A group of Wintec midwifery students is looking forward to low-intervention birthing in Vanuatu. Pictured from left are Tertia van der Walt, Kathy Hannah, Annie Frogley and Shivangi Topiwala.

'Catching' babies in Vanuatu

They'll be helping some 'pretty flipping busy' Ni-Vanuatu midwives in a clinic with about 10 births a day.

Big school changesĀ 

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been looking at giving schools greater flexibility.

Shakeup could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools.

Golf clubs used in robbery

Scared but brave are the owners of a Rotorua dairy who have endured seventh robbery.

Riverlea Theatre agree to land sale

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional purchase agreement.

Cycle lane trial ditched

A road layout experiment creating two cycle lanes and one for cars was a failure.

Family flee house fireĀ 

A Rotorua man credits strangers with saving the life of his family.

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News

Kiwis defend national anthem

Singer Elizabeth Marvelly has defended New Zealand's national anthem.

13 min ago  Olympians, singers and sports stars have defended New Zealand's "spine-tingling" national anthem.

Dave Macpherson names doctor in Waikato DHB saga

16 min ago  A Hamilton councillor may have broken suppression order

Mural honours 50th Vietnam anniversary

Dairy robbers get jail

Business

New rules could bring 'cowboy' contractors to Hamilton

All tenanted properties will require floor and ceiling insulation by mid 2019.

3:04 PM  New insulation rules for tenanted properties will bring out "cowboy" contractors looking to make a quick buck, says rental agency.

Business Workout launches targetting SMEs

Hamilton SMEs look out - there's a fitness trainer coming after your business.

Ken McIntyre, here with partner Cassandra Kidd, has been fined $65,000 for unlawfully spreading pig effluent.

Farming father 'has no way' of paying fine

A Te Aroha man is reeling after a judge handed him a $65,000 fine for offences at a piggery.

Sport

Home track advantage for juvenile winners

4:22 PM  Home advantage plays into hands of Te Awamutu juvenile winners.

Tupou to captain Steelers

Jimmy Tupou hopes to lead with his actions in his first year as captain of Counties Manukau.

Rising Waikato star Brooke Hamilton sunk a clutch putt to win a tournament in the US.

Teen claims top title

Rising Waikato star Brooke Hamilton sunk a clutch putt to win a tournament in the US.

Opinion

Morality, religion and what we teach our children

bible

OPINION: Do we really need religion to teach children what is right and wrong?

Waikato Maori to be congratulated

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

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.

GST import threshold could drop

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

Life & Style

New pop-up shop in Centre Place

Pop up shop StyleXLab -  Toni Marie (artist and designer) has created a temporary store in Centre Place to see what the market is like. 
Hamilton

Deanna Bayley finds a great little pop-up shop in Centre Place. She quizzed owner Tonimarie Hood on her plans for Hamilton.

Band competition excites

Cambridge school bands are ready to rock.

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

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

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

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