Young Farmer Contest winner Matt Bell from Aorangi, East Coast's Sully Alsop, Waikato/Bay of Plenty's Dwayne Cowin, and Tasman's James Hoban competing in the sheep shearing section of the competition in Taupo.

Young farmers 'shattered'

Best lads in the land go to town for showdown at Young Farmer Contest's grand final.

Centenary for winery video

Bart Karalus has known the family since he was a boy, in later life he married his wife at Vilagrad

Community pitches in to help family of an iconic fire-razed Waikato winery in the clean up.

Dairy slump a concern, says English

16 min ago  Price falls are not bottoming out, and some farmers will need big overdrafts, finance minister warns.

Tigers hammer Hukanui

Statement made on the field as appeal against suspension looms.

Midlands women defence title

Under-18 national regional champs score victory over Northland.

Serious crash in Clive

A man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after crashing into a power pole near Clive.

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Legal opinion cautions against new reception and lounge

The city council's draft cemeteries management plan includes a focus on the long-term management of Hamilton's historic Hamilton East cemetery.

A proposal to build a new reception and lounge facility at Hamilton Park Cemetery in Newstead has been scrubbed following legal advice.

iPads affecting kids learning

Parents are concerned the use of iPads in classrooms is affecting their children's basic literacy skills.

Caution urged after spate of crashes

'A real character'

Business

Legal opinion cautions against new reception and lounge

The city council's draft cemeteries management plan includes a focus on the long-term management of Hamilton's historic Hamilton East cemetery.

A proposal to build a new reception and lounge facility at Hamilton Park Cemetery in Newstead has been scrubbed following legal advice.

Snowball Effect and NXT: The New markets

The Waikato branch of the New Zealand Shareholders Association will host an event looking at new equity markets accessible by Kiwi investors and businesses.

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Farm passes wow test

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

Sport

Farr and Phelan on fire

5:01 PM  Craig Phelan took four horses to Te Aroha and combined with Emily Farr for a 100 per cent strike rate.

Century of failure too much to overcome

Wellington fans are used to failure and disappointment so the Hurricanes' loss should not be a surprise.

Double try scorer for Hamilton Old Boys, Regan Ware attacks in the second half against University at Waikato University.

Same four to contest Waikato semifinals

Defending champions Hamilton Marist have won the Haswell Catley Trophy and taken top seeding into the Waikato club rugby championship playoffs with the same four as last year reaching the semifinals.

Opinion

Cold, mouldy homes a scandal

Opinion

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.

Life & Style

Top five things to do this weekend

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

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

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

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.

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