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.

Home invasion prompted by loss of dog

A violent home invasion and robbery by patched gang members was planned and carried out as a revenge for a removal of a pet dog, a court has heard.

Arrest in machete attack case video

Getting a small business started


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.

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.

Upston pleased with homebuyers' uptake

Taupo MP Louise Upston is pleased Waipa residents are making the most of the Government’s home ownership initiative

Waipa buyers step up to Government initiative


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.

Why Kiwis need Thanksgiving

Pele Ineleo at today's Thanksgiving dinner, given by the US Embassy at Downtown Community Ministry.

OPINION: It's a good time of year to step back and be thankful for what we do have.

Opinion: Cats the biggest threat to NZ's wildlife

Biologists have long warned that, of all the introduced predators which pose a threat to our indigenous wildlife, birds, lizards and geckos, cats are by far the most lethal.

Opinion: Campaign to control cats puts canine lovers against conservationists.

Opinion: Less time for people 'to get munted'

Opinion: If you really want to fix the mayhem, close Hamilton bars earlier.

Opinion: New Zealand heartland in throes of social death

Inside the Fun Ho National Toy Museum in Inglewood, Taranaki.

Opinion: A trip down memory lane in rural heartland shows how much New Zealand has changed.

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Weather delays Christmas celebrations

Last year's Christmas tree all lit up.

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

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.

Godspell a joyous romp

Director Derek Kingsbury with the Godspell cast.

Godspell a triumph at Cambridge's Gaslight Theatre

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