The Kay Road, Resolution interchange north of Hamilton.

Autumn rain slows Expressway video

7:02 AM  Sodden ground makes some parts of the Waikato Expressway heavy going.

Cops bust in on P deal

Methamphetamine allegedly found inside a Cambridge property.

7:55 AM  Man was midway through a suspected drug deal when police burst in, uncovering drugs, a gun and a bomb.

Free parking will cost you

Cost of parking at the meter in Hamilton's CBD might drop but everyone will pay.

Man sentenced for lewd photo

A man who sent a photo of his genitals to an 8-year-old has failed to brush it off as fun.

Cow shed burns down

8:06 AM  Firefighters fought to save surrounding buildings when a cow shed caught fire.

DHB boss blasts IT project

DHBs face a $28 million budget blowout on new IT system.

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Crash claims transgender pioneer

The wreckage of the Toyota Corolla after the collision.

5 min ago  John Martin Thorp, killed when a train struck his car, was a scientist who spoke out on transgender rights.

Truck roll closes highway

8:34 AM  State Highway 1 between Taupo and Turangi will be closed after a truck rolled on Wednesday morning.

Wall to wall challenge awaits

Walking miracle Warren Connett

business

Depression's toll on farmers

Matamata-Piako Federated Farmers vice chair Ben Moore is lobbying for more publicity and understanding of depression in ...

Farming is one of the toughest jobs out there, and Fed Farmers sees a lot of depression in the farming community.

Hearing for dairy factory expansion

A map showing the location of the Open Dairy Country factory and the residential area of Waharoa.

Community and dairy factory prepare to have say over factory expansion.

C'mon over: new efforts to attract Chinese visitors

Chinese visitor numbers reached 409,000 last year and are forecast to hit the 1 million mark by 2022.

The welcome mat is out for more Chinese tourists with the announcement of extra flights from China and new visa rules to encourage repeat visits.

Average to exceptional farms

Doug Dibley at the Owl Farm Open Day, St Peter's School in Cambridge.

New challenges await Owl Farm advocate at Fonterra.

Support network 'huge plus' for farming

Friends have been ringing to congratulate award-winning Tirau sharemilker Phillip van Heuven.

"It took a while for it all to sink in. It's such a major accomplishment."

sport

Will DRS or weather bite Black Caps?

Jeetan Patel and the Black Caps will be hoping their DRS struggles, and the weather, doesn't hald their charge towards a ...

New Zealand will be hoping their continued DRS dramas, and yet another dodgy forecast, don't come back to bite them.

Big boats hit the water

Epsom Girls' Grammar School were one of the eights in action on Tuesday.

The under-18 boys' and girls' eights had their heats on Tuesday at the Maadi Cup, and there was plenty of intrigue around.

Taurua enjoying 'intense' Aussie comp

Sunshine Coast Lightning netball coach Noeline Taurua is enjoying the tough nature of the new Australian netball competition.

The even nature of the new look Australian netball competition is exciting for former Southern Steel coach Noeline Taurua.

Magic show early maturity

Ariana Cable-Dixon is one of five players who made their Magic debuts on Sunday.

They may have the lowest average age of any ANZ Premiership team, but the Magic's early maturity has pleased their coach.

Gingernuts spot on for Derby

Opie Bosson and  race favourite Gingernuts will jump from gate 12 in the Australian Derby.

Field declared and starting positions allocated for the A$2 million Australian Derby.

opinion

Canada geese cull needed

Canada geese are a pest species in much of New Zealand that have become impossible to manage now that they're off the ...

OPINION: Canada geese were able to be controlled until the government dropped them from the gamebird list.

Site visits check farm compliance

Waikato regional councillor for Waihou, Hugh Vercoe.

OPINION: Spying helicopters in the sky put extra pressure on farmers working below on the land, writes Hugh Vercoe.

Macpherson on rates debate

Dave Macpherson is a West Ward councillor.

OPINION: Hamilton City Councillor Dave Macpherson enters the rates debate with an alternative view.

Ambush at City Hall

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King.

OPINION: Hamilton city councillors are now locked in a he-said-she-said spiral down to battling fiefdoms, all of it ending in ugly partisan politics, based on who knew what, and when, writes Max Christoffersen.

Briggs a man of many surprises

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs.

OPINION: It is a far from ideal state of affairs, administering in perpetual crisis mode, keeping those who are elected to make such decisions in the dark until the last minute, writes Richard Swainson.

Life & Style

Miel Meyer shares his Waikato highlights

Meyer Gouda Cheese manager Miel Meyer at Meyer Gouda Cheese.

After turning his back on the family business, which he thought was a chore, Miel Meyer returned to the fold.

Review: Fastlane Fitness

Lunch review Fastlane Fitness, Victoria St. A $7 salad and beetroot brownie.

A taste of…Fastlane Fitness

Wall to wall challenge awaits

Tania Henare, left, Rosie Walker and Charlamaine Te Ao-Taupo are known as the Influence Crew.

Franklin women join army of Kiwis ready to tackle greatest man-made structure in the world.

Who will replace Lois Livingston?

Lois Livingston served on the Waikato Regional Council for two decades.

Ten candidates are competing for one seat in the Waikato Regional Council by-election.

Healthy Rivers plan dominates by-election

Hamilton voters are being asked to consider the health of the Waikato River before deciding who to vote for in the ...

Vote for a candidate who understands Healthy Rivers, says ratepayers group.

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