Hamilton cyclist Wayne Atwell says Kiwi drivers treat cyclists like second-rate citizens.

Cyclist still feels the hate

Kiwi drivers treat people on bicycles as second-class citizens.

Guilty of blackmail

justice

12:59 PM  She threatened to released explicit footage of their rendezvous. He went to the police.

Take notice, tenants

Hamilton renter has to pay $1850 for tampering with a smoke alarm.

Work device rights

Used a work phone for something you don't want your boss to know about?

Crossfit champs a NZ first

200 battle it out in New Zealand's first ever national Crossfit championships in Hamilton.

Canes do it again video

Hurricanes easily best the Chiefs to earn a spot in the Super Rugby final.

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Man killed while helping friend

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Kenny McCrae was changing a tyre for a mate when he was struck by a car.

Choir's mixed programme

REVIEW: Sam Edwards headed to Clarence Street Theatre on Saturday night for an evening of choral and swing.

Tiny dog's brand new hip video

Taumarunui can expect snow

business

Work device rights and wrongs

The device belongs to the employer, so the employer has a right to search it.

"A cold bolt of lightning" ran down a teacher's spine as he walked into the principal's office with his laptop.

Foodies truckin' along

Geordy and Jodie Booth are the newest foodies on the block.

You might not have heard of the latest addition to Pukekohe's foodie market.

Leafy green shortage

Smoothie lovers may have to go without kale for a little longer.

Fancy some spinach in your smoothie? You may have to wait.

Freebie labour has fish hooks

Some backpackers jump at the chance to work for free in exchange for accommodation, but it may raise legal issues for ...

Businesses flouting employment and tax laws by using volunteer labour are risking legal action.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

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Waikato's positive attitude pleases

Fullback Jordan Trainor impressed for Waikato in their Shield defence against King Country.

Grim conditions in Matamata on Saturday for Shield defence could have had them playing it safe, but coach Sean Botherway was impressed they persevered.

Waikato teams in semis

Hamilton Old Boys beat Bay of Plenty Indians 8-2 at the Gallagher Hockey Centre on Saturday.

Hamilton Old Boys, Suburbs and Fraser Tech will all play in the Midlands Men's Intercity Championship semifinals.

Former Tokoroa woman takes on World Crossfit Games

Former Tokoroa based crossfitter Francine Pehi is now ranked 13th in the world for her age group.

Determination sees former Tokoroa crossfitter rank 13th in the world for her division following world games.

United score stunning draw

Taniwharau, here in action against Hamilton City Tigers, were held to a surprise draw on Saturday.

The WaiCoa Bay club rugby league top four was already decided ahead of Saturday's final round of games, but there was still one huge upset.

Thoroughbred industry mourns loss

The thoroughbred industry is mourning the loss of respected breeder and owner Paul Smithies.

Shock passing of breeder and owner.

opinion

Colonisation-abuse link considered

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama of the University of Waikato.

Suggestions by Professor Leonie Pihama - that colonisation of New Zealand in the 1800s led to child abuse among Maori today - has to be one of the most provocative statements on the complex and tragic issue so far.

Our excuses are dead

Our excuses are dead like hundreds of our children.

OPINION: Our babies don't need us to scream when they die. They need us to give a damn when they are alive.

Governments can fix things, not people

The Faces of Innocents series by Fairfax journalists is a great reminder that governments can't do everything.

OPINION: Governments can never replace caring communities.

Scott Baio an inside joke at the Republican convention

Actor Scott Baio, known for his role as Chachi on the television series Happy Days, speaks at the Republican National ...

OPINION: Only Donald Trump would put Scott Baio on the stage.

Wouldn't it be nice to help kids see a show?

With a flurry of donated ball dresses, Rosalind Arnott, left, and Chloe Oldfield are in the beginnings of starting their ...

OPINION: Which politician will run on a platform of helping kids who can't afford shows?

Life & Style

Choir's mixed programme

The Cantando Choir.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards headed to Clarence Street Theatre on Saturday night for an evening of choral and swing.

The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Star Wars fan Chris Gardner, with Darth Vader at a convention in 1998. He has now written about the films for an ...

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Maitland's Top 5

Check out the NZ Crossfit Taurus Nationals this weekend out at Mystery Creek.

 A Crossfit competition, a rubik's cube tournament, and a comedy night.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Colosseum, cruise ship - in Lego video

Workshop manager Clayton Mellington prepares for the Lego exhibition that kicks off on Friday at the Claudelands Arena ...

Over 60 Lego models, and more than five million Lego bricks thanks to 'The Brick Man'.

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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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