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 

5:57 PM  Details of a vicious Huntly street attack that ended a man’s life was revealed during a murder trial in Hamilton.

Vicious cow attack

5:08 PM  Two cows were shot and hacked apart with a saw on a Tokoroa farm.

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.

Worst poach in a decade

4:57 PM  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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Waikato women missing in Nepal

Glenniss Marjorie Pallier (left) had been documenting her travels on a blog before Nepal was hit by the 7.8 earthquake.

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

Footbridge work delayed

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

Four escape house fire

What's On


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?


Chiefs have defence in mind for Rebels clash

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

6:13 PM  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

5:20 PM  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

5:22 PM  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.


Lock-up mental patients wrong mentality

08042015 News Photo:Mark Taylor/Fairfax
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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