Wet weather was expected to give way to thunderstorms later in the day.

Trapped by storm's rising waters

An elderly man was trapped in his car today as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

Family return safely

The father and his children had been on a walk near Wairere Falls, Waikato.

Waikato father and his three kids spent cold, dark night in the bush after they got lost.

Boaties spend night in mud

Couple forced to sleep in dinghy after running into trouble on Coromandel Peninsula.

Costume sale may cause chaos

Hamilton Operatic's 2011 garage sale may be overshadowed by 2015's costume sale.

Tangata Whenua book launch

Two NZ authors visit Hamilton to talk about new perspectives on Māori history.

Rain washes out bridge to bridge

Heavy rain overnight has forced the cancellation of the Raglan Bridge to Bridge swim.

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News

Leadership programme launched

Dr Peter Sun

A new leadership programme is being launched on April 22 that will bring together participants from all sectors – public and private, not-for-profits and charities.

Open day on expressway

An open day on proposals to connect Horsham Downs and Resolution Drive to the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway is being held on April 23.

Hamilton and Waikato pharmacies to give influenza vaccination shots

Hamilton Press giving away America tickets

Business

Park International Country Club for sale

Up for sale, Park International Country Club.

A Hamilton golf course has closed and is on the market for $3.2 million.

LIC partners with Lely Group

The Livestock Improvement Corporation has added another partnership to its list this year as its pushes ahead with its growth strategy.

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Waipa's housing boom

The house construction business is booming in Waipa.

Sport

Park International Country Club for sale

Up for sale, Park International Country Club.

A Hamilton golf course has closed and is on the market for $3.2 million.

Hamilton MMA fighter Jarrett off to Las Vegas

Frank 'The Tank' Jarrett is no old school fighter

Jordan Taufua of the Crusaders is tackled by Liam Messam of the Chiefs during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium.

Chiefs crack rare double video

The Chiefs have broken through with a home-and-away clean sweep against the Crusaders thanks to a 26-9 away Super Rugby victory.

Opinion

Paul Henry, feminism and disagreeing with Dr Jackie Blue

TV3's Paul Henry pictured on the set of the new breakfast show.

OPINION: Yep, this young female agrees with Paul Henry. Modern feminism isn't helping anyone.

It's OK if Hamilton's CBD dies

OPINION: Hamilton's downtown has become a scary place and only a bold vision will fix it.

Lessons not learnt at Henry Bennett

OPINION: Nicholas Stevens was not the first person let down by staff at the Henry Bennett Centre.

Life & Style

Romance a reporter video

Reporter Kirsty Lawrence decided it was time to spice up her life, so with the help of MoreFM Taupo she was sent on a series of dates.

Health apps may misdiagnose

An increase in smartphone health apps is worrying health professionals.

Knowing how to swim is important in Raglan and this weekend's bridge to bridge aims to highlight that.

Top five things to do this weekend

Are you willing to brave the cold snap in search of weekend activities? Look no further - here are this weekend's top five picks.

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