Looking at the Marokopa River from Speedies Rd.

Mate finds driver dead in ute

1:49 PM  When his mate didn't answer the phone, he went looking and found him in the river.

Trapped by the storm

The Taylor family were stranded in Whitianga after a severe storm caused flooding and road closures. From left: Darren, ...

1:29 PM  They came for a weekend away but couldn't get home.

Fog cannon deters robbers

Pair armed with knife tried their luck at a dairy but fled empty-handed through mist.

Police guards remain at home

Roads in north Hamilton suburb closed on Sunday while cops negotiated with wanted person.

'Probably just an old shell'

Police say bomb finds not uncommon, but they wish people would leave them where they're found and just tell them about it.

Someone left an old bomb on the station steps and the police response was typical Kiwi.

Man's night lost in rain, snow

A 21-year-old man has been rescued following a cold, wet night on Mt Ruapehu.

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Port Waikato lifeguards clean up

Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service celebrate winning  the Surf Life Saving Northern Region Club of Year title.

1:28 PM  Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service punches above its weight to claim Club of the Year title.

Firefighting in his blood

When the siren rang, David Horrox bolt out of school to fight fires. Forty years on, he's still doing it.

Lobbying for a better Hamilton

No good for burials, OK for homes?

business

No good for burials, OK for homes?

The initial plans for the 200-house development, which Schilt said may be subject to change.

The site wasn't good enough to bury people in 14 years ago, but now 200 homes are planned for it.

Paper Plus rolls out 'new concept'

New concepts at Paper Plus.

"You can't touch, see and feel online. You can in your local bookstore," Paper Plus chief executive says.

Bankrupt Clarke 'public danger' - judge

Banned Valiant Homes ex-director Hamish Clarke.

The High Court says bankrupt developer Hamish Clarke was "fundamentally ignorant" of directors' duties.

Uber and Westpac rile rivals

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker poses with an Uber driver to publicise the launch of the drive share company in ...

Uber is ruffling feathers again as it muscles into the market with a Westpac discount scheme.

'Tornado' destroys plantation

Gary Kidd stands next to one of the pines stripped bare by a storm.

He was suppose to harvest his 25-year-old trees at Christmas. But the storm felled the pines for him.

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College's first lacrosse reps

The Matamata College lacrosse team, from top: Georgia Old, Haylee Saunders, Chantel Old, Mary Crabb, Madelyn Gill, Mia ...

Many of the players didn't know what lacrosse was three years ago. Now they're in the rep team.

Chiefs look to curtail 'boredom'

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper liked what he saw from his side against the Hurricanes, mostly.

The exuberance of wanting to run from anywhere is admirable, but some solid exit plays would do just fine for Colin Cooper.

Europa League beckons for Wood

Chris Wood is hoping to carry his English Premier League goal scoring form into the Europa League.

Two games a week schedule doesn't faze EPL's All Whites forward.

Wayne Smith's message to Silver Fern

Sam Sinclair wins the ball from England's Serena Guthrie during the Silver Ferns' miserable Commonwealth Games campaign.

Sam Sinclair thought her netball world had come crashing down. Then a text from an All Blacks coaching legend provided hope.

Full-bore now for Canes and Chiefs

The Hurricanes will be intent on turning the tables on the Chiefs when they meet again in next weekend's quarterfinal.

No option but playing the trump cards now, as quarterfinal matchup pits tasty rematch.

opinion

Bring on Winston The Musical

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters: "Watching the acting PM achtung-ing the press gallery night after night on the ...

OPINION: The past few weeks have been fun, but we need song and dance too.

'Freedom' has already won

Lauren Southern wanted to speak in Auckland, along with fellow far-Right commentator Stefan Molyneux.

OPINION: Thanks to social media, free speech is everywhere. That's not necessarily good.

Lobbying for a better Hamilton

The remains of Athens' agora.

Is your rates money being spent wisely? A new group aims to tackle this question, spokesman Andrew Bydder writes.

Swainson: Empty car parks speak volumes

The Meteor Theatre in Hamilton.

Opinion: Richard Swainson wants to know why the Meteor car park has so many reserved spaces.

O'Connor: We can't remain silent

Hamilton police need to identify this man who they believe will be able to help with ongoing inquiries into a rape which ...

Opinion: Those who fail to act on abuse are also responsible for the mistreatment of the vulnerable, Tom O'Connor writes.

Life & Style

Comically condensed Shakespeare

Jonathan Hawthorn, Manonpagna Chin, and Benny Marama star in the three-person Shakespeare play hitting Meteor Theatre in ...

It's Shakespeare like you've never seen him.

Monitor your training regime to stay on track

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Include a day off in your training programme, for recovery.

Celebrating two decades of books

Illustrator Deborah Hinde, at the graduation of the summer reading programme at Cambridge Library in 2015.

We've seen a lot of changes in our library since it moved to Wilson Street in 1998.

Storytelling up the Hākarimata steps

A free app - Ngaa Koorero o Haakarimata -  has been launched by Waikato-Tainui to educate track goers about the rich ...

The gruelling 1349 steps were once a place to play, gather food and give birth, a new app will tell you.

Ruby's top five this weekend

Check out Hauraki Rabbit Club's first show on Saturday. (file photo)

Observe "amorous" rabbits or get computer savvy this weekend.

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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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