Wet weather was expected to give way to thunderstorms later in the day.

Wet weather wipeout

Nasty weather across Waikato played a part in 10 car crashes in the region overnight.

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Search for woman

Police are looking for this woman in relation to a police chase near Cambridge

10:42 AM  Police seek public help in identifying a woman wanted in relation to a car theft.

Snow ploughs clearing roads

11:18 AM  Snow and ice have closed a highway in the central North Island.

Tributes flow for Craig Norgate

10:34 AM  PM and All Blacks join those paying respects to Fonterra's first CEO Craig Norgate.

'Soulmate' mourned after crash

Belia van Rensburg was a careful driver, so her family can't understand how she died in a car crash.

'We'll enjoy it while it's here' video

At a coastal Waikato spot, less than $100k can buy you a bach. But the sea may steal the land.

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Sprinkle of spice for Sex-ed classes

Including pleasure in sexuality education makes for a more balanced view, Family Planning says.

Intimacy and orgasms touted for sex-ed classes

'We'll enjoy it while it's here' video

At one pristine coastal spot in the Waikato less than $100,000 can buy you a three-bedroom bach. The catch is, the sea may steal the land.

Flights delayed at Hamilton Airport

Hamilton doctors swamped with children


Waikato Times prepares for move

The Waikato Times' new building on the corner of Rostrevor and Anglesea Streets is expected to be fully operational by September.

Construction of the Waikato Times new building in Hamilton's city centre is two months away from completion.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Plans for a reception and lounge at Hamilton Park Cemetery would be against Maori custom, says former cemetery manager Peter Forman.

Cemetery won't get new reception and lounge

Plans for a new reception and lounge at Hamilton Park Cemetery would break the law, council advice says.


Cunliffe-Steel eyes big future after silver

Toby Cunliffe-Steel celebrates his silver medal in the men's lightweight single scull final at the World University Games in Chungju.

10:31 AM  Toby Cunliffe-Steel was delighted with his silver medal and PB at the World Uni Games.

Blizzard chases Hastings prizes

Grey stayer is again on a path to Hastings, but with loftier goals in place this time around.

Allegations against official in cobalt affair

Australian racing executive at centre of misconduct allegations.


Cold, mouldy homes a scandal


OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.

Can't afford kids? 'Stop breeding'

OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand hits out during the 3rd ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015 between England and New Zealand at Ageas Bowl on June 14, 2015 in Southampton, England.

England beat us at our own game

OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.

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All in your mind

Meditation is not for everyone.

The trendy cure-alls of meditation and mindfulness can come with a few downsides.

The man who grew a church from trees video

What does a gardener with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture do with 3 acres in the Waikato? Create a tree church, of course.

Stallholders will be showing off their vintage, retro and handmade wares at Market Place on Saturday. Pictured: Market organiser Kell Pike.

Top five things to do this weekend

Mindlords, a mid-winter festival and an exhibition exploring the human body.

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