Waikato Regional Council chairwoman Paula Southgate and
Mayor of Waitomo Brian Hanna look over some recent rockwall work in Mokau.

'We'll enjoy it while it's here' video

6:29 PM  At one pristine coastal spot in the Waikato less than $100,000 can buy you a three-bedroom bach. The catch is, the sea may steal the land.

Dead kayaker named 

Graeme Allan Whiri-Tai.

22-year-old man who died after his kayak capsized has been named.

Roundabout rescue for crash spot

This Waikato intersection has been the scene of 24  car crashes in the past five years. 

Flights delayed at Hamilton Airport

5:52 PM  Two departing flights from Hamilton Airport bound for Wellington have been delayed by close to an hour due to poor weather. 

Fleeing driver runs out of fuel

Four teens face charges after the stolen car they were driving ran out of gas during pursuit.

Coromandel fishermen catch pig

A pair of fishermen really brought home the bacon - all 63kg of it.

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Sprinkle of spice for Sex-ed classes

Including pleasure in sexuality education makes for a more balanced view, Family Planning says.

6:16 PM  Intimacy and orgasms touted for sex-ed classes

Hamilton doctors swamped with children

5:11 PM  The start of the school holidays saw doctors' offices inundated with patients, many of them children.

Reduce waste with a worm farm

Coromandel fishermen catch pig

Business

Waikato Times prepares for move

The Waikato Times' new building on the corner of Rostrevor and Anglesea Streets is expected to be fully operational by September.

Construction of the Waikato Times new building in Hamilton's city centre is two months away from completion.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Plans for a reception and lounge at Hamilton Park Cemetery would be against Maori custom, says former cemetery manager Peter Forman.

Cemetery won't get new reception and lounge

Plans for a new reception and lounge at Hamilton Park Cemetery would break the law, council advice says.

Sport

Magic careers to go on

Key players Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin will pair up again for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in the 2016 ANZ Championship.

4 min ago  Veterans Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin re-sign in an unchanged 2016 Waikato-Bay of Plenty netball team.

Storms delay Midlands' games at nationals

5:49 PM  Midlands under-18 teams have their national regional tournament disrupted by weather.

Waikato's Jacob Skeen is one of the more unfamiliar names in the Maori All Blacks squad, and is hoping to make an impression.

Skeen looking to press his claims

5:55 PM  After just one season in the ITM Cup, Jacob Skeen now has an opportunity to play at international level.

Opinion

Cold, mouldy homes a scandal

Opinion

OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

Life & Style

All in your mind

Meditation is not for everyone.

The trendy cure-alls of meditation and mindfulness can come with a few downsides.

The man who grew a church from trees video

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

Stallholders will be showing off their vintage, retro and handmade wares at Market Place on Saturday. Pictured: Market organiser Kell Pike.

Top five things to do this weekend

Mindlords, a mid-winter festival and an exhibition exploring the human body.

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