The University of Waikato Men's team win their 2014 race.

Oars out for Great Race return

International universities will arrive next week for Waikato's fiercest annual international rowing race.

Police recover body

Police close off the river walkway near Swarbrick landing on River road after a body was discovered.

9:01 AM  Police cordon off riverside park after body found.

Prison a 'holiday park'

Killer Martin Cranswick Schofield told victim's daughters "he enjoyed prison".

Build stats go big, houses go small

Hamilton is creeping closer to an even split between infill housing and greenfields development.

Home invasion victim recovers

Car linked to violent home invasion in Matamata found in Rotorua.

Take more refugees - academic

Doing nothing about Syrian refugee crisis is "just unconscionable", academic says.

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Waikato pork winners

Cured, smoked middle bacon and popularity with the people provided two Waikato victories in the 100% New Zealand Bacon & Ham Awards.

Middle bacon and winning over the public were areas of expertise.

Thunderstorm watch overnight

Thunderstorms, large hail and mini tornadoes could feature for the upper North Island.

Hospice Waikato expands gallery

Sexual allegations investigated

business

Spending habits begin at home

Teaching children how to manage their money needs to begin in the home.

Creating healthy money habits needs to begin in the home.

Mosquitoes as DNA drones

Mosquito feeding: Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect to predict the spread of diseases.

Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect as a biological drone to predict the spread of diseases.

HoloLens for hyper-conferencing

The Jedi Council meets via HoloNet in Star Wars: Episode III.

Microsoft's mixed reality technology will allow Jedi-like holographic calls between offices.

Simcro adds more businesses to its books

A Simcro drench gun in action

Simcro seeks aggressive growth as it buys up two businesses.

Kiwi flies again over Waikato skies

Kiwi Regional Airlines chief executive Ewan Wilson was at Hamilton Airport to welcome the arrival of the company's first passenger aircraft, a SAAB 340A.

It was a wet but colourful welcome as Kiwi Regional Airlines' first passenger aircraft touched down in Hamilton.

sport

Caddy takes Philipa on detour

The mud will be flying at Tauranga on Friday where Daniel Hain takes the ride on Philipa Charlotte.

Tauherenikau trainer Russell Caddy makes most of nomination extension for Tauranga.

Oars out in Gallagher Great Race return

The University of Waikato Men's team win their 2014 race.

International universities will arrive next week for Waikato's fiercest annual international rowing race.

Former Cambridge rider excels in Ireland

Former St Peter’s School student Jesse Campbell and Kaapachino during his recent success in Ireland.

Former St Peter’s School student Jesse Campbell described as "rising star" in Ireland.

Kelsie Wills to say “Bonjour” to a professional volleyball career in France

Former Matamata College student Kelsie Wills playing volleyball for Hofstra University in New York.

Kelsie Wills will be working hard on her French before she takes up a professional volleyball contract in Paris.

Rookie No 10 realising his Steelers dream

Rookie Counties Manukau first five eighth credits the advice he received as a schoolboy - "Train hard so your idols become your rivals" - for him achieving his dreams of playing for the Steelers.

Counties Manukau first five eighth Nathan de Thierry is in his element now he is playing alongside the men he has looked up to for years.

opinion

A life without credit cards

Reporter Rachel Thomas is averse to credit cards.

OPINION: To me, credit cards are tiny plastic reminders you've spent money you don't have.

Economic crisis is looming for New Zealand - and not just the farmers

More and more dairy farmers will hedge their economic bets by raising their own bobby calves - which will have an effect downstream.

OPINION: The economic crisis that few New Zealand politicians want to admit is looming could eventually force a refocussing of our trade negotiations offshore and our farms at home.

The madness of a loving family

Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

OPINION: Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.

The Auckland effect

QV Registered value Chris Price.

OPINION: By now, we have all heard Auckland house prices are rising to record highs and there seems to be insatiable demand which is fuelling further increases.

How much contribution can any of us make to the nation?

We can't all be Winston Churchills - or Charles Darwins, or even part of the Swainson pantheon.

OPINION: Assessing your own historic legacy is a humbling business.

Life & Style

Big win for Cambridge teacher

Cushla Hounsell, her husband Pat and daughter Regan, 7, share their delight at the unexpected windfall.

Cushla Hounsell found it hard to keep her nose-crinkling delight under wraps on Monday afternoon.

Flag debate puts Hamilton in a flutter

A tino rangatiratanga flag was put in the hands of the sculpture Sapper Horace Moore-Jones in Hamilton.

A flag associated with Maori sovereignty flew briefly in Hamilton's main street.

Quilts a treasure for kids

Hellen Borrington has been making quilts for children in care.

Crafting good for the soul.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

Guide biscuits gifted to local Foodbank

Cambridge Salvation Army envoy Jillian Smith with some of the local Brownies, from left, Caitlin Hill, Lucy Eastwood and Ella Welford. In the front is Sophie Howard.

Guide biscuits gifted to Cambridge Foodbank

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