Marie Richards-Hodge, Paul Hodge and friend Mingma Sherpa at Everest Base camp a week before the quake hit.

Waikato family flee to India

3:01 PM  Family on a trekking holiday in Nepal seek refuge in India following devastating earthquakes.

Otorohanga woman missing in Nepal

Four escape house fire

fire engine, wellington, night

Child treated for smoke inhalation after fire rips through Tokoroa home.

Oil spill in Tauranga Harbour

An oil spill during fueling at the Port of Tauranga has left a blackened mess on the shores of the city's inner waterways.

Crash witnesses sought

Man critically injured in crash east of Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty on Monday night. 

Woman assaulted at pharmacy

Woman assaulted at a Hamilton pharmacy has been left bruised and traumatised.

Passing Red ready to depart

Hamilton's V8s inspired sculpture Passing Red will be removed from Hinemoa Park within months.

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Footbridge work delayed

Wet weather has delayed work on the Huntly footbridge.

2:53 PM  Wet weather and high winds over the weekend have delayed the re-installation of Huntly's footbridge until Sunday.

What's On

An array of events will be held in the South Waikato over April and May.

Tokoroa Anzac Day

Southern take the win again


Tax compliance costs fall for SMEs

The government says SMEs are paying less tax now.

OPINION: Tax compliance costs continue to fall for small to medium sized enterprises according to a government report.

LeftBrain creditors wait

Nearly 900 people in NZ and Australia left hanging by award-winning retailer's liquidation.

Is it possible to train the midas touch?

Training the midas touch

OPINION: Have you got what it takes to succeed?


Raglan proves too strong

rugby ball, generic, DJ Forbes

The Huntly senior rugby side came up against a strong Raglan team in their second division match played in Huntly on Anzac Day.

Wanderers stay top of table

Two late goals have kept Hamilton Wanderers at the top of the Northern League Premier Division.

Hibiscus Coast, in red, sealing the win by heading home their second goal in the 85th minute, over Ngaruawahia.

Winless weekend for Ngaruawahia footy teams

The Ngaruawahia Football Club hosted five senior matches over  Anzac weekend at Centennial Park and ended up with nothing to show for it.


Lock-up mental patients wrong mentality

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Henry Bennett Centre,
Waikato Hospital.

OPINION: Lock ‘em up attitude not appropriate for mental health services, says Judi Clements, the chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Honouring our Anzacs

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

Te Papa's Gallipoli: the scale of our war exhibition.

Nothing to celebrate

OPINION: It was a war where half the planet and its populace fought over bits of land and, as a consequence, 10 million perished in the process and 20 million were wounded.

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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