About $12m will be spent on cycling initiatives in Hamilton over the next decade.

Kids shun bikes for car comfort

Hamilton kids are ditching bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches.

Doctor checks urged

NZ First politician Barbara Stewart said we have a serious dependency on overseas medical staff.

Foreign recruits make up 41 per cent of Waikato DHB's doctors, figures show.

Farmer 'has no way' to pay fine

A Te Aroha man is reeling after being fined $65,000 for offences at a piggery.

Crashes close roads video

Two highways through the central to upper North Island closed after two crashes.

Fraud accused in court

The man is accused of living off others' fortunes for decades.

Iran role for Waikato lecturer

'Reinserting the Iranian economy back into the global economy' will be the focus for Dr Sadeq Bigdeli.

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News

Hydro Cafe in Hamilton reimagined

The River Kitchen owners, Brent and Lisa Quarrie are opening up another cafe at what was the Hydro in Hamilton East.

A popular Hamilton cafe will close, but there's plans for a new business.

Inmates among Head Hunters arrests video

Three Mt Eden inmates are among the 10 people arrested in raids on the gang.

I feel really safe: cycling student video

Mark Pakenham denied parole

Business

Hydro Cafe in Hamilton reimagined

The River Kitchen owners, Brent and Lisa Quarrie are opening up another cafe at what was the Hydro in Hamilton East.

A popular Hamilton cafe will close, but there's plans for a new business.

Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.

A water report by consultancy firm Cranleigh have recommended water assets, such as the Hamilton water treatment plant, be managed by a council-controlled organisation.

Staff report backs formation of water company

City council staff support a recommendation to create a water company to manage services across three councils.

Sport

Kerr-Barlow extends Chiefs deal

Tawera Kerr-Barlow, pictured in club action, will remain a Chief until 2017.

6:00 AM  All Blacks hafback Tawera Kerr-Barlow will stay with the Chiefs for the next two seasons.

Group I stars on show

Trials at Ruakaka have attracted Group I performers as they launch spring and early summer ambitions.

Finau Mosa'ati-Fosita, second from right, is part of the NZ women's quad to contest the World Junior Rowing championships in Rio de Janeiro.

Big stage for teen to shine

Finau Mosa'ati-Fosita will make her international debut at the venue for next year's Olympic Games.

Opinion

GST import threshold could drop

Market-watchers now see the Australian dollar slipping below US76¢ in coming days or weeks, and then towards US75¢ as divergent monetary policies and growth patterns between the US and Australia drive investor capital away from the Aussie towards the greenback.

Could New Zealand's GST import rules be up for change if our Australian counterparts change their rules?

The cost of finding yourself

OPINION: Ever dreamed of being someone else? Would you be willing to pay the price, even if it cost you everything?

PORTFOLIO: Tainui Group Holdings' commercial developments include Te Awa and The Base.

Waikato Maori to be congratulated

OPINION: Waikato Tainui are finally making the dream of the first two Maori kings a reality.

Life & Style

Band competition excites

Cambridge Middle School bands Blue Night and Undecided are going to sing original songs.

Cambridge school bands are ready to rock.

Waikato winner of House of the Year announced gallery

A "cleverly designed" new build in Hamilton has been named as Waikato's top home.

Stand and deliver: heavy metal bogan Olen Flolicsen, "Fro" to his mates.

Bogan's Heroes

Over ten half-hour episodes, new TV2 series Bogans looks at many stereotypical bogan enthusiasms in considerable depth.

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