Cows check out some grass in a post by Waikato police.

'The steaks were high'

2:51 PM  Top cow-cannabis caption submission blazes through the opposition.

Taupo woman missing

Police are searching for missing 75-year-old Taupo woman Barbara Thompson.

3 min ago  Barbara Thompson went fishing at the Waitahanui River but didn't return home.

Revived on riverbank

Mate saved kayaker who blacked out after a 25m falls plunge, yet it wasn't the last rescue of the night.

Cricketer rape trial: the flatmate

Complainant entered her room crying and struggling to breathe, witness says.

Dangerous man on the run

1:59 PM  Police are looking for Brendan Jago, 33, and warn he may be carrying a gun.

A unique and in tents experience

2:47 PM  One-of-a-kind show defies analysis and description in this spoiler-free review.

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Man Up - don't harden up

Man Up Brotherhood Tu Tangata member Billy Korewha, left and programme leader Turei Marshall.

2:50 PM  Man Up programme encouraging Franklin men to open up - not harden up.

Penguin fossil at home in the Waikato

A 28 million-year-old penguin fossil has officially become part of the museum's permanent collection.

How to Dad back home for filming

Paralysed man upbeat

business

Congestion will hurt economy

Transport planning will keep the economy moving.

Completion of the Waikato Expressway is the top roading priority in the region.

Rentals targeted by 'P' users

Wayne Robb tests houses across Waikato for methamphetamine use.

Landlords warned to increase inspections for methamphetamine.

Redundancy opens door to dream job video

Marian Brenssell by Red Brae Farm Doggy Daycare's pond where visiting dogs can swim.

Now dog lover Marian Brenssell feels like she'll never work another day in her life.

Slight fall in median Hamilton house price sale

A drop in Hamilton's median house price sale for the first time in five months is nothing to worry about, says Lugton's ...

First fall in median price sale of Hamilton house prices since August.

The business of flowers on Valentine's Day

Amy and Ryan Henwood of Hamilton florist, Amy's Flowers, have had a record Valentine's Day this year. To meet demand the ...

"We have every staff member we can get. We have called in friends from Auckland, ex-florists. If you have got a pulse we will get you working."

sport

ND wait again on NZ commitments

Dean Brownlie has been in and out of the ND side this season due to New Zealand squad call-ups.

Who plays for the Black Caps will again notably affect ND's Plunket Shield side.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Can Rennie, Cruden go out in style?

Aaron Cruden and Dave Rennie have formed a quality partnership at the Chiefs, with this year to be the end of an era.

In their final year in charge, Chiefs coach and co-captain look to recreate title-winning feeling.

Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

From puffed to conquering 10km

North Waikato News reporter Caitlin Wallace has started  training for the 10km run in the Huntly Half Marathon.

Reporter Caitlin Wallace plots her journey from unfit to tackling the Huntly Half Marathon's 10km challenge.

opinion

Black Ferns fly rugby's flag

Selica Winiata of the Black Ferns runs in for a try during the international women's test match between the New Zealand ...

OPINION: Where once we exchanged jerseys with a gallant opponent at the end of a hard game, some players now exchange blows on the field and accusations of cheating and poor referees afterwards. Thank goodness for the Black Ferns, writes Tom O'Connor.

Beauty to behold

Colour of summer - a flowering gum in full resplendent bloom, the rival to any pohutukawa.

OPINION: Old trees and old classic buildings lend character, charm, dignity and beauty as well as a sense of the gravitas of history to a place, writes Peter Dornauf.

I've been hacked

Don't invite them in, be careful what you click on when you're online.

OPINION: Narelle Henson learns firsthand how easy it is to invite hackers into your home.

Arts on a roll

Fittingly, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is on the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival programme.

OPINION: There is much to look forward to as the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival kicks off, writes Richard Swainson.

Long life well lived

Norm Jones was just 16 days short of his 100th birthday when he died in January.

OBITUARY: Hamilton man Norm Jones died just 16 days short of his 100th birthday.

Life & Style

A unique and in tents experience

To attempt to describe the way The Floating Theatre works would be to assassinate the experience for those yet to ...

One-of-a-kind show defies analysis and description in this spoiler-free review.

From puffed to conquering 10km

North Waikato News reporter Caitlin Wallace has started  training for the 10km run in the Huntly Half Marathon.

Reporter Caitlin Wallace plots her journey from unfit to tackling the Huntly Half Marathon's 10km challenge.

The Big Hug a special balloon

The Big Hug balloon is a polar bear and an elephant embracing.

The Big Hug, an elephant and a polar bear embracing, is the new special shape coming to Balloons Over Waikato.

Share your own style of fashion at races

Racewear blogger Elizabeth Charleston.

Fashion in the Field - it's for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

Review: A Viennese Midsummer Night

The Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra, pictured here with the Hamilton Festival Chorus, "nailed" their performance on ...

Vienna was the guide to style and the symphony orchestra followed its lead during their Arts Festival performance.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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