The University of Waikato Men's team win their 2014 race.

Oars out for Great Race return

International universities will arrive next week for Waikato's fiercest annual international rowing race.

Police recover body

Police close off the river walkway near Swarbrick landing on River road after a body was discovered.

12:50 PM  Police cordon off riverside park after body found.

Thrill-seekers hit Coromandel

1 min ago  Campervans and trucks fly by as thrill-seekers hurtle downhill.

Prison a 'holiday park'

Killer Martin Cranswick Schofield told victim's daughters "he enjoyed prison".

Build stats go big, houses go small

Hamilton is creeping closer to an even split between infill housing and greenfields development.

Home invasion victim recovers

Car linked to violent home invasion in Matamata found in Rotorua.

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Newcastle Rd accident

The Newcastle Rd accident is understood to have involved three cars.

1:09 PM  A 60-year-old woman was taken to Waikato Hospital in moderate condition.

Fleeing man: 'Can I get a ride?'

12:40 PM  Neighbours direct police to fleeing man, who asks for an "urgent ride".

Rising risk of summer drought

Jono and Ben set off across Lake

business

Spending habits begin at home

Teaching children how to manage their money needs to begin in the home.

Creating healthy money habits needs to begin in the home.

Mosquitoes as DNA drones

Mosquito feeding: Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect to predict the spread of diseases.

Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect as a biological drone to predict the spread of diseases.

HoloLens for hyper-conferencing

The Jedi Council meets via HoloNet in Star Wars: Episode III.

Microsoft's mixed reality technology will allow Jedi-like holographic calls between offices.

Simcro adds more businesses to its books

A Simcro drench gun in action

Simcro seeks aggressive growth as it buys up two businesses.

Kiwi flies again over Waikato skies

Kiwi Regional Airlines chief executive Ewan Wilson was at Hamilton Airport to welcome the arrival of the company's first passenger aircraft, a SAAB 340A.

It was a wet but colourful welcome as Kiwi Regional Airlines' first passenger aircraft touched down in Hamilton.

sport

Beaver back for Waikato

Stephen Donald will return to the Waikato NPC side via the bench this weekend.

World Cup hero returns to NZ rugby via bench for Saturday clash with rivals Auckland.

Amanood Lad back for more

Amanood Lad and connections, John and Shirley Blair, Ben Foote and Steve Pateman are out to replicate their McGregor Grant win in the Great Northern Steeplechase.

Gruelling conditions should suit Amanood Lad as he chases consecutive Great Northerns.

Caddy takes Philipa on detour

The mud will be flying at Tauranga on Friday where Daniel Hain takes the ride on Philipa Charlotte.

Tauherenikau trainer Russell Caddy makes most of nomination extension for Tauranga.

Oars out in Gallagher Great Race return

The University of Waikato Men's team win their 2014 race.

International universities will arrive next week for Waikato's fiercest annual international rowing race.

Former Cambridge rider excels in Ireland

Former St Peter’s School student Jesse Campbell and Kaapachino during his recent success in Ireland.

Former St Peter’s School student Jesse Campbell described as "rising star" in Ireland.

opinion

A life without credit cards

Reporter Rachel Thomas is averse to credit cards.

OPINION: To me, credit cards are tiny plastic reminders you've spent money you don't have.

Economic crisis is looming for New Zealand - and not just the farmers

More and more dairy farmers will hedge their economic bets by raising their own bobby calves - which will have an effect downstream.

OPINION: The economic crisis that few New Zealand politicians want to admit is looming could eventually force a refocussing of our trade negotiations offshore and our farms at home.

The madness of a loving family

Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

OPINION: Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

The Auckland effect

QV Registered value Chris Price.

OPINION: By now, we have all heard Auckland house prices are rising to record highs and there seems to be insatiable demand which is fuelling further increases.

How much contribution can any of us make to the nation?

We can't all be Winston Churchills - or Charles Darwins, or even part of the Swainson pantheon.

OPINION: Assessing your own historic legacy is a humbling business.

Life & Style

Big win for Cambridge teacher

Cushla Hounsell, her husband Pat and daughter Regan, 7, share their delight at the unexpected windfall.

Cushla Hounsell found it hard to keep her nose-crinkling delight under wraps on Monday afternoon.

Flag debate puts Hamilton in a flutter

A tino rangatiratanga flag was put in the hands of the sculpture Sapper Horace Moore-Jones in Hamilton.

A flag associated with Maori sovereignty flew briefly in Hamilton's main street.

Quilts a treasure for kids

Hellen Borrington has been making quilts for children in care.

Crafting good for the soul.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

Guide biscuits gifted to local Foodbank

Cambridge Salvation Army envoy Jillian Smith with some of the local Brownies, from left, Caitlin Hill, Lucy Eastwood and Ella Welford. In the front is Sophie Howard.

Guide biscuits gifted to Cambridge Foodbank

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