The cooling waters of Te Waihou Blue Springs attracted visitors from far and wide over the sweltering summer weather.

NZ's best kept secret no longer

The popularity of a walkway in the South Waikato could be its undoing.

Search called off

The Coastguard Lake Taupo crew searched the river on Saturday night for the man thought to have gone missing.

10:58 AM  Mystery surrounds the reported disappearance of a man in the Waikato River.

Return to 'glory days'

Rejuvenating Hamilton's downtown has been bolstered.

Family mourns father 

10:59 AM  Daughter of crash victim says her father was loved and respected by many.

Glitz and glamour at gardens video

Cool 20s fashion amid scorching temperatures at at Hamilton Gardens.

Busking hits bum note

A proposal to extend the hours of Hamilton buskers has struck a sour chord with the public.

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Motorbike crashes on SH1

A motorbike has reportedly crashed on State Highway 1, at Huntly.

5 min ago  Emergency services are on their way to a crash on State Highway 1, in Huntly.

The case of the curious cat and her wool fetish video

There's a wool thief in the Hamilton east area.

Rocket-star teen gains national title

Man believed missing


Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

Plans to bring back 'glory days'

Jason Macklow.

A push to rejuvenate Hamilton's downtown have been bolstered by plans to renovate one of the main street's grand old ladies.

90-day trial basics

According to MYOB's 2015 Business Monitor, 63 per cent of small business owners surveyed employed new staff on a 90-day trial period in the 12 months to August 2015.

The 90-day trial is a great way for employers to test out an employee's fit but there are finer legal details that many people miss.

What to know about Australian GST

They are one of our closest neighbours but there are key differences between GST in New Zealand and GST in Australia.

Tax is a very real concern for everyone doing business in another country and it is no different when heading to Australia.

Glitz and glamour at the gardens video

Karen Duxfield enjoys some savory delights at the Mansfield Garden Party on Sunday.

Scorching midday temperatures did little to deter hundreds of glammed up folk enjoying the glitz and finery of the 1920s at Hamilton Gardens.


Refereeing decisions costly

WaiBop United's attackers, including Sanni Issa (front) do battle with Canterbury United's defenders on Sunday.

Three controversial no-calls clouded the end of WaiBop United's loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop's playoff hopes gone

Sean Morris tries to win the ball for WaiBop United during their loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop United go down 3-2 to Canterbury United, conceding the winner in injury time.

Tight Eddy Marr Bowl win

Star University bowler Freddy Walker claimed five for 50 in his side's win over Melville on Saturday, including a four-wicket maiden.

Star University chased down an impressive target set by Melville with just one ball and one wicket to spare.

Flavigny to rule at Tauherenikau

Savaria takes out the Wellfield New Zealand Oaks and continues on a Group I path at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Flavigny on target for Tauherenikau.

Colourful Guess What wins Cup

Sporting fresh silks, Guess What won the Allied Security Hamilton Cup on Saturday with his stablemate Breaking Dawn finishing third.

Mason and Guess What in colourful Te Rapa win


Waitangi Day: a good outcome for all

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives.

OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi, in the end, has proved a cohesive document.

Country's full of grey men in grey suits

Rene Magritte's The Pilgrim - the epitome of the grey-suited man, visually, anyway.

OPINION: Shallow people make shallow decisions.

An educated answer to the national health crisis

Greg Smith, Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director.

OPINION: Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance director has a plan to tackle a looming national health crisis.

It's time to put an end to single-sex schools

Same-sex schools are an anachronism.

OPINION: They're a remnant of colonialism.

Waikato Stadium's name sold off for peanuts

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with FMG chief executive Chris Black at Waikato Stadium, announcing the naming rights in July 2015.

OPINION: The city didn't get anywhere near the $700,000 a year for 10 years for naming rights to the stadium. The ratepayer's been robbed.

Life & Style

Annah Stretton's Morrinsville

Annah Stretton is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist.

Annah Stretton shares some of her favourite things about Morrinsville, Waikato.

Orchestra's future in good young hands

British virtuoso cellist Laura van der Heijden

REVIEW: Cello soloist captures the beauty of top concerto.

REVIEW: Woodlands Cafe a peaceful retreat

Woodlands Cafe is on the edge of a grassy cricket oval and caters for kids well.

Spacious surroundings, friendly service and a rural setting make the Waikato cafe a relaxing choice.

Filming begins at Tauwhare Museum

Tauwhare Museum owner Andy Moreland with Hertiage Rescue presenter Brigid Gallagher.

Tauwhare Museum became a film set for a week after it was chosen for a revamp as part of a television show.

Festival One hits Mystery Creek video

Festival One's Market Place on Friday, where festival-goers listened to acts on the Market stage, surrounded by stalls and even a General Store.

Festival One is rocking out in beautiful weather.

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