About 7000 tyres have been moved from Hamilton to farmland west of Kinloch, only two kilometers from the Lake Taupo shoreline.

Tyre debacle 'bad all round' 

Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker has backed her staff's handling of the tyre saga.

Job losses at Waihi video

28052015 NEWS Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax NZ.Mining activities are on hold at one part of a Wahi gold mining operation, meaning 50 job losses Macmahon Contractors (NZ) Ltd.

After-work drinks took on special significance as workers rally to support each other.

Monopoly champ passes Go

When Daven Yu plays Monopoly he imagines the green house pieces as parts of a dragon.

Police name deceased

Police need help in piecing together the man's movements prior to his death.

Anti-fluoride campaign targets kids

A member of an anti-fluoridation group targeted film-goers in Thames.

Hamilton, a city for the ages

Hamilton City Council unveils plan to make the city a desirable place for older folk.

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New Zealand remains mum on Fifa scandal

A FIFA logo sits on a wall behind FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during a press conference at the end of the FIFA Executive Comitee meeting at the FIFA headquarters on March 20, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland

Fifa's top-ranking officials have been given the red card, two days before the U-20 tournament kicks off in NZ.

Whitianga van driver sought

Police are seeking a man who attempted to get a young boy into his van in Whitianga.

Homes visited in missing woman search

Caution over Gypsy Day

Business

Grim times ahead for dairy farmers

Waikato farmer Guy Kalma is just one of hundreds disappointed in Fonterra's reduced dairy payout .

It was the news every Waikato dairy farmer feared and had braced for.

Tyre contract given pass mark

A change to Hamilton's planning rules could be needed to stop another tyre mountain being stockpiled in the city.

Hannah Stechman and Connor Hamilton are two weeks away from having a place (the pad behind them) to call their own.

First home: 'Be willing to start small' video

They're in their early 20s. She's a hairdresser, he's a builder, and they're weeks away from owning their first home.

Sport

Chiefs' Messam ruled out with a shoulder injury

Liam Messam will miss the Chiefs pivotal Super Rugby New Zealand Conference showdown with the Highlanders.

Chiefs captain will miss Saturday's crucial Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders.

Blake close to achieving dream

Waikato's Andrew Blake can't wait to play for his country at the Fifa U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

A FIFA logo sits on a wall behind FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during a press conference at the end of the FIFA Executive Comitee meeting at the FIFA headquarters on March 20, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland

New Zealand remains mum on Fifa scandal

Fifa's top-ranking officials have been given the red card, two days before the U-20 tournament kicks off in NZ.

Opinion

Closed council meetings rarely a good idea

Opinion

OPINION: In a vacuum of reliable information, rumour, innuendo and suspicion grow like mushrooms in a dark, warm place.

Cambridge lawyer's nonconformist life cut short

When Matt Hanna was in the room, he was a notable presence nobody could neglect.

The new New Zealander - Massey University's new advertisement.

Massey Uni's strange new advert

OPINION: She came to me as if in a dream. She was beckoning and calling to me like a pixie vixen, tempting me to move away from the House of Waikato.

Life & Style

First home: 'Be willing to start small' video

Hannah Stechman and Connor Hamilton are two weeks away from having a place (the pad behind them) to call their own.

They're in their early 20s. She's a hairdresser, he's a builder, and they're weeks away from owning their first home.

Travels in Africa

Danielle Heyns and Pietie Janse van Rensburg visit South Africa, where they’re both from, for the first time in years. Danielle shares their experiences.

Raglan surfer Jessica Santorik going vertical on her way to making the final of the Women's Division at the Rip Curl Pro in 2009.

Top five things to do this weekend

Foodie heaven, family bike fun, surfing and football. Here are this week's top five picks.

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