director says.

Hamilton companies come to newlyweds' aid video

Jonny and Kylie Carver can get on with renovation plans after bathroom suppliers dug deep to help.

Hamilton newlywed couple stunned by $2900 worth of store credit.

City Council targets $800k in savings

Hamilton City Council estimates it can shave $800,000 a year from its corporate spend.

New city council managers won't be given a company car as part of their job package.

Business development in Rangiriri

Cathy Miller is trying to develop a business hub in Rangiriri, one bit at a time.

Cathy Miller has bet her livelihood on the town taking off.

sport

13-team Northern League confirmed

Three Kings United will be part of a 13-team Northern Region Premier Division in 2016.

Three Kings United stay up after completing mediation process with Auckland Football.

The rise of Chiefs' Taleni Seu

Taleni Seu, a former basketball player, is looking to make a big impression for the Chiefs after rising the ranks quickly.

From packing shelves to a shot at Super Rugby - the unlikely tale of the Chiefs' latest prospect.

Do-or-die for WaiBop

WaiBop United midfielder Alexi Varela and his team-mates  face a must-win game against Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop slipped up last week against Team Wellington and now can't afford to do so again.

Firth joins Glasgow Warriors

Jarrod Firth has signed with Glasgow until 2018.

Former Chiefs and Counties Manukau prop Jarrod Firth signs with Scottish club.

Nyika ready to defend coach's honour

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 02:  David Nyika of New Zealand celebrates winning the gold medal against Kennedy St Pierre of Mauritius in the Men's Light Heavy (81kg) Final at SSE Hydro during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

For David Nyika, jumping in the ring with Sam Watt is just another day at the office.

opinion

Waitangi Day: a good outcome for all

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives.

OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi, in the end, has proved a cohesive document.

An educated answer to the national health crisis

Greg Smith, Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director.

OPINION: Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director has a plan to tackle a looming national health crisis.

It's time to put an end to single-sex schools

Same-sex schools are an anachronism.

OPINION: They're a remnant of colonialism.

Waikato Stadium's name sold off for peanuts

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with FMG chief executive Chris Black at Waikato Stadium, announcing the naming rights in July 2015.

OPINION: The city didn't get anywhere near the $700,000 a year for 10 years for naming rights to the stadium. The ratepayer's been robbed.

Can we really trust those behind the TPP?

Rally-goers gathered for a march against the TPP in August 2015

OPINION: The TPP is being decided by people many of us don't trust.

Life & Style

REVIEW: Woodlands Cafe a peaceful retreat

Woodlands Cafe is on the edge of a grassy cricket oval and caters for kids well.

Spacious surroundings, friendly service and a rural setting make the Waikato cafe a relaxing choice.

Filming begins at Tauwhare Museum

Tauwhare Museum owner Andy Moreland with Hertiage Rescue presenter Brigid Gallagher.

Tauwhare Museum became a film set for a week after it was chosen for a revamp as part of a television show.

Festival One hits Mystery Creek video

Festival One's Market Place on Friday, where festival-goers listened to acts on the Market stage, surrounded by stalls and even a General Store.

Festival One is rocking out in beautiful weather.

'Not aircraft, not birds, what were they?'

Daniel Ubertini's shot taken in late January at a marae in Rotorua – with the largest of the three unexplained objects circled. Two smaller, similarly-shaped objects were at the far left of the image.

Visiting French photojournalist captures 'other-worldly' image over Waikato.

Glen Murray's horse trekking paradise

Brent Marshall and his mount Haze lead the way at Marshall Equine Park.

Brent Marshall relaxed back in the saddle like it was an armchair.

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