Bill Goodwin, 88, hasn't let age be a barrier to doing what he loves the most.

Saving lives at 88 video

Years ago they called the surf lifeguard Mr Goodie. But after 38 years on the beach, most just call him granddad.

Riders hit head-on

Traffic was backed up near the scene of the fatal crash north of Tokoroa.

Two motorcyclists who died in a crash with a tanker north of Tokoroa did not know each other.

Matariki-inspired waka sculpture

An interactive steel structure is planned for Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct.

Trailer load of chips crashes

A refrigerator truck full of frozen chips has overturned blocking part of a Waikato highway.

Seeking closure after Tangiwai

Their father gave his life to save others at Tangiwai - NZ's worst ever rail disaster.

Body found on beach

The body of a 60-year-old local man has been found on Papamoa beach in Tauranga.

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Thieves target soldiers graves

Raymond Bedford's family, daughter Judy Fleming, left, great grandson Josh Fleming, granddaughter Kathy Fleming and ...

7 min ago  More than a dozen plaques have been targeted for scrap.

Prime Minister in town

6:33 PM  Prime Minister Bill English speaks to members of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce and the Hamilton Central Business Association.

Serious crash in Waikato

Unrepentant over period drama

business

Rotorua's $10 million man

Mark Wilson grew up in Rotorua, studied at Waikato University and runs a billion dollar finance company.

How a kid from a small NZ city came to lead a 300-year-old insurance giant in Europe's finance capital.

Large scale events boosting Taupo economy

Sporting events like the IronMan are big business in Taupo.

Hosting large scale events has boosted Taupo's economy to the tune of $32.7 million over the last twelve months. 

Economics research proves a winner

Former Cambridge High School student Dr Leo Krippner has won a prestigious international economics award.

Reserve Bank senior adviser has won an international economics award.

Fast-food workers walk video

KFC staff calling for fairness outside of KFC in Evans St, TImaru.

Burgers and flat whites off the menu as KFC, Pizza Hutt, Carl's Jr and Starbucks hit by strikes.

Fizz goes out of L&P plant

160113 Peter Meecham Fairfax Media. 
Ben Tameifuna, left, and Bundee Aki cycle past the iconic L&P bottle in Paeroa ...

Paeroa factory's bottling days are behind it, but the pipes that once carried the famous water remain.

sport

Chiefs deliver Lowe blow

Winger James Lowe has often been one of the Chiefs' best but has been relegated to the bench against the Sunwolves due ...

So often one of their stars, James Lowe has been identified as underperforming for the Chiefs, so will come from the bench against the Sunwolves.

Cup draw hands teams glamour ties

West Hamilton United will play northern leaguers Franklin United in round one of the Chatham Cup.

Four WaiBop Premiership teams will find themselves up against northern league opposition in round one of the Chatham Cup.

Two Travis chances for Marsh

Thee Auld Floozie and stablemate Sofa Rosa give Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh a strong Travis Stakes hand.

Marsh says Travis chances too close to call.

Jockeys given all clear

Zy Nor Azman was released from hospital after he was cleared of serious injury.

Jockeys escape serious injury after nasty race fall.

Leitch to join Sunwolves pack

Michael Leitch will swap Chiefs colours for those of the Sunwolves in the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Japan international and Chiefs loose forward Michael Leitch set for switch to Sunwolves in 2019.

opinion

Time of the month

'Mum kept me home' – Kiwi girls missing school because they can't afford sanitary products

OPINION: Any man who claims he has not suffered from the effects of the female menstrual cycle is either genuinely celibate or has not been married long enough, Tom O'Connor writes.

Debrief likely on flood protection

Paddocks were underwater after the Piako River breached its banks.

OPINION: Financial impact of weather event yet to be felt.

Truth not dead

Euphrasie House has been demolished, despite efforts to save it.

OPINION: Honesty, transparency and fairness are paramount when it comes to matters that strike at the heart of democracy and public confidence, Peter Dornauf writes.

Long way home

Hamilton is expanding and you only need to try to take a quick trip across town to realise the city’s roads aren't coping.

OPINION: Hamilton is expanding, stretching and you only need to try to take a quick trip across town to realise the city’s roads are not coping, writes Max Christoffersen.

Culture debate

Culture is a complicating factor when looking at immigration.

OPINION: When immigrants are no threat to our own jobs, we don't have a problem with them, writes Narelle Henson.

Life & Style

Meg Daly's Waikato highlights

Meg Daly hopes to take a back seat at Celtic Kitchen soon, handing the reins to her daughter to spend more time in the ...

Moving from conservative Ireland 30 years ago, Celtic Kitchen's Meg Daly loves Hamilton and wouldn't live anywhere else.

The best butter chicken in Hamilton

The tandoori prawns served on a hot plate.

If you're looking for the best butter chicken spot, this is your place.

Silence offered as respect for fallen soldiers

People march as part of the Te Aroha, Anzac Day Dawn Parade.

Waikato students reflect on Anzac Day commemorations.

History has taught us nothing

More than 1000 people arrived at the Cambridge Town Hall at 6am for the Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Reverend delivers sobering dawn service message as politicians rattle their sabres.

Ka Mate haka relived on Anzac Day

Les Raddeker lays a wreath at the Morrinsville Anzac Day service, on behalf of the NZ Navy.

Morrinsville people turn out to pay tribute to those who died in major conflicts.

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Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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