Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with FMG Chief executive Chris Black at Waikato Stadium.

Name deal for stadium

Waikato Stadium is to be renamed FMG Stadium Waikato.

Hamilton boy found

Police are appealing for information about a missing schoolboy who failed to return home after school.

A missing seven-year-old boy has shown up at school safe and sound.

Councillors vote for water plan

City councillors support the creation of ratepayer-owned company to manage water. 

Drowned man named

9:56 AM  Police have released the name of the man who drowned after being thrown from a boat.

Boulder on highway video

One of the vehicles in fatal SH2 crash may have hit a medicine-ball sized boulder.

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Surfer saves man, another perishes

Surfer Dave Haskell, also the manager of Eight Ball snooker bar in New Plymouth, paddled out to rescue two men who had been thrown from their boat on the Waitara river, on Thursday.

11:22 AM  Dave Haskell is "no bloody skipper", but he paddled out to a boat and worked out the controls to get to one of two men overboard.

Former cop car turned into drug lab

10:41 AM  A former police car sold a fortnight ago has turned up at the station once again, with a possible meth lab inside. 

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Waikato's rich list revealed

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Waikato's rich list revealed

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Sir James Wallace, pictured with some of Toss Woolaston's paintings at The Pah Homestead in Hillsborough in Auckland which is now a gallery for the arts which Sir James is heavily involved in.

The National Business Review's rich list is out. So where do Waikato's wealthy rank?

Change of guard at the P3 Trust

Due to increased farming commitments this season the much valued and respected chairman of the Hauraki Plains-based P3 Trust has stepped down.

Sir James Wallace says New Zealand's selfish super wealthy are behind the country's growing divide between rich and poor.

Rich Lister calls out super wealthy

The gap between rich and poor is growing. According to Sir James Wallace, it's the rich people's fault.

Sport

Winning start continues

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10:27 AM  University's huge win lifts them to the top on goal difference.

Focus on trials at Ruakaka

Trials trump races at Ruakaka meeting on Saturday as Group I stars stretch their legs.

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St John's want the perfect season

It hasn't happened for a long time, but St John's College in Hamilton are heading into their Waikato Secondary School's rugby semifinals unbeaten and in top form.

Opinion

Morality, religion and what we teach our children

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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

Top five things to do this weekend

I Am Giant will rock the stage at Altitude Bar at Friday night.

Rock, blues, theatre and kung fu - here are this week's top five picks.

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.

New pop-up shop in Centre Place

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

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