Search for lost men continues

The men have been missing in the Tongariro National Park near the border with the Kaimanawa Forest since Saturday.

14 min ago  More of items of interest found during the search,

Fleeing driver rams cop car

Ali Taipari, 26, was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on Wednesday.

9:36 AM  It was third time unlucky for Ali Taipari in his attempts to stay one step ahead of the police.

Kiwis pay $50 bond at backpackers

A $50 "bad behaviour bond" has been the only way to stop rowdy, drunk Kiwis causing a problem for Mount Backpackers ...

8:57 AM  A Tauranga backpackers fed up with disrespectful Kiwi guests is charging a "bad-behaviour bond".

Mum dies in Cook Islands

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of the death of a New Zealander in the Cook Islands.

Much-loved Waikato wife and mother Michelle Robertson died in Rarotonga, aged 37.

Two serious after crash

The person in the blue car was trapped and the roof had to be cut-off to remove them.

Three people have been injured in the crash on SH25.

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Taupo Times

Wearing the language with pride

From left Tokoroa High School students Jay McLaren-Harris, Jordan Taylor, Casey Clark, and Lachlan Poko with their ...

Tokoroa High School students eye regional award with thriving Te Reo Maori t-shirt business.

Lost men may have food, blankets

Volunteers from as far as Tauranga and Whanganui have joined the search for the two men, who are believed to be missing ...

Two men lost in the bush may be equipped with some supplies, as police say they want to save them, not arrest them.

South Waikato News

Routine warrant uncovers surprise drug haul

Police have uncovered a major meth' operation in Tokoroa.

Police uncovered major methamphetamine operation in Tokoroa.

YMCA experiencing new interest

South Waikato YMCA executive director Amanda West.

The South Waikato YMCA has a new executive director and youth participation continues to climb.

Ruapehu Press

Consultation on new maternity centre starts soon

Bernadette Double will be overseeing the new maternity centre in Taumarunui.

Community consultation on the design of a new maternity centre in Taumarunui will be under way soon.

Ice rink proposed for Ohakune

Councillor David Nottage said Ohakune needs to have more family activities like a ice skating rink which he hopes the ...

Passionate Okakune resident Rabbit Nottage is on a mission to brighten up the winter blues for families next year.

Rotorua Review

Disappearance suspicious, cops say

Twenty-five year-old James Fleet, pictured, has been missing with his uncle Raymond for over a week.

Rotorua uncle and nephew have now been missing for over a week.

Synthetic spate 'unprecedented'

Synthetic cannabis seized by Police in previous raids.

Psychoactive Substances Act could have prevented recent synthetic cannabis sickness, claims Dunne.

Piako Post

Review: 'Ideal brunch' at the Domain

The food at Domain Cottage Cafe in Te Aroha is close to perfect.

After a swim or walk around the park, reward yourself with brunch at the Domain Cottage Cafe.

Basketball 'at another level'

Coach Lana Kershaw with her Waikato Under 15 girls basketball team, which won its age group title at the national ...

Coaches say she's an all-rounder with a determined attitude.

North Waikato News

Boxing to the top

After picking up a silver medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games, 16-year old Shylah Waikai is more determined than ever ...

Shylah Waikai has returned from the Youth Commonwealth Games with a silver in boxing and now has her eyes set on the Olympics.

Scholarship helps boost dream

Hinekura Simmonds with Active Discoverers Educare children Pita Tawha, right, Raukahawai Simmonds and Jahrell Pittams.

A $15,000 scholarship has made life easier for teaching student Hinekura Simmonds.

Matamata Chronicle

Bottles deliver positive message

Dillon Hughes donated nearly 500 bottles to the Kiwi Bottle Drive.

Will this collection be enough to restart the national container deposit scheme?

When netball and racing combine

One cup to rule them all? The Melbourne Cup at Hobbiton, as part of its tour in the Waikato.

'It is an interesting role and something different from netball'.

Hauraki Herald

HPC planting Project Papatuanuku land

Renee Pratt, left, and Brenna Flavell weed around a manuka sapling.

What does a school do with a donation of 300 blueberry plants? Plant them of course.

John McGough to perform

John McGough will perform in Thames on August 25.

John McGough will perform at the Thames Workingmen's Club on August 25.

Hamilton Press

Smoker quits cold turkey

Tehuia Hapimana picked up his first cigarette at 14 years old, now at 60 he's gone cold turkey.

Tehuia Hapimana smoked three to four packets of cigarettes a day before giving up.

Getting rid of acne with dairy milk

Quantec director Dr Rod Claycomb said the company developed Epiology over the last three years.

It took three years to develop an anti acne cream, and now a Hamilton company is taking it to the world.

Franklin County News

Home auction profits to charity

The Hamilton home will be auctioned on August 31.

G.J. Gardner Homes will donate proceeds from the sale of two new homes to charity.

Outstanding submission prize for business awards

Emma Stevens, left, Greg Stevens, Christine Hender, Jillian Stevens, Kim Cronin, Tracy Flanagan, Olivia Burgess, Angela ...

This year's Outstanding Submission Award comes in the form of a pill vial.

Cambridge Edition

On the bus for 40 years

Pat Sheehan has been driving a Cambridge school bus for 40 years.

If you grew up in rural Cambridge, there's a high chance you would recognise Pat Sheehan's friendly face.

Removing the hurdles helps athlete

Poised and ready to launch into a new season is Cambridge athlete Hinewai Knowles.

The Cambridge Athletic and Harrier club has removed a costly hurdle for one of its up and coming athletes to compete.

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