The sun rises over the Desert Road on an earlier snowy day.

Snow warning issued

1:23 PM  Motorists have been urged to take care, with snow on the way for the Desert Road.

Competition heats up

Marcelo Sanzana feels the burn at Rotorua's Brew Bar.

It's New Zealand's hottest competition, but more 'Why?' factor than X-Factor.

Returning $50 turns toxic

He plans to boycott a Hamilton petrol station after returning a woman's dropped money.

Community bike ride cancelled

The planned Wheels on Waikato day was cancelled after too few registrations.

Give this rescue dog a bone

She's helped rescue dozens of people and meet Prince Harry, now Gemma needs help.

Truck driver injured

A man is seriously injured after a truck rolled in Gordonton.

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News

Police called in over poisoning

RAL operations manager Chris Thrupp addresses iwi after a karakia at the spill site.

Two complaints made alleging Turoa skifield management knew about an oil spill for five days but failed to act.

Flooding on Cobham Drive

Flooding has lead to one lane being closed on Hamilton's Cobham Drive, which leads into the CBD.

House fire sends sobering message

Fence crash critically injures man

Business

Chinese take milk battle to Fonterra

Otorohanga dairy factory

Waikato welcomes it's third Chinese dairy factory in as many years.

Challenges ahead for rural communities

Our rural communities are well aware now of the challenges the substantial reduction of income forecast for our dairy industry participants, will actually mean.

10032015 News. Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ.  Edendale, Southland, Fonterra Dairy factory. Large sign on the factory wall. Photos for Richard Cosgrove-The Press.

Is Fonterra's iron-grip slipping?

Fonterra's taken the hits, but suppliers should stay, says dairy farmer.

Sport

Wanderers left in the dark

Hamilton Wanderers striker Federico Marquez limped off in the first half against Bay Olympic.

2:09 PM  An early finish for Hamilton Wanderers in their Premier Division football match sparked confusion.

Top four changes continue despite weather

1:04 PM  Weather hampers Waikato club rugby round but the top four changes keep coming.

Magic captain Leana de Bruin knows her team need to lift their game if they are going to be contenders in the trans-Tasman league.

Magic need to find improvement

1:51 PM  Playing with fear holding back Waikato-Bay of Plenty netball side, captain says ahead of Central Pulse clash.

Opinion

Massey University's strange new advert

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato. She wanted me to surrender and be with her kind. But where was she from? Was she real? A fantasy? A sorcerer’s trick? What game was she on and how could mere mortals play?

The fight for our moral fabric

OPINION: There's a fabric that runs, invisible, through our society. It holds together all other strands of life. But because we've never had to weave life without it, we don't realise how our world would crumble in its absence. 

Matthew Phillip Hanna

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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