2014 Rural Bachelor winner Jeff Peek gets a peck from rural TV presenter Jo Holley

Record number of rural bachelors

Waikato hunts for the best Rural Bachelor.

Anxious after quake

Hamilton man Connor Palmer, 21, was in a movie theatre in Kathmandu when the earthquake struck at 11.41am local time on Saturday.

8 min ago  Hamiltonians caught up in quake-devastated Nepal have described the destruction.

Little chief winner

Samuel Christie loved to watch his late-grandad play and coach rugby in Te Awamutu.

Japanese name kiwi chick

A kiwi chick has been named by delegates from Cambridge's sister city in Japan.

Bikies ruin Last Post video

A motorbike gang roared off from a dawn service during the Last Post.

Serious injuries in crash

A crash near Otorohanga on Anzac Day has left a woman in a serious condition.

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Morrinsville now on the airwaves

Morrinsville Intermediate students Briony Hill, 11, left, Emma Stobie, 11, Dylan Takerei-Nolan, 12, and Tegan Clark, 12, have fun broadcasting live on Morrinsville's new radio station. Photo: TERESA RAMSEY

Morrinsville now has its own radio station and will soon broadcast television as well.

Follow up field day

A field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability is planned for the wider Waipa River catchment in May.

100 sets of hooves for centenary

Packed Anzac Day programme in Morrinsville ends with dusk service

Business

Hobby beekeeping takes off video

New bee-keeper Jenny O'Donnell holds out an under-construction honeycomb.

The humble honey bee is proving a popular pastime as hive numbers sky rocket.

A hero for video stores?

Video stores are a dying breed. But one man is leading a rebellion.

A 8.6ha animal safari on Taihoa North Rd, 5km east of Matamata is for sale.

Matamata animal safari for sale

An African-style savannah home to a collection of exotic animals in the heart of Middle Earth is up for auction.

Sport

Rebels look set to test Chiefs

Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick makes a run against the Force at Waikato Stadium on Friday night.

0 min ago  Dave Rennie says what Chiefs dished up against Force won’t do if they are to win in Melbourne.

Happy hooker Hika is leading the way

6:20 PM  Hika Elliot loves set-pieces, driving mauls and mentoring younger forwards at the Chiefs

Wing Tim Nanai-Williams in action during the Chiefs win over the Force at Waikato Stadium.

Nanai-Williams hoping to take form to sevens

7:08 PM  Chief hopes form since returning from injury will extend to the Glasgow Sevens with Samoa.

Opinion

Honouring our Anzacs

ANZAC crosses celebrate the lives given by New Zealand soldiers through the ages.

OPINION: War is meaningless. Until your freedom, or life, is placed under threat.

Musical pedant sings the blues

OPINION: It's a tough old life, Waikato Times columnist Max Christoffersen finds.

Waikato District Health Board Chairman Bob Simcock.

Other inquiries delayed

OPINION: The recent death of Nicky Stevens while in the care of the Waikato District Health Board has understandably caused his family a great deal of pain.

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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