Members of the public gather at the 2015 Anzac Day commemorations at dawn at the Cenotaph at Memorial Park, Hamilton.

Tears flow at Anzac ceremony

Thousands gathered at Hamilton's Memorial Park to remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Bikies ruin Last Post video

Members of the Rebels motorbike gang at the Waiouru dawn service.

6:58 PM  A motorbike gang roared off from a dawn service during the Last Post.

Cambridge remembers Anzacs gallery

Cambridge turns out to remember the fallen soldiers of Anzac

Recap: Anzac Day dawn ceremonies gallery

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis were up early to mark Anzac Day at countless dawn ceremonies around the country.

Photos: Anzac Day 2015 gallery

Photos from the Anzac Day dawn services around the country.

Hero chronicled the battle zone

A man commemorated in a street name and statue died tragically but heroically.

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News

Packed Anzac Day programme in Morrinsville ends with dusk service

The Medallion Drums featured in a dusk service to round off Anzac Day in Morrinsville.

6:27 PM  A rousing drum performance capped a memorable Anzac Day in Morrinsville.

Taupo Anzac Day attracts thousands

6:00 PM  More than 2000 people swelled around Taupo's War Memorial cenotaph at dawn this morning to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Woman in serious condition after crash

Rotorua crash victim named

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

Force is with Chiefs in Hamilton, but only just video

Johan Bardoul makes a charge for the Chiefs against the Force in Hamilton.

Chiefs get bonus-point 35-27 victory but 14-man Western Force show mettle in Hamilton.

Magic seek 'mammoth' victory over Fever

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic take on the top of the table West Coast Fever on Sunday.

Hamilton Girls High School head to Japan on Sunday for the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament.

Hamilton Girls contest sevens world champs

Hamilton Girls High School head to Japan on Sunday to contest the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament, and hope to bring home a world title.

Opinion

Honouring our Anzacs

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

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

Musical pedant sings the blues

OPINION: It's a tough old life, Waikato Times columnist Max Christoffersen finds.

Waikato District Health Board Chairman Bob Simcock.

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.

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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