Police are looking at the tides and currents to work out what to do next in the search and recovery phase.

Surfer tried to save teen

"Once you were out it was rough, the waves were big - I was just padling around trying to find him."

Bees swarm at crash

A truck carrying beehives appeared to have collided with the back of a logging truck travelling slowly in the fog, police said.

Staff "devastated" after death of Arataki Honey colleague following collision.

Stop-go murder accused denied bail

The man accused of the 2013 shooting of George Taiaroa has been denied bail during a hearing at Rotorua High Court.

Hobbiton's unexpected visitor

Visiting Doctor swings by Middle-earth for a house call.

One-way bar plan voted down

Hamilton City Council has called time on a proposal to introduce a one-way door plan.

Suspicious fire at derelict flats

Police and firefighters attend the third suspicious fire in a set of Tokoroa flats.

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Missing swimmer presumed dead

Police are looking at the tides and currents to work out what to do next in the search and recovery phase.

Emergency services have called off the search for a teen who was swept out to sea while swimming off Raglan beach.

Men at work

There were jobs aplenty in 1965, as long as you were a bloke aged 18 to 25.

What ails us

Home invasion prompted by loss of dog


Westfield Queensgate and Chartwell sold

Shoppers at Westfield Mall mob Prime Minister John Key during the 2014 election campaign.

Three major Westfield shopping malls in Lower Hutt, Hamilton and Auckland are likely to be rebranded after being sold by the properties' Australian owners.

Getting a small business started

Chris Morrison is the owner of start-up Four Leaf Furniture.

We get some tips from the owner of a one-year-old business on what you need to know.

Hobbiton's unexpected visitor

Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi peers out of the front door of Bag End at Hobbiton.

Visiting Doctor swings by Middle-earth for a house call.

Ferrybank design finalists revealed

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with concept designs depicting a redeveloped Ferrybank precinct.

Three distinct and bold plans to reimagine Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct will be unveiled today.

One-way door plan voted down

Hamilton City Council's provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) excludes one-way door restrictions for city bars and pubs despite police backing the move.

Hamilton City Council has called time on a proposal to introduce a one-way door plan for city pubs and bars.


Mooloos youths dominate national under-20 camp

Waikato players dominate the list of trialists for the NZ under-20 rugby team.

Seventeen Waikato players are chasing a spot in the national under-20 side.

Clash of the titans

Kevin Murphy's Messiah is one of the main contenders in the Bridge to Bridge water ski classic.

Boats with epic names set for another showdown in the Bridge to Bridge water ski race.

WaiBop United lacked intensity in loss

WaiBop United had their hands full dealing with the likes of Hawke's Bay United's Sam Mason-Smith on Thursday.

WaiBop United were off the boil in 1-0 loss on Thursday.

Hamilton eager to get their season going

Hamilton captain Joe Walker says his team is eager to finally get their season underway.

Months of training is ready to finally be put into action on the park.

Knights nab win over Stags

Knights opener Anton Devcich struck 70 off 47 balls in his side's Super Smash win over the Central Stags.

A superlative knock from Mahela Jayawardene wasn't enough to deny the Northern Knights.


Hamilton the city of grandiose visionaries

Let's hope Mayor Julie Hardaker's plans for the river fare better than some other visions for the city's future.

Pipe dreams aren't new for Hamilton politicians.

Watching the watchdogs

Accountability is critical for any healthy society.

OPINION: None of us is above being held accountable for our actions - not even the Police.

Opinion: Finally flying the flag for change

he five flags options on display outside a business in Nelson.

Opinion: Let's flag Prince Charles and go our own way.

Obituary: Life spent solving mysteries for New Zealanders

Dr "Whit" Russell, for many years pathologist at Waikato Hospital. He was lead pathologist in the Royal Commission into the July 3 1963 Air New Zealand DC3 crash in the Kaimai ranges. Obit. Whitworth Athol (Whit) Russell, 1918-2015

Obituary: Whit Russell was the man police called to identify dead bodies.

Opinion: Lomu the greatest All Black?

Opinion: Even All Blacks derserve some quiet time.

Life & Style

Weather delays Christmas celebrations

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

Hamilton's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been pushed back.

How life has changed in 50 years video

Beverley and Barry Woolcott married in October 1960. In those days, people took the vows literally and divorce was rare.

Three generations of one family reflect on how life, love and death have evolved in half a century.

Orchestra and choirs combine for Messiah concert

Hamilton soprano Madison Nonoa will perform with Opus Orchestra, the Hamilton Civic Choir and the Rotorua District Choir.

Some top talent are coming together to perform one of the world's oldest and most recognisable works.

Daredevil pilot pens children's book

Bernie Haskell with his two flying-centric books.

Daredevil pilot writes book for children

Operation: success for overseas

Cambridge High School students Emma Morely and Eden Lawrence sort through boxes for Operation Christmas Child in Auckland.

A task that was originally set up for junior Cambridge High School students turned into a big community initiative - one to help third world countries.

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