Teaching graduate Rob Pulling was a builder then an early childhood teacher. Now he's aiming for primary but can't find a permanent job in Hamilton.

New teachers struggling for jobs

"Be prepared to move" is sound advice for new primary school teachers.

Cat sparks outage

Powerco restored power an hour after an outage.

2:07 PM  Powerco say the cat at the centre of a power outage to 10,000 customers has died.

Dad posted abuse of daughter

3:13 PM  A Hamilton man who photographed and videotaped himself sexually abusing his daughter gets nearly 16 years in jail.

Fatal crash closes SH2

5 min ago  Collision between cars kills one, injures at least one other in Karangahake Gorge.

Police hunt robber with hammer

Green bandanna clad man threatens store worker with hammer before fleeing with cash.

Dairy attack riles residents

The man was kicked and punched by a group armed with a hammer and a golf club.

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News

Rich Lister calls out super wealthy

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

3:09 PM  The gap between rich and poor is growing. According to Sir James Wallace, it's the rich people's fault.

Midwife heads to help Nepal

3:08 PM  A chance meeting was the catalyst for a Franklin woman's decision to head to Nepal and use her skills to make a difference in the village of Gogane.

Summit run in memory of father who cut a track to top of Mt Te Aroha

Hamilton Central Marketplace could change city retail

Business

Rich Lister calls out super wealthy

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

3:09 PM  The gap between rich and poor is growing. According to Sir James Wallace, it's the rich people's fault.

From Murupara to Microsoft

Three decades after leaving on his big OE, Barrie Sheers has returned for Microsoft NZ's top job.

Hamilton retailer Linley Hart, of Hart Jewellers, says taking the CBD online will be good for everyone.

Hamilton Central Marketplace could change city retail

2:41 PM  Businesses keen to be part of Hamilton's virtual CBD.

Sport

Places up for grabs for Mooloos

Waikato coach Sean Botherway is looking for his players' hard off-field work to be replicated on it.

New coach Sean Botherway is looking for his players to stake their claims.

Gridiron coach off to learn from the best

A Hamilton gridiron coach is about to fulfill his coaching dream in the United States, where the game began.

Jockey Lisa McGregor aboard one of her favourite gallopers, Bulginbaah.

McGregor back in the saddle

After more than 12 months running a West Coast hotel experienced jockey has made a comeback to the riding ranks.

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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