Daniel Vettori has been awarded the honorary title of Ambassador of Hamilton.

Vettori awarded honorary city title

11:33 PM  Hamilton's own king of spin, Daniel Vettori, is to be honorary Hamilton ambassador.

Petrol 'watchdog' alert

A group which has morphed into a fuel price "watchdog" for Hamilton may have some hints this long weekend.

Police investigate trust's finances

Police are looking into the finances of a Waikato social services provider.

Proposal to help heritage owners

Heritage buildings under threat of demolition in Hamilton could be bought by the city council.

Bloody end to night out

Being attacked and left unconscious after a night out has given a Taupo man a wake up call.

Man abused as teen speaks out video

It has taken over 30 years for his predator to be brought to justice. Now he wants to help others.

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Helicopter called today

Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter.

Emergency services

Measles scare at SkyCity hotel

A case of measles identified in Manawatu has been traced back to Auckland's SkyCity hotel and there are fears other guests may have been infected.

Stage set for Fifa U-20 tournament

Former ACT secretary referred to police

Business

Honda NZ threatening legal action over 2 Cheap Cars Ad

2 Cheap Cars' Honda Jazz advertisements are the subject of a legal threat by Honda New Zealand.

Honda NZ is rolling up its sleeves for a legal scrap with a second-hand car retailer - all over three letters of the alphabet.

Toy nostalgia creates business idea

Struggling to find homemade toys for her children, Angela Peckham decided to start a business.

Hamilton Party Hire co-owners Scott and Nathan Rillstone, in 2007.

The party's over for iconic business

The party is over for iconic Waikato business Hamilton Party Hire as they go into liquidation.

Sport

Starlet Lopes ready to shine for Portugal

Marcos Lopes, of Manchester City, will be Portugal's main threat on attack during the Fifa U-20 World Cup.

One of world football's leading starlets is ready to dazzle at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium on Sunday.

Qatar in top shape for Colombia

Qatar can boast one of the best build-ups to the Fifa U-20 World Cup, but making the most of it will be another thing.

Flag bearers from schools across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty practice ahead of the Fifa U-20 World Cup games, which start in Hamilton on Sunday.

Stage set for Fifa U-20 tournament

Flags are at the ready and ticket punchers are on standby at Waikato Stadium.

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

South Africans to sing at gospel festival

Gospel group Manne wat Glo – or Men who Believe – will perform in Afrikaans in Hamilton next month.

Four South African Gospel singers are set to perform in Hamilton next month.

Top five things to do this weekend

What's on over the long weekend? Check out this week's top picks.

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

First home: '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.

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