A stunning rainbow of lights was spotted from Cape Saunders on the Otago Peninsula.

Aurora lights up NZ again video

From Auckland to Otago the Southern Lights shone bright two nights in a row.

Barefoot boy missing

Tematau Wilson told his siblings he was going to walk from Thames to his nan's house in Waharoa. He has not been seen ...

6:58 AM  The 11-year-old boy disappeared last night after saying he was going to walk to his grandmother's house.

Dairy thieves wield machetes

7:14 AM  The three armed men stormed the Riverlea Dairy and stole cigarettes before fleeing.

Big cash, crowd at vintage auction video

7 min ago  Some of the top lots went for over $60,000 and their new owners couldn't be happier.

Cows die in crash on rural road

13 min ago  A woman was left uninjured but upset after hitting cattle on a rural Waikato road.

Ghost school's big bill

Empty school on land worth millions has been empty for 13 years and costs to maintain.

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Kiwi-dug WWI tunnels virtual tour

A map of WWI tunnels, quarries and trenches overlays an image of modern day Arras, France. The blue lines represent ...

Important World War I tunnels dug by Kiwis under France have been surveyed with exacting detail and will be converted into 3D virtual reality tour.

Floodwaters subside

More than 50 percent of the water has gone and the remainder is expected to disappear by next week.

Mayor downplays shots

Go dogs, go

business

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.

A new pool for pups

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with dogs.

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with pooches.

A handyman's dream

One of the biggest commercial properties in the Coromandel township of Thames has been placed on the market for sale.

Stop, it's Hammer time for this property in the heart of Thames.

Sweet and sour Easter weekend

Motelier Sam Steed has lost 50 per cent of his bookings this Easter weekend due to Cyclone Cook, which never came.

Easter weekend turned into a washout for some business owners in holiday hot-spots.

sport

Chiefs halfback cited for stamping video

Finlay Christie has been cited for stamping while clearing a ruck during the Chiefs' win over the Force.

Chiefs in danger of losing halfback for an extended period after he was cited for stamping in his side's win over the Force.

Magic able to change things up

Ariana Cable-Dixon of the Magic reaches for the ball against the Tactix.

They may not have beat the Tactix by as many as they could have on Sunday, but they were able to reap other benefits.

Melville United win, but see red

A late red card blotted Melville United's copybook as they beat Ellerslie 5-0 on Saturday.

A late red card blotted Melville United's copybook as they beat Ellerslie 5-0 on Saturday in northern league football.

Magic wallop woeful Tactix

The Mainland Tactix's woes continued on Sunday as they lost to the Waikato-BOP Magic.

The Magic beat the Tactix 61-46 in a game where the result was effectively sealed by the end of the first quarter.

Chiefs look forward to home comforts

Brodie Retallick clings on to Richard Hardwick, as the Chiefs were forced to grind out a tough win against the Force in ...

After an uninspiring win over the Force in Perth, the team will be happy to get back to familiar surroundings.

opinion

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.

Wedding speech to remember

John Clarke as the ubiquitous Fred Dagg.

OPINION: John Clarke gave us political and social satire as never heard before, and he wrote an original Fred Dagg monologue for Richard Swainson's wedding.

Always a businessman

‘‘You ring, we bring’’ was the slogan of Tom Waite’s fizzy drink business.

OBITUARY: Tom V Waite November 12, 1924 - March 31, 2017

Life & Style

Go dogs, go

Ace the golden retriever was looking the height of canine haute couture with his fancy custom-made cap. At the end of ...

Dogs, dog owners, dog lovers, dog-oriented companies and others got together for a dog party. A big dog party.

Fences trump walls

The top prize went to Auckland's Jill Godwin for her work called The No.8 Wire Lettering System: Fences vs Walls.

An art competition winner used no.8 wire for her message.

Vineyard's focus on environment

Sir George Fistonich at the Villa Maria Winery.

OPINION: Sheep wander the grape-less vines of Villa Maria vineyards.

More investment in community police needed

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce chief executive Tania Witheford says businesses are demanding higher police presense in town.

Low police profile compromises safety, says business community.

Cameron Farmilo's Waikato highlights

Cameron Farmilo is the hardworking chef and co-owner of Chim Choo Ree restaurant.

Working his way up from the bottom, cheffing became a passion for Cameron Farmilo.

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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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