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

Waikato family flee to India

Family on a trekking holiday in Nepal seek refuge in India following devastating earthquakes.

Otorohanga woman missing in Nepal

Murder trial begins 

Details of a vicious Huntly street attack that ended a man’s life was revealed during a murder trial in Hamilton.

Vicious cow attack

Two cows were shot and hacked apart with a saw on a Tokoroa farm.

Oil spill in Tauranga Harbour gallery

LATEST: Mobil has confirmed the leak came from one of its pipelines

Worst poach in a decade

Man sentenced to 12 months' jail and another sought by police over trout poaching.

Crash witnesses sought

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

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Tourists robbed of packs

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9:46 PM  Two hitch-hikers were robbed after their ride drove off with their backpacks.

Waikato women missing in Nepal

Two King-Country women have not made contact with family or friends since the earthquake struck.

Footbridge work delayed

Four escape house fire

Business

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?

Sport

Chiefs have defence in mind for Rebels clash

Western Force replacement halfback Ryan Louwrens found holes in the Chiefs' defence.

Chiefs get ready for Rebels with a return to strong defence after letting in four tries against Force.

Karaka explode to life in second half for big win

Onewhero gave Karaka a scare early in their match but the visitors turned up the heat in the second half to runaway with a 47-11 victory in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition on Saturday.

Drury's Matakaiongo Lollesio tries to push past Tom Read during the early stages of the Counties Manukau Premier Club Rugby match between Drury and Waiuku.

Big scores in Counties club rugby

Waiuku's relentless attack and strong defence proved too much for Drury in round seven of the Counties Manukau premier club competition on Saturday as they slumped to a 67-0 defeat.

Opinion

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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