A search resumed early this morning at Raglan's Wainui Beach.

Distressed teen swept out to sea

13 min ago  The search has now moved into a body recovery phase.

Bees swarm at crash

Police say a logging truck and a five-ton truck and trailer unit collided at 3.52am.

8:33 AM  One person is dead after a head-on crash which saw swarms of angry bees released into the air.

Hobbiton's unexpected visitor

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

Another bomb threat scare

Hamilton Gardens is open again after a bomb scare sparked a lock down. 

One-way bar plan voted down

Hamilton City Council has called time on a proposal to introduce a one-way door plan.

Stock truck crash in Waikato

15 min ago  Drivers should avoid the Arapuni Rd area in South Waikato, police say.

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Suspicious fire breaks out in derelict flats

Suspicious fire engulfs derelict flats.

2 min ago  Police and firefighters attend the third suspicious fire in a set of Tokoroa flats.

Body recovery operation

12 min ago  Emergency services have called off the search for a teenager who swept out to sea while swimming off Raglan beach.

Hobbiton's unexpected visitor

Stock truck crash in Waikato


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.

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.

Upston pleased with homebuyers' uptake

Taupo MP Louise Upston is pleased Waipa residents are making the most of the Government’s home ownership initiative

Waipa buyers step up to Government initiative

Waikato Home and Garden Show sold

The Waikato Home and Garden show is changing hands, but its home will still be Claudelands Events Centre.

Waikato's Home and Garden Show is changing hands.

Doco maker says profit's the problem

Neoliberalism has bred a 'me first' society, says documentary-maker Bryan Bruce, who is on a New Zealand speaking tour.

Bryan Bruce wants a world "where we realise that in a fair society, everyone benefits, even the rich."


Knights nab win over Stags

Knights opener Anton Devcich struck 70 off 47 balls in his side's Super Smash win over the Central Stags.

A superlative knock from Mahela Jayawardene wasn't enough to deny the Northern Knights.

Hawke's Bay strike late to win

Hawke's Bay United's Cory Chettleburgh was a strong presence in midfield as his side beat WaiBop United 1-0.

Khair Jones' 84th minute goal was the difference in 1-0 win over WaiBop United in Taupo on Thursday.

Emily drums home expectations

Australian quick Holly Ferling will spearhead the Northern Spirit bowling attack.

Batting should be a strength for the Northern Spirit this season.

Informative 2015 Racing Annual hits streets

Dennis Ryan has been the driving force behind changes to the NZ Racing Annual published recently.

Fresh appearance to 44th NZ Racing Annual.

Lock stable's winning Spin to continue

Head Spin's winning style last start at Dargaville.

Lock stable trying to put icing on the cake at Otaki.


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.

Why Kiwis need Thanksgiving

Pele Ineleo at today's Thanksgiving dinner, given by the US Embassy at Downtown Community Ministry.

OPINION: It's a good time of year to step back and be thankful for what we do have.

Opinion: Cats the biggest threat to NZ's wildlife

Biologists have long warned that, of all the introduced predators which pose a threat to our indigenous wildlife, birds, lizards and geckos, cats are by far the most lethal.

Opinion: Campaign to control cats puts canine lovers against conservationists.

Opinion: Less time for people 'to get munted'

Opinion: If you really want to fix the mayhem, close Hamilton bars earlier.

Opinion: New Zealand heartland in throes of social death

Inside the Fun Ho National Toy Museum in Inglewood, Taranaki.

Opinion: A trip down memory lane in rural heartland shows how much New Zealand has changed.

Life & Style

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.

Godspell a joyous romp

Director Derek Kingsbury with the Godspell cast.

Godspell a triumph at Cambridge's Gaslight Theatre

Biggest Xmas tree rises

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

The nation's tallest Christmas tree stands more than six storeys high.

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