Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with FMG Chief executive Chris Black at Waikato Stadium.

Name deal for stadium

Waikato Stadium is to be renamed FMG Stadium Waikato.

Boulder on highway video

A man was killed when these two cars collided in the Karangahake Gorge on Thursday.

One of the vehicles in fatal SH2 crash may have hit a medicine-ball sized boulder.

Live longer in Otorohanga

Otorohanga: where a traffic jam is three cars, traffic lights are a foreign concept, and everything you'll ever need is within two hours.

Waikato's rich list revealed

The National Business Review's rich list is out. So where do Waikato's wealthy rank?

Dad jailed for daughter's abuse

Hamilton father uploaded footage of himself sexually abusing his daughter.

$12k travel bill questioned

A Waikato Regional councillor claimed $11,974 in travel costs over 10 months.

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Hamilton city councillors vote for water plan

Hamilton City Council the latest to support Waikato water company.

Work-readiness a community responsibility: ex-Otorohanga mayor

Young people shouldn't be blamed for not being work-ready, a former Otorohanga mayor says.

Councillor's $12k travel bill raises questions

Taupo Cadet unit rifles stolen

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.

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

Hamilton Central Marketplace could change city retail

Businesses keen to be part of Hamilton's virtual CBD.

Newly elected P3 Trust chair Ciaran Tulley, chatting to Willy Bunnell new DairyNZ Consulting Officer for Hauraki.

Change of guard at the P3 Trust

Due to increased farming commitments this season the much valued and respected chairman of the Hauraki Plains-based P3 Trust has stepped down.

Sport

St John's want the perfect season

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It hasn't happened for a long time, but St John's College in Hamilton are heading into their Waikato Secondary School's rugby semifinals unbeaten and in top form.

Winter Cup hopefuls hit town

A plane carrying the major northern hopes for the 118th Winter Cup has gone south.

Melbourne Cup bound Mongolian Khan is among the stars due to trial at Ruakaka.

Focus on trials at Ruakaka

Trials trump races at Ruakaka meeting on Saturday as Group I stars stretch their legs.

Opinion

Morality, religion and what we teach our children

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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

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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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