Police have fears for LA Tukerangi - believed to be being held against her will.

'Help me. I've been kidnapped'

2:21 PM  The mother of  a missing teen believed to be with a wanted man received a plea for help on Facebook.

'Ability' questioned

Mohamed Shakeel Siddiqui appears via audio visual link from prison to Hamilton District Court.

1:07 PM  A man who allegedly used a fake CV to get a job at Waikato District Health Board has had his identity revealed.

Phil Rudd back in court

Former AC/DC drummer pleads not guilty to breaking home detention conditions.

Dog's life is a roll of the dice video

There are no rules councils have to follow when deciding if a dog gets put down.

Teen sexually assaulted in walkway

A Hamilton girl heading home from a party was attacked by two men, police say.

Vigil at MP's office video

Crosses were erected outside the office of Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe.

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News

Turbine repair during 25-day shut down

Ngahihi o te ra Bidois, trustee for Tauhara North No. 2 Trust, grins widely.
The $7 million rotor behind him will be installed into the Nga Awa Purua geothermal power station this week, bringing its generation capability back up to full steam.
Photo: Robert Steven/Fairfax NZ

9 min ago  No, it's not a giant pepper shaker. No, not an overpriced piece of public art. It is a $7 million turbine rotor used to generate power from steam.

Waikato balloon festival judged best

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Waikato mum launches children's market

Family escape house fire

Business

Beggs Wiseman building for sale by tender

Hamilton City Council is selling the Beggs Wiseman building on the corner of Victoria and Ward Streets.

1:18 PM  An historic building in Hamilton’s city centre is being offered for sale by tender.

Waikato Winter lecture series gets underway

Waikato University's Winter Lecture series gets underway this Wednesday.

An aerial shot of The Base in 2013. Half of the development is now up for sale.

TGH to sell up to half of The Base

1:14 PM  Half of Waikato-Tainui's flagship development, The Base shopping centre, will go up for sale as the tribe seeks to free up cash.

Sport

Natzke taking European hunt to final round

Josiah Natzke is in with a chance of taking out the European EMX125 title.

8 min ago  Josiah Natzke's latest performance in the European motocross championships has him right in the mix for the European title.

Cambridge benefit in Premiership race

A Ngongotaha draw has handed Cambridge the advantage in the WaiBop Premiership title race.

Jamie Baxter, left, and Sam Masterson helped Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts to a 2-2 draw against Ngongotaha.

Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies inflict pain on Cambridge

It was an unbeaten weekend for Matamata Swifts’ senior sides.

Opinion

Criticism of Still Life astonishing

Opinion

OPINION: When I read James Croot’s review of the movie Still Life, which he described as ‘‘emotionally powerful drama’’ and a ‘‘minor masterpiece’’, I heartily concurred.

The ref is always right on the day

OPINION: Sunday morning's epic match at Ellis Park was one I was half convinced the All Blacks would lose.

Tony Robertson was convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco.

Why was Robertson free to kill?

OPINION: I've been to jail several times. It was all part of a learning process. At least, that's my excuse.

Life & Style

Film festival has variety and 'geysers of blood'

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman are the stars of Deathgasm, a "blood-splattered, heavy shredding comedy-horror" that won the Make My Horror Movie competition.

Hamilton film fans will be booking the best part of a month off work with the international film festival about to hit town again.

Top five things to do this weekend

Rock, blues, theatre and kung fu - here are this week's top five picks.

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker overlooks the city's Ferrybank area by the Waikato River.

Public input vital for Ferrybank development: mayor

Hamiltonians will get their first look at concept plans for Hamilton's Ferrybank area by the end of the year.

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