Stafford Smith can finally get closure after his father, John Smith's remains were found in Wellington after missing for nearly 30 years.

Closure after 29-year mystery video

Hamilton man able to farewell his father who went missing nearly 30 years ago in Wellington.

Body found in stream

Police have cordoned off an area in Fordlands, Rotorua, where a body was found in a stream.

7:45 PM  Police investigation has been launched after body found in Rotorua stream.

Deputy mayor urges rival to go

7:54 PM  Hamilton City Council deputy mayor Gordon Chesterman wants Ewan Wilson to resign.

Social services provider suspended

Concerns about a Waikato social service provider have led to a two-month stand-down.

Dinsdale land sale after 47 years

They were the cream of the crop in New Zealand's service station industry in the late eighties.

Problem tyres hard to extinguish

Kinloch fire officer says if tyres ignite they won't be able to fight it alone.

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News

A love of music kept alive

Krystle Haines remembers her husband Mike Haines, who died a year ago.

8:42 PM  A year after losing her husband, Krystle Haines will dust off Mike Haines’ turn tables and play a 30 minute set at an event to celebrate him.

New bylaw will help protect Hamilton's waterways

8:32 PM  A new bylaw has been proposed in the hopes of improving Hamilton's water.

Fire warning over tyres

Council discusses a smokefree CBD

Business

Bank of India opens Waikato branch

Bro Corp Ltd co-owner Kevin Mark, outside the new Bank of India shop, Reid House, Hamilton.

The Bank of India's third New Zealand branch is set to open in Hamilton next month.

Flexible retail spaces key to city centre

Hamilton landlords faced with the dilemma of empty buildings have slashed rental prices.

The problem is that "New Zealand is an easy place to do well".

Kiwi lifestyle holds us back

Our love of lifestyle comes at the cost of bigger pay packets.

Sport

Nanai-Williams says concussions are scary

Tim Nanai-Williams has experienced some of the problems concussion can bring about.

Tim Nanai-Williams says the high number of concussions this season has been a wake-up call.

Magic not about to ease up against Tactix

Their last-round match is effectively meaningless, but the Magic want to keep their high standards.

Mike FitzGerald, right, will be back to help the Chiefs take on the Highlanders in Invercargill this weekend.

Lock back but Chiefs' injury problems continue

The Chiefs will have at least one of their specialist locks back from injury to take on the Highlanders.

Opinion

Closed council meetings rarely a good idea

Opinion

OPINION: In a vacuum of reliable information, rumour, innuendo and suspicion grow like mushrooms in a dark, warm place.

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

Massey Uni's strange new advert

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

Judges cast their eyes over Waikato homes

What makes an award-winning home stand out above the rest?

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

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