Oscar Dennis Olsen, 45, from Tolaga Bay has been found dead in the Waikato River in Taupo.

Body found in Waikato River

10:12 AM  The body of a man who was out on bail has been found downstream from the Huka Falls in Taupo.

Cops tackle hotspots

Police will be keeping a closer eye on drivers.

Police winter campaign targeting high crash areas in the eastern Bay of Plenty kicks off.

Coromandel supermarket opens

8 min ago  Coromandel Four Square is set to serve customers in its new building.

Town mourns loss in blaze video

Residents in Paeroa were left shocked after a person died in a fatal fire.

Director banned

Director of building firm that went into liquidation is barred from directing another company for nine years.

Teacher admits sex acts

A Hamilton high school teacher admitted to sexual relations with a student.

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Hamilton chef a finalist in top vegetarian competition video

Luke McGowan's butternut pumpkin brunch pizza is a finalist in this year's New Zealand's Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2015.

Hamilton chef Luke McGowan's culinary skill has secured him a spot as a finalist in New Zealand's top vegetarian dish competition.

Housing project named Wairere Village

Backers of a housing project in Enderley say the community has started to embrace the initiative.

Fund creates 'winners, losers'

Dog handlers shine in Waikato police awards

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Housing project named Wairere Village

An artist's impression of a proposed housing development in Enderley, Hamilton.

Backers of a housing project in Enderley say the community has started to embrace the initiative.

Final sprint to Fieldays start-line

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

The QEII National Trust celebrated the registration of its 4000th covenant at an event hosted on a farm at Kairangi in the Waikato. From left are the Trust's key founder Gordon Stephenson and wife Celia, who registered the first covenant in 1979, and Keith and Margaret Ormsby who registered the 4000th covenant, the second to be registered by them on their Otorohanga dairy farm.

Trust celebrates 4000th covenant

The QEII National Trust has registered its 4000th covenant nearly 40 years after its first official land protection.

Sport

Returning to the gym a happy decision

Paul Mikkelson has returned to the gym after a 17 year break to take up coaching the boys squad at the Mt Tauhara Gymnastics Club.

10:10 AM  Stepping back inside a gym was the last thing Paul Mikkelsonâś“ thought he would be doing 17 years after quitting the sport.

Senegal, Colombia settle for draw

Fifa U-20 World Cup clash ends all square with 1-1 draw in Hamilton.

Patumahoe first five-eight Riley Hohepa. Counties Manukau Premier Club Rugby game between Patumahoe and Ardmore Marist, played at Patumahoe, on Saturday June 07 2014. Patumahoe won the game 23- 3 after being 3 all at halftime  Photo by Richard Spranger

Options aplenty for Steelers' No 10

OPINION: Counties Manukau's first five eighth stocks appear to have been stripped bare but there is no shortage of youngsters lining up.

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

Hamilton chef a finalist in top vegetarian competition video

Luke McGowan's butternut pumpkin brunch pizza is a finalist in this year's New Zealand's Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2015.

Hamilton chef Luke McGowan's culinary skill has secured him a spot as a finalist in New Zealand's top vegetarian dish competition.

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.

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

Rapana's recognition long overdue

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

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