The former vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Forest Lake, Hamilton, has described the devastation in Kathmandu to supporters by email.

Former Hamilton vicar safe

Gabriel Jens and his wife have contacted supporters via email from Kathmandu.

Hunter missing

Police, search and rescue volunteers and friends and family have been searching  missing Dunedin hunter Murray Edge over three farms 40 minutes inland from Timaru.

9:03 AM  Police are looking for a white ute linked to a hunter missing near Lake Taupo

Anxious after quake

Hamiltonians caught up in quake-devastated Nepal have described the destruction.

Woman hit by train

A woman, believed to be in her forties, has life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train.

Heavy rain, gales ahead

9:26 AM  It's time to bust out the popcorn and movies on this Mondayised Anzac Day holiday, with widespread heavy rain and gales predicted.

A kauri to remember Nicky

Family and friends of Nicky Stevens celebrated what would be his 22nd birthday

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Anzac day poignant for returned war vet’s children

David White's daughters, from left, Jennifer Crosbie, Christine Clay and Margaret Wyatt attended Matamata's Anzac dawn and cemetery services on Saturday with their father's medals.

Anzac Day is even more poignant for three sisters than for some families.

Little chief winner

Samuel Christie loved to watch his late-grandad play and coach rugby in Te Awamutu.

Morrinsville now on the airwaves

Record number of rural bachelors

Business

Hobby beekeeping takes off video

New bee-keeper Jenny O'Donnell holds out an under-construction honeycomb.

The humble honey bee is proving a popular pastime as hive numbers sky rocket.

A hero for video stores?

Video stores are a dying breed. But one man is leading a rebellion.

A 8.6ha animal safari on Taihoa North Rd, 5km east of Matamata is for sale.

Matamata animal safari for sale

An African-style savannah home to a collection of exotic animals in the heart of Middle Earth is up for auction.

Sport

Canes and Chiefs move ahead

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes gets a pass away against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Hurricanes have done it again on the road, coming from a slow start to overwhelm the Reds in Brisbane and stay in control of Super Rugby's playoff race.

Nanai-Williams hoping to take form to sevens

Chief hopes form since returning from injury will extend to the Glasgow Sevens with Samoa.

Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick makes a run against the Force at Waikato Stadium on Friday night.

Rebels look set to test Chiefs

Dave Rennie says what Chiefs dished up against Force won’t do if they are to win in Melbourne.

Opinion

Nothing to celebrate

Te Papa's Gallipoli: the scale of our war exhibition.

OPINION: It was a war where half the planet and its populace fought over bits of land and, as a consequence, 10 million perished in the process and 20 million were wounded.

Other inquiries delayed

OPINION: The recent death of Nicky Stevens while in the care of the Waikato District Health Board has understandably caused his family a great deal of pain.

ANZAC crosses celebrate the lives given by New Zealand soldiers through the ages.

Honouring our Anzacs

OPINION: War is meaningless. Until your freedom, or life, is placed under threat.

Life & Style

Bowling the last bowl

Vice president Bill Fullerton, right, and green keeper Richard Death are saying goodbye to their bowling club.

They've met rain or shine and through a war, but come May the Ohaupo Bowling Club will be no more.

Mike King brings humour to hard topic

Former comedian discusses lifelong battle with depression but still manages to keep the crowd in stitches.

Hundreds of Hamilton residents are expected to attend's this year's Anzac Day Dawn Service at Memorial Park.

Top five things to do this weekend

Anzac Day commemorations, rugby and a harvest festival. Here are this week's top five.

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