Reon Taylor in the new house he built out of a 40ft long container in Cambridge.

Container beating the crisis

A property investor says save money and think small to beat the housing crisis.

Chase ends in spikes

Three teens were determined not to stop for police when officers attempted to pull over the Honda in Hamilton.

Teenages led police on a 40 minute pursuit in Hamilton before the car finally stopped with spiked tyres in the grass.

Cricketer rape trial

Scott Kuggeleijn allegedly lay on top of her, pinioned her arms over the top of her head and - despite her alleged protestations – raped her.

Sixth safe house for Refuge

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

Hamilton stabbing video

A Hamilton man has been stabbed.

Shooting video makers sought

Police are seeking the men who made the video widely aired of the police shooting.

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There's a hole in the South Waikato

The stormy weather caused the chasm on Key Road in the South Waikato.

Don't count on using Tokoroa's Key Road for the forseeable future.

Traffic delays expected

Work to one of Hamilton's busiest intersections will cause delays.

3-D reality for lens tests

Southern back in top flight

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Backpackers doing jobs for a bed

Argentinian tourist Maria Arcos has worked in several New Zealand backpacker hostels in return for free accommodation.

The growing practice of trading a bed for menial work is under investigation.

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

Maths tutoring top-up

Students in need get half-price maths tutoring sessions through a business sponsorship programme.

"I just wanted to be able to help somebody else's children," says sponsor.

3-D reality for lens tests

Paterson Burn optician, Brian Dover shows off his newest piece of equipment to Waikato Times reporter, Te Ahua Maitland.

Choosing the right lens for your glasses is about to get easier.

Office sector tipped to outperform

Property developer Matt Stark says his desire to develop office spaces was driven more by the ability to be more creative

Investors think the office sector will outperform others over the next 12 months.

sport

Magic thrashed in semifinal video

Laura Langman was huge for the Swifts as they beat the Magic in her hometown of Hamilton.

Big loss to the NSW Swifts in Hamilton means an all-Australian final for the fourth year in a row.

5 ways Magic can upset Swifts

Leana de Bruin's experience will be vital in the defensive circle for the Magic.

Can the Magic shock the Swifts and book a spot in the trans-Tasman netball league final?

Southern back in top flight

Southern's Owen Pomare runs the ball up on attack against Morrinsville, during their 10-3 win on Saturday.

A victory over Morrinsville put the south Waikato club back into the premier division after an eight-year absence.

Matost jumps to task

Charlie Studd has helped educate Matost and was rewarded with Sunday's Te Aroha win.

Matost a work in progress.

Waikato teams make top four

Waikato teams made the top four at all four of the national under-15 and under-19 basketball championships.

Waikato's blossoming basketballers have had a strong showing at the national under-15 and under-19 championships, finishing in the top four at every event.

opinion

No friends in trade matters

Prime Minister John Key says he has heard nothing about potential retribution if we impose sanctions on China for ...

OPINION: To not thoroughly investigate the accusations of dumping poor-quality steel here would be to engage in the politics of appeasement and that will be a tragic first for New Zealand.

Singlet a fraud, but Snell isn't

Peter Snell pictured at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics alongside the singlet that turned out to be not his.

OPINION: Peter Snell's offer to gift his medals more generous than most people understand.

Old boys' clubs and diversity

Even kids can spot the difference between boys and girls.

OPINION: Why can't we have single-sex institutions?

Hillary Barry the pioneer has done her job

Hillary Barry should, perhaps, just let the next generation get on with it.

OPINION: Perhaps Hillary Barry should just disappear, the way Belinda Todd did.

Turning 50 a time to reflect

Richard Swainson in his element at Auteur House.

OPINION: This week, I turn 50. Time is ticking away.  

Life & Style

Sixth safe house for Women's Refuge

Roni Albert, chief executive of Waikato Women's Refuge, in one of the bedrooms in the new safe house.

The sixth safe house run by Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women's Refuge has opened in Hamilton for women and children in need.

Cyclists have ride stuff

Some of the fashionable cyclists taking part in the Tweed Ride assembled to check out each other's bikes and clothes, ...

The Hamilton Tweed Ride gives the more genteel an opportunity to look good on a bike.

Prepared for Swift vengeance

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic players celebrate their 59-57 win over the Southern Steel at Invercargill's Stadium ...

Magic supporters are prepped for Monday night's semifinal clash.

Te Kuiti: flying under the radar video

Christo and Marinda de Beer went from paying $620 a week in rent on the North Shore, Auckland, to owning their own home ...

Houses are cheap, the community is friendly, the job market is steady. Why aren't we all living there?

Getting girls to the ball

Rosalind Arnott and Chloe Oldfield have had a promising start to their free ball dress hire initiative, aimed at  ...

Two friends are making sure every Kiwi girl gets their Cinderella moment with a free dress hire service.

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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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