Cambridge police Sergeant Andrew Osborn at the Waikato River scene on Thursday, where police divers worked to recover ...

Daring rescue from river

4:04 PM  Rescuers risked their lives to drag pair from fast-flowing, turbulent Waikato River.

Meads funeral details

All Black legend Sir Colin Meads died on Sunday after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81.

7 min ago  If you are attending Sir Colin Meads' funeral on Monday, plan to arrive early.

Who pays for theatre?

3:36 PM  Some donors have already come forward to chip in for Waikato's new theatre

110kmh limit coming

Speed limits on Waikato expressway will be raised to 110kmh by the end of the year, Government says.

Dead fisherman named

4:08 PM  Police have named the fisherman whose body was found in the Bay of Plenty.

New theatre unveiled

The Waikato's new theatre may also house an art gallery and a hotel.

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DHB smoking ban kept

Waikato DHB chairman Bob Simcock said the health board's priority should be ensuring its existing policies are correctly ...

4:12 PM  Calls to tweak Waikato Hospital's smoking ban motivated by patient safety, board member says.

Math misery to magic

3:01 PM   If eligible, students can receive free one-on-one maths tutoring for a term.

Girl's letter finds its way after 70 years

Learning music as easy as 1, 2, 3

business

Debt low, projects pushed back

The city council's debt-to-revenue ratio for the year is 174 per cent.

Thirty Hamilton City Council projects put off and their budget shifted back a year.

Hamilton business park in high demand

New units available for lease on Arthur Porter Drive.

A Waikato business park undergoing development has already sold all but two sections.

Te Rapa springs to life

Te Rapa Gateway Business Park is attracting interest from both local and out-of-town businesses.

Construction is gathering pace in Hamilton's business and industrial areas.

Tourism Holdings records $30m profit

Just over half of the Tourism Holdings' annual profit came from its New Zealand motorhome rentals and sales.

Booming motorhome rentals at home and abroad have contributed to Tourism Holdings Ltd's record $30m annual profit.

Government inaction costing business

Chamber of Commerce president Nigel McWilliam wants UFB in the business district.

If Jacinda Ardern wants to do something for her hometown, this is it.

sport

Lupton's wise move

Wise Men Say and Isaac Lupton will be one of the leading chances in Saturday's Pakuranga Hunt Cup.

Jockey's high opinion of jumper keeps him in the saddle.

Waikato 'clicking really well'

Jordan Manihera scoring against Wellington in last year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Former Blues forward Jordan Manihera backs Mooloos to at last taste finals footy again ahead of Counties clash.

Swamp Foxes look to turn things round

Former Waikato captain Alex Bradley will boost the Thames Valley side for this year's Heartland Championship.

Thames Valley hoping for much-improved showing in the Heartland Championship.

Beaver returns to Waikato

Stephen Donald was back playing for Counties Manukau against Auckland last Saturday.

Stephen Donald will play on familiar turf in Hamilton but starting for Counties Manukau at second-five.

Waikato welcome back Uhila

Waikato welcome back Loni Uhila for Counties Manukau clash on Friday.

'Tongan Bear' will soon be ripping up turf on French soil after returning for Mooloos to face Counties Manukau.

opinion

Mind your language

Some Hamilton city councillors have claimed there has been an increase in misogynistic comments and foul language since ...

OPINION: If there's a time and place for inappropriate language, a council meeting is not it.

Pay rises and Easter trading

There will be no last-minute buy up of Easter eggs in Hamilton thanks to the council's decision not to allow Easter ...

OPINION: It's difficult to fathom how a CEO of a small city is paid almost as much as the prime minister.

Fenced schools a sad sign

Security fences are a common sight around schools these days.

OPINION: In my day there was no need for barriers. Local schools were our patch, and we looked after them.

Ahead of his time

What Jeff Coulshed did for women's football in New Zealand was legendary, his former players say.

OBITUARY: Jeff Coulshed was huge for women's football, especially in the Waikato.

'Got any money?'

Hamilton City Council recently approved a $60,000 pay rise for its CEO Richard Briggs.

OPINION: In the end, it all boils down to dollars and cents.

Life & Style

Students' groundwork benefits farm

Children from Puekatua School planted nearly 500 plants on a Waikato farm.

School pitches in to help improve long-term health of waterways on a Waikato farm.

Let's go down to the local

Open until 11, The Roaming Giant's kitchen is still serving when some the CBD are closing for the night.

Denise Irvine's neighbourhood eatery has proved a good choice on several occasions – the most recent being no exception.

Burned in freak BBQ accident

Still smiling, Lalich is grateful for the quick actions of friends who immediately doused him in cold water and the ...

Skine Lalich was cooking a pork and lamb roast when the barbecue exploded, burning his face and arms. "It just went - boof."

Review: The Dinsdale Office

The salt and pepper squid ($13) had the best presentation of my two dishes from The Dinsdale Office.

The Hamilton eatery is part bar, part dining, all in a suburban shopping centre.

Football 'old girls' leading the way video

Matamata Swifts Ladies football team captain Kerrie Cox.

'You just have to make time and do something you love.'

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Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

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