Eric Tomlinson from On site concrete in Cambridge levels out concrete, part of the free stall barn display at GEA's exhibit at the Mystery Creek Fieldays.

Final sprint to Fieldays

The last dash to finish exhibits for the Southern Hemisphere's largest agribusiness event is on.

Body found after blaze

Firefighters at the scene of a fatal fire at a jewellery factory and shop in Paeroa's main street on Wednesday morning.

11 min ago  A body has been found in the aftermath of a Waikato blaze.

New tax rules for farmers

8:40 AM  OPINION: IRD clarifies the method dairy farmers should use to claim tax deductions on loans from New Zealand Dairy Farming Trusts.

Water education a priority

Water meters have been rolled out, but education is the best way to manage use, says one expert.

Latest dairy price drop 'unexpected'

Prices continue their downward spiral in another weak GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Inaugural flight touches down video

8:39 AM  Sounds Air made its inaugural flight from Taupo to Wellington on Tuesday.

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Kaka visit thrills

Kaka pay a flying visit to Springfield

8:51 AM  Two threatened kaka have delighted Springfield residents with a flying visit through their town..

El Nino to persist over winter

8:37 AM  An El Nino event is looking likely to persist over winter, says Niwa.

Trades academy ups achievement

Schools in lockdown

Business

Frankton tyre fisaco

Sean Murray, city council's events and economic development group general manager, right, answers questions on the Frankton tyre debacle. Left is Nicolas Wells, council's strategic property unit manager.

Councillors say the Frankton tyre debacle has damaged the city's reputation.

Petrol 'watchdog' keeps eye on Hamilton

A group which has morphed into a fuel price "watchdog" for Hamilton city may have some hints as you head away for the long weekend.

Margaret Comer has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to philanthropy.

Honour 'out of the box'

Hamilton's Margaret Comer has been recognised for her philanthropic work.

Sport

Symons: Concussion 'serious issue'

Chiefs lock Matt Symons is set to return against the Reds after a three-week stand-down due to concussion.

8:43 AM  Chiefs lock Matt Symons says the Chiefs have come down strongly on concussion this season.

A lot more Magic needed for playoffs

Waikato-BoP Magic need vast improvement for trans-Tasman netball league knockouts.

Portugal's Nuno Santos is swamped by his team-mates after scoring his side's third goal against Senegal.

Portugal, Colombia look to progress

8:41 AM  Portugal aiming to progress to the knockout stages of the Fifa U-20 World Cup when they take on Qatar.

Opinion

IOC cleaned act but not Fifa

Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter is a master at covering his tracks.

Fifa has taken corruption to new extremes in the sporting world, leaving the IOC behind.

Factory sign of things to come?

OPINION: The brutality of international commodity markets was clearly demonstrated this past week.

National MP Chester Borrows signs Stratford mother Hillary Kieft's family petition seeking a change to the law that allows teenagers to have abortions without their parents' knowledge.

Don't dump life's big decisions on kids

OPINION: There's a particularly unpopular fact of life that too many of us seem bent on ignoring these days.

Life & Style

Rapana's recognition long overdue

Te Wahapu Rapana has been named an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Maori.

Te Wahapu Rapana has been named an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Maori.

South Africans to sing at festival

Four South African Gospel singers are set to perform in Hamilton next month.

Elder Jenks and his wife Marilyn have both been awarded a Queen's Service Medal after they have put their hearts and souls into the welfare of wild horses. Their horse Misty is one of the first Kaimanawa horses they saved, from the 1997 muster.

Horse lovers humbled by honour

Marilyn and Elder Jenks hope the Queen's Service Medals they have received will work in the Kaimanawa horses' favour.

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