Dion Smith from Auckland wins the men's 160km race.

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge finishes in dramatic fashion

After 160 kilometres, the men's Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge became a race of inches.

House fire in Turangi

Five fire appliances went to fight the fire at a Turangi home.

9:28 AM  Houe fire may have been deliberately lit

Milk tanker trailer rolls

10:30 AM  Diversions will be put in place around the crash south of Te Awamutu.

Surfer tried to save teen

"Once you were out, it was rough, the waves were big - I was just paddling around trying to find him."

River concept plans

Three distinct and bold plans to reimagine Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct will be unveiled today.

Christmas tree to be lit Sunday

Hamilton's Christmas tree lighting ceremony will happen on Sunday night.

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Milk tanker trailer rolls

Firefighters were called to Arapuni Rd, near Te Awamutu, about 4.30am.

10:30 AM  Diversions will be put in place around the crash south of Te Awamutu.

Search continues for missing teen

10:01 AM  The search for a missing teen presumed drowned in seas off Raglan will rely on local knowledge to find his body.

Suspicious house fire in Turangi

Fatal motorcycle crash


Westfield Queensgate and Chartwell sold

Shoppers at Westfield Mall mob Prime Minister John Key during the 2014 election campaign.

Three major Westfield shopping malls in Lower Hutt, Hamilton and Auckland are likely to be rebranded after being sold by the properties' Australian owners.

Getting a small business started

Chris Morrison is the owner of start-up Four Leaf Furniture.

We get some tips from the owner of a one-year-old business on what you need to know.

Hobbiton's unexpected visitor

Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi peers out of the front door of Bag End at Hobbiton.

Visiting Doctor swings by Middle-earth for a house call.

Ferrybank design finalists revealed

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with concept designs depicting a redeveloped Ferrybank precinct.

Three distinct and bold plans to reimagine Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct will be unveiled today.

One-way door plan voted down

Hamilton City Council's provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) excludes one-way door restrictions for city bars and pubs despite police backing the move.

Hamilton City Council has called time on a proposal to introduce a one-way door plan for city pubs and bars.


Johnson dances away in stakes race

Stolen Dance was too good in the Group III Eagle Technology Stakes at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Stolen Dance and Johnson too good in Technology Stakes.

Lang and Alamer shock Ellerslie punters

Alamer and Sam Collett score in the Trevor Eagle Memorial 3YO at Ellerslie for trainer Roger Lang.

Alamer shocks Ellerslie in Eagle Memorial.

Mooloos youths dominate national under-20 camp

Waikato players dominate the list of trialists for the NZ under-20 rugby team.

Seventeen Waikato players are chasing a spot in the national under-20 side.

Clash of the titans

Kevin Murphy's Messiah is one of the main contenders in the Bridge to Bridge water ski classic.

Boats with epic names set for another showdown in the Bridge to Bridge water ski race.

WaiBop United lacked intensity in loss

WaiBop United had their hands full dealing with the likes of Hawke's Bay United's Sam Mason-Smith on Thursday.

WaiBop United were off the boil in 1-0 loss on Thursday.


Hamilton the city of grandiose visionaries

Let's hope Mayor Julie Hardaker's plans for the river fare better than some other visions for the city's future.

Pipe dreams aren't new for Hamilton politicians.

Watching the watchdogs

Accountability is critical for any healthy society.

OPINION: None of us is above being held accountable for our actions - not even the Police.

Opinion: Finally flying the flag for change

he five flags options on display outside a business in Nelson.

Opinion: Let's flag Prince Charles and go our own way.

Obituary: Life spent solving mysteries for New Zealanders

Dr "Whit" Russell, for many years pathologist at Waikato Hospital. He was lead pathologist in the Royal Commission into the July 3 1963 Air New Zealand DC3 crash in the Kaimai ranges. Obit. Whitworth Athol (Whit) Russell, 1918-2015

Obituary: Whit Russell was the man police called to identify dead bodies.

Opinion: Lomu the greatest All Black?

Opinion: Even All Blacks derserve some quiet time.

Life & Style

Lights on Sunday night for Christmas tree

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

Hamilton's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been pushed back.

How life has changed in 50 years video

Beverley and Barry Woolcott married in October 1960. In those days, people took the vows literally and divorce was rare.

Three generations of one family reflect on how life, love and death have evolved in half a century.

Orchestra and choirs combine for Messiah concert

Hamilton soprano Madison Nonoa will perform with Opus Orchestra, the Hamilton Civic Choir and the Rotorua District Choir.

Some top talent are coming together to perform one of the world's oldest and most recognisable works.

Daredevil pilot pens children's book

Bernie Haskell with his two flying-centric books.

Daredevil pilot writes book for children

Operation: success for overseas

Cambridge High School students Emma Morely and Eden Lawrence sort through boxes for Operation Christmas Child in Auckland.

A task that was originally set up for junior Cambridge High School students turned into a big community initiative - one to help third world countries.

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