Waikato Regional Council chairwoman Paula Southgate and
Mayor of Waitomo Brian Hanna look over some recent rockwall work in Mokau.

'We'll enjoy it while it's here' video

At a coastal Waikato spot, less than $100k can buy you a bach. But the sea may steal the land.

Family mourns

Belia van Rensburg and her husband, Mervin, were childhood sweethearts. They were building a home together in Cambridge before she died in a car accident.

Belia van Rensburg was a careful driver, so her family can't understand how she died in a car crash.

Tributes flow for Craig Norgate

7:20 AM  PM and All Blacks join those paying respects to Fonterra's first CEO Craig Norgate, who has died, aged 50.

Hamilton turf expert joins ABs

A Hamilton man's knowledge of grass has seen him join the All Blacks on their tour of Samoa.

Dead kayaker named 

22-year-old man who died after his kayak capsized has been named.

Roundabout rescue for crash spot

This Waikato intersection has been the scene of 24  car crashes in the past five years. 

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Sprinkle of spice for Sex-ed classes

Including pleasure in sexuality education makes for a more balanced view, Family Planning says.

Intimacy and orgasms touted for sex-ed classes

Flights delayed at Hamilton Airport

Two departing flights from Hamilton Airport bound for Wellington have been delayed by close to an hour due to poor weather. 

Hamilton doctors swamped with children

Reduce waste with a worm farm

Business

Waikato Times prepares for move

The Waikato Times' new building on the corner of Rostrevor and Anglesea Streets is expected to be fully operational by September.

Construction of the Waikato Times new building in Hamilton's city centre is two months away from completion.

Farm passes wow test

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

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

Cemetery won't get new reception and lounge

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

Sport

Blizzard chases Hastings prizes

Big prizes will be Blizzard's aim at the Hastings Spring Carnival, where he was an undercard star last year.

Grey stayer is again on a path to Hastings, but with loftier goals in place this time around.

Skeen looking to press his claims

After just one season in the ITM Cup, Jacob Skeen now has an opportunity to play at international level.

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Tequila At Midnite in Melbourne for Fursdon

Karen Fursdon is making tentative plans for a trip to Australia after celebrating success there at the weekend.

Opinion

Cold, mouldy homes a scandal

Opinion

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.

Life & Style

All in your mind

Meditation is not for everyone.

The trendy cure-alls of meditation and mindfulness can come with a few downsides.

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.

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

Top five things to do this weekend

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

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