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.

Ute skids on icy road

Police urge caution over Queen's Birthday weekend.

8:03 AM  Warning after a ute skids out on icy road in the southern Waikato.

Houses seized over drug money

14 min ago  Two eastern Bay of Plenty houses have been seized over drug money.

Encouraging future drivers

7:59 AM  The thought of failure puts many people off sitting their learners licence test, but in Waitahanui they have seen failure obliterated.

Job losses at Waihi video

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

Farmers face 'brutal' times

Federated Farmers predict brutal six months for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast.

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Hamilton, a city for the ages

Waikato University Professor Peggy Koopman-Boyden talks about Hamilton City Council's older persons plan.

9:24 AM  Hamilton City Council unveils plan to make city a desirable place to live for older folk.

NZ keeps quiet 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.

Whitianga van driver sought

Homes visited in missing woman search

Business

Hamilton, a city for the ages

Waikato University Professor Peggy Koopman-Boyden talks about Hamilton City Council's older persons plan.

9:24 AM  Hamilton City Council unveils plan to make city a desirable place to live for older folk.

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.

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

Grim times ahead for dairy farmers

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

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

NZ keeps quiet 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.

Top five things to do this weekend

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

Fifa U-20 chief executive Dave Beeche catches the new official match ball on a visit to Waikato Stadium.

Top five things to do this weekend

9:00 AM  What's on over the long weekend? Check out this week's top picks.

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