Richard Keremeta, 16, died after another man landed on him after they both jumped from a foot bridge in Raglan on Monday.

Emotional assembly after death

The death of a Raglan teen has pulled the small community together to support one another.

Cloud over Forlongs 

Hamilton retailer Forlongs is considering closing after 70 years, citing competition from multi-store operators.

7:41 PM  Retail operation considers closure after 70 years after staff called to meeting.

Prices at upper limit

Five weeks' property supply as buyers continue to flood the market.

Teen shoots himself in the foot

Coromandel teen playing with a slug gun has shot himself in the foot.

Dog leaps into car, mauls man

A dog jumped through a car window and mauled a man, seriously injuring him.

Race Car to ride high

Balloons over Waikato has announced its latest special shape for 2016.

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Hospo owners face hefty furniture bill

Council staff is recommending a two-metre-wide clearway be enforced along all central city footpaths including Victoria Street.

6:21 PM  A council rule change could cost Victoria Street bars and restaurants thousands of dollars.

Friends pay tribute at fatal jump site video

Richard Keremeta's friends have gathered at the bridge where his life was cut short on Monday.

Offender's 'desire for vengeance'

Inquiries start after jet ski incident

business

Competition prompts Forlongs demise

Hamilton retailer Forlongs is considering closing after 70 years, citing competition from multi-store operators.

Staff called to a meeting at short notice

Hospo owners face hefty furniture bill

Council staff is recommending a two-metre-wide clearway be enforced along all central city footpaths including Victoria Street.

A council rule change could cost Victoria Street bars and restaurants thousands of dollars.

SPCA needs your help

SPCA Waikato staff members Steph Hunt, left, and Debbie Kornman with puppy Luna and three-month-old kitten Maggie, who are both looking for new homes.

"We can't take any more animals than what we've got."

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

Employers ignoring labour inspector orders

Susan Hornsby-Geluk says employment cases are rising.

Legal action against employers for failing to meeting minimum employment standards is trending.

sport

Rennie feeling Pulu's pain

Augustine Pulu was set to rejoin the Chiefs for Super Rugby but will now miss eight to 10 weeks with his broken arm suffered at the Sydney Sevens.

It's another injury in the Chiefs ranks, but their stocks are still healthy.

Flavigny achieves black-type goal

Jockey Mark Du Plessis rode Flavigny to an easy win at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Flavigny achieves a black-type goal.

Humidor ready to go after injury

Otaki horse trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard will consider a return to Te Rapa this Saturday with Humidor.

Humidor may return to Te Rapa this saturday.

Platinum Diva Tauherenikau achiever

Platinum Diva confirmed trainer Lisa Latta's opinion with victory at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Diva an achiever at Tauherenikau.

Refereeing decisions costly

WaiBop United's attackers, including Sanni Issa (front) do battle with Canterbury United's defenders on Sunday.

Three controversial no-calls clouded the end of WaiBop United's loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

opinion

Lack of hard data on TPP comes back to bite

A firebomb failed to ignite in Anne Tolley's Whakatane office after the TPPA was signed in Auckland.

OPINION: In the absence of information, rumour will fill the vacancy.

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.

Country's full of grey men in grey suits

Rene Magritte's The Pilgrim - the epitome of the grey-suited man, visually, anyway.

OPINION: Shallow people make shallow decisions.

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.

Life & Style

Marae's kai success in Cambridge

About 160 people turned out to the Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae - their biggest turnout yet.

The big Christmas Day lunch at the Cambridge Community Marae hit a record number last year.

No nonsense go-to-guy at the Franklin show

John Fleet is the familiar face of the Franklin A&P Show, which is on in Pukekohe February 20-21.

He’s a little bit abrupt, sometimes direct, and on occasions a tad curt - but that is how John Fleet gets things done.

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

Annah Stretton is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

Annah Stretton shares some of her favourite things about Morrinsville, Waikato.

Orchestra's future in good young hands

British virtuoso cellist Laura van der Heijden

REVIEW: Cello soloist captures the beauty of top concerto.

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.

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