The Coastguard searches for a kayaker who got into trouble off the coast of Opotiki on Monday afternoon.

Missing kayaker's body found

16 min ago  A friend helping coastguard and police search for a capsized kayaker has found his body. 

Class fire suspicious

Flames from a classroom at Whakatane Intermediate School.

An investigation into a fire that gutted two school classrooms is underway.

Victim of fatal crash named

3:54 PM  A Cambridge woman originally from South Africa identified as the victim of a fatal crash outside Avantidrome.

Lost tramper's social media rescue

A woman was successfully rescued from bush after sending a Facebook message.

Shoplifters have a crack at safe

A store safe was one of a number of commercial scale items thieves targeted.

Teens ditch car, flee police

A car-load of teens are facing police action after they ran from a routine traffic stop.

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Waikato Times archives made available to the public

Hamilton City Library Heritage team leader Mark Caunter helps  Deanna Bayley, from the Waikato Times, unload the books.

4:24 PM  An archive of millions of words and thousands of photographs gathered by Waikato Times' journalists are making their way to a new home at Hamilton's library.

Pothole factor in Kaimai crashes

4:05 PM  A seemingly insignificant pothole contributed to a trio of crashes on the Kaimai Ranges.

Electrical items sent for analysis in vineyard blaze

Ciggie butt sparks garage fire


Cemetery won't get new reception and lounge

Plans for a reception and lounge at Hamilton Park Cemetery would be against Maori custom, says former cemetery manager Peter Forman.

Plans for a new reception and lounge at Hamilton Park Cemetery would break the law, council advice says.

Snowball Effect and NXT: The New markets

The Waikato branch of the New Zealand Shareholders Association will host an event looking at new equity markets accessible by Kiwi investors and businesses.

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.


Favourites score big win

Cambridge remain top of the WaiBop Premiership.

8 min ago  An 8-0 thumping of Tauranga saw Cambridge stay on track for the title.

New challenge for world champs

3:40 PM  With a world title in the bag, there's a new challenge on the horizon.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty defeat Mainland

4:26 PM  Quest for hat-trick starts in positive fashion with a comfortable win over Mainland on Monday afternoon.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

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Top five things to do this weekend

Stallholders will be showing off their vintage, retro and handmade wares at Market Place on Saturday. Pictured: Market organiser Kell Pike.

Mindlords, a mid-winter festival and an exhibition exploring the human body.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

The man who grew a church from trees video

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

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