Husband and wife Ben and Jess Ruthe are hoping to win the upcoming Rotorua marathon.

Couple in the running to win

Jess and Ben want to be the first couple to win one of NZ's most prestigious marathons.

Jazz Day could be lost

The annual Jazz Day fundraiser has raised more than $200,000 in total for community groups over the past eight years.

Piako could lose the big community fundraiser if volunteers don't step up.

Taniwharau remain unbeaten

Defending champions make it back to back wins to start the season.

Leadership programme launched

A new programme aims to build future Waikato leaders from all walks of life.

Family return safely

Waikato father and his three kids spent cold, dark night in the bush after they got lost.

Costume sale may cause chaos

Hamilton Operatic's 2011 garage sale may be overshadowed by 2015's costume sale.

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News

Deluge tops April rainfall average

Rain floods the road around Forman Rd, 
Hamilton.

6:20 PM  Torrential rainfall in the Waikato kept emergency services busy as more than 100mm of rain fell in Hamilton between 6am and 6pm.

Memorial garden to be unveiled

Nearly 10 years of effort by former Hamilton City Councillor Peter Bos will reach fruition on April 24 with the official unveiling of the Ieper (Ypres) Memorial Garden.

Rail trail extension called for

Trapped by storm's rising waters

Business

Park International Country Club for sale

Up for sale, Park International Country Club.

A Hamilton golf course has closed and is on the market for $3.2 million.

LIC partners with Lely Group

The Livestock Improvement Corporation has added another partnership to its list this year as its pushes ahead with its growth strategy.

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Waipa's housing boom

The house construction business is booming in Waipa.

Sport

Buscomb easily betters 5000m best

7:23 PM  Hamilton middle distance runner Camille Buscomb has won a 5000m race in the US in a personal best time and is now aiming to slice another 10 secs off that time.

Kiwi bowlers start world record attempt

A world record attempt for the longest marathon outdoor lawn bowls game was almost over before it had begun.

U-20 World Cup is next up

Sport Waikato boss Matthew Cooper looks at the impact the Fifa Under-20 World Cup will make in our back yard.

Opinion

Paul Henry, feminism and disagreeing with Dr Jackie Blue

TV3's Paul Henry pictured on the set of the new breakfast show.

OPINION: Yep, this young female agrees with Paul Henry. Modern feminism isn't helping anyone.

It's OK if Hamilton's CBD dies

OPINION: Hamilton's downtown has become a scary place and only a bold vision will fix it.

Lessons not learnt at Henry Bennett

OPINION: Nicholas Stevens was not the first person let down by staff at the Henry Bennett Centre.

Life & Style

Romance a reporter video

Reporter Kirsty Lawrence decided it was time to spice up her life, so with the help of MoreFM Taupo she was sent on a series of dates.

Health apps may misdiagnose

An increase in smartphone health apps is worrying health professionals.

Knowing how to swim is important in Raglan and this weekend's bridge to bridge aims to highlight that.

Top five things to do this weekend

Are you willing to brave the cold snap in search of weekend activities? Look no further - here are this weekend's top five picks.

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