Barrie Sheers, originally from Murupara, is now managing director of Microsoft New Zealand.

From Murupara to Microsoft

Ex pat earns first New Zealand job, 30 years after leaving on his big OE.

Cycle lane shambles

Trial cycle lanes, visible in black, have been removed from Roto-o-rangi Road due to safety fears.

Dangerous road layout and unsatisfactory consultation make for an absolute disaster.

'Fake' doctor named

A Hamilton councillor may have broken the suppression order

Region facing $1bn loss

AgFirst's annual financial survey has a grim outlook for the Waikato.

Dairy robbers get jail

Three men who armed themselves with a knife, a hammer and a tent peg and robbed a Hamilton dairy have each been sentenced to jail.

Kiwis defend national anthem

Olympians, singers and sports stars have defended NZ's "spine-tingling" national anthem.

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Two girls suffer neck injuries

The Westpac rescue helicopter will be able to land more safely in bad weather thanks to the new chopper landing pad at Onetangi Sports Park. Photo: George Gardner.

They were flown to hospital due to the risk of permanent disability form their injuries.

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.

Tokoroa man dies in crash name

Transport agency to examine intersection changes


Transport agency to examine intersection changes

A motorist turns left into Raynes Road, holding up south-bound traffic on State Highway 3. New Zealand Transport Agency will study the layout of the intersection following a safety upgrade.

Changes to a busy state highway intersection south of Hamilton has been labelled a "botch-up" by some road users.

Riverlea Theatre agree to land sale despite claims of unfair treatment

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional sale and purchase agreement for land underneath Riverlea Theatre.

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

New rules could bring 'cowboy' contractors to Hamilton

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


Gridiron coach off to learn from the best

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Coach Willy Munro, centre with players  Kyle Soti,left and Reubin Leask,,right.
 Willy Munro will leave for the United States on August 10 to take up a position as assistant coach at Kenyon College in Ohio.

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

Teen claims top title

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

Pondarosa Miss is eyeing the world-famous Melbourne Cup later this year.

Pondarosa's Melbourne path beings

A bigger, stronger Pondarosa Miss stepped out at Te Awamutu for an exhibition gallop.


Morality, religion and what we teach our children


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. 

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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